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VFR Route 5 commences at Bynoe Harbour, a VFR approach point. The route is useful to ATC, designed to keep aircraft clear of IFR arrivals on RWY 36 and departures from RWY 18. The restricted areas to the south of Bynoe Harbour are activated by NOTAM and have variable altitude limits, so ensure you have read current NOTAMS before flying.
If you are at or below 2500ft, contact Darwin Delivery on 126.8 for clearance at Bynoe Harbour.
Track 039 for 8nm to Southport Road, a prominent road lying east-west across your track, and continue on to the next waypoint of Channel Island.
As long as you are flying above 1000ft, you will be flying above Danger Area D288B (military flying training), surface to 1000ft. Note also D288A to your left, as marked on the VTC, which is used for civil flying training.
Approaching Middle Arm, you will easily identify the prominent power station on Channel Island.
As well as its power station, the bridge on the eastern side of the island will help you identify Channel Island. Be aware of potential traffic also inbound to Darwin via Channel Island, using VFR Route 4 from the south-east. It is also a well-used checkpoint for helicopters.
Follow ATC instructions for proceeding to Darwin and joining the circuit.
The airport lies to the north-east of Darwin city.
There are plenty of city landmarks, such as the prominent wharves on the southern edge of the city, to help with your visual navigation as you track towards the airport.
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On first contact with Darwin ATC, you may be asked whether you are LAHSO-approved. Read up on these procedures in the OnTrack Darwin/Aerodrome/Procedures Overview. If at any time an instruction from ATC is unclear, immediately ask for clarification.
No taxi clearance required. Monitor Ground on 121.80MHz.
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.