Barwon Heads Airport (ICAO: YBRS) is a small airfield specifically for light aircraft on the Bellarine Peninsula near the township of Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia.[2] It is primarily used for scenic flights,private aircraft and flight training.[3]

The airport has remained small and undeveloped until recently, where development is soon to commence.[when?] In early 2008, a local council permit was given to construct another five hangars and associated carparking.[4]

The airport has a flight training school with two classrooms, fuel facilities and a seafood outlet. A shower and toilets are located in the terminal building, there is a kitchen, snack and drink machines and a lounge area.[5]

The airport has two runways, the main one is a gravel north/south runway, and there is a smaller east/west grass runway, primarily for ultralight aircraft, and light aircraft in stronger wind conditions

History

Runway layout and parking map (page 1 of 2)

The owners of Barwon Heads Airport have regularly raised their concerns in relation to skydiving being conducted in the vicinity of the airport.[6][7] Their concerns are that the airport runway is too close to many proposed drop zones that have been suggested. In 2005, a ban was placed on skydiving in the vicinity of the airport. In 2008, airport owners accused the business Skydive City of using an illegal runway 200 m (660 ft) from the airport days after the business was evicted from an airport hangar for failing to pay rent.[8] Airport owners claimed that the illegal runway was compromising the safety of airport users.

Accidents and Incidents

On 25th of April 2014, a skydiver was killed when his parachute failed to open. An investigation is currently being conducted by the Australian Parachute Federation.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barwon_Heads_Airport
About Barwon Heads Airport-(ICAO: YBRS)

Details

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  • Address: 1405 Barwon Heads Rd, Connewarre VIC 3227, Australia