Jump to content

04JUL21 | Watts Bridge to Goondiwindi


VFR Operations
David Bromage


The Brisbane Airshow is over so our group will start to make its way home.

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: 197 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 80mins

Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 160 kias.

Altitude: Remain in class G airspace as far as possible. 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 are encouraged to 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 here.


Flight details

    elev: 300
    rwy: 03/21 12L/30R 12R/30L grass
    CTAF: 127.3
    Tune DME to Amberley TACAN (AMB 118.3)

  • TOOGOOLAWAH [YTLH] T&G - H-281° D-4.4 nm
    elev: 303
    rwy: 06/24 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

  • ESK GOLF COURSE overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the Brisbane Valley Highway

    Not above 4500 ft within 35 DME AMB.
    Not above 8500 ft within 43 DME AMB.

  • HAMPTON [HMB] overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along Esk-Hampton Road

    Tune DME to Oakey VOR/DME (OK 112.9).

  • TOOWOOMBA RAILWAY STATION overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the New England Highway (remain east of the highway).

    If not making T&G at Toowoomba, track south of the field over industrial area not below 1000 ft AGL.

  • TOOWOOOMBA [YTWB] T&G - H-279° D-2.3 nm
    elev: 2087
    rwy: 11/29 asphalt
    rwy: 06/24 grass
    CTAF: 127.65

  • ARGYLE [AU37] T&G - visual along the Warrego Highway not above 5500 ft
    elev: 1450
    rwy: 10/28 gravel
    rwy: 17/35 grass
    CTAF: 127.65

    If Oakey APP (125.4) or Oakey TWR (120.1) is active, contact to obtain clearance through Oakey Military CTR on the Warrego VFR route, or track further south to remain outside Oakey Military CTR (greater than 5 DME OK).

    If Oakey ATC is not active, broadcast intention to transit Warrego VFR route on CTAF 127.65.

    Transit Warrego VFR route south of the Warrego Highway not above 2500 ft or as directed by ATC.

    After 5 DME OK, aircraft may climb to not above 8500 ft.
  • JONDARYAN [JDR] overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the Warrego Highway
  • MCCAFFREY FIELD [YMCF] T&G - visual along the Warrego Highway
    elev: 1209
    rwy: 12/30 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • FORMATIN [FMN] overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along Bowenville Norwin Road
  • COLONSAY [YCLS] T&G - visual along Bowenville Norwin Road
    elev: 1176
    rwy: 10/28 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

  • NORWIN [NRWN] (grain silos) overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along Bowenville Norwin Road
  • CECIL PLAINS GOLF COURSE overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road
  • WEIR RIVER overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along Cecil Plains-Moonie Road
  • MOONIE overly not above 8500 ft - visual along Cecil Plains-Moonie Road
  • GOONDIWINDI [YGDI] Land - visual along the Leichhardt Highway
    elev: 714
    rwy: 04/22 asphalt
    rwy: 12/30 clay/gravel
    CTAF: 126.7

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






Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in

Sign In Now
  • Create New...