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Tugun neighborhood, flight path

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Tugun neighborhood, flight path

I love the Tugun neighborhood and want to move there. I was hanging out one Fri afternoon around 2pm and every 5-10 mins I heard aircraft flying over from/to the GC airport. Is this frequency quite normal during the day? Cheers!

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Roy
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1. Re: Tugun neighborhood, flight path

Yeah, you are in the flight path of the Gold Coast Airport. Planes like to land into the breeze, and during the day the wind blows in from the sea, so they should be landing from the other end and taking off (throttled up) over Tugun.

Gold Coast is not a busy airport, even before COVID-19, with additional capacity to add flights. So if you move to the area, you will find that traffic is only likely to increase.

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2. Re: Tugun neighborhood, flight path

Map of noise exposure forecast for 2047: https://pdf.goldcoastairport.com.au/australian-noise-exposure-forecast

The contours are measured in "ANEFs". Explanation here: https://www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise/anef/maps.asp

Edited: 3 years ago
Dingo Beach...
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3. Re: Tugun neighborhood, flight path

That's a good map Luigi. Shows the affected areas quite well.

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4. Re: Tugun neighborhood, flight path

Also shows that about half the runway is in NSW. Hadn't realised that.

Dingo Beach...
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5. Re: Tugun neighborhood, flight path

Yes. The bottom corner of the terminal is also in NSW

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