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Rockhampton Airport

About Rockhampton Airport

The Rockhampton City Council owns and operates the Rockhampton Airport.

Early in 2000 the Airport runway was extended and associated pavements upgraded, resulting in the ability to accommodate unrestricted wide-bodied operations.

The Airport is now used by both domestic and international airlines using a mix of wide-bodied aircraft including the B747 to B777 and A340 types.

Rockhampton Airport photo

It is expected that facilities will be expanded to accommodate a new customs quarantine section for future international flights.

With this comes the opportunity of increased tourism. Information regarding flight arrivals and departures should be directed to the relevant airlines, however for any information relating to the Airport, please contact the Airport Management Office on 4936 8314.

Rockhampton Airport photo

Airport History

Efforts to locate a permanent aerodrome site in the city had been proceeding for a number of years in the 1920's.

The City Council and the Federal Government, however, could not come to an arrangement as to a suitable site. Prior to 1930, a number of locations within the city had been used for the operation of aircraft, all on a non official basis and none suitable for long term use.

In 1929, the lease to a former racecourse, Connor Park, was acquired by a number of aspiring aviators, and they set about making it suitable for aircraft.

Rockhampton Airport photo

The Rockhampton Aero Club was formed on February 9, 1930, and announced that flying training would commence at the location. The aerodrome was officially opened as Connor Park Aerodrome on March 2, 1930.

A few weeks later, the aerodrome was again officially opened as Rockhampton Aerodrome, and the first passenger aircraft, a Fokker monoplane, Star of Cairns, landed.

During World War II, facilities at the airport were substantially upgraded. The Commonwealth took over control of the airport, and the Royal Australian Air Force moved in. An Aeradio station was established to enable air ground communication, a facility that survived as a Flight Service Unit until 1992.

Rockhampton Airport photo

Control Tower facilities were also established. At one stage, work was commenced to allow rapid demolition of the runways if required. In 1987 during upgrade work, the demolition tunnels were located and removed.

In February 1989, the Rockhampton City Council was vested with ownership of the airport.

With the completion of the AU$8.4m Terminal Redevelopment Project, Rockhampton Airport is now well placed to accommodate future passenger growth.

Rockhampton Airport photo

Contacts:

Rockhampton Airport Management
PO Box 243
Rockhampton
Queensland, 4700
Australia

Phone: +61 (07) 4936 8314
Fax: +61 (07) 4927 7523

Email: enquiries at rcc qld gov au

URL: http://www.rockhampton.qld gov au/airport/

Rockhampton Airport photo

Rockhampton is only 30 minutes from the Capricorn Coast and is regarded as the Gateway to Central Queensland. The Fitzroy River and the Berserker Ranges, including Mount Archer, are two of the City's most prominent landmarks. Rockhampton is regarded as the Beef Capital of Australia, and is also situated within close proximity to Australia's largest coal producing region, the Bowen Basin.


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General Info
Country Australia
ICAO ID YBRK
Time UTC+10
Latitude -23.381944
23° 22' 55.00" S
Longitude 150.475278
150° 28' 31.00" E
Elevation 34 feet
10 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 009° E (01/04)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
TWR
Opr 2130-1035Z Mon-Fri, 2215-1035Z Sat-Sun.
118.1
MTAF 118.1
BRISBANE CNTR
Outside twr hrs
119.55
ATIS 116.9
128.5
Communications Remarks  
TWR (Provides APP)
MISC Outside Twr hrs, nstd wi lateral limits Class D Airspace 4500'. Class C abv 4500' remains active. Contact Brisbane CNTR 119.55 for clearance.
FSS (on gnd)


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
04/22 5397 x 98 feet
1645 x 30 meters
ASPHALT 012FCZU NO
15/33 8622 x 150 feet
2628 x 46 meters
ASPHALT 072FCXT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME RK ROCKHAMPTON 116X 116.9 At Field -
NDB RK ROCKHAMPTON - 257 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION Bird haz. Hang gliding 155 28 NM fr fld, SR-SS Sat, Sun and hol to 4000'. Unlit Twr 895' AMSL 21 6.23 NM fr ref pt.
CSTMS/IMG Avbl, PN rqr.
FUEL A1 (Caltex Australia Petrol LTD), Fone C61-2-9250-5425. (NC-100LL) Avbl 2100-0900Z dly OT 1 hr PN, fone C04 11163210.
LGT ACTIVATE-Rwy lgt and arpt beacon-119.6.
MISC Acft over 12,500 lb MTOW rqr pavement concession to use lgt acft twy and reful areas. Ldg fees. Rwy 15-33 grooved.
NS ABTMT See FLIP PLANNING AP/3.
TFC PAT Rgt hand circuits RWY 15 and 22. Left hand circuits RWY 04 and 33.



Runway 04/22

5397 x 98 feet
1645 x 30 meters



Runway 04
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 053.0
Latitude -23.382458
23° 22' 56.85" S
Longitude 150.465389
150° 27' 55.40" E
Elevation 31.0 feet
9 meters
Slope 0.0°
Landing Distance 5397 feet
1645 meters
Takeoff Distance 5397 feet
1645 meters
Lighting System PCL
MIRL

Runway 22
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 233.0
Latitude -23.373397
23° 22' 24.23" S
Longitude 150.478158
150° 28' 41.37" E
Elevation 32.0 feet
10 meters
Slope 0.0°
Landing Distance 5397 feet
1645 meters
Takeoff Distance 5397 feet
1645 meters
Lighting System PCL
MIRL



Runway 15/33

8622 x 150 feet
2628 x 46 meters



Runway 15
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 158.0
Latitude -23.368717
23° 22' 07.38" S
Longitude 150.470350
150° 28' 13.26" E
Elevation 33.0 feet
10 meters
Slope -0.1°
Landing Distance 8622 feet
2628 meters
Takeoff Distance 8622 feet
2628 meters
Lighting System PCL
MIRL
PAPI

Runway 33
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 338.0
Latitude -23.390681
23° 23' 26.45" S
Longitude 150.480117
150° 28' 48.42" E
Elevation 27.0 feet
8 meters
Slope 0.1°
Landing Distance 8622 feet
2628 meters
Takeoff Distance 8622 feet
2628 meters
Lighting System PCL
MIRL
PAPI


Navaids



ROCKHAMPTON
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB RK - 257 Australia -
Latitude Longitude Airport
-23.370833
23° 22' 15.00" S
150.475278
150° 28' 31.00" E
YBRK


ROCKHAMPTON
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME RK 116X 116.9 Australia -
Latitude Longitude Airport
-23.382778
23° 22' 58.00" S
150.471667
150° 28' 18.00" E
YBRK




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