Inbound from the south, use the prominent Mount Lindesay Highway as a north-south line feature which conveniently tracks virtually up the centre of the wide valley that lies between the two significant ranges on either side.
Follow the highway north to the VFR approach point of Park Ridge water tower. Look out for the strobe there which will help you identify it. (Caution: The strobe on top of the Park Ridge water tower may be unserviceable.)
Alt: No lower than 1500ft
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Contact Archerfield Tower on 118.1 at 1500ft at Park Ridge water tower.
A track of 335 degrees will then take you direct to Archerfield.
Pilot: “Archer Tower, (call sign), (type), Park Ridge water tower, 1500, inbound, received (ATIS).”
ATC: “(call sign), Archer Tower.”
Remain east of the railway line until you cross the Logan Motorway. This will keep you out of restricted area R633 at Greenbank. The Logan Motorway is a mandatory inbound reporting point.
Be careful not to confuse the Logan Motorway with the minor parallel road (Johnson Road) one mile to the south. The motorway is more prominent and has power lines running alongside it (on the southern side).
Report over the motorway at 1500ft for clearance to enter the class D airspace, and you can expect to be given a joining instruction. If you have not received your clearance, do not proceed past the motorway.
You can commence your descent from 1500ft as soon as you have crossed the zone boundary, unless ATC has requested you to maintain a particular altitude, in which case you cannot start descending until you have been issued with a subsequent instruction to make a ‘visual approach’.
No taxi clearance required. Monitor Ground on 119.9MHz.
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.