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Mackay Airport

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Name Mackay Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Australia AU.gif
Location Mackay, Queensland
Serving Mackay
Coordinates 21° 10' 16.05" S, 149° 10' 57.90" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
5/23 1344 m4,409.449 ft
30 m98.425 ft
ASP yes/yes
14/32 1981 m6,499.344 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation YBMK 121000Z AUTO 03007KT 9999 // NCD 26/21 Q1010
Station Mackay Mo
Date/Time 12 December 2019 10:00:00
Wind direction 30°
Wind speed 07 kts
Lowest cloud amount no clouds detected
Temperature 26°C
Dew point 21°C
Humidity 74%
QNH 1010 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Mackay Airport located in Mackay, Queensland, Australia is a major Australian regional airport that services the city of Mackay, with flights to the cities of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns.


Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters. Winter months are drier than the summer months. Winter rainfall (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and the area is subject to tropical revolving storms.



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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YBMK

  • Vehicle / PA31, Mackay SE Australia, 2008 (On 29 June 2012, a Piper PA31 taking off from runway 05 on a passenger charter flight just missed hitting an inspection vehicle which had entered the take off runway from an intersecting one contrary to ATC clearance. The overflying aircraft was estimated to have cleared the vehicle by approximately 20 feet and the pilot was unaware it had entered the active runway. The driver had been taking a mobile telephone call at the time and attributed the incursion to distraction. The breached clearance had been given and correctly read back approximately two minutes prior to the conflict occurring.)