BeCA has received concerns from several residents over increased movements (especially at night) by helicopters. As a matter of routine BeCA contacted Chopperline to pass on resident concerns and to alert them to comments appearing on our Facebook page.
BeCA thanks Chopperline for their quick response to our email. Chopperline always insists they instruct their pilots to observe the “Fly Neighbourly Agreement”. Residents should be aware that non Caloundra Airport based aircraft are not subject to the Fly Neighbourly Agreement.
The response appears below:
As the weather improves, particularly the nights, residents can probably expect a few more movements in and out of Caloundra Airport over the next couple of months.
As a general note we have had the Surf Rescue Helicopters flying at Caloundra which is only temporary for their Pilot on-going Training and maintenance flights of these helicopters.
The AGL rescue helicopter has also had a few flights in & out.
Other helicopter operators not based at Caloundra have also been doing some training at Caloundra Airfield.
The usual range of aeroplane training has been happening from the various aeroplane operators at Caloundra with a few more movements noticed by non- Caloundra based operators using Caloundra Airport.