Aerodromes

Fly Corporate Turbo-prop plane

There are five aerodromes within the Banana Shire.

Both Taroom and Thangool Aerodromes are certified with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and provide frequent chartered flights.

Thangool Aerodrome also accommodates regular commercial flights through Fly Corporate, providing a service six (6) days a week.

Council's aim is to ensure the safety and comfort of all private and commercial aircraft operators and passengers.

Contacts

For operational enquiries please contact:
Thangool Aerodrome Reporting Officer:  0439 873 182
Taroom Aerodrome Reporting Officer:  0439 768 661

For all other information regarding aerodromes within the Shire, contact Council's Corporate & Community Services Department on (07) 4992 9500.

Aerodromes Conditions of Use

Download Aerodromes Conditions of Use.

Baralaba Aerodrome

Address: Moura-Baralaba Road, Baralaba

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) contact: 0447 446 603

Aerodrome Category: Other

Fuel: No fuelling available.

Runway 04/22

  • Surface:  Bitumen chip seal
  • Length: 1,200m
  • Width: 18m
  • Strength: Unrated - aerodrome use is limited to aircraft with a MTOW of up to 5,700kg

Facilities

  • Solar runway edge lights for emergency OPS only
  • CTAF - 126.7 MHz

Level of Service

  • Medical aircraft operations by the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Aerial Ambulance
  • Light aircraft charter operations - up to MTOW of 5,700kg
  • General aviation - up to MTOW of 5,700kg
  • Full NOTAM service not available

Moura Aerodrome

Address: Theodore-Moura Road, Moura

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) contact: 0407 377 247

Aerodrome Category: Other

Fuel: No fuelling available.

Runway 16/34

  • Surface:  Chip seal
  • Length: 1,500m
  • Width: 23m
  • Strength: Unrated - aerodrome use is limited to aircraft with a MTOW of up to 5,700kg

Facilities

  • Passenger Terminal
  • Sealed taxiway & apron
  • Pilot Activated Lighting - 123.4 MHz
  • AFRU - 126.7 MHz

Level of Service

  • Medical aircraft operations by the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Aerial Ambulance
  • Light aircraft charter operations - up to MTOW of 5,700kg
  • General aviation - up to MTOW of 5,700kg
  • Full NOTAM service not available

Taroom Aerodrome

Address: Airport Road, Taroom

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) contact: 0439 768 661

Aerodrome Category: Certified

Fuel: No fuelling available

Runway 12/30

  • Runway Surface: Gravel (unsealed)
  • Length: 1,100m
  • Width: 30m
  • Strength: PCN 4/F/A/550/U

Runway 08/26

  • Surface: Grass
  • Length: 1,091m
  • Width: 30m
  • Strength: Unrated 

Facilities

  • Passenger Terminal
  • Sealed taxiway & apron
  • Gravel apron - restricted to aircraft MTOW of less than 5,700kg
  • Pilot Activated Lighting - 126.7 MHz
  • AFRU - 126.7 MHz

Level of Service

  • Aircraft charter operations
  • Medical aircraft operations by the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Aerial Ambulance
  • General aviation
  • Full NOTAM service available
  • Please refer to ERSA, published by AirServices Australia: http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/

Thangool Aerodrome

Address: 42 Aerodrome Road, Thangool

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) contact: 0439 873 182

Aerodrome Category: Certified

Fuel: AVGAS and Jet A-1: Air Fuel Townsville - 0409 893 910

Runway 10/28

  • Surface: Bitumen
  • Length: 1,522m
  • Width: 30m
  • Rating: PCN 12/F/C/550 (80PSI) / U Sealed 

Runway 14/32

  • Surface: Grass
  • Lengths: 794m
  • Width: 30m
  • Rating: Unrated

Facilities

  • Passenger Terminal
  • Freight processing area
  • Fuel Facility (AVGAS and Jet A-1 fuel)
  • Light aircraft tie-down area
  • Pilot Activated Lighting - 126.7 MHz
  • AFRU - 126.7 MHz
  • AWIS - 134.05 MHz

Level of Service

  • Fly Corporate - seven (7) weekly services
  • Daily freight services
  • Aircraft charter operations
  • Medical aircraft operations by the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Aerial Ambulance
  • General aviation
  • Full NOTAM service available
  • Please refer to ERSA, published by AirServices Australia: http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/

Thangool Aerodrome Fuel Facility

Avgas and Jet A-1 Fuel available at Thangool Aerodrome.  

For all fuel and accounts enquiries, please contact Airfuel Townsville directly on 0409 893 910.  Please note that for refueling, 24 hours’ notice is required.  Payment by credit card.  Call out fees apply for after hours, weekends and public holidays.

Theodore Aerodrome

Address: Leichhardt Highway, Theodore

Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) contact: 0408 199 247

Aerodrome Category: Certified

Fuel: No fuelling available.

Runway 17/35

  • Surface:  Sealed
  • Length: 1,342m
  • Width: 30m
  • Rating: PCN 9/F/C/Y2/T Sealed

Facilities

  • Roofed seating
  • Toilet block
  • Unsealed car park area
  • CTAF 126.7 MHz

Level of Service

  • Aircraft charter operations
  • Medical aircraft operations by the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Aerial Ambulance
  • General aviation
  • Use of runway lighting is restricted to defined emergency operations, including emergency landings made at pilot discretion. In situ lighting meets requirements of portable lighting only.
  • Parking Bay on Apron to be kept clear between hours of 0830HRS - 1500HRS Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for Saab 340 scheduled charter flight parking
  • Kangaroo hazard exists