Orbost Aerodrome Pilot Information
117 Marlo Aerodrome Road
Marlo Victoria 3888
24hr service - Aerodrome Reporting Officer: Drew Squires 0407 425 322
Orbost Aerodrome has a single non-instrument Code 2C runway designated 07/25 which is 1,140m long and 30m wide. The runway ends are sealed with the remainder of the runway length gravel surface. Additionally, there is small graded and gravelled aeroplane turning areas beyond each runway threshold.
The runway is fitted with low intensity runway edge lighting and the main taxiway has edge lighting which are both pilot activated along with the wind indicator.
Direct access is provided to the main sealed apron and hangar areas from the runway via a Code B taxiway. The main apron area is approximately 60m long by 35m wide.
The aerodrome has a modern 100m2 terminal building, 3 private hangars and the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) has a facility. There is a significant amount of space for hangar development with direct access to the runway.
Airspace overlying Orbost aerodrome is Class G. The aerodrome is not located near restricted or danger areas and is accessible from all directions.
Although there is currently no ground based navigation aids in the vicinity of the Aerodrome, there are area navigation global navigation satellite system (RNAV GNSS) approach procedures for Runway 07 and Runway 25.
There are approximately only 300 annual aircraft movements a year resulting in no air traffic congestion and a large amount of available capacity.
Orbost Aerodrome has no landing fees, to encourage business attraction to the region.
The strategic site location of the Orbost Aerodrome offers uninterrupted flying days with no loss due to heat or fog. The area is known for its good flying weather, visibility and low surrounding terrain.