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VFR Route 1 to the north gives you a convenient island-hopping route to Bathurst and Melville Islands, should you not wish to fly direct over water.
The main duty runway is RWY 11/29 at Darwin. Follow ATC instructions for departure.
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.
VFR Route 1 begins at Lee Point, as shown on the Darwin VTC. A track of 059 from Lee Point, over water, takes you to the new VFR 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 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.
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 left at Jackos Junction and follow a track of 345 northbound.
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Follow the route as marked on your VTC, past Gunn Point and remaining west of the Vernon Island group en route to Cape Gambier. You will pass abeam the lighthouse just off the western tip of North-West Vernon Island.
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VFR Route 1 ends at Cape Gambier, at the southern tip of Melville Island.
The level at which you are flying will determine how far along this route you are before leaving controlled airspace. Once you are 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.