VFR flight FARB to FAGM

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VFR flight FARB to FAGM

Unread post by rphillips » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:20 pm

Can anybody out there help with a VFR routing into Rand Airport from the South.
Its been a while since I have flown in the Johannesburg special rules areas and have never been in to Rand.
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Re: VFR flight FARB to FAGM

Unread post by csparksfly » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:56 pm

I too am a bit rusty and maybe too the references I posted:

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JHBSRA.pdf


You should at least look up / note the following things in the vicinity of FAGM:
Buffer Zone
RD
Silver Ball
R59 Highway
6500
5480
118.7
125.8
125.6
125.4
124.4
29/11
35/17
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Re: VFR flight FARB to FAGM

Unread post by rphillips » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:04 am

Thanks a great help
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Re: VFR flight FARB to FAGM

Unread post by Segg » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:35 am

Rand is incredibly accommodating so don't stress too much about it

Joining from the south usually goes

-> Call for joining and landing at or before the NDB RD (currently U/S so use your GPS) - altitude 6500ft
-> You'll be cleared inbound for either a left downwind 29, left base 35, right base 11 or right downwind 17

A lot of people like joining at Silver Ball, however most locals exit the ATZ at Silver Ball (6300ft) and enter at RD (6500ft) just to keep some distance between incoming and outgoing traffic, as 200ft isn't the greatest margin

Keep an eye on your altitude just south of RD, the helicopter GF is from GND to 6500ft, you should see its boundary clearly marked on your GPS
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Re: VFR flight FARB to FAGM

Unread post by csparksfly » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:36 pm

Enjoy your trip - let us know what you experienced.
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