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Truscott-Mungalalu Airbase WA

The largest all-weather air base in the far north Kimberley

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Truscott-Mungalalu Airbase WA

Truscott-Mungalalu Airbase in WA is the largest all-weather airbase in the far north Kimberley. MTA was given CASA registration R093 in April 2005.

With its all-weather sealed runway it provides significant operational and safety efficiencies for aviation operations in the Kimberley / Timor Sea area.

MTA complies with CASA’s Manual of Standards (MOS) 139 regulations. It allows jets of up to a MOTW of 39T to land at the airbase.

Truscott-Mungalalu Airbase enables Jet Traffic

As a result, MTA can handle jet traffic, making direct flights to and from state capitals a feasible option for oil and gas operators. It also enables emergency support services to be provided to offshore operations. The base also facilitates convenient visits by company executives to offshore facilities.

The 1800m x 30m sealed runway can handle jet traffic, making direct flights to and from state capitals a feasible option for oil and gas and other offshore operators, as well as enabling emergency support services to be provided to offshore operations and the ability to facilitate convenient visits by company executives to offshore facilities.

A Well Equipped Airbase

It has all the equipment and facilities necessary to provide aviation logistic support to operations including:

  • Coastal surveillance services,
  • The oil and gas industry,
  • Pearling,
  • Aquaculture,
  • Fisheries,
  • Minerals exploration and mining,
  • Aerial surveys,
  • Defence,
  • Tourism and other operations requiring a support base in the Kimberley.

Click here to read about the history of this war-time airbase and its famous namesake.

Elevation
181
Area Forecast
69
Strip Direction
12 / 30
GPS Position
14° 0523 S
126° 2251 E
ALA Code
YTST
Strip Length
1800
WAC Chart
3108
FIA
Brisb Centre 120.75
Strip Surface
Sealed
Owner / Operator
Truscott-Mungalalu Airbase P/L
PO Box 1795,
Palmerston, NT, 0831
(08) 9161 4395
general.manager@mtairbase.com.au.
PPR
Windsock
ASIC Security / Vis Vest
No
Fuel
AVGAS, JET A1 Limited supply (08) 9161 4395
PPR
Distance to Town
18.9 NM to Kalumburu
Lighting
Yes
Aircraft Parking
Yes
Transport
Landing Fees
Yes
Special Procedures and Comments: CTAF 128.0

On landing, roll through and use turning nodes at end of RWY. Do not turn on RWY.
SE APR maximum wingspan 20M for Bays 3 and 4.
Model ACFT ACT WI 300M RAD of RWY 12/30 up to 400FT AGL. OPR will monitor CTAF and
vacate RWY if ACFT APCH or DEP.

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