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13JUN21 | King Island to Wynyard via the Hunter Islands

    

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: 178 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins

Aircraft: Beechcraft Baron or similar aircraft capable of 150-160 kias

Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested altitude 1500 ft.

Flight plan

File as: YKII YTRF YHTR YTHM YWKR YRIS YWYY

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.

Communications

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.

 

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 for King Island in OzXP and other airports.

 

Flight details

  • KING ISLAND [YKII] Takeoff
    elev: 132
    rwy: 10/28 asphalt
    rwy: 17/35 gravel
    CTAF: 126.7
    NDB: KII 332

     
  • WHISTLER POINT overfly - visual along the coast
     
  • CAPE WICKHAM LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
     
  • ROCKY POINT overfly - visual along the coast
     
  • LAVINIA POINT overfly - visual along the coast
     
  • COWPER BEACH overfly - visual along the coast
     
  • GRASSY POINT overfly - visual along the coast
     
  • SEAL POINT overfly - visual along the coast
     
  • STOKES POINT LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
     
  • REID ROCK overfly - H-103° D-10.3 nm
     
  • BLACK PYRAMID overfly - H-135° D-16.2 nm
     
  • TREFOIL ISLAND [YTRF] T&G - H-109° D-18.5 nm
    elev: 182
    rwy: 10/28 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • HUNTER ISLAND [YHTR] T&G - H-008° D-7.1 nm
    elev: 100
    rwy: 01/19 09/27 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • THREE HUMMOCK ISLAND [YTHM] T&G - H-049° D-8.8 nm
    elev: 250
    rwy: 06/24 15/31 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • WALKER ISLAND [YWKR] T&G - H-162° D-10 nm
    elev: 250
    rwy: 04/22 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • ROBBINS ISLAND [YRIS] T&G - H-122° D-6.3 nm
    Note: location on the VNC is incorrect
    elev: 60
    rwy: 06/24 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • HIGHFIELD POINT LIGHTHOUSE overfly - H-091° D-12.2 nm or visual along the coast
     
  • ROCKY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE overfly - H-112° D-12.1 nm or visual along the coast
     
  • WYNYARD [YWYY] Land - H-117° D-13.3 nm or visual along the coast
    elev: 62
    rwy: 05/23 09/27 asphalt [RH circuit RW 23 and 27.]
    CTAF: 126.9
    NDB: WYY 302

Charts

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