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Katoomba Airfield

Old 30th Jan 2018, 04:41
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Katoomba Airfield

Hi folks,

Has anyone landed at YKAT lately? I was in Blackheath last month and drove past but couldn't get on the field due to a closed fence. There was a sign with a number on it for access and info but it just rang and rang.

It's still in ERSA and despite there being another contact number in there, no one ever answers.

I thought it would be cool to fly up for the weekend instead of drive for once... but likes look it's not going to happen!
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 05:09
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YKAT will be opening up soon, notams will be updated with new contact info when the remedial works have been finished. use will be by permission only.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 05:14
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as per 26 jan facebook

All pilots, please note the change to the AD operator contact details for Katoomba Airfield. Note PPR (prior permission required)! The future of the airfield has been secured. Further details regarding operations and ongoing management will be posted in the near future. General enquiries about Blue Mountains aviation related matters may be directed to [email protected]
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 13:28
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One scary airstrip, my man.
Took my C150 in there about 35 years ago, and it's all tiger country.
An EFATO there and you want your collection of rabbits feet,- or rosary beads.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 10:50
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You havenít been to PNG I gather!
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 13:03
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Fathom, I haven't, and have no plans to, but watched Youtube vids and can appreciate what you mean.
Yerranderrie is another tricky one,- (by Oz standards).
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 11:58
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I think the C150 is banned in PNG !
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 05:35
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YKAT is scary, and Yerrandarrie is tricky, you guys need to get out more.

YSBK on 11 scares me.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 06:34
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So who do you call to get permission for Yerranderie? Wouldn't mind checking it out!
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