JINDABYNE RANDALL COMMUNITY AERODROME (YJIN)
(confirm in ERSA)
ELEVATION 3,400 AMSL GPS Ref - S 36 25.6 E 148 36.1
FREQUENCY CTAF 126.7 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.
NO FUEL at YJIN (Fuel is available for Jindabyne Aero Club Members only - Avgas PN)
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
LANDING FEES - Nil for Aero Club Pilot Members, otherwise as per the Landing Fees page. Make your cheque payable to Jindabyne Aero Club, or pay direct to our a/c BSB 032-728 A\C 522 609 insert Ldg Fee & Aircraft Registration detail.
PERMISSION - Not Required
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. Don’t ask me how I know this!
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.
Try these Jindabyne Aero Club members for local weather and airstrip condition information:
Paul Duncan President - 0448 473 366
Martin Hughes Secretary - 0405 209 685
Ian Funnell Safety & Reporting Officer - 0408 613 691
Michael Fischer Treasurer - 0429 406 129
Kangaroos, sheep, deer,emus, goats etc may be on the strip at any time, but especially early morning and late afternoon. Inspection is recommended. A low pass may be necessary.
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.
Jindabyne Taxis - Ph.0484 375 101 Facebook page (Irregular service - PNN)
Alpen Auto Rentals - Hire Cars www.alpenautorentals.com Ph. 0410 800 527
(Cars or concierge service available at airfield by prior arrangement)
Jindabyne Tourist Information Centre NPWS Ph.02 6450 5600