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25JUL21 | Streaky Bay to Whyalla via Birdseye Highway

    

VFR Operations
David Bromage

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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: 206 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 80 mins

Aircraft: Cessna 208 or similar aircraft capable of 160-180 kias.

Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 2000 ft.

Flight plan
File as: YKBA YELN YLOK YPDE YCEE YCWL YWHA

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.

Communications

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.

 

Scenery

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

  • STREAKY BAY [YKBY] Takeoff
    elev: 69
    rwy: 13/31 asphalt
    rwy: 05/23 gravel
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • ELLISTON [YELN] T&G - visual along the coast (recommended) or Flinders Highway
    elev: 20
    rwy: 18/36 asphalt
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • LOCK [YLOK] T&G - visual along the Birdseye Highway
    elev: 388
    rwy: 09/27 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • PENDEEN [YPDE] T&G - visual along the Birdseye Highway
    elev: 38
    rwy: 07/25 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • CLEVE [YCEE] T&G - visual along the Birdseye Highway
    elev: 589
    rwy: 08/26 asphalt
    rwy: 18/36 gravel
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • COWELL [YCWL] T&G - visual along the Birdseye Highway
    elev: 127
    rwy: 04/22 12/39 17/35 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • WHYALLA [YWHA] Land - visual along the coast (recommended) or Lincoln Highway
    elev: 41
    rwy: 17/35 asphalt
    rwy: 05/23 gravel
    CTAF: 126.9
    NDB: WHA 371

Chart

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