Sydney Airport arrival flight paths

Arriving aircraft into Sydney from ports to the south-west and west will pass over your area as they travel to land at Sydney Airport.

Aircraft arriving from the west will fly near townships and suburbs such as The Oaks, Camden and Raby, while those arriving from the south-west will pass by areas such as Thirlmere, Menangle and Campbelltown.

As these aircraft arrive into the Sydney basin they are at average altitudes of 11,500 feet at Oakdale and 12,500 feet at Thirlmere, with the lowest around 9,000 feet and the highest around 15,000 feet. As they travel they continue to descend, and by the time they reach the western boundary of the Holsworthy area they average 6,500 feet.

The image below shows actual tracks of arriving aircraft.

Arrivals from the south-west and west

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