When flying from Devonport via West Gap, you will need at least a 3000ft cloud base as there is high terrain in the West Gap area. Keep a good lookout and listening watch on Melbourne Centre 120.7 for RPT traffic using this route.
The track from Devonport to West Gap is over fairly featureless terrain. Approaching West Gap, follow Frankford Road between the two hills and you will see a large quarry, which is a good marker.
Request your clearance at West Gap, maintaining your track using the Launceston 290 VOR radial to assist your visual navigation (if trained to do so).
Around the 16 DME Launceston step (or 16nm by GPS), you will spot a large factory just to the north side of Westbury, which should be to the south of your track.
Alt: As cleared by ATC
Once abeam the factory you should be able to see Trevallyn Dam and Trevallyn Lake ahead. There is some high terrain to the north-west and cloud does tend to build up in this area.
If the weather is poor, you may need to consider an alternate route, tracking down the Tamar River. In this case, follow the coast from Devonport to West Head and turn to follow the river southbound.
Caution: There are two high radio masts (515ft AMSL) at Kelso on the western shore near the mouth of the Tamar.
Ensure you listen to the Launceston ATIS and request your clearance from Launceston Tower in plenty of time before reaching the control zone boundary. Follow ATC instructions for joining the circuit at Launceston.
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.