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09 April 2021, 10:00 AM
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Join one of several VFR routes through the Sydney basin to the spectacular Hawkesbury River, Central Coast and Newcastle.
Please note change of start time with the end of daylight savings.
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: 144 nm
Flight Time: approx 75 mins
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 to 130 kias.
Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace as far as possible. See waypoint notes below.
File as: YSBK WAD NPBR GRRV KRMD WSFR BBG PAA YSMB YWVA YLMQ
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 familiar with the area may navigate visually. 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. Updated X-Plane 11 scenery for Lake Macquarie is available here.
Due to image size limitations, only low resolution charts are available below. High resolution charts are included in the GPS flight plan package.
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