Brisbane Airshow - Flyin In

Flying In

Flying In
The Brisbane Airshow is held at Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield. The airfield features three well formed grass runways suitable for almost all types of recreational aircraft. Watts has been used by aircraft such as the P51 Mustang, L-39 Albatros, Yak-3U, Trojan T28, Antonov, Lancair, Pitts Special plus a variety of vintage, warbird, ultralight, glider and general aviation aircraft. (See below for Runway Details) Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield is OCTA being situated on the boundary between Brisbane International Airport’s CLASS C Lower Limit of 7,500′ and the CLass E Lower Limit at 8,500′ making for recreational and glider friendly operations. CTAF Procedures (3 NM Radius – Surface to 3000 Ft AMSL) apply for all operations at Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield.

Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield and the organisers of The Brisbane Airshow are strongly committed to a “Fly Neighbourly” policy ensuring good working relationships with other land owners in the district. Pilots are requested to download the Fly Neighbourly Chart to be aware of and avoid where operationally possible, noise and over-fly sensitive locations adjacent to the airfield.


WARNING: YSWG CLOSED 210704-210705 2300-0600. Decode = Watts Bridge will be CLOSED daily from 09:00-16:00 3rd and 4th July 2021

During airshow days, Watts Bridge Unicom will operate on CTAF 127.30. “Watts Unicom” is a traffic advisory service only and will not be responsible for the separation of aircraft. Pilots are reminded that they are responsible for their own visual separation at all times when operating with in the YWSG airspace.

Unicom will be available for weather, traffic advisory and parking directions during the following times.

All times are given in Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Friday 2nd July: 1400-1600

Saturday 3rd July: 0700-1700

Sunday 4th July: 0700-1700

Runway Changes

Runway 12R/30L will be full length 1530m daily from 210703-210705 07:00 - 17:00 EST

At all other times Silverleaves Road (Final approach to Runway 12R) is fenced and runway 12R/30L revert to 900m.

WARNING: Runway 03/21 will be CLOSED to all traffic

Circuit directions are contra. i.e If you landing on a runway designated ""R then that runway is a right hand circuit. Aviators are strongly advised to prepare for arrival, understand all local procedures, make regular radio calls, be aware of FIR NOTAMS that will close airspace, and head CAUTION on arrival and departure due to a large amount of traffic. Click here for specific airfield details.

WARNING: Drainage ditches flank each Taxiway

This information is supplied for general reference only and is NOT to be used for operational purposes.

Consult ERSA, current VTC’s NOTAMS and/or contact the Airfield Management for current airfield details prior to conducting operations at Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield.

WARNING: Watts Bridge YWSG airspace will become a Temporary Danger Area (TDA) on Friday the 2nd July 2021 through to Sunday the 4th July 2021. The airspace will be open to general aviation arrivals and departures at set times. During air displays on the Saturday and Sunday YSWG will be closed to ALL traffic. Pilots are reminded to check NOTAMS and communicate on VHF before entering YSWG airspace.

WARNING: VHF Radio is a Mandatory requirement at Watts Bridge. 

The general public will not be allowed to walk among visiting aircraft. Arriving aircraft will NOT be subject to a landing fee, however all occupants will be required to purchase an airshow pass. Click here to purchase now.

Security patrols will be in force 24/7 at Watts Bridge for airfield, aircraft and patron safety. 

Camping is only permitted in the allocated camping areas and normal fees will apply. Click here to purchase now.

AVGAS is available at the airfield and can be paid by credit card.


S27º 05.9′ E152º27.6′
Class C – LL 7,500′
Class E – LL 8,500′
Danger Area D651 (SFC to 3,000FT)
CTAF 3NM Radius Surface-3000FT AMSL
Refer ERSA for additional information
Watts Bridge is OCTA 0 – 7,500FT)

129.0 MHz AREA

12R – 30L Main Runway – 900 metres (Full Length 1530m Red Thunder Airshow)
12L – 30R Gliders & Gyroplanes – 820 metres
03 – 21 Cross Strip – 815 metres
Main Runway is 12R – 30L
Parallel Runway 12L – 30R
Runway 12 has a displaced threshold (Non Airshow Days)


Friday 2nd July 2021

1400 – 1600 Airspace TDA 5nms radius SFC to 6500’

CAUTION: Air Display Practice. Arriving aircraft may be restricted. Carry additional fuel for possible traffic holding.

Saturday 3rd July 2021

0800 – 1000 Airspace TDA, General Aviation Arrivals and Departures Limited

1000 – 1600 Airspace TDA 5nms radius to 6500’ NOTAM CLOSED FOR AIRSHOW

1600 – No restrictions

Sunday 4th July 2021

0800 – 1000 Airspace TDA, General Aviation Arrivals and Departures Limited

1000 – 1600 Airspace TDA 5nms radius to 6500’ NOTAM CLOSED FOR AIRSHOW

1600 – No restrictions

  • The Brisbane Airshow 2021 Tickets

    The Brisbane Airshow, set in the stunning Somerset region 60 minutes from Brisbane, will create memories that last a lifetime.

    Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield, 801 Cressbrook-Caboombah Road