Temporary Danger Area in the Shellharbour Area

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    Start 20/06/2024
    AEST 10:00
    End 10/07/2024
    AEST 17:00

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    Bradley  O'Connor
    Aviation Projects

    Testing provides certainty to the aviation community that safety can be maintained when operating in the vicinity of the Tallawarra B Power Station.

    The issue

    A light general aviation aircraft will be conducting continuous figure 8 patterns near the circuit area of Shellharbour Airport to assess the inflight conditions over the Tallawarra B power station plume.
    Inflight manoeuvers may require the aircraft to be travelling contra to the Shellharbour circuit area at varying altitudes.


    To seek local operator feedback on establishing a TDA near Shellharbour to facilitate an inflight plume assessment of the Tallawarra B Power Station. The inflight test may require travel contra to the Shellharbour circuit area.


    Each individual test flight will comprise of 60 pass throughs of the plume of Tallawarra B Power Station, these passes will require a minimum of 30 minutes of flight time over the site.

    The TDA will be located over the Tallawarra B Power Station

    Vertical Extent: Surface - 2000ft above mean sea level.

    Horizontal Extent: 500m radius - centered over Tallawarra B Power Station

    Operations are expected for up to 3 hours each day for a period of up to 2 to 3 weeks.

    Expected timeframe: 4 August 2024 to 25 August 2024

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    Bradley O'Connor
    Aviation Projects