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09MAY21 | West Sale to Tyabb via Latrobe Valley


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: 127 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins

Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 100 kias.

Altitude: Not above 8500 ft unless otherwise noted.

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 roads and rivers. 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

  • WEST SALE [YWSL] Takeoff
    elev: 93
    rwy: 09/27 asphalt
    rwy: 05/23 14/32 grass (aircraft up to 5700kg)
    CTAF: 118.3

    If East Sale APP (123.3) is active, contact for clearance in the East Sale restricted area before departure.
    Tune DME to East Sale TACAN (ESL 108.1). Not above 1500 ft within 20 DME ESL.

    Watch for military aircraft conducting random high speed manoeuvres. 
  • JDANDBOO FIELD [YJBO] T&GH-339° D-14.5 nm
    elev: 315
    rwy: 09/27 15/33 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • COONGULLA [AU36] T&GH-240° D-7.21 nm
    elev: 323
    rwy: 11/29 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

    Not above 4000 ft until after Lake Glenmaggie then not above 6000 ft within 50 DME ESL.
  • GLENGARRY overfly not above 6000 ft - H-202° D-17 nm
  • LATROBE VALLEY [YLTV] T&GH-210° D-6.9 nm
    elev: 180
    rwy: 03/21 asphalt
    rwy: 09/27 gravel
    CTAF: 126.0
    NDB: LTV 486

  • MORWELL overfly not above 6000 ft - visual along the Princes Highway
  • MOE overfly not above 6000 ft- visual along the Princes Highway
  • TRAFALGAR overly not above 6000 ft - visual along the Princes Highway
  • YARRAGON overfly - visual along the Princes Highway
  • WARRAGUL overfly - visual along the Princes Highway
  • HAMILTON ROAD overfly - H-186° D-2.9 nm
  • DROUIN [YDRN] T&GH-263° D-3.9 nm
    elev: 330
    rwy: 09/27 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • DROUIN TOWN overfly - H-002° D-4.5 nm
  • LONGWARRY [YLOY/AU51] T&GH-283° D-4.3 nm or visual along Longwarry Road
    elev: 153
    rwy: 10/28 grass
    CTAF: 120.0

  • BUNYIP [YBUP] T&GH-337° D-5.9 nm or visual along the Bunyip River
    elev: 275
    rwy: 09/27 grass
    CTAF: 120.0

  • NAR NAR GOON [YNNG] T&GH-235° D-8.9 nm
    elev: 147
    rwy: 10/28 grass
    CTAF: 120.0

  • TOORADIN [YTDN] T&GH-207° D-11.5 nm
    elev: 60
    rwy: 04/22 asphalt
    rwy: 14/32 gravel
    CTAF: 124.2

  • TYABB [YTYA] Land - H-243° D-12.1 nm or visual along the coast
    elev: 88
    rwy: 17/35 asphalt
    rwy: 08/26 grass

    CTAF: 128.0


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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