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11JUL21 | Orange to Camden via Southern Highlands


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 is available for Orange and Crookwell in OzXP and for other airports.


Flight details

  • ORANGE [YORG] Takeoff
    elev: 3112
    rwy: 11/29 asphalt
    rwy: 04/22 grass
    CTAF: 119.0

  • BLAYNEY overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the railway
  • WERRIBEE [YWEB] T&G - visual along the Mid Western Highway not above 8500 ft
    elev: 1964
    rwy: 02/20 grass
    CTAF: 122,8

  • WYANGALA overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along Reg Hailstone Way not above 8500 ft
  • BINDA [YBID] T&G - visual along the Crookwell River not above 8500 ft
    elev: 2500
    rwy: 12/30 15/33 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • CROOKWELL [YCRL] T&G - visual along Binda Road not above 8500 ft
    elev: 2953
    rwy: 10/28 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

    Note: there is an parallel private airstrip approx 0.3 nm to the north of YCRL.

  • GOULBURN [YGLB] T&G - visual along Crookwell Road not above 8500 ft
    elev: 2124
    rwy: 04/22 asphalt
    rwy: 08/28 grass/glay
    CTAF: 127.15
    NDB: GLB 407

    Tune DME to Sydney DME (SY 112.1)
  • MITTAGONG [YMIG] T&G - visual along the Hume Highway not above 8500 ft
    elev: 1840
    rwy: 06/24 dirt [All circuits to the north west.]
    CTAF: 126.7

    Not above 7500 ft within 45 DME  SY.

  • WILTON [YWIO] T&G - visual along the Hume Highway
    elev: 610
    rwy: 15/33 18/36 grass
    CTAF: 124.55

  • PICTON [PIC] overfly not above 7500 ft H-303° D-3.9 nm
  • THE OAKS [YOAS] T&G H-320° D-6.1 nm
    elev: 880
    rwy: 18L/36R 18R/36L grass [All circuits to the west.]
    CTAF: 126.7

    If overflying YOAS, recommended not below 2500 ft.

    Not above 4500 ft within 20 DME SY.

  • THE OAKS [THK] overfly not above 4500 ft
    *** Inbound reporting point ***
    If Camden TWR is active, report altitude overhead The Oaks. Do not enter Camden CTR until given circuit instructions.

    Enter Camden CTR at 1800 ft or as directed by ATC.

  • CAMDEN [YSCN] Land H-055° D-6 nm
    elev: 230
    rwy: 06/24 asphalt
    rwy: 10/28 grass/clay
    TWR/CTAF: 120.1









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