Heck Field Details
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In all cases refer to the current ERSA and Airservices maps for complete & current information.
|Airfield name||YHEC - Heck Field|
|Airfield elevation||10 feet|
|Airfield latitude & longtitude||27.46ºS - 153.20ºE|
|East-West Runway||10/28 700 metres, grass and gravel surface|
|North-South Runway||18/36 700 metres, grass and gravel surface|
|Airfield VHF frequency||119.00 Mhz|
|Brisbane Area frequency||125.70 Mhz|
|Club Address||GCSFC, 1638 Jacobs Well Rd, Norwell, QLD 4208|
|Club Hours||6:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily for club members.
To open outside these hours please contact the resident club member
|Wet Weather||It is not unknown for YHEC - Heck Field (which is only a few feet above high tide and on a flood plain) to go underwater after heavy rain. Generally it takes only a few days to dry out but it is always necessary to check with our president or resident club member before flying in just in case.|
|Emergency Information||At all times use the "000" phone number for emergencies or accidents
For overdue aircraft call AMSA 1800 815 257 or +612 6230 689
|District Attractions||The beaches and hinterland as well as whale spotting. Close to Gold Coast and Sanctuary Cove. Easy access to Moreton Bay and Islands|
|Flight Training||Available on site through our club approved flight training facility|
|Aircraft Maintenance||Is available on site. Please contact the club for details|
LIST OF HAZARDS Current as of 30th March 2020
- Cars driving on the grass adjacent to the cane field towards the entrance to the threshold of runway 28. This appears to have been stopped by a dirt drain/mound placed outside the runway threshold.
- Trees growing in height at each end of runway 18/36
- Increasing height of fill material on approach to runway 36 causing lift/sink/turbulence under certain conditions which cannot be predicted accurately.
- When using runway 18/36, under certain wind conditions the buildings and taxiways between them can cause wind gusts which may affect aircraft operations. This has not been shown to be a major hazard.
- Over time in recent years, some operators, not members of GCSFC have ignored white crosses on runways, even when work is being carried out.