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OUR FLY NEIGHBOURLY PROGRAM

One of the great advantages of the Broome International Airport site is its convenient location close to the town’s commerce and tourism districts. 

Passenger surveys have shown that most people like it that way. So BIA has taken steps to minimise any potential conflict between airport operation and local leisure, housing and business activities.

Passenger flight paths are restricted to air space over lightly populated areas keeping aeroplanes and helicopters away from homes and businesses.

The airport procedures provide pilots with landing and take-off routes which direct most flights over the ocean or local waterways.

The procedures are part of the “Fly Neighbourly” policy at Broome International Airport. 

The company has set up an information and feed-back line for people wanting to know more about the Fly Neighbourly policy. The number is 08 9192 6357 

Fly Neighbourly Procedures

Information for aircraft operators

The following procedures apply when operating piston engine and turboprop aeroplanes and helicopters within the Broome environs. 

The requirements can be subject to overriding Air Traffic Control (ATC) instructions, in IMC, VMC and stress of weather, or for traffic avoidance. Also refer to NOTAM’s and ERSA entries for the latest information. 

Aircraft operators please contact the friendly team at Broome ATC for advice, particularly if you are visiting Broome for the first time. 

 

ARRIVALS

Piston Engine and Turboprop Aircraft 

  • Runway 10 - aircraft to be established on final while over water. 
  • Runway 28 - aircraft to be established on final approach over water (Dampier Creek). 

Twin Engine Helicopters 

  • Landing Runway 28 - aircraft are to conduct an oblique final approach north of the shopping centre for landing midway down the runway. 

 
DEPARTURES

Piston Engine and Turboprop Aircraft 

  • Runway 10 - aircraft to climb on runway until over Dampier Creek. 
  • Right turns - not be commenced below 1500’ FT. 
  • Left turns - aircraft to remain clear of built up area before setting heading. 

Twin Engine Helicopters 

  • Runway 10 - aircraft to pass north of shopping area and remain clear of built up area before setting heading. 
  • Runway 28 - aircraft to maintain takeoff heading until established over water. 
  • Right turns - not be commenced below 1500’. 
  • Left turns - aircraft to remain clear of built up area before setting heading. 

 

CIRCUIT TRAINING

Piston Engine and Turboprop aircraft 

  • Left circuits - circuits not permitted BTN 2000 – 0900 WST all aircraft. 

Twin Engine Helicopters 

  • All circuits - south of the airport in accordance with airport procedures. 
  • Night circuits - oblique departures and arrivals to runways 10 and 28 respectively. 
  • Night circuits not permitted Sunday and Monday nights.