Aerodromes: Proserpine Whitsunday Coast, Mackay and Rockhampton

For the latest information about any aerodromes, check the En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA) available on Airservices website.

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Proserpine Whitsunday Coast (YBPN)

  • Busy non-controlled aerodrome
  • RPT flights service popular Great Barrier Reef tourism
  • Check ERSA for details about refuelling options
  • Designated light aircraft parking (see ERSA)
  • Flying foxes, birds and animal hazard

Mackay (YBMK)

  • Class C and D controlled airspace 
  • Air traffic control services in place (check ERSA for procedures and local traffic regulations)
  • Check ERSA for details about refuelling options
  • Bird and animal hazard
Aerial view of Mackay aerodrome
Aerial view of Mackay aerodrome

Rockhampton (YBRK)

  • Major regional airport servicing the City of Rockhampton and Central Queensland
  • Air traffic control services in place (see ERSA for local traffic regulations, special flight procedures and tower hours)
  • Aerodrome charges and strict parking rules apply; phone aerodrome operator
  • Check ERSA for details about refuelling options
  • Carry Rockhampton VTC. ATC may request you to track inbound or outbound via the prominent Fitzroy River - acquaint yourself with its location prior to arrival
  • Listen out for hang glider and parachute operations at Emu Park, to the east, and at Yeppoon and Double Head on the coast to the north-east
  • See ERSA for specific procedures for radio failure at Rockhampton
  • Caution high terrain to east of aerodrome where less than 500 ft clearance exists between hills and CTA lower limit - another such area to the south of the Rocky CTR (See purple shading on Rocky VTC)
  • Caution military restricted airspace between Mackay and Rockhampton. Check NOTAMs prior to flight
Aerial view of Rockhampton aerodrome
Aerial view of Rockhampton aerodrome
Published date: 18 October 2022
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//resources-and-education/education-and-training/out-n-back/aerodromes-proserpine-whitsunday-coast-mackay-and-rockhampton
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