Wollongong Airport temporary restriction on 8 March 2015
QANTAS has recently gifted a B747-400 (Jumbo) to the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) which is based at the Illawarra Regional Airport (Wollongong) YWOL. The airplane is to be flown from Sydney to Wollongong at sometime between the 7 – 13 March 2015 with the most likely date being the 7th March; weather permitting. In order for this flight to take place, a temporary restricted area (TRA) will be put in place around the Illawarra Regional Airport and it is currently expected that the TRA will cover a 15 Nm radius up to 5000 ft.
UPDATE 3 March 2015:
The planed flight of the B747 into the Illawarra Regional Airport is now scheduled for Sunday 8 March 2015. The airspace out to 8 Nm and up to 4500 feet AMSL will be closed for the arrival of the aircraft between 0730 – 0830 hrs.
A NOTAM will be issued over the next few days.
It is understood that model aircraft operations are able to be conducted up to 400 ft AGL within a Controlled Area and it is not envisaged that this will change for this activity. However, it is requested that any clubs within the TRA be identified and, if they are normally permitted to conduct ops above 400 ft AGL, they be advised of this activity and that their activities are only to be conducted up to 400 ft AGL for the inbound flight. I will provide further confirmation of the actual flight day once it has been confirmed by QANTAS.