NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT QLD (YBSU)
Operators at Sunshine Coast Airport undertake operations in a “Fly Neighbourly” manner. These procedures apply during CTAF hrs and are subject to ATC clearance during tower hours. Operators are encouraged to contact Sunshine Coast ATC for advice phone: 07 5448 7955
1. NOISE MANAGEMENT
1.1.1.All flights are planned to avoid overflying residential areas.
1.1.2.Low level flying over all residential areas is to be avoided.
1.1.3. All aircraft are to use the full length of the runway for departure to maximise altitude over residential areas.
1.1.4. Circuit training is restricted to 0730 – 2000 EST.
1.1.5. Simulated engine failure must not be practiced over residential areas.
1.1.6.If possible, use satellite (more remote) airstrips for repetitive aircraft circuits. 1.1.7.Aircraft engine testing is restricted to 0730 – 2000 EST.
1.1.8. RPT aircraft to follow SIDs and STARs as required and use the Preference Runways when weather conditions permit.
FOR FIXED WING AIRCRAFT:
Landing – runway 13
Take-off – Runway 31
The following procedures apply to piston and turboprop aircraft and all helicopters, including RVs
2.1 Piston Engine and Turboprop
2.1.1 Runway 31 – Aircraft to be established on final while over water at a height to allow aircraft reduced throttle approach.
2.1.2 Runway 13 – Aircraft plan to touchdown close to threshold to reduce noise of reverse thrust.
2.2.1 Runway 31 – Aircraft are to conduct oblique final approach either via the Twin Water Golf Course in line with the old 36 runway and terminate mid-way along 31 adjacent to the helicopter parking areas, or carry out an oblique approach to 31 from over water and track over the conservation area between the Mudjimba and Marcoola residential areas, not below 1500ft avoiding all built up areas and terminate mid-way along 31 adjacent to the helicopter parking area.
2.2.2 Runway 13 – Aircraft to touchdown adjacent to western helicopter parking area.
Aircraft to remain west of the Sunshine Motorway clear of residential areas until aligned with runway for decent to helicopter parking.
3.1 Piston Engine and Turboprop
3.1.1 Runway 31 – Aircraft are to climb on runway heading 31 before turning left not below 1500ft to track south to the west of the Sunshine Motorway.
3.1.2 Runway 13 – Aircraft are to use full runway length for departures to maximise altitude and turn left to overfly the skateboard park, or maintain runway heading until over water, remaining clear of the Mudjimba built up area.
3.2.1 Runway 31 – Aircraft departing to the northwest to avoid overflying built up areas until above 1500ft.
3.2.2 Runway 13 – Aircraft to depart to the south using the old 18 runway direction to track over Twin Waters golf course, avoiding Pacific Paradise, Twin Waters and Mudjimba residential areas, then set track not below 1500ft, or track over the conservation area between the Mudjimba and Marcoola residential areas until over water then set track not below 1500ft avoiding all built up areas.
4. CIRCUIT TRAINING
4.1 Piston Engine, Turboprop and Helicopters
4.1.1 Runway 13 – By day in VMC left hand circuits
4.1.2 Runway 31 – By day in VMC right hand circuits
4.1.3 Night Circuits – NOT permitted Saturday and Sunday nights after 2000 EST.
5. OTHER RESTRICTIONS
- 5.1.1 Aircraft greater than 5700kg operating between 2300 hrs and 0530hrs local time require approval from Sunshine Coast Airport Pty Ltd.
- 5.1.2 Aircraft must not conduct an intersection departure from TWY A2
- 5.1.3 All departing Jet Aircraft to comply with 7 percent climb gradient to 6000 feet exceptif SID cancelled by ATC at pilot request due top weather
Supporting Notes for the Sunshine Coast Airport NAP The key points on page 1 are:
- Operate in a “Fly Neighbourly” manner.
- 1.1.1 plan to avoid flying over residential areas.
- 1.1.2 avoid flying low over residential areas.
- 1.1.3 departing aircraft to use full length of runway.
- 1.1.4 Circuit Training hours restricted.
- 1.1.5 No simulated engine failure over residential areas
- 1.1.7 Engine testing hours restricted
- RPT to follow SIDs and STARs
- Preferred runway reversed
- 2.1.1 Aircraft arrivals to 31 to line up over water
- 2.2.1 Helicopter arrivals to use old approach to 36 over 1500 ftThe key points on page 2 are:
- 3.1.2 Aircraft departing on 13 to use full length of runway and remain on heading until over water or turn left over skateboard park.
- 3.2.2 Helicopters to depart on old 18 runway direction, not below 1500 ft and avoiding built up areas
- 4.1.3 Night circuits not permitted on Saturday and Sunday after 2000hrs
- 5.1.2 No intersection departures from TWY (i.e., All aircraft to use full length of runway)
Prepared by Mudjimba Residents Association December 2020