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12MAR21 | Moorabbin to Warrnambool via Great Ocean Road

    

VFR Operations
David Bromage

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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: 166 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 75mins

Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 140 to 160 kias.

Altitude: Remain in class G airspace after leaving Moorabbin CTR. See waypoint notes below.

 

Flight plan

File as: YMMB CARR YSLC YBRS YTQY YAPO YPBH YWBL

GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MSFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.

Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually using the described landmarks and particularly along the coast. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation and includes prominent landmarks and points of interest along the route.

 

Communications

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.

 

Scenery

Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot.

 

Flight details

  • MOORABBIN [YMMB] Takeoff
    elev: 55
    rwy: 04/22 13L/31R 13R/31L 17L/35R 17R/35L asphalt
    TWR/CTAF: 118.1
    NDB: MB 398
     
  • CARRUM [CARR] overfly not above 4500 ft - H-160° D-6 nm
     
  • ST LEONARDS [YSLE] T&G - H-243° D-21 nm
    elev: 53
    rwy: 01/19 11/29 grass
    CTAF: 126.7
     
  • SWAN BAY JETTY overly not above FL125 - H-194° D-3,1 nm
     
  • QUEENSCLIFF LIGHTHOUSE overfly not above FL125 - H-162° D-2.8 nm
     
  • POINT LONSDALE LIGHTHOUSE overfly not above FL125 - H-231° D-2.4 nm
     
  • BARWON HEADS [YBRS] T&G - H-272° D-9 nm (remain below 1500 ft or outside Avalon class E airspace)
    elev: 50
    rwy: 18/36 asphalt
    rwy: 09/27 grass
    CTAF: 119.0

     
  • TORQUAY [YTQY] T&G - H-218° D-3.8 nm
    elev: 30
    rwy: 09/27 13/31 18/36 grass
    CTAF: 119.0

     
  • Visual along the coast, not above FL125
     
  • APOLLO BAY [YAPO] T&G
    elev: 53
    rwy: 09/27 asphalt
    CTAF: 126.7
     
  • Visual along the coast, not above FL125
     
  • PETERBOROUGH [YPBH] T&G
    elev: 104
    rwy: 09/27 dirt
    CTAF: 127.1
     
  • WARRNAMBOOL [YWBL] Land  - H-300° D-28 nm or visual along the coast not above FL125
    elev: 242
    rwy: 13/31 asphalt
    rwy: 04/22 dirt
    CTAF: 126.0

Charts

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