QLD - proposal to establish a permanent Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operations flying site

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    Closed consultation
    Start 24/10/2022
    AEDT 11:00
    End 25/11/2022
    AEDT 17:00

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    Trevor  Bange

    Air-n-Feathers Miniature Aviation Group Inc. (AnFMAGI.), a not-for-profit group, is seeking to permanently conduct Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operations on private property, located in Millmerran Downs Queensland 4357 during daylight hours.

    The issue

    • Separation from over flying Crewed Air traffic (Commercial, Private and Light Sport).
    • Operational safety requirements in line with CASR Part 101
    • Operate as a totally separate entity to The Model Aviation Association of Australia (MAAA) and Australian Miniature Aviation Society (AMAS)

    Purpose

    To seek feedback on the proposal to establish a permanent Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operations flying site. To a maximum Above Ground Level (AGL) of 1000 feet.

    Proposal

    The proposed Operational Area is within a 500m radius of a point, centred on the RPA Pilot Box (Refer Satellite image Appendix 2)
    To a maximum height of 1000 feet Above Ground Level (AGL).

    The proposed location:

    14 Nm to the southwest of Millmerran Airfield
    7 Nm to the southwest of Captains Mountain proposed new windfarm site, refer Aviation Projects Captains Mountain Wind Farm – Aviation Impact Assessment Reference #100506-01.

    Operational Airports / Airfields in the Area are:

    Dunmore - 22 Nm 342°
    Kupunn - 48 Nm 005°
    Dalby Airport - 51 Nm 012°
    Colonsay - 35 Nm 029°
    McCaffrey’s Airfield - 46 Nm 032°
    Oakey - 51 Nm 044°
    Wellcamp - 47 Nm 056°
    Toowoomba - 53 Nm - 058°
    Wyreema - 47 Nm - 065°
    Cambooya - 46 Nm - 070°
    Pittsworth - 34 Nm - 066°
    Greenmount - 48 Nm - 073°
    Clifton - 42 Nm - 083°
    Warwick - 48 Nm - 100°
    Roo-A-Roo at Gore - 28 Nm - 130°
    Inglewood - 25 Nm - 177°
    Millmerran - 14 Nm - 050°

    There are also numerous other uncharted private airfields in the Eastern Darling Downs Region. It is not expected that any operations will impact any known charted or uncharted private airfields.

    Air-n-Feathers Miniature Aviation Group Inc. (AnFMAGI.) is seeking to operate, within the operational safety requirements of CASR Part 101, CASR Part 101-3 Schedule 6 Appendix 1, AC 101-01v4.0

    (AnFMAGI.) operates as a totally separate entity to The Model Aviation Association of Australia (MAAA) and Australian Miniature Aviation Society (AMAS)

    STANDARD RADIO TRANSMISSION - Multicom Frequency of 126.7MHz

    Operations Commence:

    “Millmerran Traffic, Uncrewed RPA operating within a 500m radius of a position 14nm southwest of Millmerran airfield not above 1000’ AGL from (current time) for the next 30 minutes, Millmerran”

    Operations Cease:

    “Millmerran Traffic, Uncrewed RPA operations within a 500m radius of a position 14nm southwest of Millmerran Completed operations at (Current time), Millmerran”

    PROPOSAL
    To mitigate residual airspace risks posed by the activity.
    If any stakeholder has input in relation to the following, please provide feedback as this will ensure consideration can be made on such issues during the assessment process:
    • Safety
    • Environment
    • National security
    • Equity of airspace
    • Any activities scheduled for the same volume of airspace over the same period

    Submitted by

    Stefan  Karotkavitch
    alphasierrakilo59@outlook.com

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