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In most cases, you will be required to track via the Western VFR Corridor flying north to avoid jet traffic inbound on the ILS.
After departing on either RWY 15 or RWY 33 turn to the west to join the Western VFR Corridor.
For safety reasons, there has been a recent change to separation standards and responsibilities between IFR arrivals and VFR traffic using the Western VFR Corridor. Whilst the Western VFR Corridor is still available, ATC advises VFR pilots seeking a clearance that there may be delays in issuing a clearance in certain situations, due traffic or weather.
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Ensure you are established west of the Cook Highway by the time you reach Smithfield.
Remain west of the highway, remembering that the corridor becomes very ‘squeezy’ between the highway and the hills around Smithfield. If you lose sight of the highway, notify ATC immediately to receive guidance. Be vigilant in maintaining your assigned altitude.
Once you are past Double Island, track coastal northbound.
You will be out of controlled airspace just before Wangetti if you remain at 1500ft. On a clear day, you can expect to see hang gliders at low levels around Wangetti so keep a good lookout.
As there is little to no VHF coverage between Buchan Point and Wangetti, it is vital you maintain a see and avoid technique. It is advisable to remain at a constant altitude whilst in this area and not deviate from your flight plan. Expect plenty of helicopter traffic.
Another issue is ultralights operating out of Port Douglas. Not all of these aircraft carry radios so, once again, see and avoid.
No taxi clearance required. Monitor Ground on 121.7MHz.
Taxi clearance from Ground required before entering this area.
Specific clearance required from ATC before entering this area.
An area on the aerodrome intend to accommodate aircraft for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers, cargo, fueling, parking or maintenance.
That part of the aerodrome to be used for take-off, landing and taxiing aircraft, <strong>excluding</strong> aprons.
That part of the aerodrome to be used for take-off, landing and taxiing aircraft, consisting of the manoeuvring area and the apron.