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    • 09 May 2021 10:00 AM Until 11:15 AM
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      Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight.
      Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
      If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind.
      Distance: 127 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
      Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 100 kias.
      Altitude: Not above 8500 ft unless otherwise noted.
      Flight plan
      File as: YWSL YJBO YLTV YDRN YLOY YBUP YNNG YTDN YTYA
      GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MSFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. This package also includes high resolution charts.
      Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually along roads and rivers. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
      Communications
      Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. During an event, Pilots are requested to tune the CTAF as stated in the flight details. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM CoC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM on 122.800. Pilots should ensure that at least one of their radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF.
      Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment.
       
      Scenery
      Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. Updated X-Plane 11 scenery is available here.
       
      Flight details
      WEST SALE [YWSL] Takeoff
      elev: 93
      rwy: 09/27 asphalt
      rwy: 05/23 14/32 grass (aircraft up to 5700kg)
      CTAF: 118.3

      If East Sale APP (123.3) is active, contact for clearance in the East Sale restricted area before departure.
      Tune DME to East Sale TACAN (ESL 108.1). Not above 1500 ft within 20 DME ESL.

      Watch for military aircraft conducting random high speed manoeuvres. 
        JDANDBOO FIELD [YJBO] T&G - H-339° D-14.5 nm
      elev: 315
      rwy: 09/27 15/33 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        COONGULLA [AU36] T&G - H-240° D-7.21 nm
      elev: 323
      rwy: 11/29 grass
      CTAF: 126.7

      Not above 4000 ft until after Lake Glenmaggie then not above 6000 ft within 50 DME ESL.
        GLENGARRY overfly not above 6000 ft - H-202° D-17 nm
        LATROBE VALLEY [YLTV] T&G - H-210° D-6.9 nm
      elev: 180
      rwy: 03/21 asphalt
      rwy: 09/27 gravel
      CTAF: 126.0
      NDB: LTV 486
        MORWELL overfly not above 6000 ft - visual along the Princes Highway
        MOE overfly not above 6000 ft- visual along the Princes Highway
        TRAFALGAR overly not above 6000 ft - visual along the Princes Highway
        YARRAGON overfly - visual along the Princes Highway
        WARRAGUL overfly - visual along the Princes Highway
        HAMILTON ROAD overfly - H-186° D-2.9 nm
        DROUIN [YDRN] T&G - H-263° D-3.9 nm
      elev: 330
      rwy: 09/27 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        DROUIN TOWN overfly - H-002° D-4.5 nm
        LONGWARRY [YLOY/AU51] T&G - H-283° D-4.3 nm or visual along Longwarry Road
      elev: 153
      rwy: 10/28 grass
      CTAF: 120.0
        BUNYIP [YBUP] T&G - H-337° D-5.9 nm or visual along the Bunyip River
      elev: 275
      rwy: 09/27 grass
      CTAF: 120.0
        NAR NAR GOON [YNNG] T&G - H-235° D-8.9 nm
      elev: 147
      rwy: 10/28 grass
      CTAF: 120.0
        TOORADIN [YTDN] T&G - H-207° D-11.5 nm
      elev: 60
      rwy: 04/22 asphalt
      rwy: 14/32 gravel
      CTAF: 124.2
        TYABB [YTYA] Land - H-243° D-12.1 nm or visual along the coast
      elev: 88
      rwy: 17/35 asphalt
      rwy: 08/26 grass
      CTAF: 128.0 Charts
      Due to image size limitations, only low resolution charts are included below. High resolution charts are included in the GPS flight plan package.


    • 10 May 2021 08:00 AM Until 12:00 PM
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      By far our most popular of all the weekly events, on any given Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC.
      Not to be confused with out Spilled Milk Run Monday events held on the last Monday of every month, pilots can expect ATC services as you fly between Melbourne and Sydney, or any destination in between (Canberra, Albury etc).
      Traffic Levels usually begin to pick up around 0800z and peak between 0900-1030z. 
       
      Routes:
      We recommend the following routes between Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.
      YMML-YSSY: ML DOSEL Y59 RIVET TESAT
      YMML-YSCB: ML DOSEL Y59 ARRAN POLLI CB
      YSSY-YMML: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI Q29 ML
      YSSY-YSCB: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI CB
      YSCB-YMML: CB TANTA Q29 LIZZI ML
      YSCB-YSSY:  CB TANTA W423 CULIN Y59 RIVET TESAT

       
      Controllers:
      Controllers who wish to reserve a position to control during this event are encouraged to apply via https://events.vatpac.org/. After the controller roster is released on Saturday evening, no controllers will be added to the roster. Positions that do not have a nominated controller (i.e. no controller assigned on the position) will remain free for all controllers available on the day to control.
      *Non-Standard positions* will be available for opening depending on traffic levels. They may only be opened once all of the rostered positions are filled. Please see a member of the Board of Directors, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position. Please review the controller NOTAM here for detailed information about which Non-Standard Positions are automatically authorized.
      Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 133.800 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-D_APP* Sydney Director 126.100 SY_DEP* Sydney Departures 123.000       ML_DEL Melbourne Delivery 127.200 ML_GND Melbourne Ground 121.700 ML_TWR Melbourne Tower 120.500 ML_APP Melbourne Approach 132.000 ML_DEP* Melbourne Departures 118.900       CB_GND Canberra Ground 121.700 CB_TWR Canberra Tower 118.700 CB_APP Canberra Approach 124.500       ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-ELW_CTR* Melbourne Centre 123.750  
      Scenery:
      YMML - Melbourne International Airport:
      Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - ISDG (xPlane)
      YSCB - Canberra Airport:
      Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - FlyAwaySimulations (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - tdg (xPlane)
      YSSY - Sydney International Airport:
      Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - ISDG (xPlane)
    • 14 May 2021 10:00 AM Until 11:15 AM
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      Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight.
      Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
      If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind.
      Distance: 126 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
      Aircraft: Any "low and slow" GA aircraft capable of 100 kias.
      Altitude: Remain in class G airspace as far as possible. See waypoint notes and charts below.
      Flight plan
      File as: YBMK SLPT YKSI YBPI GOI YLIN YHYN DCIS YBHM
      GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. This package includes high resolution charts.
      Navigation: Pilots sufficiently familiar with the region may navigate visually. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
      Communications
      Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. During an event, Pilots are requested to tune the CTAF as stated in the flight details. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM CoC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM on 122.800. Pilots should ensure that at least one of their radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF.
      Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment.
       
      Scenery
      Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. X-Plane 11 scenery for Keswick Island (YKSI) is available here.
      Flight details
      Note: some islands not listed below have seaplane lanes and helipads. Seaplanes and helicopters may T&G at pilot's discretion.
      MACKAY [YBMK] Takeoff
      elev: 19
      rwy: 14/32 asphalt
      TWR/CTAF: 124.5
      VOR/DME: MK 112.7
      NDB: MK 308
        SLADE POINT [SLPT] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-010° D-6.8 nm from MK VOR
        KESWICK ISLAND [YKSI] T&G - H-043° D-14.1 nm
      elev: 7
      rwy: 14/32 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.7
        BRAMPTON ISLAND [YBPI] T&G - H-303° D-10.7 nm
      elev: 37
      rwy: 14/32 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.7
        GOLDSMITH ISLAND [GOI] overfly not above 3500 ft - H-307° D-10.2 nm
      ** Inbound reporting point**
      If Hamilton Island TWR (118.7) is active, contact for clearance into the class D airspace to Lindeman Island. Descend as instructed. Confirm with TWR before changing frequency to area CTAF.
      If Hamilton Island TWR is not active, broadcast intentions on CTAF 127.85 overhead Goldsmith Island. 
        LINDEMAN ISLAND [YLIN] T&G - H-328° D-15.1 nm
      elev: 110
      rwy: 14/32 18/36 grass
      CTAF: 127.85

      Not above 1000 ft until abeam Maher Island, or as directed by ATC.
      Not above 2500 ft until abeam Nicholson Island.
        EDWARD ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE overfly not above 8500 ft - H-0238° D-14.2 nm
        DELORAINE ISLAND overfly not above 8500 ft - H-307° D-7.8 nm
        HOOK ISLAND UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY overfly not above 1500 ft - H-262° D-7.1 nm
        PINNACLE POINT LIGHTHOUSE overfly not above 3500 ft - H-360° D-5.8 nm
        HAYMAN ISLAND [YHYN} overfly not above 3500 ft - H-248° D-4.7 nm
      CTAF: 127.85
        DOUBLE CONE ISLAND [DCIS] overly not above 3500 ft - H-262° D-9.5 nm
      ** Inbound reporting point**
      If Hamilton Island TWR (118.7) is active, contact for clearance into the class D airspace. Descend as instructed. Do not proceed past South Molle Island until given circuit instructions.
      If Hamilton Island TWR is not active, broadcast intentions on CTAF 127.85 overhead Double Cone Island. 
        HAMILTON ISLAND [YBHM] Land - H-131° D-20 nm
      elev: 15
      rwy: 14/32 asphalt
      TWR: 118.7
      CTAF (if TWR not active): 127.85 Charts
      Due to image size limitations, only low resolution charts are included below. High resolution charts are included in the GPS flight plan package.


    • 15 May 2021 08:00 AM Until 12:00 PM
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      VATPAC invites you to the next rendition of TMA Turnaround! Whether you prefer a quick city hop, a run to the west or a long haul trip starting with or ending with full ATC, this event is for you!
      Once again, we are putting a spin on the traditional event by staffing up Queensland's two busiest airports. Brisbane International and Gold Coast Airports! These airports provide an essential link to Queensland's regional communities, as well as connecting Queensland with the rest of the Australia and the world! 
       
      Event Details:
      TMA Turnaround is a simple yet engaging event. Get as many aircraft flying into Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coat Airport as possible, shut down and hit the next leg of your journey as quickly as possible as we attempt to flood the TMA area!
       
      Routes:
      VATPAC recommends the following routes for flying into and out of Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports. Pilots are encouraged to fly different routes, domestic and international; and aircraft from a small King Air up to an Airbus A380! The possibilities are endless!
      YBTL - YBBN:
      Route: TL JEMMA W258 LINSU W228 COCKA Y177 SMOKA BN
      YBBN - YBTL:
      Route: BN BIXAD Q67 CAPRI UQ493 PROBO V308 POROB TL
      YBCS- YBBN:
      Route: CS SWIFT Y177 SMOKA BN
      YBBN - YBCS:
      Route: BN BIXAD Q67 UPOLO CS
      YSSY - YBCG:
      Route: SY ENTRA Y245 BANDA Y43 BERNI GOMOL CG
      YBCG- YSSY:
      Route: CG APAGI H91 CORKY H12 BOREE SY

      YMML- YBCG:
      Route: ML NONIX H66 TW Y23 BERNI GOMOL CG
      YBCG- YMML:
      Route: CG APAGI Q53 ISKIM Q923 CANTY H119 ARBEY ML
       
      ATC:
      Controllers who wish to control during this event are encouraged to submit their ATC applications here. Applications will remain open until three days before the event (12MAY21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing.
      Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: BN_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500       CG_GND Gold Coast Ground 121.800 CG_TWR Gold Coast Tower 118.700       BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 CG_APP Brisbane Approach 123.500       BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600  
      Scenery:
      YBBN - Brisbane International Airport:
      Payware - ORBX (P3Dv4+)
      Freeware - Ants (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - CDG (X-Plane)

      YBCG - Gold Coast Airport:
      Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - TDG (X-Plane)
      MISC - Miscellaneous Items:
      Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Recommended by ORBX Airports*
      Payware - Brisbane Landmarks (MSFS)
      Payware - Gold Coast CityScene (FSX/P3D)

      We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://feedback.vatpac.org
    • 16 May 2021 10:00 AM Until 11:15 AM
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      Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight.
      Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
      If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind.
      Distance: 170 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
      Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 150 kias.
      Altitude: Remain in class G airspace as far as possible. See waypoint notes and charts below.
      Flight plan
      File as: YBHM YSHR YHAB YCSV YLAK YTPK WKN YBMK
      GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. This package includes high resolution charts.
      Navigation: Pilots sufficiently familiar with the region may navigate visually. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
      Communications
      Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. During an event, Pilots are requested to tune the CTAF as stated in the flight details. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM CoC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM on 122.800. Pilots should ensure that at least one of their radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF.
      Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment.
       
      Scenery
      Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. Updated X-Plane 11 scenery is available here.
      Flight details
      HAMILTON ISLAND [YBHM] Takeoff
      elev: 15
      rwy: 14/32 asphalt
      TWR: 118.7
      CTAF (if TWR not active): 127.85

      Not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC.
        SHUTE HARBOUR [YSHR] T&G - H-285° D-12 nm
      elev: 40
      rwy: 14/32 asphalt
      CTAF: 127.85

      Not above 3500 ft until abeam Double Bay, then not above 4500 ft.
        HYDEAWAY BAY [YHAB] T&G - H-293° D-20 nm or visual along the coast
      NOTE: The airfield name was officially changed to "Hydeaway Bay" in November 2020 to match the name of the locality, but may still appear as "Hideaway Bay" in simulator databases.
      elev: 56
      rwy: 15/33 grass
      CTAF: 135.5

      Not above 4500 ft until crossing the Bruce Highway, then not above 8500 ft.
        COLLINSVILLE [YCSV] T&G - H-220° D-45 nm
      elev: 591
      rwy: 06/24 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
        LAKESIDE AIRPARK [YLAK] T&G - H-089° D-44 nm
      elev: 175
      rwy: 04/22 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.7

      Not above 4500 ft.

      Tune DME to Mackay VOR/DME (MK 112.7)
      Not above 3500 ft within 22 DME MK.
      Not above 2500 ft within 16 DME MK.
      Not above 1000 ft within 11 DME MK.
        TURTLE PARK [YTPK] T&G - H-140° D-37 nm or visual along the coast
      elev: 120
      rwy: 09/27 grass
      CTAF: 132.05
        WALKERSTON [WKN] overfly not above 1000 ft.
      ** Inbound reporting point **
      If Mackay TWR is active, do not proceed until given circuit instructions.
        MACKAY [YBMK] Land
      elev: 19
      rwy: 14/32 asphalt
      TWR/CTAF: 124.5
      VOR/DME: MK 112.7
      NDB: MK 308 Charts
      Due to image size limitations, only low resolution charts are included below. High resolution charts are included in the GPS flight plan package.



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