Wentworth Shire Council are proposing a new noise abatement procedure for Wentworth Aerodrome (YWTO)
With the redevelopment of the Wentworth aerodrome (YWTO), nearing completion local residents are concerned with flight training schools based at Mildura Airport (YMIA) intentions to increase operations at YWTO. Concerns based on issues relating to noise from increased circuit training over Wentworth township, trainee pilots flying low with little chance of accident avoidance being worst case scenario. Constant drone from circuiting aircraft effects on local residents, nursing homes, accommodation houses, caravan park, pets, stock and wildlife in close proximity to the aerodrome.
Council acknowledges the implementation of the following ERSA entries:
1.Pilots should avoid overflying Wentworth Township.
2.Right hand CCTS RQ when OPR on RWY17 and RWY26.
Council believes the proposed additional noise abatement requirements would have little effect on local, itinerate operators, training operators carrying out flyaway navigational type training exercises, and only effect the hours of operation for training organisations wishing to carry out prolonged repetitive multiply training circuits. Council's proposals are no greater than those implement at Mildura Airport (YMIA) to deal with multiple complaints.
Please see the attached paper for further information on the proposal.
Trevor Willcock, Wentworth Shire Council
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