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The main duty runway at Darwin is RWY 11/29. Follow ATC instructions for your departure from the Darwin CTR. Like VFR Route 1, VFR Route 2 begins at Lee Point, north of the city.
You should easily be able to identify the prominent hospital to the north of the city, as a stand-alone high-rise, en route to Lee Point.
From Lee Point, follow a track of 059, as shown on your VTC, over water to the next waypoint of Jackos Junction (JAC). More often than not, aircraft departing Darwin to the north will be cleared outbound on the VFR route but will be given a short cut tracking instruction direct to Jackos Junction.
Note that Jackos Junction has replaced Hope Inlet as the published VFR Approach Point for traffic using Routes 1 and 2, and keeps VFR aircraft well separated from departing and arriving IFR traffic operating to the north of the airport. However, be aware of the location of Hope Inlet on the VTC in case ATC needs to include it in a tracking instruction.
Approaching over water, you will pick up the clearings immediately north-east of this waypoint before you identify the actual road intersection of Jackos Junction.
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Jackos Junction is a three-way dirt road intersection just inland from the coast. A little hard to identify, you will notice a clearing immediately north of the intersection, with a white tank and small tower adjacent to it.
Turn right at Jackos Junction and follow the route south-east to Castle Point.
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VFR Route 2 ends at Castle Point, on the western bank of the Adelaide River. The Adelaide River is the only prominent geographical feature in this area, and will assist in your visual navigation.
This is a popular route, used by aircraft heading for destinations such as Oenpelli and Kakadu and, again, it keeps traffic well clear of the departure and arrival path for the main duty runway 11/29. Once you are clear of controlled airspace, monitor Brisbane Centre on 118.15.
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.