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Newcastle flight path safety checks

Date of publication: 
20 September 2016

Special flight path safety checks are being carried out around Newcastle’s Williamtown airport.

The checks are being conducted by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to make sure instrument procedure flight paths at Williamtown continue to be safe.

Check flights will be carried out on Tuesday 20 September 2016.

A twin-engine Beechcraft Baron aircraft will be used to carry out the safety checks within an area up to 35 kilometres from the aerodrome.

Low-level flying is an essential part of the safety exercise, with the aircraft down as low as several hundred feet at times.

There may be some low level flying over Newcastle city area.

If poor weather or other factors do not allow the safety checks to go ahead on the planned day they will be carried out as soon as possible.

Media contact:
Peter Gibson
0419 296 446