Tag: Scone Regional Airport

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October 28, 2019
Council’s Critical Emergency Claims Challenged

EMERGENCY services have disagreed with Council’s claims Scone airport needs to be certified by August 2020, otherwise “urgent lifesaving medical support from air ambulance will not be provided” and in a “bushfire event the LGA won’t have local support”. The air ambulance service provider in the local area is contracted by the government for “non-life […]

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October 24, 2019
Scone Airport: Have Your Say

THE Hunter and Central Coast Regional Planning Panel will be in Scone on November 6, to hear from residents about Council’s planned development at the Scone Regional Airport.  If you oppose or support the development, it will be your chance to have a voice about Council’s plans, which and the Regional Planning Panel take into […]

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October 23, 2019
Letter: Call for Thorough Independent Review

To the Editor, Four weeks ago Upper Hunter Shire Council launched its Scone Airport Re-Development Project with an Information Session at Scone Aero Club.  This project had apparently been developed secretly over the past four years.  There was no previous consultation with the airport’s 30 stakeholders (owners, lessees and operators of aircraft, airport businesses, land […]

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October 21, 2019
Mustangs Of All Description Gallop In To Scone

PAY’S Air Service rolled open the hanger doors on Saturday to more than 80 Mustang car enthusiasts to see the warbirds and seize a rare opportunity to have their car photographed with the P51 Mustang – CA18, in the Horse Capital. See photos below. Brendan Osborne, president of the Mustang Owners Club of Australia – […]

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October 21, 2019
Letter: Consultant Supports Upgrade

Dear Editor, Re: Scone Aerodrome Upgrade I wish to contribute to the current debate regarding the upgrade of the Scone Aerodrome. In particular I would like to address the comments made by CASA. (Read: CASA Confirms Airport Won’t Close) I have been Council’s Aerodrome Technical consultant on the operation and maintenance for about 5 years. […]

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October 17, 2019
Airport: Some Good News!

THE Civil Aviation Safety Authority has today confirmed there are no current or outstanding safety issues for the Scone airport, further adding there has been “no recent contact between CASA and the Aerodrome operator.” The clarification was sought following a statement from the general manager of Upper Hunter Shire Council, published yesterday: CASA will not […]

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October 17, 2019
Instrument Flight Rules Needed For Airport Viability

WHILE the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has confirmed Scone airport will not be forced to close if it does not meet new regulations being introduced in August next year, if the airport operates as an uncertified airport, instrument flight procedures would need to be cancelled. Initial advice from a local aviation operator was the cancellation […]

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October 16, 2019
CASA Confirms: Scone Airport Won’t Close

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has claimed if they do not make urgent upgrades to the Scone Airport to comply with legislation being introduced in August next year, the airport will close, however the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has confirmed this is not the case. As recently as this week, the General Manager of Council […]

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October 16, 2019
Letter: Council Rebukes Dutton on Airport

Dear Editor, It is broken and we do need to fix it. Council is committed to saving the Upper Hunter’s only regional airport. It has been operating for over 60 years and Scone Regional Airport could still be operating in another 60 years. But if we fail to act now, it will not be licensed […]

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October 16, 2019
Conflict: Clearing the Air

AT the September Council meeting Cr Sue Abbott asked a question about any conflict of interest with the airport sub-committee and proposed redevelopment of Scone airport, which was met with indignation by Mayor Wayne Bedggood who exclaimed he was “personally affronted” by the simple question. Cr Abbott explained it was a question she had been […]

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