Flying to Heck Field

Heck Field Details

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Airfield nameYHEC - Heck Field
Airfield elevation10 feet
Airfield latitude & longtitude27.46ºS - 153.20ºE
East-West Runway10/28 700 metres, grass and gravel surface
North-South Runway18/36 700 metres, grass and gravel surface
Airfield VHF frequency119.00 Mhz
Brisbane Area frequency125.70 Mhz
Club AddressGCSFC, 1638 Jacobs Well Rd, Norwell, QLD 4208
Club Hours6:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily for club members.
To open outside these hours please contact the resident club member
Wet WeatherIt 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 InformationAt all times use the "000" phone number for emergencies or accidents

For overdue aircraft call AMSA 1800 815 257 or +612 6230 689
District AttractionsThe beaches and hinterland as well as whale spotting. Close to Gold Coast and Sanctuary Cove. Easy access to Moreton Bay and Islands
Flight TrainingAvailable on site through our club approved flight training facility
Aircraft MaintenanceIs available on site. Please contact the club for details
Parking Areas for Aircraft and Vehicles

LIST OF HAZARDS Current as of 30th March 2020

  1. 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.
  2. Trees growing in height at each end of runway 18/36
  3. Increasing height of fill material on approach to runway 36 causing lift/sink/turbulence under certain conditions which cannot be predicted accurately.
  4. 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.
  5. Over time in recent years, some operators, not members of GCSFC have ignored white crosses on runways, even when work is being carried out.