S 19 36.1 E 146 50.5
This route is not often used, as it conflicts with traffic using the RWY 01 ILS approach. ATC may use it when RWY 19 is in operation. As this route and the Stuart VFR Route start and end at the same locations, there is no real point in aircraft using the Upper Ross VFR Route.
ATC will often defer to the Stuart VFR Route when issuing you with a clearance inbound from Donnington Airpark, so if you specifically need the Upper Ross for training/photographic purposes, you should advise ATC of this requirement in your inbound call. Be aware of the potential for a delay in your clearance, given that around eighty percent of inbound traffic to Townsville uses RWY 01.
S 19 24.7 E 146 44.0
Ross River Dam is a common waypoint used by ATC and is highly visible at the north-western corner of Lake Ross.
From Lake Ross, remain west of the prominent Ross River as you track north to avoid infringing R768. LakeRoss also keeps you clear of R768.
Another feature used along this route by ATC for tracking or sequencing traffic is The Corner, where the Ross River does a significant turn to the right towards the coast. There is a bridge across the river at this point.
Follow ATC instructions on approach to the aerodrome.
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.