This is a good route to take southbound on a fine day. Depart off RWY 15 southbound. If going via Mulgrave Valley, maintain the same track over the city at 1500ft, or as directed by ATC.
Approaching Admiralty Island, tracking south
Keep a good lookout as you track towards Green Hill (small hill in centre of valley) and maintain altitude as directed by ATC.
When tracking south via this route, be aware of the potential for active parachute operations in Danger Area 762, out to the west of your track, en route to Green Hill. There is also a flying training area for students practising forced landings, so keep a good lookout and, if unsure, make an all-stations general traffic call on 126.1.
Once south of Green Hill you can start to climb to not above 2500ft to keep you outside class C airspace.
Watch that you do not confuse the valleys as it is easy to pick the wrong one, particularly if the weather is marginal. Two of the valleys to the right of your track (either side of Walshs Pyramid) are dead ends. Ensure you stay within Mulgrave Valley, the most eastern, widest valley.
Continuing south, you will pass Walshs Pyramid on your right. Follow the Mulgrave River located between the Thompson Range and Mt Toressa and Bellenden Ker. One of Queensland’s highest mountains, Bellenden Ker’s centre peak is 5322ft, with a 328ft tower on top.
As you track south, be aware of possible northbound traffic around the VFR approach point of Babinda.
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.