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Call Townsville Clearance Delivery on 128.1 when inbound. Make the call early, say 45-50nm out, so that ATC has plenty of time to process your clearance without delaying your arrival. You will be given a squawk code to transmit at this point, then when ATC have identified you, they will give you a clearance and hand you over to TL Approach.
Inbound from the south-east, the Cleveland VFR Route starts at the small town of Giru.
From Giru, the route then tracks around the north of Saddle Mountain, past Clevedon, and on to the 764ft high peak outside the control zone.
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There is a secondary training area at CapeCleveland used by local flying schools so keep an eye out at all times for traffic and monitor radio calls carefully if you enter this zone. Often helicopters (both military and civilian) will also utilise frequency 131.35 whilst in the training area.
If there is traffic on the ILS, ATC may ask you to hold for a short period of time at the prominent Sun Zinc Refinery, or more commonly at Ross River Mouth whilst traffic clears.
Keep a good lookout at all times for other traffic.
The mouth of the Ross River is not marked on the VTC but it is a prominent landmark on the south-eastern side of the breakwater and marina.
Expect to track south of Castle Hill en route to the aerodrome.
Once past Castle Hill, you will be instructed to turn for either a right base for RWY 01 or a left base for RWY 19.
Occasionally, if the wind from the east is strong enough, ATC will clear you onto a right downwind for RWY 07, or a left downwind for RWY 07.
If you are given a right base for RWY 01, ATC may issue an instruction to remain visually clear of R768. By remaining north of Mt Stuart, you will be meeting this requirement. Mt Stuart is easy to identify, with multiple towers on its summit, and a steep sided northern wall.
No taxi clearance required. Monitor Ground on 121.8MHz.
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.