[jhb_airlines] Re: Clearances

  • From: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Dodds)
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 14:56 +0100 (BST)

The normal VFR route west of Liverpool is to aim for West Kirby, 
just SW of WAL, and to keep the shoreline on your right to avoid 
controlled airspace. You head from West Kirby to just west of 
Seaforth, then up the coast again, but this time, put the 
shoreline on your LEFT. You must also remain below 2000 feet to 
stay below Airway L975 on that leg.  After seaforth you can 
climb. But watch out for Woodvale.  Liverpool usually advises you 
call them as you reach Seaforth.  You can then go round their CTZ 
or over it if above 2000 feet.

The reason for "just west of Seaforth" is to avoid mixing with 
other traffic inbound to Liverpool who will have been told to 
"Enter the zone at Seaforth not above one thousand five hundred 
feet".

The reason for putting the coast on your left northbound to 
Blackpool, is that southbound traffic following the coast will be 
over the sea. (It is known as the "left hand rule".  "VFR traffic 
following a line feature should keep it on their left".

I hope this isn't teaching Granny to suck eggs <g>.

Peter

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