Elevation 3,400 AMSL
GPS Ref S 36 25.6 E 148 36.1
Area 120.75 Melbourne Centre (Circuit Area only)
Main strip 12/30 TORA 990m x 45m grass. Centre improved section 838m x 15m smooth compacted granite gravel with a variable uphill gradient aprox 1.5% on runway 30. Grass at either end of the gravel is rough but usable for larger aircraft. Pilot responsibility.
Cross strip 09/27 - 760m x 30m grass (consider using when strong westerly winds prohibit the use of the main strip. Land 27 - variable uphill gradient over 2% to West, take off 09 - preferred due to terrain and slope. Caution - the western end of 09/27 on the south side of main runway, narrows considerably due to uneaven ground.
All circuits to the North. Avoid overflying the township below 5000 AMSL, reduce power & RPM if safe to do so. For noise abatement please fly DOWNWIND and BASE legs clear of built up area where possible.
Skyfuel Avgas AVAILABLE at YJIN as of 10/12/19 Credit Card / Skyfuel card
Avgas not available UFN at Cooma YCOM, approx. 20 nm ENE of Jindabyne. See ERSA
Avgas not available at Polo Flat YPFT, approx. 25 nm ENE of Jindabyne PN See ERSA
Jindabyne Aero Club owns and operates the Jindabyne Randall Aerodrome. Prior permission is required for pilots that are not members of the club. Pilots are solely responsible for determining the operational suitability of the airfield for their aircraft operations.
As of the 01/08/2018 the following charges apply:
Landing fees should be paid prior to departure.
Aero club members - Non commercial ops - Free of charge.
Commercial operators pay landing fees as published here, or they can enter into a Commercial Operators Agreement with the Club at a negotiated rate.
Visiting RAA registered ultra light - $8.00 per landing
Visiting "VH" registered aircraft up to 2 ton - $12.00 per ton - $12.00 minimum
Visiting fixed wing aircraft over 2 ton - $25 per ton based on MTOW
Visiting rotary wing $8.00 per ton based on MTOW
Overnight parking fees $12 per night or $40 per week
Any damage to facilities including runways is the responsibility of the aircraft operator. Any repairs as assessed by JAC must be paid for by the operator and is additional to landing fees.
An additional accounting fee of $10 applies to fees not paid prior to departure.
Interest on overdue accounts at 12% per annum applied monthly, cumulative.
To pay, please use our online payment system or direct credit to the following account: Jindabyne Aero Club, BSB 032-728 A\C Number - 522 609. Please quote your registration details and dates in the detail section of the transfer.
WARNING OF RISK – Members, pilots & guests are warned that facilities, products & services provided by Jindabyne Aero Club (Inc.) and associates have an inherent risk of personal injury and loss. It is a condition that all activities and the use of products or services are at he users own risk. Members, pilots and guests are advised that pursuant to the Civil Liability Act 2002(NSW), Jindabyne Aero Club owes no duty of care to any person to whom this warning of risk has been given whether a party to this contract or not. Jindabyne Aero Club cannot be held responsible should a member, pilot or guest sustain injury or loss by the negligence of Jindabyne Aero Club or otherwise.
The Jindabyne area prevailing wind is generally from the northwest. If the wind strength is 25kts + from the NW to SW expect strong sink on 30 and severe to extreme turbulence in the Jindabyne Valley. It is not recommended to approach the Jindabyne area in GA aircraft if Westerly winds aloft exceed 35 kts, less for LSA etc, unless you are very experienced and familiar with the area and you and your aircraft are capable of handling the conditions.
Rotor activity will be present in SW-NW winds over 25kts. Generally there will be a primary rotor in the Thredbo Valley and a secondary rotor in the Jindabyne Valley & over the lake. This secondary rotor seems to catch pilots over the lake near the township.
There is no AWIS at Jindabyne. The Cooma AWIS will generally report wind strength from 5%-25% below actual strength at YJIN. Temperature at Jindabyne generally about 1-2 deg. lower than Cooma.
Wildlife may be on the strip at any time, but especially early morning and late afternoon. Inspection and precautionary approach to land is recommended.
Designated aircraft parking area at the eastern end of the main runway near the main gate, in the lee of a large embankment. Park aircraft facing into the prevailing Westerly winds. Own tie downs required. Generally, parking is ok anywhere off the runways but watch out for rabbit holes, depressions, rocks and stumps. Just because an area has been mowed, does not mean its suitable for aircraft movement. Do not park on the runway strips!
Be aware of the significant slope on the runways and use it to your advantage. Be very aware of the TWO large wind socks on the strip. Consider carefully the impact of the runway slope, the wind, terrain effects, density altitude and wind shear on your aircraft performance.
- Updated 17:30 20/10/2020
7th Nov 14 helicopters ETA 1600 -- Runway 27/09 closed for helicopter parking overnight.
20/09/16 - Caution - Large water erosion channels on the Northern side of runway 12/30 (on the edge of the gravel surface) at and around the intersection with runway 09/27. Runway 09/27 is usable but East end only, grass only aprox 400m, IF USING 09/27 DO NOT CROSS THE INTERSECTION WITH 12/30 DUE TO DEEP EROSION CHANNELS. Pilot responsibility.
30/03/16 - Caution - New lighted communications tower aprox 150'AGL on the southern side of the field (aprox 350' above runways) . All circuits to the North.
29/04/14 - Permanent - Taxi with Caution - Mowed areas may not be suitable for aircraft movement, please check surface prior to taxying.
29/04/14 - Permanent - Animal Hazard - Emus, Kangaroos, Eagles, Deer and other wildlife.
29/04/14 - Permanent - Gravel surface has loose stones - do runups on the grass, keep your aircraft moving on the gravel surface. Pilot responsibility.
SKYFUEL Avgas 100LL now available to all.
A new Avgas facility has been installed and is available for use as of 10/12/19.
Visitors and members alike are able to draw fuel from the new Skyfuel facility. Payment is via VISA, Mastercard or Skyfuel card.
For enquiries about the facility phone Clive (Skyfuel) on 0417 780 280
Avtur or Jet A1 - available on the field by contact with Helisurveys