If you have elected to arrive coastal via Cape Grafton, contact Approach early, as once again, terrain prevents ATC from seeing you on radar as you fly up the coast. Watch your height with regard to the control steps and request your clearance as early as possible before the step.
Traffic arriving coastal via Cape Grafton may be held due to departing jet traffic. In this case you will usually be requested to orbit at Cape Grafton or Mission Bay below 1500ft.
It is not uncommon for inbound aircraft approaching False Cape at 1500ft to miss the class C airspace boundary at Yarrabah, particularly at low altitudes. A departing, heavy, slow-turning jet aircraft will fly quite close to False Cape and it is important for you to maintain separation. Clearances via Rocky Island or Cape Grafton will quite often have a clearance limit of False Cape and you must not proceed past False Cape until cleared.
Arriving from the south, if RWY 33 is in use, it is likely you will receive a straight in approach over the city.
No taxi clearance required. Monitor Ground on 121.7MHz.
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.