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VFR Route 4 is convenient for flights to locations such as Tindal and Mataranka.
As you approach Channel Island, you will be able to pick up the very prominent south-easterly branch of Middle Arm, shown here as the left-hand arm in the far distance. This will help you with onwards tracking on VFR Routes 3 and 4.
Keep a good lookout at all times around this waypoint, as it is a well-used reporting point for helicopters as well as fixed-wing aircraft.
The gas plant and power station on Channel Island make it an easily recognisable landmark.
From Channel Island, take up a track of 138 and follow the route to the south-east following Middle Arm, as marked on your VTC, towards Lake Deane.
This track will keep you well clear of traffic using the Emkaytee CTAF, near the Elizabeth River, out to the east. Pilots operating at Emkaytee will be broadcasting on the CTAF 127.1.
Track to Lake Deane. The distinctive rectangular shape makes it an easily identifiable feature.
S 12 51.0 E 131 07.5
Continue tracking overhead Lake Deane and on to Manton Dam. Manton Dam is a very obvious geographical feature to the west of the Stuart Highway, just inside the 30DME airspace step. Do not confuse this with the much larger Darwin River Dam, further west.
Once clear of controlled airspace, monitor Brisbane Centre 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.