Hunter Valley Gliding Club address is
115 Comleroi Road, Warkworth, NSW
GPS coordinates: 32° 32.951' S 151° 1.448' E
Airfield Altitude: 250ft; CTAF: 126.7Mhz Runway: 10/28
Ultralights, GA and anything else that flies will be welcomed.
All our gliders listen to 126.7MHz around the airfield. Announce your arrival approximately 10 miles out to "Traffic Warkworth". The gliders probably won't reply to you unless a conflict appears imminent but they will be listening. The preferred circuit direction is Left Hand however gliders may at times use Right Hand circuits. at the same time.
If unsure whether gliders are operating you should over fly to check. If no operations are apparent a precautionary circuit is recommended to check for kangaroos on the runway. Be aware however that a glider in circuit is very likely to be in the same area as your precautionary circuit.
From time to time mine blasting occurs close enough to the airfield to create a potential hazard to aviation. In most cases several days notice will be available and specific details will be displayed here when a blast has been scheduled. While restrictions may occur they will usually be of short duration.
From time to time tall equipment associated with mining operations may intrude above the airfield obstacle limitation surface. Specific details will be displayed here when a hazard of this nature is expected.
The coal mine located to the southwest of Hunter Valley Gliding Club (south of the Golden Highway) is operated by Glencore - United Wambo OC Operations Pty Ltd. For further information on blasting, pilots can call the Environment & Community Manager on 0429 306 208. The mine maintains this information.
Private operations and private pilot training:
No approval is required for recreational operations including navigation training flights by student and private pilots. Emergency operations by organisations such as RFS etc. also do not require approval.
Commercial operations require prior approval and are subject to a landing fee of $10 per engine. This should be paid to the club by bank transfer to Westpac Bank BSB: 032-167 Account: 344776. Specify "Landing fee, date & registration".