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 B200 Kingair, DCH-4 Caribou, 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.

You’ll find below the AIRCRAFT FLY-IN BRIEF 2021. A downloadable brochure is also available  here.

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 landowners 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.

This information is supplied for general reference only and is NOT to be used for operational purposes. Pilots should: Consult ERSA, current VTC’s NOTAMS and/or contact the Airfield Management for current airfield details prior to conducting operations at the Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield

 


WARNING: YWSG CLOSED 210702-210704 2330-0600. Decode = Watts Bridge will be CLOSED daily from 09:30 EST - 16:00 EST on the 3rd and 4th July 2021


Airshow

During the 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 within the YWSG airspace.

“Watts Unicom” (127.30) will be available for weather & traffic advisory, and parking instructions during the following times:

Friday 2nd July: 14:00 EST - 16:00 EST

Saturday 3rd July: 07:00 EST - 17:00 EST

Sunday 4th July: 07:00 EST - 17:00 EST

YWSG RUNWAY CONFIGURATION (210702 14:00 EST - 210704 17:00 EST)

Runway 12R/30L will operate at normal length (900m) daily from 210702 14:00 EST - 210704 17:00 EST.  The extension to RW12R/30L is available when operationally required, providing a runway length of 1530m. Pilots are requested to assist ground movement management by expediting runway occupation times and to arrive/ depart RW12R from the normal displaced threshold (900m).


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


Circuit directions are contra rotating. If you are landing on a runway designated "R” then that runway is a right-hand circuit. Pilots are advised to prepare for arrival, understand all local procedures, make regular radio calls, be aware of FIR NOTAMS that will close airspace, and exercise caution during their arrival and departure. 

Click here for specific airfield details.


WARNING: Drainage ditches flank each Taxiway


WARNING: Watts Bridge YWSG airspace will become a Temporary Danger Area (TDA) from 14:00 EST on Friday the 2nd of July 2021 through to 17:00 EST on Sunday the 4th of July 2021.

YSWG will be closed to ALL traffic between 09:30 EST and 16:00 EST on both Saturday the 3rd of July 2021 and Sunday the 4thof July 2021. 

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


NOTE 

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 for by credit card.

General

S27º 05.9′ E152º27.6′
Class C – LL 7,500′
Class E – LL 8,500′
Caution Aerobatics (SFC to 5,000FT)
CTAF 3NM Radius Surface-3000FT AMSL
Refer ERSA for additional information Download Chart Here
Watts Bridge is OCTA 0 – 7,500FT)

127.3 MHz CTAF “WATTS UNICOM”
129.0 MHz AREA

12R / 30L - 900 metres (Full Length 1530m Brisbane Airshow)
12L / 30R - 820 metres
03 – 21 - 815 metres
Main Runway is 12R / 30L
Parallel Runway 12L / 30R
Runway 12R has a displaced threshold (Non Airshow Days)

Airspace

Friday 2nd July 2021

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

CAUTION: AIR DISPLAY PRACTICE. ARRIVING AIRCRAFT MAY BE RESTRICTED. CARRY ADDITIONAL FUEL FOR POSSIBLE TRAFFIC HOLDING.

Saturday 3rd July 2021

09:30 EST – 16:00 EST Airspace TDA 5nms radius to 6500’ NOTAM CLOSED FOR AIRSHOW

Sunday 4th July 2021

09:30 EST – 16:00 EST Airspace TDA 5nms radius to 6500’ NOTAM CLOSED FOR AIRSHOW

 

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    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