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Old 28th April 2009, 09:36 AM
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Post Australian Airspace - Radar Coverage

I was surprised to discover how little of the airspace allocated to Australia by ICAO is actually monitored by radar. 11% of the Earth’s surface is allocated to Australia for airspace management but very little of that (the shaded area on the linked map) has radar coverage. Should that be a concern, or is there military and/or defence coverage outside what the map depicts?

The map also shows the division of responsibility between the Brisbane and Melbourne Flight Information Regions as they are called. Can someone on the Board advise exactly where the Brisbane/Melbourne dividing line crosses the East Coast as I can't access the AIP to get the co-ordinates.
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