Remain on the Archerfield Tower frequency as you depart the zone and climb to 1000ft until you have crossed the Walter Taylor Bridge (formerly known as the Indooroopilly Bridge). Do not confuse this with the Centenary Bridge, about 2nm to the south-west.
(The Walter Taylor Bridge is distinctively the older of the two bridges so, when you are outbound, remember ‘Old’ for ‘Out’. It may help!)
Note that this bridge has a railway line crossing the river alongside the road bridge.
Once you have departed the zone, monitor Brisbane Centre on 125.7. If you have two radios, keep monitoring Archerfield Tower for inbound traffic information.
Track east of the TV towers and climb to not above 1500ft.
Remain to the east and within 1nm of Mt Coot-tha to remain clear of Brisbane control zone to your east. If you do not, you will be too close to the 7nm step and could potentially infringe the airspace.
Note that the southern half of the 7nm arc on the VTC is measured from the threshold of Brisbane’s RWY 01, and not from the VOR/DME or aerodrome reference point, which is the usual airport reference point used by your GPS. This could lead to your reliance on possibly misleading information via your GPS in an effort to avoid controlled airspace.
Further out, on the outer CTA steps, note that the arcs are measured from the DME point. It is therefore important to be geographically aware of your position at all times.
If continuing north, you must remain below 1500ft in this narrow corridor. It is a good idea to fly not above 1400ft to give yourself an extra buffer below the CLL step of 1500.
Use the dam wall on the eastern edge of Lake Samsonvale as an aiming point, rather than the built-up area of Petrie itself and this will help with horizontal separation from the 7nm CTA step east of Enoggera.
If tracking for Redcliffe Aerodrome, be aware that the base of CTA in this area is 1000ft to the east.
To the east of Petrie, note danger area D629 which is a potentially busy chunk of airspace covering the Caloundra/Caboolture CTAF and the Redcliffe CTAF. Petrie has a paper mill on its eastern edge.
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.