Proposed TDA for Go For Goal 2023 near Corryong

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    Closed consultation
    NSW VIC
    Start 13/09/2023
    AEST 09:00
    End 26/09/2023
    AEST 17:00

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    Iain  Clarke
    Sports Aviation Federation of Australia

    Seeking feed back on plans to establish a Temporary Danger Area (TDA) in Class G and Class E airspace over the main area of operations of a paragliding event.

    The issue

    Paraglider pilots will be flying in proximity to Corryong airport from Friday 1 December to Sunday 10 December 2023. An exemption from carriage and use of airband very-high frequency (VHF) radios by participants is also being applied for to support this event.

    Purpose

    The Sports Aviation Federation of Australia (SAFA) is seeking to establish a TDA near Corryong, Victoria, in support of the Go For Goal 2023 paragliding event.

    This year’s event follows the highly successful initial edition at the same location in November 2022.

    The organisers of the event include Sydney Paragliding Pty Ltd as event producer, in conjunction with Sydney Paragliding and Hang Gliding Club, and the support and endorsement of the NSW Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and SAFA (the Organisers).

    The Organisers are applying for the establishment of a TDA in Class G and Class E airspace over the main area of operations for the duration of the event.

    This proposed TDA may affect other Class G and Class E airspace users in the vicinity of Corryong Airport. The Go For Goal 2023 event is a participatory flying competition for pilots who want to practice and progress their cross-country flying knowledge and skills. It is not a standard competition which has winners and losers.

    The aim is to set a safe and simple flying course that increases the likelihood of lower airtime pilots flying the entire course to the destination, i.e. Go For Goal. The events will be held Friday 1 to Monday 4 December and Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 December.

    A maximum of 60 paraglider aircraft will be participating, flying daily tasks from 09:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) to 19:00 AEDT. Flying will be confined to the volume of Class G and Class E airspace, up to 12,500 feet above mean sea level, enclosed by the red area on the below diagram.

    Figure 1. Boundaries of TDA-Goal

    Pilots who infringe airspace will be identified, educated and when necessary disciplined within the event, and in accordance with the SAFA Operations Manual. In addition to the TDA, SAFA have applied for a NOTAM and an exemption for participating pilots from the carriage and use of VHF radio communication whilst flying. Properly authorised ground-based and air-based operators will monitor and conduct VHF communications and relay information to pilots via UHF radio transmission.

     

    The proposed TDA is as follows:

    TDA-Goal

    • Lateral Limits: 35°57'32.8"S 147°43'18.3"E - 35°57'47.7"S 148°08'06.5"E - 36°19'43.0"S 148°09'51.5"E - 36°19'32.0"S 147°33'49.7"E - 36°02'37.5"S 147°38'01.1"E - 35°57'32.8"S 147°43'18.3"E
    • Vertical Limits: SFC - FL125
    • Hours of Activity: 2200 - 0800z
    • Controlling Authority: SAFA

    Submitted by

    Iain Clarke
    Sports Aviation Federation of Australia
    iain.clarke@safa.asn.au