Because of the proximity of high terrain associated with the Great Western Tiers, inbound routes to Launceston from the west and south-west are limited to fine weather conditions. Used mainly for access to and from the training area, the VFR approach point of West Lagoon is located on the railway line at the boundary of the class D airspace.
If approaching from the south-west, track via the VFR approach point at the town of Cressy on the southern tip of the training area (and also lying on the 1500 CTA step).
Inbound via the lower terrain just north of the Tiers, track via the towns of Deloraine and Westbury, where a large factory to the north of the town will help you with navigation.
Continue along the Bass Highway to Carrick at the boundary of the class D airspace. Maintain a good lookout and leave sufficient time to request clearance before approaching the CTA boundary at Carrick.
The low ridge to the west of Launceston aerodrome limits visibility and pilots sometimes confuse Carrick with Longford, another small town nearby. Note that Longford is closer in, only 5nm south-west of the aerodrome.
Alt: As cleared by ATC
Launceston aerodrome lies to the south-east of the city of Launceston.
Inbound from the west, ATC often ask you to report at the town of Perth, approximately 5nm south-east of the aerodrome, so familiarise yourself with its location on the VTC.
No taxi clearance required. Monitor Ground on 119.9MHz.
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.