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    09 July 2021 10:00 AM      11:20 AM

    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: 189 nm
    Est Flight Time: approx 80 mins
    Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 150-160 kias.
    Altitude: Remain in class G airspace as far as possible. See waypoint notes below.
    Flight plan
    File as: YSCN MYF WAD NPBR YKAT YRYL YMDG YORG
    GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
    Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to 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 broadcast intentions on the published CTAF. 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 for Rylstone Airpark and Orange is in OzXP.
    Flight details
    CAMDEN [YSCN] Takeoff
    elev: 230
    rwy: 06/24 asphalt
    rwy: 10/28 grass/clay
    TWR/CTAF: 120.1

    Tune DME to Sydney DME (SY 112.1)

    Not above 1800 ft or as directed by ATC until outside Camden CTR.
      MAYFIELD [MYF] overfly not above 4500 ft - H-314° D-3.6 nm
      WARRAGAMBA DAM [WAD] overfly not above 4500 ft - H-328° D-4.3 nm
      NEPEAN BRIDGE [NPBR] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the Nepean River

    After 30 DME SY, aircraft may climb to not above 7500 ft.
      WENTWORTH FALLS LAKE overfly not above 7500 ft - visual along the Great Western Highway.
      KATOOMBA [YKAT] T&G - H-300° D-3.2 nm
    elev: 3280
    rwy: 06/24 10/28 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7
      BLACKHEATH GOLF COURSE overfly not above  8500 ft - visual along the Great Western Highway
      LITHGOW overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the railway (recommended) or Great Western Highway
      PORTLAND CEMENT WORKS overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along Pipers Flat Road
      RYLSTONE AIRPARK [YRYL] T&G - visual along the railway
    elev: 1990
    rwy: 09/27 17/35 grass
    CTAF: 126.7
      MUDGEE [YMDG] T&G - visual along the railway
    elev: 1545
    rwy: 04/22 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 22]
    rwy: 16/34 grass [RH circuit RWY 16]
    CTAF: 126.7
    NDB: MDG 398
      BURRENDONG DAM overfly not above 8500 ft - H-244° D-26 nm
      ORANGE [YORG] Land - visual along the railway
    elev: 3112
    rwy: 11/29 asphalt
    rwy: 04/22 grass
    CTAF: 119.0 Charts


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    • 04 August 2021 10:00 AM Until 11:30 AM
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      This weeks flight 4th August 2021 commences a five leg flight around regional New Zealand in the North Island.
      Leg 1 commences at Kaitaia (NZKT) with destination Kaipara Flats (NZKF) with T&G opportunities as per flight details below.
      Flights suggested and prepared by Peter Smith YMA489
      Scenery Suggested: There is a plethora of scenery available for both X-Plane 11 and MSFS2020 so choice of any addons is left to pilot discretion.
      Aircraft Suggested: Any capable 120/150 kias
      Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC
      Flight Details: LINK
      Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable.
      Flight Plan:(NZ Leg 1)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for .fms and .pln formats

    • 06 August 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: 132 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
      Aircraft: Any "low and slow" aircraft capable of 100-110 kias.
      Altitude: Remain in class G airspace after leaving Cairns CTR. See waypoint notes below.
      Flight plan
      File as: YBCS YKS BUCP WAT PTD YWGA YCBY YBMD EDOR YCKN
      GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
      Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to 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 broadcast intentions on the published CTAF. 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
      CAIRNS [YBCS] Takeoff
      elev: 10
      rwy: 15/33 asphalt
      TWR: 124.9
      VOR/DME: CS 113.0
      NDB: CS 364
      If there is no ATC, use UNICOM 122.8. There is no CTAF for Cairns.

      Tune DME to Cairns VOR/DME.
        YORKEY'S KNOB [YKS] overfly not above 1500 ft - visual along the coast
        BUCHAN POINT [BUCP] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along the coast

      After 12 DME CS, aircraft may climb to not above 2500 ft
        WANGETTI [WAT] overfly not above 2500 ft - visual along the coast

      After 22 DME CS, aircraft may climb to not above 4500 ft
        PORT DOUGLAS [PTD] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the coast
        COOYA BEACH overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the coast
        WONGA BEACH [YWHA] T&G - visual along the coast
      elev: 22
      rwy: 03/21 grass
      CTAF: 121.2

      After 36 DME CS, aircraft may climb to not above 6500 ft
        CAPE KIMBERLY overfly not above 6500 ft - visual along the coast
        DAINTREE [YCBY] T&G - visual along the coast (Airfield may be called Cow Bay in some simulator databases.)
      elev: 41
      rwy: 02/20 grass
      CTAF: 121.2
        CAPE TRIBULATION overfly not above 6500 ft - visual along the coast

      After 50 DME CS, aircraft may climb to not above 8500 ft
        BLOOMFIELD FALLS overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast and Bloomfield River
        BLOOMFIELD RIVER [YBMD] T&G - visual along the Bloomfield Track
      elev: 10
      rwy: 12/30 asphalt [RWY 30 not available for takeoff/T&G due terrain]
      CTAF: 126.7
        ENDEAVOUR REEF [EDOR] overfly not above 8500 ft - in GPS flight plan, otherwise visual along the coast to Obree Point

      Endeavour Reef is where James Cook's Endeavour ran aground in 1770.
        OBREE POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
        FORSBERG POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
        ARCHER POINT LIGHTHOUSE - overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
        GRAVE POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
        COOKTOWN LIGHTHOUSE overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
        COOKTOWN [YCKN] Land - visual along the Endeavour River
      elev: 26
      rwy: 11/29 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.7 Charts


    • 06 August 2021 07:00 AM Until 10:00 AM
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      August brings us back to Perth, and to the WA region of Gascoyne for FIFO Friday! Here you'll find a bit of everything, from fishing, to mining, and even tourism as the region is home to the iconic pink lake at Hutt Lagoon, as well as the idyllic Kalbarri National Park.  With an area extending from Gerladton to Exmouth, there's definitely no shortage of stunning scenery in Gascoyne!
      Join us between 0700z and 1000z (5pm-8pm AEST : 3pm-6pm AWST) on August 6th to experience the Gascoyne region for yourself. We aim to have a fully staffed Perth TMA (YPPH), as well as enroute coverage for the entire region. Regardless of aircraft type, we welcome you to the Gascoyne region of Western Australia this August!
       
      Routes: 
      The below map highlights some of the most popular routes which can be flown in this region: 

      Other important airports in the region include: Plutonic (YPLU), Jundee (YJUN), and Dalgaranga Mine (YDGA)
      With ATC covering the entire region, pilots are free to fly in whichever direction and between whichever airports they choose. For the more popular airport pairs, we recommend the following routings:
      YPPH - YGEL:
      PH Y15 AVNEX H16 GEL
      YPPH - YSHK:
      PH Q17 ONGAR W14 GEL 
      YPPH - YCAR:
      PH Q17 ONGAR W14 CAR
      YPPH - YPLM:
      PH Y15 AVNEX H16 LM
      YPPH - YMEK: 
      PH Z19 WIRAL V17 MEK
      YPPH - YWLU:
      PH Z19 NORIC Z61 WLU
      YPPH - YMNE:
      PH Y31 MANIG Y18 SUGAB
      YPPH - YLST:
      PH Y31 MANIG Y18 LST
      YPPH - YLEO:
      PH Z19 RAVON Z87 ROSMO Z23 KATCM Z83 YOKRA Y69 LEO
       
      Special Procedures:
      Gascoyne is home to a whole array of magnificent regional airfields for you to explore. Being too small for full control services, OCTA services will be provided by enroute controllers to assist you. Below is a guide to help you with these servies:
      Departure:
      Taxi Call:
      The taxi call informs ATC of your intentions and that you are taxiing at your respective airfield. In response, centre will provide you with a traffic statement and a squawk code. 
      Example:
      SKP71: "Brisbane Centre, IFR Dash 8, SKYTRANS 71 taxies runway 14 at Pormpuraaw for Cairns"
      BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS78, no reported IFR traffic, squawk 4782"
      SKP71: "Squawk 4782, SKYTRANS 71"
      Departure Call:
      Once you have departed, the departure call allows ATC to identify you and to provide you with your airways clearance to your destination. 
      Example:
      SKP71: "Centre, SKYTRANS 71 departure"
      BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, centre"
      SKP71: "SKYTRANS 71 departed Pormpuraaw at time 49, tracking direct MASHA, passing 4500 for FL190, estimating MASHA at time :02"
      BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climb FL190"
      SKP71: "Cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climbing to FL190, SKYTRANS 71"
      Arrival:
      Descent:
      As you approach your destination, the centre controller will advise you that you are cleared to leave controlled airspace on your descent. They will provide you with a clearance, traffic statement, and the local QNH. 
      Example:
      BN-ARA_CTR: SKYRANS 53, leave control area descending, no reported IFR traffic, area QNH 1015"
      Termination of SARWATCH: 
      Once you have arrived at your destination, inform centre that you have landed and expect them to respond with a termination of your SARWATCH. 
      Example:
      SKP53: "Centre, SKYTRANS 53 landed Aurukun, time 38; cancel SARWATCH"
      BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 53, Aurukun SARWATCH terminated, time 38"
      Communication with Other Aircraft:
      When you are not in communication with the overlying enroute controller, you must announce you intentions on UNICOM (122.800), as well as monitoring and using the local CTAF frequency for traffic in the vicinity. 
      For more information, see here:
      https://vatpac.org/help/tutorials/ctaf-unicom-and-vhf2-monitoring/ 
       
      ATC:
      FIFO Fridays are rostered events and applications can be filed via the events website: https://events.vatpac.org/
      Only standard positions are rostered during FIFO Fridays, with non-standard positions only becoming available according to traffic levels, and only with the approval of a Senior Staff Member or C3 Controller. As such, the following positions will be rostered during this event:
      Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: PH_DEL Perth Delivery 118.550 PH_GND Perth Ground  121.700 PH_TWR Perth Tower 127.400 PH_APP Perth Approach 123.600  
      ML-ORE_CTR         Melbourne Centre 127.000 ML-ESP_CTR     Melbourne Centre 123.950  
      Scenery:
      YPPH – Perth, WA
      Payware – MFSG (P3D / FSX)
      Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX)
      Payware - Axonos (X-Plane)
      Freeware – OpenSceneryX (X-Plane)
      YSHK - Shark Bay, WA
      Freeware - Frank Salter (P3D / FSX)
      YCAR - Carnarvon, WA
      Freeware - Uwe Schweitzer (P3D / FSX)
      Freeware - Regional Designs (X-Plane)
      YWLU - Wiluna, WA
      Freeware - OZx (P3D / FSX)
      Freeware - Marten Weber (P3D / FSX)
      YGEL - Geraldton, WA
      Freeware - Nightflyer256 (X-Plane)
      Miscellaneous
      Paywayre - ORBX Australia V2
      Payware - ORBX Global
    • 08 August 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: 185 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
      Aircraft: Beechcraft Baron or similar aircraft capable of 150-160 kias.
      Altitude: Remain in class G airspace until Cairns CTR. See waypoint notes below.
      Flight plan
      File as: YCKN YHEL YLND YPAL YMDW YBYN YYAK YMBA YATN GOV ASUTR YBCS
      GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
      Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to 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 broadcast intentions on the published CTAF. 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
      COOKTOWN [YCKN] Takeoff
      elev: 26
      rwy: 11/29 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.7
        HELENVALE [YHEL] T&G - visual along the Mulligan Highway not above 8500 ft
      elev: 460
      rwy: 10/28 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        LAKELAND DOWNS [YLND] T&G - visual along the Mulligan Highway not above 8500 ft
      elev: 460
      rwy: 16/34 dirt
      CTAF: 121.2
        PALMER RIVER [YPAL] T&G - visual along the Mulligan Highway not above 8500 ft
      elev: 1383
      rwy: 10/28 dirt
      CTAF: 121.2
        MAITLAND DOWNS [YMDW] T&G - visual along the Mulligan Highway not above 8500 ft
      elev: 1994
      rwy: 11/29 dirt
      CTAF: 121.2

      Tune DME to Cairns VOR/DME (CS 113.0)

      Not above 6500 ft within 50 DME CS
      Not above 4500 ft within 36 DME CS
        BROOKLYN [YBYN] T&G - visual along the Mulligan Highway
      elev: 1168
      rwy: 13/31 dirt
      CTAF: 122.8
        YALKULKA [YYAK] T&G - visual along the Mulligan Highway
      elev: 1270
      rwy: 18/36 asphalt
      CTAF: 122.8
        MAREEBA GOLF COURSE overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the Mulligan Highway
        MAREEBA [YMBA] T&G - visual along the Mulligan Highway
      elev: 1564
      rwy: 10/28 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.7
        ATHERTON [YATN] T&G - visual along the Kennedy Highway
      elev: 1564
      rwy: 15/33 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        GORDONVALE [GOV] overfly not above 2500 ft - visual along the Gillies Highway
      *** Inbound reporting point ***
      Contact Cairns TWR if active.
      If there is no ATC, broadcast intentions on UNICOM 122.8. There is no CTAF for Cairns.
        GREENHILL overfly not above 1500 ft - H-038° D-3.9 nm
      If ATC is active, do not proceed until given circuit instructions.
        TIMBERTOP overfly not above 1500 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along Yarabah Road
        ABEAM SUGAR TERMINAL [ASUTR] not above 1500 ft - visual towards Cairns Harbour or as directed by ATC
        CAIRNS [YBCS] Land - as directed by ATC
      elev: 10
      rwy: 15/33 asphalt
      TWR: 124.9
      VOR/DME: CS 113.0
      NDB: CS 364 Charts


    • 09 August 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)
       
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