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    03 September 2021 10:00 AM      11:15 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: 202 nm
    Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
    Aircraft: Beechcraft Baron or similar aircraft capable of 150-160 kias.
    Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 3500 ft.
    Flight plan
    File as: YROM YINJ YWBB YTOL YFRS YTAP YAUA YBCV
    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
    ROMA [YROM] Takeoff
    elev: 1027
    rwy: 18/36 asphalt
    rwy: 09/27 grass/clay
    CTAF: 126.95
      INJUNE [YINJ] T&G - visual along the Carnarvon Highway
    elev: 1325
    rwy: 14/32 asphalt
    CTAF: 126.7
      WOMBLEBANK HOMESTEAD [YWBB] T&G - visual along Womblebank Gap Road
    elev: 1670
    rwy: 14/32 grass
    CTAF: 126.7
      TOOLOOMBILLA HOMESTEAD [YTOL] T&G - visual along Mount Moffatt Road
    elev: 1540
    rwy: 01/19 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7
      FOREST VALE  [YFRS] T&G - visual along Mount Moffatt Road
    elev: 1318
    rwy: 01/19 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7
      TAYLORS PLAINS  [YTAP] T&G - visual along Redford Forestvale Road and Hoganthulla Road
    elev: 1318
    rwy: 16/34  dirt
    CTAF: 126.7
      AUGATHALLA [YAUA] T&G - visual along Mount Talbor Road
    elev: 1318
    rwy: 02/20 08/26 14/32 dirt
    CTAF: 124.8
      CHARLEVILLE [YBCV] Land - visual along the Mitchell Highway
    elev: 66
    rwy: 12/30 18/36 asphalt
    CTAF: 126.7 [Callsign is "South West Air Base".] Chart

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    • 20 October 2021 09:30 AM Until 11:00 AM
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      This Weeks Flight on 20th October 2021 at 8.30pm AEDT is a flight in Alaska from Unalakleet (PAUN) to Nome (PAOM). Some may be familiar with a TV series “Flying Wild Alaska” which was shown on Discovery Channel nearly ten years ago and featured the Tweto family who used to operate out of Unalakleet. We will be doing some T&G's at fields that were serviced by Era Alaska.
      If simulation allows try winter conditions.
      Flight suggested by Dan McKee YMA555
      Scenery Suggested: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. However the author uses MSFS2020 for these flights and provides links to MSFS scenery hereunder. Most addon airfields are quite small downloads. Also all scenery so far that has not been verified for updates do work fine in latest update.
      Unalakleet PAUN         this will be required as the field is not currently in MSFS2020
      Shaktoolit PFSH          this will be required as the field is not currently in MSFS2020
      Koyuk PAKK    
      Golovin PAGL
      Aircraft Suggested: Capable of 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:(Unalakleet to Nome)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11


       
    • 22 October 2021 09:30 AM Until 10:45 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: 122 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 75 min
      Aircraft: Any "low and slow" aircraft capable of 100 kias.
      Altitude: Not above FL125 Swan Hill to Echuca, not above 8500 ft Echuca to Bendigo. Suggested 2000 ft.
      Flight plan

      File as: YSWH YKER YCOH YGBW YTRB YECH YELM YAVM YBDG
      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 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
      SWAN HILL [YSWH] Takeoff
      elev: 234
      rwy: 08/26 asphalt
      rwy: 04/22 gravel
      CTAF: 119.1
      NDB: SWH 407

      If not making any T&G between Swan Hill and Echuca, an alternative route is to follow the Murray River.
        LAKE BOGA overfly - visual along the Murray Valley Highway
      Lake Boga was an RAAF flying boat base from 1942 to 1947.
        KERANG [YKER] T&G - visual along the Murray Valley Highway
      elev: 255
      rwy: 14/32 asphalt
      rwy: 05/23 gravel
      CTAF: 126.7
        COHUNA [YCOH] T&G - visual along the Murray Valley Highway
      elev: 255
      rwy: 15/33 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.7
        GUNBOWER [YGBW] T&G - visual along the Murray Valley Highway
      elev: 287
      rwy: 14/32 dirt/grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        TORRUMBURRY [YTBR] T&G - visual along the Murray Valley Highway
      elev: 304
      rwy: 18/36 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        ECHUCA [YECH] T&G - visual along the Murray Valley Highway
      elev: 323
      rwy: 17/35 asphalt
      rwy: 05/23 gravel
      CTAF: 119.1
        ROCHESTER overfly - visual along the Northern Highway
        ELMORE [YELM] T&G - visual along the Northern Highway
      elev: 419
      rwy: 02/20 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        AVONMORE [YAVM] T&G - visual along the Northern Highway
      elev: 449
      rwy: 15/33 grass
      CTAF: 126.7

      HUNTLEY OVAL overfly - visual along the Northern Highway
        BENDIGO [YBDG] Land - visual along the Northern Highway
      elev: 710
      rwy: 05/23 17/35 asphalt
      CTAF: 119. Chart

       
    • 24 October 2021 09:30 AM Until 10:45 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: 142 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 75 min
      Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110-120 kias.
      Altitude: Not above 8500 ft Bendigo to Wedderburn, not above FL125 Wedderburn to Swan Hill. Suggested 2000 ft.
      Flight plan

      File as: YBDG YBGR YCHL YWYF YSLK YSWH
      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 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
      BENDIGO [YBDG] Takeoff
      elev: 710
      rwy: 05/23 17/35 asphalt
      CTAF: 119.
        SPECIMEN HILL RESERVOIR overfly - H-239° D-4.4 nm
        MARONG RACECOURSE overfly - visual along the Calder Highway
        BRIDGEWATER [YBGR] T&G - visual along the Calder Highway
      elev: 500
      rwy: 09/27 17/35 grass
      CTAF: 119.3
        INGLEWOOD GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along the Calder Highway
        WEDDERBURN RACECOURSE overfly - visual along the Calder Highway
        CHARLTON [YCHL] T&G - visual along the Calder Highway
      elev: 458
      rwy: 03/21 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.7
        CHARLTON RACECOURSE overfly - visual along the Calder Highway
        WYCHEPROOF [YWYF] T&G - visual along the Calder Highway
      elev: 350
      rwy: 08/26 17/35 grass/clay
      CTAF: 126.7
        CULGOA overly - visual along the Calder Highway
        SEA LAKE [YSLK] T&G - visual along the Calder Highway
      elev: 184
      rwy: 09/27 17/35 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        ULTIMA overfly - visual along Sea Lake - Swan Hill Road
        SWAN HILL [YSWH] Land - visual along Sea Lake - Swan Hill Road
      elev: 234
      rwy: 08/26 asphalt
      rwy: 04/22 gravel
      CTAF: 119.1
      NDB: SWH 407 Chart

    • 25 October 2021 06:30 AM Until 10:30 AM
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      You know it’s the end of the month when Spilled Milk Run Monday is back on the calendar. This week we are taking you to Melbourne and Christchurch! Join us as we unite with our New Zealand friends and cross between the Tasman!
      Fly between Melbourne (YMML) and Christchurch (NZCH) with the expectation of full ATC services throughout your flight!
      To accommodate for the time zone differences between Australia and New Zealand, this weeks Spilled Milk Run Monday has been moved between 0630-1030z.
       
      Flying in Oceanic Airspace:
      Normal ATC throughout Australia (Brisbane Centre, Melbourne Centre, Sydney Approach, etc.) rely on radar to determine where an aircraft is in the air.
      Over the ocean, there is no radar. This non-radar airspace is controlled by oceanic ATC.
      All Oceanic Controlled Airspace in Australia is controlled from Brisbane, so all oceanic controllers in Australia are called "Brisbane Radio".
      One of the significant differences between radar and Oceanic flying is the need for position reports. 

      Position reports are how ATC can determine where you are. Position reports contain estimates for waypoints, speeds, altitudes and any other information. Because there is no radar over the ocean, ATC relies on time-based separation and reports from the pilots. ATC has no way of determining where you are unless you specifically tell them.
      The standard format is:
      Current/Previous waypoint name and the time which you crossed that point. Current flight level. Mach number if assigned by ATC. Your next waypoint and estimate for that point. The waypoint after that. For example: "Qantas 123 is position PLUGA at time 0523, flight level 380, estimating VELKU at 0750, SASRO next."
      You can use the Oceanic Reporting Tool to help construct oceanic position reports.  
      Find more information here.
       
      Routes:
      We recommend the following routes between Melbourne and Christchurch.
      YMML – NZCH: ML Y260 ECKHO L508 KABIN
      NZCH – YMML: KABIN L508 MILLA P753 WAREN W687 ML

      Christchurch Departure and Approach Charts can be found here.
       
      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. 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. Please review the 'Activation of Non-Standard Positions' NOTAM for information regarding the activation of approved non-standard positions.
      Login Identifier: Callsign: Frequency: 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       ML-ELW_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.750 ML-WON_CTR* Melbourne Centre 135.300       BN-TSN_FSS Brisbane Radio 124.650 Scenery:
      YMML – Melbourne Airport:
      Payware – ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware – AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware – Flightsim (MSFS)
      X-Plane users are recommended to use the default scenery. The default scenery is more up to date than available packages*
      NZCH – Christchurch Airport:
      Payware – ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Payware – Godzone (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware – ConvexScenery (X-Plane)
      Freeware – Flightsim (MSFS)
    • 29 October 2021 09:00 AM Until 10:45 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 min
      Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 100-110 kias.
      Altitude: See waypoint notes below.
      Flight plan

      File as: YCBG BOWB CHOC MGL YKPN YBEL YDEL DEL YCRF CIK HSP YMLT
      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 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
      Cambridge is controlled from Hobart (YMHB). It is recommended that pilots read Tips for Flying at Cambridge to understand procedures.
      HOBART CAMBRIDGE [YCBG] Takeoff
      elev: 67
      rwy: 09/27 12/30 14/32 asphalt
      TWR/CTAF: 118.1
      VOR/DME: Hobart HB 112.7

      Tune DME to Hobart VOR/DME.
        BOWEN BRIDGE [BOWB] overfly not 1500 ft or as directed by ATC - H-258° D-7.4 nm
        CHOCOLATE FACTORY [CHOC] overfly not 1500 ft or as directed by ATC - H-296° D-4.7 nm
        BREAKWATER BRIDGE overfly not above 2500 ft - visual along the River Derwent
        BRIGHTON RACECOURSE overfly not above 2500 ft - visual along Brighton Road
        MANGALORE [MGL] overfly not above 2500 ft - visual along the Midland Highway
        KEMPTON [YKPN] T&G - visual along the Midland Highway
      elev: 683
      rwy: 14/32 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7

      Not above 3500 ft within 25 DME HB.
      Not above 4500 ft within 30 DME HB.
        MELTON MOWBRAY overfly not above  4500 ft - visual along the Midland Highway

      Not above 6500 ft within 35 DME HB. 
        BOTHWELL [YBEL] T&G - visual along Highland Lakes Road
      elev: 1488
      rwy: 10/28 grass
      CTAF: 126.7

      Not above 8500 ft within 50 DME HB.
      Not above FL125 beyond 50 DME HB.
        STEPPE overfly - visual along Highland Lakes Road
        MILENA DAM overfly - visual along Highland Lakes Road
        DOCTORS POINT overfly - visual along the west shore of Great Lake
        GOLDEN VALLEY overfly - visual along Highland Lakes Road
        DELORAINE [YDEL] T&G - visual along Highland Lakes Road
      elev: 927
      rwy: 14/32 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        DELORAINE [DEL] overfly - H-105° D-1.7 nm
        WESTBURY RACECOURSE overfly - visual along the Bass Highway
        WESTBURY/CROFTON FARM [YCRF] T&G - visual along Birralee Road
      elev: 570
      rwy: 14/32 grass [RH circuits RWY 32]
      CTAF: 126.7
        CARRICK [CIK] overfly not above 1500 ft - visual along Meander Valley Way
      *** Inbound reporting point ***

      If Launceston TWR is active, do not proceed until given circuit instructions.
        HADSPEN [HSP] overfly not above 1500 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along Meander Valley Way
        LAUNCESTON [YMLT] Land - H-093° D-7.3 nm
      elev: 562
      rwy: 14R/32L asphalt
      rwy: 14L/32R 18/36 grass
      TWR/CTAF: 118.7
      VOR/DME LT 112.6
      NDB: LT 242 Charts


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