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Jandakot Airport

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Continent: Oceania Country: Australia Region: Western Australia
Jandakot Airport
Location Jandakot, Western Australia
IATA code JAD
ICAO code YPJT
Airport type Commercial
Website http://www.jandakotairport.com.au
Overview map AirServices Australia
Communications
Tower 118.1 (Runway 12/30 and 06L/24R All Departures except Armadale)
119.4 (Runway 06R/24L Departures to Armadale and Circuits)
Ground 124.3
Clearance
Approach
ATIS 120.9, 281

Official Spotting Locations

There is a grassy area with shade and seating that overlooks the arrivals and departures from runways 06L/24R and 06R/24L. This area also has toilets and a cafe located right near it. There is also parking it this location.

Morning photos may be backlit because the area faces east. Well lit in the afternoon.

Royal Aero Club of Western Australia

There is access to the roof of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia (RACWA). The roof has no cover and is open to the elements, the area has exceptional views of arrivals and departures of runway 12/30, and good views of 06L/24R. The rooftop also gives you a birds eye view of aircraft taxiing and aircraft parked in the southern apron.

Other Spotting Locations

There are extreme views of aircraft landing of runway 12 from the curved part of Spartan Rd. Aircraft fly over this area between 100-600 feet.

Locations to Avoid

There is little security at Jandakot Airport, however if anybody sees anything suspicious they may contact the Western Australian Police. Most people who work airside at Jandakot are not worried by spotters, but some companied they have rules on what people can and can't take pictures off, so it is best to ask before.

Regular Traffic

Jandakot Airport have over 250,000 movements per year. There are hundreds of different aircraft based at Jandakot Airport. Some common aircraft include

  • Cessna 152, 172, 177,182
  • Cessna 150, 170
  • Cessna Citations
  • Embraer Phenom 100's
  • Pilatus PC12
  • Aquila AT01-211
  • American Champion 8KCAB Decathlon
  • Tecnam P2006T
  • Beech 1900C
  • Beech King Air 200
  • Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub
  • Robin R-2160
  • Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
  • Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B
  • Cessna P210N
  • Beech Baron 58
  • Robinson R22, R44, R66
  • Extra EA.300L
  • Cessna 404 Titan
  • Cessna 208 Caravan
  • Grob G-115C2
  • Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
  • Eurocopter AS350B2 Squirrel
  • Bell 412EP
  • Bell 214
  • American Champion 8GCBC Scout
  • Air Tractor AT-802
  • Nanchang CJ-6A
  • MBB Bo-105LS-A3
  • Mooney M20J
  • Fairchild SA227-DC Metro 23
  • De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
  • Diamond DA-40-180 Diamond Star
  • Eurocopter AS365N3+ Dauphin 2
  • MBB-Kawasaki BK117B-2

Facilities and Transportation

  • Busses travel to Jandakot Airport frequently.
  • Most spotting locations at Jandakot have adequate facilities (toilets etc.)