Flight from dirt strip in the Northwest to Kroon

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Flight from dirt strip in the Northwest to Kroon

Postby SAwonderer » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:56 pm

Hi Guys.

At the beginning of next month I need to fly my trike from Melorani wildlife preserve in the Northwest to Kroon airfield, to have the annual inspection done. I fly an Aquilla 582. I put the route into vfr planner as a straight line and it seems to be pretty simple, not changing radio frequency much (the only change being Aeroden/Aviators paradise, unless I skirt it). Can you guys please have a look and see if there is anything to be on the look out for and any tips or advice?

Thanks very much.

Brad
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Re: Flight from dirt strip in the Northwest to Kroon

Postby John.com » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:44 pm

SAwonderer wrote:Hi Guys.

At the beginning of next month I need to fly my trike from Melorani wildlife preserve in the Northwest to Kroon airfield, to have the annual inspection done. I fly an Aquilla 582. I put the route into vfr planner as a straight line and it seems to be pretty simple, not changing radio frequency much (the only change being Aeroden/Aviators paradise, unless I skirt it). Can you guys please have a look and see if there is anything to be on the look out for and any tips or advice?

Thanks very much.

Brad
Hi Brad,

Sure, please provide a link to your plan.

Cheers,

John
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Re: Flight from dirt strip in the Northwest to Kroon

Postby SAwonderer » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:22 am

Thanks John.

First time I have used VFR planner so I hope you will be able access the link

http://www.vfrplanner.org/app/nav/vfrpl ... 6467793341
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Re: Flight from dirt strip in the Northwest to Kroon

Postby Dish » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:24 pm

(the only change being Aeroden/Aviators paradise, unless I skirt it).

There shouldn't be any change for either of those and nor for kroon. Theyre all on 124.8 ?/
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Re: Flight from dirt strip in the Northwest to Kroon

Postby John.com » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:25 pm

SAwonderer wrote:Thanks John.

First time I have used VFR planner so I hope you will be able access the link

http://www.vfrplanner.org/app/nav/vfrpl ... 6467793341
Yes, perfect! Your flight plan looks fine. 124.800 all the way!

Remember, Kroon circuits are both AWAY from the mountain!

For your interest, I am including some reporting points and ADs in the area (kmz files for Google Earth) which you can report your position from once in the area, remembering that this area north of the Magaliesberg mountains is fairly active insofar as training goes!

Safe flying, John
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Re: Flight from dirt strip in the Northwest to Kroon

Postby SAwonderer » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:29 am

Thanks for all the help guys. Thanks Dish for the tip, wasn't sure if they had local frequencies. 124.8 all the way vhpy

Thanks John, I appreciate the Points of interest.

Bye for now
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Re: Flight from dirt strip in the Northwest to Kroon

Postby John.com » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:13 am

SAwonderer wrote:Thanks for all the help guys. Thanks Dish for the tip, wasn't sure if they had local frequencies. 124.8 all the way vhpy

Thanks John, I appreciate the Points of interest.

Bye for now
My pleasure, glad to be of help!

One final note, the last few miles (about 5-6 miles, looking at your routing) flying into Kroon are in Johannesburg Special Rules WEST, so frequency 125.800. So although a very short hop, you should be reporting when transitioning into JSRW, then reverting back to 124.800 for your approach into Kroon.

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