If you are tracking south via Balaklava, make sure you do not mistake Balaklava for Owen. Balaklava is slightly larger and has a race track and a heli pad.
An area to particularly note is restricted area R265B, which has a lower limit of 3500ft, so if you are tracking in the Balaklava area, you will need to be not above this altitude. A mistake could mean that you penetrate Edinburgh restricted areas R265A, R234 and R255 to the south.
Also avoid the military restricted areas at Port Wakefield, which are usually active.
Inbound from the northwest, you are required to track within an access lane close to the coast, between military restricted airspace and below Adelaide controlled airspace.
Track for the inbound approach point of Dublin. Monitor Melbourne Centre 118.95 until 36 DME Adelaide, and then switch to Adelaide Centre 130.45.
Alt: Not above 4500ft
Stay to the east of the four-lane Princes Highway as you track southbound towards the township of Dublin. Be careful not to follow the road past Dublin or you will penetrate Edinburgh restricted airspace, further to the east, which has areas activated continuously, and by NOTAM.
S 34 27.3 E 138.21.0
The VFR route starts at Dublin and you will need to be not above 4500ft to remain OCTA.
Further south, and out to the east, is the Lower Light airfield, which conducts regular parachute drops, and is an area to be avoided. If you have two radios you should monitor Adelaide Approach on 124.2 for parachuting calls. Navigation assistance can also be requested and received on this frequency.
Track 166 degrees magnetic to pass abeam the Aerial Farm and establish yourself over water near the river mouth.
To remain clear of CTA, you will need to descend to be not above 1500ft by River Mouth. This is also the entry altitude for Parafield.
Remain over water and pass Middle Beach southbound tracking 145 degrees magnetic until you reach the VFR approach point of Outer Harbor.
Approaching Outer Harbor you will pass abeam restricted area R298, a high-pressure gas venting area up to 1500ft.
There are some prominent cranes at Outer Harbor to help with identifying the reporting point.
At Outer Harbor contact Parafield Tower on 118.7 for clearance.
Alt: As directed by ATC
Be careful when tracking to Parafield as it is easy to confuse it with Edinburgh aerodrome, a few miles to the north. Remain well to the south of the Bolivar strobe, which is sometimes hard to see. Parafield is surrounded by built-up areas and has hills in the background. You should see the white velodrome on the south-east boundary of the Parafield control zone.
Do not enter the Class D airspace without a clearance. Follow ATC instructions for joining the circuit.
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.