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|Region||Asia and Pacific|
|Coordinates||26° 36' 11" S, 153° 5' 31" E|
| All Airports
|YBBN, YBCG, YBCS, YBMK, YBSU, YDBY, YEML, YLHR, YMHB, YMLT, YMML, YMOR, YNPE, YORG, YPDN, YPGV, YPKG, YPKU, YPLM, YPPH, YPXM, YRMD, YSNF, YSRI, YSSY, YSTW|
|Date/Time||18 September 2014 17:43:00|
Tropical Revolving Storm
Sunshine Coast Airport
ICAO: YBSU IATA: MCY
Sunshine Coast Airport is an Australian airport serving Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is the gateway to holiday destinations such as Noosa, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Caloundra. There are direct daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne, with frequent connecting flights to both domestic and international ports.
The Sunshine Coast Airport is situated at Marcoola, 10 km5.4 nm
32,808.399 ft north of Maroochydore.
- On 3 June 2010, the airport changed its name from 'Maroochydore-Sunshine Coast Airport' to Sunshine Coast Airport and changed it's ICAO Code from YBMC to YBSU.
Humid “subtropical” climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) - characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters. Significant amounts of precipitation occur in all seasons in most areas. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and occasional tropical storms.
Flight Safety Considerations
- Cumulonimbus, is a heavy and dense cloud of considerable vertical extent in the form of a mountain or huge tower, often associated with heavy precipitation, lightning and thunder. The mature Cumulonimbus cloud has a distinctive flat, anvil shaped top.
- Tropical Revolving Storm, can cause significant damage to infrastructure and high loss of life. Areas affected by a significant storm can take months or even years to recover from the human, economic, and environmental damage. It is not uncommon for aircraft to be evacuated from an airport in advance of the landfall of a tropical storm. Damage and disruption to Airport and ATM infrastructure may render airports across a large area unusable, reducing the capacity and capability of ANSPs and closing, or reducing the capacity of, airports.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YBSU
None on SKYbrary