After a lot of effort an agreement has been reached to re-open Teewah beach for flying. New site rules have been put in place and must be followed otherwise the site will be closed again for good.
Please make yourselves aware of the new rules, it would be a shame to loose what is such a spectacular site. Below is a summary of the new rules, a link to the full exemption can be found on the Teewah page:
1) Pilots must be members of the SCSA club
2) A Duty Pilot must be nominated prior to any flying. The duty pilot shall establish the procedures for that day (radio frequency, variation to regular flight plans or landing patterns ect.)
3) Prior to any pilot commencing flight operations, the pilot shall have the responsibility to ensure:
1/. He/she has permission from the Sunshine Coast Sports Aviators to operate from this site, and
2/. He/she is aware who the Duty Pilot is for that day, and
3/. What UHF Radio Frequency has been nominated for operations on that day, and
4/. That their radio is in good working order and set to the nominated frequency, and
5/. That he/she has sought advice from the Duty pilot as to the adopted procedures for the day
4) Landing of Hang Gliders or Paragliders on the beach, must only be on the soft sand, above the high water mark and within 1000 meters North or South of the launch area only if:
- to do so would not endanger a person on the ground; and
- would not cause conflict with a vehicle on the beach or other ground traffic thoroughfares; and
- satisfied that operations maybe carried out safely, having regard to the recommended procedures set out in the Sunshine Coast Sports Aviators “Flying Sites Guide”.