Flying In

Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield features three well formed grass runways suitable for almost all types of recreational aircraft. Watts has been used by aircraft such as the P51 Mustang, Trojan T28, Antonov, Lancair, Pitts Special plus a variety of vintage, warbird, ultralight, glider and general aviation aircraft. (See below for Runway Details) Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield is OCTA being situated on the boundary between Brisbane International Airport’s CLASS C Lower Limit of 7,500′ and the CLass E Lower Limit at 8,500′ making for recreational and glider friendly operations. CTAF Procedures (3 NM Radius – Surface to 3000 Ft AMSL) apply for all operations at Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield.

Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield is strongly committed to a “Fly Neighbourly” policy ensuring good working relationships with other land owners in the district. Pilots are requested to download the Fly Neighbourly Chart to be aware of and avoid where operationally possible, noise and over-fly sensitive locations adjacent to the airfield.


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Airshow

During The Brisbane Valley Airshow Watts Bridge Unicom will operate on CTAF 127.30. “Watts Unicom” is a traffic advisory service only and will not be responsible for the separation of aircraft. Pilots are reminded that they are responsible for there own visual separation at all times when operating with in the YWSG airspace.

Unicom will be available for weather, traffic advisory and parking directions during the following times.

All times are given in Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Friday 26th August:  1200-1700

Saturday 27th August:  0800-1700

Sunday 28th August:  0800-1700

Runway Changes

Runway 12R/30L will be full length 1530m available Saturday the 27th August from 08:00-17:00 Sunday 28th August 08:00-17:00 and   Monday 29th August  from 08:00-10:00
At all other times Silverleaves Road (Final approach to Runway 12) is fenced and runway 12R/30L revert to 900m
All Circuits are Left Hand
Drainage ditches flank each Taxiway

This information is supplied for general reference only and is NOT to be used for operational purposes.

Consult ERSA, current VTC’s NOTAMS and/or contact the Airfield Management for current airfield details prior to conducting operations at Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield.

WARNING

Watts Bridge YWSG airspace D651 will become a Temporary Danger Area (TDA) on Friday the 26th August 2016 through to Sunday the 28th August 2016. The airspace will be open to general aviation arrivals and departures at set times. During air displays on the Saturday and Sunday YSWG will be closed to all traffic. Pilots are reminded to check NOTAMS and communicate on VHF before entering YSWG airspace. 

  1. The general public will not be allowed to walk among visiting aircraft.
  2. A donation fee of $5.00 per person will be requested from aircraft pilots and passengers.
  3. Camping is only permitted in the allocated camping areas and normal fees will apply.
  4. AVGAS is available at the airfield and can be paid by credit card.

General

S27º 05.9′ E152º27.6′
Class C – LL 7,500′
Class E – LL 8,500′
Danger Area D651 (SFC to 3,000FT)
CTAF 3NM Radius Surface-3000FT AMSL
Refer ERSA for additional information
Watts Bridge is OCTA 0 – 7,500FT)

127.3 MHz CTAF “WATTS UNICOM”
129.0 MHz AREA

12R – 30L Main Runway – 900 metres (Full Length 1530m Brisbane Valley Airshow)
12L – 30R Gliders & Gyroplanes – 820 metres
03 – 21 Cross Strip – 815 metres
Main Runway is 12R – 30L
Parallel Runway 12L – 30R (Used by Gliders & Gyroplanes)
Runway 12 has a displaced threshold (Non Airshow Days)

Airspace

Friday 26th August 2016

0800 – 1400          Airspace TDA 5nms radius SFC to 6500’. Display & visiting aircraft arrivals.

1400 – 1600          Airspace TDA 5nms radius SFC to 6500’, display practice. Arriving aircraft may be restricted. Carry additional fuel for possible traffic holding.

Saturday 27th August 2016

0800 – 1150          Airspace TDA, General Aviation Arrivals and Departures Limited

1150 – 1340          Airspace TDA 5nms radius to 6500’ NOTAM D651 CLOSED FOR AIRSHOW

1340 – 1420          Airspace TDA, General Aviation Arrivals and Departures Limited

1420 – 1600          Airspace TDA 5nms radius to 6500’ NOTAM D651 CLOSED FOR AIRSHOW

1600 –                   No restrictions

Sunday 28th August 2016

0800 – 1010          Airspace TDA, General Aviation Arrivals and Departures Limited

1010 – 1150          Airspace TDA 5nms radius to 6500’ NOTAM D651 CLOSED FOR AIRSHOW

1150 – 1310          Airspace TDA, General Aviation Arrivals and Departures Limited

1310 – 1500          Airspace TDA 5nms radius to 6500’ NOTAM D651 CLOSED FOR AIRSHOW

1500 –                   No restrictions