Arriving from the north-west, make sure you are aware of the CTA steps to the north of Perth. Note that Two Rocks is inside the 4500ft control step, so leave plenty of time to descend below 4500ft before this tracking point. The next step is the 3500ft step at 22 DME Perth.
Aircraft within 36nm of Perth must be on Perth Centre 135.25. This service is available for traffic, position and navigation advisories or flight following if available, dependant on controller workload.
Be aware, also, of the considerable coverage of Pearce’s military restricted airspace. There are numerous restricted areas to consider on this route so ensure you have checked current NOTAMs before your flight to confirm airspace status.
Information on how to avoid R146A, B and C is also laid out on the Perth VTC inset. If you are unsure of whether a particular area of this airspace is active, contact Perth Centre on 135.25 or Pearce Centre 123.3
Following the coastal route southbound, ensure you remain over water at all times as northbound aircraft will be tracking over land. The Pearce airspace starts just 2nm inland so do not cross the coastline, and be below 4000ft by Cervantes and 2000ft by Lancelin.
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Note that Alkimos Wreck has almost completely disappeared, with only the centre smoke stack and occasionally the bow and stern sections visible above the water.
If weather prevents transit at A020 or below, aircraft may call Pearce Centre 123.3 or Pearce Approach on 130.2 for a clearance. Clearance will only be provided if no military traffic is conflicting.
Approaching Mullaloo Point, commence your descent to below 1500ft to stay clear of the Perth CTA step. This is an area of high numbers of violations of controlled airspace.
From Mullaloo Point, remain over water as you track southbound in this coastal corridor.
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Hillarys Boat Harbour is just south of Mullaloo Point.
Danger area D169 (SFC-1500ft) marked on your VTC, is an army firing range.
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As you approach Fremantle, look out for crossing traffic en route from Fremantle Golf Course to Rottnest Island. If necessary, you can request traffic information from Perth Centre on 135.25.
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South of Fremantle is the inbound reporting point of Powerhouse, just to the north of the marina in the middle distance.
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You will need to be at 1500ft at Powerhouse to make your inbound call to Jandakot Tower on 118.1
From Powerhouse, track to Adventure World. Maintain 1500ft, looking out for converging traffic from your right arriving from the Boatyard inbound point.
Be aware also that there may be departing traffic at 1000ft tracking to the northwest via Murdoch Open Space and Fremantle Golf Course.
If radio congestion precludes this call at Powerhouse 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 Powerhouse.
Pilot on 118.1: ‘Jandakot Tower, (callsign), (type), Powerhouse 1500ft, received (ATIS), inbound’
ATC: ‘(callsign), Jandakot Tower, [instruction]’
If given instructions from Jandakot Tower - Pilot: “(Read back instructions), (callsign)”
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Adventure World is located on the western shore of Bibra Lake, the most northern of the three larger lakes (Thompson, Yangebup and Bibra). Note: Bibra Lake is not round, but kidney-shaped and aligned north-south. The western shore of Bibra Lake is the Jandakot control zone boundary.
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You are required to report again at Adventure World.
If radio congestion precludes this call at Adventure World from being made, you may proceed into the zone, but contact the 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.
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.