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18JUN21 | Bacchus Marsh to Horsham


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: 171 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins

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

Altitude: Remain in class G airspace. See waypoint notes below.

Flight plan


GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. This package includes high res charts.

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 Bacchus Marsh in OzXP.


Flight details (local traffic restrictions taken from ERSA effective 17JUN2021)

    elev: 520
    rwy: 01/19 09/27 asphalt
    [If wind is below 5 kt, RWY 19 or 27 must be used.]
    CTAF: 118.8
    Tune DME to Melbourne VOR/DME (ML 114.1)

  • BACCHUS MARSH TOWNSHIP [BMP] overfly not above 3500 ft - H-358° D-3.5 nm
  • MELTON [YMEL] T&G H-051° D-6.8 nm
    elev: 670
    rwy: 04/22 10/28 16/34 grass [RH circuit RWY 04 and 10. Landings only RWY 34. Takeoff/landing not permitted RWY 16. At least 3 legs of circuit must be flown. Straight in approach not permitted.]
    CTAF: 121.6

    Not above 2500 ft within 15 DME ML.
  • ROSSLYN RESERVOIR [RLR] overfly not above 3500 ft - H-348° D-9.1 nm
  • ROMSEY [YRSY] T&G H-049° D-9.5 nm
    elev: 1500
    rwy: 03/21 16/34 grass

    CTAF: 121.6

    Not above 3500 ft within 20 DME ML.
    Not above 4500 ft within 30 DME ML.
  • HANGING ROCK overfly - H-287° D-7.8 nm
  • KYNETON [YKTN] T&G H-300° D-9.5 nm (recommend remain east of the Calder Freeway)
    elev: 1650
    rwy: 18/36 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 18. Straight in approach to RWY 36 over Kyneton Township not permitted. ]
    rwy: 09/27 grass [RH circuit RWY 27. Unserviceable if wet.]

    CTAF: 119.0

    Not above 8500 ft within 90 DME ML.

  • CASTLEMAINE [YCAL] T&G H-280° D-14.6 nm
    elev: 766
    rwy: 01/19 09/27 dirt

    CTAF: 126.8

  • MARYBOROUGH [YMBU] T&G H-275° D-23 nm or visual along the Pyrenees Highway.
    elev: 766
    rwy: 17/35 asphalt 
    [RH circuit RWY 17.]
    rwy: 06/24 gravel [RH circuit RWY 24.]
    CTAF: 119.1

  • DUNOLLY [YDLL] T&G H-347° D-11 nm or visual along the railway
    elev: 718
    rwy: 10/28 grass

    CTAF: 126.7

  • ST ARNAUD [YSTA] T&G H-287° D-28 nm or visual along the railway
    elev: 639
    rwy: 18/36 asphalt
    rwy: 09/27 dirt

    CTAF: 119.1

  • HORSHAM [YHSM] Land - H-257° D-49 nm or visual along the Wimmera Highway
    elev: 445
    rwy: 08/26 17/35 asphalt
    CTAF: 118.8


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





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