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09JUL21 | Camden to Orange via Blue Mountains


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: 189 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 80 mins

Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 150-160 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.

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 for Rylstone Airpark and Orange is in OzXP.

Flight details

  • CAMDEN [YSCN] Takeoff
    elev: 230
    rwy: 06/24 asphalt
    rwy: 10/28 grass/clay
    TWR/CTAF: 120.1

    Tune DME to Sydney DME (SY 112.1)

    Not above 1800 ft or as directed by ATC until outside Camden CTR.

  • MAYFIELD [MYF] overfly not above 4500 ft - H-314° D-3.6 nm
  • WARRAGAMBA DAM [WAD] overfly not above 4500 ft - H-328° D-4.3 nm
  • NEPEAN BRIDGE [NPBR] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the Nepean River

    After 30 DME SY, aircraft may climb to not above 7500 ft.
  • WENTWORTH FALLS LAKE overfly not above 7500 ft - visual along the Great Western Highway.
  • KATOOMBA [YKAT] T&G - H-300° D-3.2 nm
    elev: 3280
    rwy: 06/24 10/28 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

  • BLACKHEATH GOLF COURSE overfly not above  8500 ft - visual along the Great Western Highway
  • LITHGOW overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the railway (recommended) or Great Western Highway
  • PORTLAND CEMENT WORKS overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along Pipers Flat Road
  • RYLSTONE AIRPARK [YRYL] T&G - visual along the railway
    elev: 1990
    rwy: 09/27 17/35 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • MUDGEE [YMDG] T&G - visual along the railway
    elev: 1545
    rwy: 04/22 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 22]
    rwy: 16/34 grass [RH circuit RWY 16]
    CTAF: 126.7
    NDB: MDG 398

  • BURRENDONG DAM overfly not above 8500 ft - H-244° D-26 nm
  • ORANGE [YORG] Land - visual along the railway
    elev: 3112
    rwy: 11/29 asphalt
    rwy: 04/22 grass
    CTAF: 119.0




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