Aerodromes: Longreach, Emerald and Barcaldine

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Longreach (YLRE)

  • Busy non-controlled regional aerodrome
  • Security controlled airport - wearing of ASIC required for airside access
  • Check ERSA for details about refuelling options
  • Wide mix of traffic – RPT, medivac, charter flights, private, helicopter ops
  • Caution military restricted area R608 immediately south-west of circuit
  • Bird hazard exists (check NOTAMs)
  • GA parking: check you are not occupying a reserved parking spot before you tie down - the row closest to the hangars is usually all reserved for local businesses

Emerald (YEML)

  • Non-controlled regional aerodrome
  • RPT services
  • Terminal building with cafe (limited operating hours)
  • Check ERSA for details about refuelling options
  • Bird hazard, particularly black kites - flying foxes around at night (see ERSA)

Barcaldine (YBAR)

  • Non-controlled regional aerodrome
  • See ERSA for local traffic regulations
  • Check ERSA for details about refuelling options
  • Bird and animal hazard
  • Kangaroo hazard - culling ops around perimeter
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