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07MAY21 | Tyabb to West Sale via Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory


VFR Operations
David Bromage


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: 179 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins

Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 160 kias.

Altitude: Not above 8500 ft unless otherwise noted. See waypoint notes below.

Flight plan


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 are encouraged to navigate visually along the coast. 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. During an event, Pilots are requested to tune the CTAF as stated in the flight details. 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.



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

  • TYABB [YTYA] Takeoff
    elev: 88
    rwy: 17/35 asphalt
    rwy: 08/26 grass

    CTAF: 128.0
  • TANKERTON PIER overfly - H-135° D-8.3 nm
  • TORTOISE HEAD LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
  • COWES PIER overfly - H-201° D-2.8 nm
  • GROSSARD POINT overfly - visual along the coast
  • THE NOBBIES overly - visual along the coast
  • PHILLIP ISLAND [YPID] - visual along the coast
    Note: YPID is now a heliport but runways may still be present in scenery. T&G at pilot's discretion.
    elev: 43
    rwy: 04/22 gravel
    rwy: 18/36 dirt
    CTAF: 119.1
  • KILCUNDA overfly - visual along the coast
  • CAPE PATERSON LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
  • EAGLES NEST overfly - H-069° D-3.1 nm
  • BUNURONG FIELD T&GH-346° D-3.3 nm
    Note: Bunurong Field does not have any allocated code but is shown in the GPS flight plan as AU999. It may not be present in all scenery.
    elev: 157
    rwy: 09/27 17/35 grass
    CTAF: 126.7
    elev: 367
    rwy: 09/27 13/31 grass
    CTAF: 126.7
  • CAPE LIPTRAP LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
  • TIDAL RIVER overfly - visual along the coast
  • WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast

    Tune DME to East Sale TACAN (ESL 108.1). Not above 4000 ft within 50 DME ESL.
  • YARRAM [YYRM] T&GH-012° D-37 nm
    elev: 60
    rwy: 05/23 grass
    rwy: 09/27 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7
  • FLYNN [FYN] overfly not above 1500 ft - H-267° D-25 nm
    **Inbound reporting point**
    If East Sale
     APP (123.3) is active, contact for airways clearance into the East Sale restricted area.
    If East Sale APP is not active, broadcast intentions on CTAF 118.3 within 20 DME ESL. 
    This is also the frequency of East Sale TWR.

    Watch for military aircraft conducting random high speed manoeuvres. 
  • WEST SALE [YWSL] Land - visual along the Princes Highway (PRINCES ROUTE) not above 1500 ft or as directed by ATC
    elev: 93
    rwy: 09/27 asphalt
    rwy: 05/23 14/32 grass (aircraft up to 5700kg)
    CTAF: 118.3



Due to image size limitations, only low resolution charts are included below. High resolution charts are included in the GPS flight plan package.




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