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19 February 2021 09:30 AM 10:45 AMFlying over Logan City, northern Gold Coast, Moreton Bay Islands and Sunshine Coast using the Moreton Bay coastal VFR route.
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: 152 nm
Est Flight Time: approx 75mins
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 to 130 kias.
Altitude: Remain in class G airspace after leaving Archerfield CTR. See waypoint notes below.
File as: YBAF YSPT YCDR RIT YNA CORO YGYM
GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually using the described landmarks. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
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.
Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot.
ARCHERFIELD [YBAF] Takeoff
elev : 65
rwy : 10L/28R 10R/28L asphalt
rwy: 04L/22R 04R/22L grass
MOUNT LINDESAY HIGHWAY overfly not above 1500 ft - H-135°.
LOGAN MOTORWAY overfly not above 2000 ft - H-135° D-3.8 nm
LOGAN RIVER overfly not above 2500 ft - H131° D-3.6 nm
LOGAN RESERVE [AU75] T&G (may not appear in all scenery)
rwy: 06/24 grass [NOTE: rwy 08/26 has been decommissioned]
ALBERT RIVER overfly not above 3500 ft - H-133° D-5.8 nm (Bearing and distance from Logan River. Position is adjacent to Logan Reserve airfield.)
OXENFORD QUARRY overfly not above 3500 ft - H-133° D-9.1 nm
SOUTHPORT [YSPT] T&G - H-090° D-4.5 nm
rwy: 01/19 grass
CTAF: 119.0 (remain on 119.0 until abeam Couran Cove Resort marina and watch for helicopter operations at the resort)
ABEAM COURAN COVE RESORT MARINA - enter coastal VFR route on the east coast of South Stradbroke Island not above 3500 ft - H-018° D6.6 nm.
Turn landing and taxi lights on.
Monitor BN_APP on 124.7 if active. Pilot may "request flight following" from BN_APP if desired - report altitude, position at South Stradbroke Island and intention to transit coastal VFR route northbound to Caloundra.
SOUTH STRADBROKE ISLAND - visual along east coast, not above 3500 ft.
NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND - visual along east coast, not above 3500 ft.
MORETON ISLAND - visual along east coast, not above 3500 ft.
When crossing the water between Moreton Island and Bribie Island, watch for aircraft approaching Brisbane rwy 19L/R or departing Brisbane rwy 01L/R.
BRIBIE ISLAND - visual along east coast. Landing and taxi lights may be turned off.
Not above 3500 ft until 22 DME BN VOR (113.2),
Not above 4500 ft until 30 DME BN.
If flight following was requested, continue monitoring BN_APP until instructed.
CALOUNDRA [YCDR] T&G
rwy: 05/23 12/30 asphalt
RING TANK [RIT] overfly not above 7500 ft - H-335° D-3.1 nm
BRUCE HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE overfly not above 7500 ft - H-293° D-3.1 nm
BRUCE HIGHWAY - visual west of the highway not above 7500 ft.
YANDINA [YNA] - overfly not above 1500 ft.
BRUCE HIGHWAY - visual west of the highway
Not above 1500 ft until 12 DME SU VOR (114.2)
Not above 2500 ft until 16 DME SU.
COOROY [CORO] - visual west of the highway
Not above 2500 ft until 16 DME SU.
Not above 3500 ft until 20 DME SU.
Not above 4500 ft until 25 DME SU.
Not above 6500 ft until 30 DME SU.
GYMPIE [YGYM] Land - visual along the Bruce Highway.
rwy: 14/32 asphalt
rwy: 03/21 grass
Due to image size limitations, only low resolution charts are included below. High resolution charts are available from these links:
Chart 1 - Archerfield to North Stradbroke Island Chart 2 - North Stradbroke Island to Nambour Chart 3 - Nambour to Gympie
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