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Inbound from the north, tracking via the VFR approach point of Dayboro will help keep you clear of Amberley military airspace to the south-west and Brisbane’s lower-level control zone to the east.
A number of aircraft track to and from Archerfield via Dayboro, so be sure to keep a vigilant lookout for conflicting traffic.
Plan your descent in good time, keeping in mind the high terrain around Somerset Dam and Mt Byron. Note that the airspace step drops sharply from 7500ft to 4500ft at 30 DME Brisbane, then drops down to 3500ft 3nm before Dayboro.
Remember that these airspace steps relate to Brisbane’s class C airspace, and it is vital to remain situationally aware at all times as you navigate underneath these steps.
Tracking south from Dayboro, you must be below 3500ft to avoid the Brisbane CTR above.
Passing Lake Samsonvale you should be below 2500ft. Remain below 2500ft as you pass Samford.
This is a narrow corridor, with the high terrain around Mt Glorious (2310ft and often in cloud) to the west, and the lower CTA step of CLL 1500ft immediately to your left as you track southbound. It is therefore vital that you pay close attention to track and altitude in this area. If unsure of your position, ask for assistance from Brisbane Centre on 125.7.
Remain west of the Enoggera Reservoir as you track southbound en route to the TV towers.
Alt: No lower than 1500ft
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Track west of the TV towers, which are the VFR approach point and your initial reporting point. You must remain west of the towers as traffic outbound will be to the east. After checking the ATIS, contact Archerfield Tower on 123.6 with full inbound details.
Continue tracking 153 degrees and you should be at 1500ft crossing the Brisbane River. Remember to calculate for drift so you don’t penetrate the steep control steps to the north.
You should report at 1500ft overhead the Centenary Bridge on the Brisbane River for your clearance into the class D airspace and a joining instruction.
Be careful not to confuse Centenary Bridge with the Walter Taylor Bridge (formerly known as the Indooroopilly Bridge) which is more to the east of your track and has the railway running alongside. Doing so may lead to infringement of the lower level 1000ft step of the Brisbane CTA and conflict with outbound traffic.
Do not enter the class D control zone without a clearance.
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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.