WINSFORD FLASH - This body of water is regularly populated with sailing boats. It is orientated in a northwest-southeast direction and lies just inside the Manchester Low Level Route.
Immediately to the north is the fairly large town of Winsford. This town is home to a number of shopping complexes and industrial estates.
Immediately to the east is Winsford Industrial Estate. This complex sits on the eastern side of a north-south railway line which runs from Crewe to Liverpool. This railway line runs parallel with the boundary of the Low Level Route in the area of Winsford. Even further east is the town of Middlewich.
To the west is a group of towns made up of Church Hill and School Hill. These towns surround the western side of Winsford Flash The A54 routes away from Winsford Flash towards the west. The headquarters of the Cheshire Constabulary are situated along this road on the far western edge of the urban area.
To the south is open farmland and fields.
BASE OF CONTROLLED AIRSPACE - 1300ft Manchester QNH*.
HELPFUL HINT - This VRP is situated in the Manchester Low Level Route. If routing via the Low Level Route it is a requirement that you monitor Manchester Radar on 118.580 and, if transponder equipped, squawk their Frequency Monitoring Code unless you have previously been allocated another squawk code by Manchester ATC. If not transponder equipped, pilots may still use the Low Level Route as long as they are monitoring Manchester Radar.
*The Manchester Low Level Route is still part of the Manchester CTR and is Class D airspace from SFC- 3500 however aircraft and helicopters may operate within the Low Level Route without an ATC clearance subject to the criteria detailed in the Manchester AIP.