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Hamilton Island Airport

Hamilton Island AirportHamilton Island is one of the larger islands off the east coast of Australia about a 1-hour flight from Sydney. It is mainly a tourist island based around the one large resort and the fact that it holds a big yachting regatta every year. The island has one airport and this is fairly good as planes as large as 777ís can land on it. The big problem is that when they come into land they approach the island, pass it and then do a 180-degree turn, banking at 45 degrees, to line themselves up for the approach. It is a bit hair-raising if you arenít used to that sort of thing, as you get a good view of either a lot of sky or a lot of water. The departure and arrivals lounge isnít very big, about the size of one and a half football pitches in area, but suitable for the island. Your luggage on arrival is collected by the island taxi/bus service and taken directly to your room in the hotel. Unfortunately you have to carry it to the bus on the return journey and check it in yourself. The airport has one shop that doesnít sell much, but what do you expect for the size.

Hamilton Island, in the heart of the Whitsundays, is the ultimate Great Barrier Reef destination, offering easy access to the reef and only a short sail away from the stunning stretch of Whitehaven Beach. Hamilton Island is the only island with a variety of hotels and apartments to suit all tastes and budgets as well as an endless array of activities. Hamilton Island is nestled in the heart of 74 tropical Whitsunday islands, just off the Queensland Coast and at the edge of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. As the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is the only island with an airport catering for direct commercial and charter flights.

It is serviced by at least 48 flights a week by Jetstar Airways. Including direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and by Qantas from Cairns with convenient connections to domestic and international ports. Over 80 per cent of Hamilton Island has been carefully preserved in its natural state so that visitors can continue to enjoy the pristine beauty of the island's fabulous beaches, unspoilt nature trails and secluded hideaways. Over the past 3 years, Hamilton Island Limited has invested almost $56M in refurbishing and upgrading existing features as well creating new facilities.



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General Info
Country Australia
ICAO ID YBHM
Time UTC+10
Latitude -20.358056
20° 21' 29.00" S
Longitude 148.951667
148° 57' 06.00" E
Elevation 15 feet
5 meters
Magnetic Variation 008° E (01/05)
Operating Agency PRIVATE
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
TWR
Opr by NOTAM
118.7
MTAF
Outside twr hrs.
126.7
BRISBANE CNTR
Outside twr hrs
135.5
ATIS 114.4
Communications Remarks  
FSS (circuit area)
MISC Nstd wi 15 NM rad Proserpine Whitsunday Coast arpt and 22 DME Hamilton Island and 15 NM rad S19 48' E149 17' excluding Hamilton Island Class D airspace dur twrhr.


Runways
ID
Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
14/32 5787 x 148 feet
1764 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 041FAYT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME HM HAMILTON ISLAND 091X 114.4 At Field -
NDB HM HAMILTON ISLAND - 383 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz. PJE act SR-SS wi 5 NM of arpt up to 10,000'. Skeet range adj to thld Rwy 32. Yacht masts may infringe Rwy 14-32 apch slope clnc.
FUEL Avbl 2130-0630Z dly, OT fone C07 49468727. (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT PN
MISC Ldg fees. Rwy grooved. ACFT carrying livestock or Dangerous Goods Class 1 explosives PPR fr AD OPR.
RSTD PPR, fone C07 49468615. Acft abv 53,000 lbs must use rwy turning nodes for 180 deg turns.
TFC PAT Rgt hand circuits Rwy 14.

Runway 14/32

5787 x 148 feet
1764 x 45 meters

Runway 14
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 142.0
Latitude -20.352500
20° 21' 09.00" S
Longitude 148.945281
148° 56' 43.01" E
Elevation 15.0 feet
5 meters
Slope 0.0°
Landing Distance 5591 feet
1704 meters
Takeoff Distance 5787 feet
1764 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 196 feet
60 meters
Lighting System LIRL
VA

Runway 32
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 322.0
Latitude -20.365278
20° 21' 55.00" S
Longitude 148.955831
148° 57' 20.99" E
Elevation 15.0 feet
5 meters
Slope 0.0°
Landing Distance 5591 feet
1704 meters
Takeoff Distance 5787 feet
1764 meters
Displaced Threshold Length 196 feet
60 meters
Lighting System LIRL
VA

Navaids

HAMILTON ISLAND
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME HM 091X 114.4 Australia -
Latitude Longitude Airport
-20.351111
20° 21' 04.00" S
148.955833
148° 57' 21.00" E
YBHM

Navaids

HAMILTON ISLAND
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB HM - 383 Australia -
Latitude Longitude Airport
-20.356944
20° 21' 25.00" S
148.949167
148° 56' 57.00" E
YBHM


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