Due to an increase in circuit movements at Pittsworth (YPWH), a circuit direction change is proposed to reduce risks of noise and conflict with other traffic in the vicinity.

The issue

Since the commencement of QANTAS Academy pilot training from Wellcamp (YBWW), there has been a rapid increase in circuit movement operations at Pittsworth (YPWH). QANTAS Academy traffic will increase substantially over the next twelve to eighteen months, with a heightened risk of noise within the town area due to the proximity of the aerodrome to the town and conflict with increased traffic inbound and outbound to Wellcamp and Toowoomba especially in weather conditions that are VMC but with low cloud base.

Right hand circuits on Runway 02 will:

  • Minimise the risk from inbound / outbound traffic to Wellcamp and Toowoomba
  • Introduce a fly neighbourly procedure
  • >Reduce noise impacts to the town

Circuits away from the town is now a high priority and we are requesting consideration of this proposal.

Submitted by: 

Toowoomba Region – Barry Wicks – Aerodrome Operations Manager: Barry.Wicks@tr.qld.gov.au


Four responses were received on this proposal, all of which were in support.

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