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To fly into Jandakot from the northeast and remain OCTA, follow the VFR route shown on the VTC. Track from the Clackline NDB to Mount Dale on to Canning Dam before tracking towards the VFR approach point known as 'Six South'.
Plan your descent early to remain clear of the 4500ft step at 36 DME Perth. If you're using GPS, and in particular if you are wishing to remain clear of the CTA steps, remember this distance is measured from the Perth VOR DME site and not from Jandakot.
However a VFR GPS should not be used as a pseudo DME for accurately determining an aircraft's distance from Perth. Identify your navigational features on the ground. Don't forget to apply the buffers specified in the AIP to remain clear of the CTA boundary. At this altitude you would need to add on 2nm. Descend below 3500 ft before the 22 DME arc from Perth.
Remember, don’t cut the corner at Mount Dale; the 2000ft CTA step is only 2nm to the west.
Note the radio tower and gravel car park on the top of Mount Dale. From here, take up a track of 262° towards Canning Dam. It’s important to note that this is a two-way route, so keep a good lookout for opposite direction traffic.
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Canning Dam is an excellent ground feature to aid your navigation. From the dam, continue tracking towards the VFR approach point of Six South, south of Forrestdale Lake.
To keep clear of traffic outbound via Armadale, it is a good idea to stay just to the south of the built-up area of Armadale as you track inbound towards Six South.
When you cross the Darling escarpment, descend to 1500ft, the inbound altitude for arrivals to Jandakot.
Six South is actually an arc of airspace, rather than a pointpoint position. Its location on the VTC is just a short distance to the south of Forrestdale Lake. Note that the lake generally dries out during the summer.
Keep a good lookout, as this area can be a busy inbound point for arrivals from the east and south.
After listening to the Jandakot ATIS on 120.9 or NDB 281, contact Jandakot Tower 118.1 at Six South with your inbound call.
Note: Once you have established two-way communication with the tower, this is your implied clearance into the class D control zone. Expect ATC to issue you with a requirement to maintain 1500ft.
If radio congestion precludes this call at Six South from being made, you do not have an airways clearance and must not enter the control zone.
When able contact the tower again once you are re-established at the inbound approach point of Six South.
Pilot: ‘Jandakot Tower, (callsign), (type), Six South 1500ft, received (ATIS), inbound’
ATC: ‘(callsign), Jandakot Tower, [instruction]’
If given instructions from Jandakot Tower - Pilot: ‘(Read back instructions), (callsign)’
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Contact tower again at Forrestdale Lake. If radio congestion precludes this call at Forrestdale Lake from being made, you may proceed into the zone, but contact tower as soon as possible for further instructions.
Remember, if ATC has issued you with a requirement to maintain 1500ft, you may not descend until you have been given a separate clearance to do so.
The 2000ft lower limit step of the Perth CTA overlies this area and must be strictly observed as ATC may be vectoring heavy jets around for the Perth Runway 03 instrument approach.
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Follow ATC instructions for joining the circuit.
No taxi clearance required. Monitor Ground on 119.8MHz.
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.