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23JUL21 | Whyalla to Streaky Bay via Eyre Highway


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: 178 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins

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

Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 2500 ft.

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 Whyalla in OzXP and for other airports.


Flight details

  • WHYALLA [YWHA] Takeoff
    elev: 41
    rwy: 17/35 asphalt
    rwy: 05/23 gravel
    CTAF: 126.9
    NDB: WHA 371

  • IRON BARON MINE overfly - H-272° D-18.3 nm
  • KIMBA [YIMB] T&G - track west until reaching the Eyre Highway, then visual along the highway
    elev: 763
    rwy: 03/21 asphalt
    rwy: 15/66 clay/sand
    CTAF: 126.7

  • WUDINNA [YWUD] T&G - visual along the Eyre Highway
    elev: 310
    rwy: 14/32 asphalt
    rwy: 07/25 gravel
    CTAF: 126.7

  • MINNIPA [YMPA] T&G - visual along the Eyre Highway
    elev: 310
    rwy: 17/35 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • POOCHERA GRAIN SILOS overfly - visual along the Eyre Highway
  • STREAKY BAY TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along Streaky Bay Road
  • STREAKY BAY [YKBY] Land - visual along the Flinders Highway
    elev: 69
    rwy: 13/31 asphalt
    rwy: 05/23 gravel
    CTAF: 126.7




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