Information for Pilots

Dear Pilots,

Kilcowera has been welcoming aviators for many decades.

Please carefully read this safety information for your arrival.

PPM REQ

Contact 

Kilcowera tourism on 0460804384

Kilcowera station emergency 0746554960

Station frequency 39

Area frequency 118.8 north east of Hungerford

Pickup from both strips is $100.  This covers the staff time and monitoring of your flight on FlightRadar24.

APPROACH

Approach from the south east.  We recommend tracking over Hungerford and using the Kilcowera East approach, which is the safest and most scenic approach over the property.  

This starts over Lake Wyara, part of Currawinya national park, so stay above 1500 AGL.

The route follows the east track.  

Mt Roy airstrip is currently unserviceable.

Telstra mobile phone gives good service from Hungerford.

 

Approach from the north.  Track over Thargomindah, and Kilcowera north airstrip.

 

AIRSTRIPS

There are two main strips used for your arrival.  

 

1.  The main strip is called Kilcowera Main, located 15 minutes drive north of the accommodation.  It has the firmest dirt surface, and the highest terrain, so is the most reliable in inclement weather.   

ELEV 500 AMSL

28 37.316S

143 50.956 E

11/28 1000 M

03/21 1000 M

 

2.  Kilcowera Shearers is more sandy, and after rain, water flows across it at some points.  PPM REQ.  Wildlife hazard.

ELEV 450 AMSL

28 41.008 S

143 56.006 E

04/22 900 M USABLE SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION.  NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION IS SANDY

16/34 700 M 

 

MEALS

In the past, the previous owners were welcoming visitors to their home, and shared their meals with pilots for a fee.

Under new government rules and new management, we cannot cater for groups of less than 10 people.  Catered meals are prepared in a commercial kitchen in Thargomindah, and are provided on a pre-arranged basis.

Meals are $100 per person per day.  This covers a light continental breakfast, light lunch, and dinner of your closing, subject to availability.

Alternatively, we have a camp kitchen inside the Shearers quarters, and preparing your own meals is easy and fun, and this is what we recommend.

 

AMENITIES

We are blessed with the most amazing bore, which delivers hot artesian spring water for your shower.  It is worth experiencing Kilcowera just for this.  We have a simple laundry - bring gold coins because we cannot make the thing work any other way!

 

Finally, bring your sense of adventure.   We recommend Kilcowera for a minimum two night stay, so you can spend a day taking in the amazing sights of a wilderness fully functioning cattle station.

TOURS

These are being recreated at the moment, so contact the station for availability.

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Kilcowera East Visual Approach to Homestead:

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Coordinates on webpage (listed above)

Prior permission required

Phone 0460 804 384

Preferred strip is Kilcowera main airstrip