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11JUN21 | Wynyard to King Island via Bass Highway


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: 126 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins

Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 100-110 kias.

Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested altitude 2000 ft.

Flight plan


GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.

Navigation: Pilots sufficiently familiar with the region 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. During an event, Pilots are requested to broadcast intentions on the published CTAF. 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 for King Island in OzXP and other airports.


Flight details

  • WYNYARD [YWYY] Takeoff
    elev: 62
    rwy: 05/23 09/27 asphalt
    CTAF: 126.9
    NDB: WYY 302

  • SMITHTON [YSMI] T&G - visual along the Bass Highway
    elev: 31
    rwy: 06/26 asphalt
    rwy: 10/28 gravel
    CTAF: 119.1

  • MARRAWAY overfly - visual along the Bass Highway
  • CAPE GRIM overfly - visual along the coast
  • BLACK PYRAMID overfly - H-296° D-20 nm
  • REID ROCK overfly - H-335° D-16.1 nm
  • STOKES POINT LIGHTHOUSE overfly - H-283° D-11.7 nm
  • CURRIE LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
  • KING ISLAND [YKII] Land - visual along the coast
    elev: 132
    rwy: 10/28 asphalt
    rwy: 17/35 gravel
    CTAF: 126.7
    NDB: KII 332




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