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23APR21 | Alice Springs to Yuendumu via Tanami 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: 167 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins

Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 130 to 150 kias.

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

Flight plan

File as: YBAS AS SSG KNO YABU YMPK YNWT YMWE YYND

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

Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually along Tanami Road. 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. 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. Updated X-Plane 11 scenery is available here.

 

Flight details

 

  • ALICE SPRINGS [YBAS] Takeoff
    elev: 1789
    rwy: 12/30 17/35 asphalt
    TWR/CTAF: 118.3
    VOR/DME: AS 115.9
    NDB: AS 335
     
  • SIMPSONS GAP [SSG] overfly not above 3500 ft - H-303° D-11.2 DME from AS VOR
     
  • ABEAM KUNOTH [KNO] overfly not above 6500 ft - H-308° D-12.3 nm

    Not above 6500 ft until 35 DME AS, then not above FL115.

     
  • AMBURLA HOMESTEAD [YABU] T&G - H-296° D-24 nm
    elev: 2063
    rwy: 13/31 dirt
    CTAF: 120.5

     
  • MILTON PARK [YMPK] T&G H-259° D-9.3 nm
    elev: 2080
    rwy: 11/29 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • NARWIETOOMA [YNWT] T&G - H-287° D-22 nm
    elev: 1916
    rwy: 07/25 10/28 13/31 16/34 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • TILMOUTH [AU20] T&G - H-353° D-25 nm
    elev: 1875
    rwy: 12/30 dirt
    CTAF: 122.8

     
  • MOUNT WEDGE [YMWE] T&GH-267° D-25 nm
    elev: 1854
    rwy: 16/34 dirt

    CTAF: 126.7
     
  • YUENDUMU [YYND] Land - H-321° D-36 nm
    elev: 2205
    rwy: 12/30 asphalt
    CTAF: 126.7

     

Charts

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