Qld – Proposed Temporary Restricted Areas for Canungra Cup

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    Start 05/09/2022
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    Lane  Kokshoorn
    Canungra Hang Gliding Club

    To advise members and aviation stakeholders about the upcoming Canungra Cup Paragliding competition.

    The issue

    • The Event will run from 22 October - 29 October 2022

    • The general area of operation is located within 170 km radius west of Mount Tamborine Hang Gliding area but excludes R634A and B, Amberley Military CTR and R625B, C, D.

    • Gliders will operate in Class G airspace and in Temporary Restricted Areas (TRA) that will be created in some portions of Class C airspace for the purpose of safely operating the competitions.

    Purpose

    Annually, the CHGC conducts the Canungra Cup (Paragliders).

    This competition is internationally recognised competitions that draw competitors from around the world.
    The event involves up to 85 gliders racing around a course with the aim to achieve the fastest time to the designated goal. The course for each day is determined in the morning by a task committee after assessing forecast weather conditions, with some
    days not deemed suitable for flying.

    Due to the congregation of large numbers of gliders around the launch sites and start gates, there is a safety benefit to allowing gliders access to higher levels (inside controlled airspace) to help create additional vertical spacing between gliders.

    In 2017 CHGC obtained an Instrument (EX142/17) from CASA that authorises competitors in these events to operate in areas of controlled airspace without the usual requirements for carriage of VHF radio and using the pilot licensing appropriate to gliders. Due to the resounding success of this instrument it was subsequently renewed in 2021 under Instrument EX124/21 .

    Proposal

    Temporary Restricted Areas
    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) will designate the areas as Temporary Restricted Areas when published by NOTAM, with Brisbane Centre as the administering authority.

    Within the TRAs during the period of cleared gliding activity:

    - Air Traffic Control (ATC) service not provided to participating aircraft
    - Directed traffic information service will not be provided to or about participating aircraft
    - ATC clearance is not required by individual participating aircraft
    - SAR alerting service and flight information service will not be provided to participating aircraft
    - Airways clearance through the TRA is not available to non-participating aircraft.

    Springbrook Temporary Restricted Area:

    That part of Class C airspace bounded by a line:

    Mount Warning (MTWG) – north to Springbrook (SBK) – North to Hinze Reservoir –
    north-west to Eagle Heights (S27 55 28.75 E153 11 43.66) – south along the western
    boundary of the 6500 FT CTA step to S28 28 26.63 E153 03 15.81 – anti clockwise
    along the 30 NM arc CG (DME) to S28 31 57.80 E153 06 50.35 - then NE to Mount
    Warning (MTWG).

    The exact waypoints are:

    Springbrook TRA
    LATERAL LIMITS: 28 28 27S 153 03 16E, 27 55 29S 153 11 44E
    28 03 00S 153 17 12E, 28 13 54S 153 16 42E
    28 24 00S 153 16 00E, 28 31 58S 153 06 50E
    then along the minor arc of a circle of 30.00 NM radius centred on
    28 10 08S 153 30 14E (CG/DME) to 28 28 27S 153 03 16E
    VERTICAL LIMITS: 6500-9500
    Requirements:
    - At all times gliders must remain clear of:
    - 5 NM from R625B, C and D; and
    - All Class C airspace not associated with the Springbrook TRA.
    - Glider maximum operating level is 8500 FT AMSL

    Beaudesert Temporary Restricted Area:

    That part of Class C airspace bounded by a line:

    Eagle Heights - West to Millbone – South West to 40 NM BN (VOR) 5 NM from AMB
    MCTA - anti-clockwise via the 40 NM BN (DME) arc to Canungra. Then back to Eagle
    Heights.

    The exact waypoints are:

    Beaudesert TRA

    LATERAL LIMITS: 27 57 59S 152 48 34E, 27 52 59S 152 52 14E
    27 55 29S 153 11 44E, 28 02 02S 153 10 03E
    then along the minor arc of a circle of 40.00 NM radius centred on
    27 21 57S 153 08 21E (BN/DME) to 27 57 59S 152 48 34E
    VERTICAL LIMITS: 7500-9500

    Requirements:
    - At all times gliders must remain clear of:
    - 5 NM from R625B, C and D; and
    - All Class C airspace not associated with the Beaudesert TRA.
    - Glider maximum operating level is 8500 FT AMSL

    PROPOSED NOTAM:

    PARAGLIDING COMPETITION (UP TO 40 PARAGLIDERS)
    ALL PARTICIPANTS CARRYING VHF RADIOS FOR OPERATIONS ABOVE 5000FT
    OPR FM PSN 275701S 1531051E (MOUNT TAMBORINE, QLD) AND PSN 280800S 1531200E (BEECHMONT, QLD)
    PARAGLIDERS OPR WI CLASS G AIRSPACE UP TO 50NM RADIUS WEST AND SOUTH OF MT TAMBORINE UP TO THE BASE OF CTA EXCLUDING R634A, R634B AND AMBERLEY MILITARY CTR.
    CTC OPR TEL: 0482 620 019
    SFC TO CTA
    FROM 03 260000 TO 03 010600
    DAILY 0000/0600

    Submitted by

    Lane  Kokshoorn
    Canungra Hang Gliding Club
    lane.jetav@outlook.com

    Relevant documentation

    Related links

    https://airtribune.com/canungra-cup-2022/info