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10SEP21 | Parafield to Renmark via Barossa Valley

    

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: 131 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins

Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 100-110 kias.

Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace after leaving Parafield CTR. See waypoint notes below.

Flight plan
File as: YPPF SUB SPR YLYK YRFA TUND NUPA TRUO YTFA YWKI YBMR YREN

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 here.

 

Flight details

  • PARAFIELD [YPPF] Takeoff
    elev: 57
    rwy: 03L/21R 03R/21L 08L/26R 08R/26L asphalt
    TWR/CTAF: 118.7
    NDB: PF 416

    Tune DME to Adelaide VOR/DME (AD 116.4)

     
  • SUBSTATION [SUB] overfly not above 2500 ft or as directed by ATC - H-041° D-5.2 nm

    After 20 DME AD, aircraft may climb to not above 4500 ft.

     
  • SOUTH PARA RESV [SPR] overfly not above 4500 ft - H-059° D-8.2 nm
     
  • LYNDOCH [YLYK] T&G - visual along Lyndoch Valley Road
    elev: 800
    rwy: 18/36 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • ROWLAND FLAT [YRFA] T&G - visual along Barossa Valley Way
    elev: 839
    rwy: 08/26 grass [RH circuit RWY 26]
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • TANUNDA [TUND] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along Barossa Valley Way
     
  • NURIOOTPA [NUPA] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along Barossa Valley Way
     
  • After 36 DME AD, aircraft may climb to not above 8500 ft
     
  • TRURO [TRUO] overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the Sturt Highway
     
  • TRURO FLAT AIRPARK [YTFA] T&G - visual along the Sturt Highway
    elev: 220
    rwy: 03/21 09/27 13/31 18/36 grass
    CTAF: 126.7 [Callsign is "Truro Flats"]

     
  • BLANCHETOWN overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the Sturt Highway
     
  • MORGAN overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the Murray River

    Alternatively, bypass Morgan and continue visual along the Sturt Highway to Waikerie.

     
  • WAIKERIE [YWKI] T&G - visual along the Murray River
    elev: 138
    rwy: 08/26 asphalt
    rwy: 02/20 gravel
    rwy: 08L/26R 02L/20R grass (gliders only)
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • BARMERA [YBMR] T&G - visual along the Sturt Highway
    elev: 104
    rwy: 05/23 08/26 11/29 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • RENMARK [YREN] Land - visual along the Sturt Highway
    elev: 66
    rwy: 07/25 asphalt
    rwy: 18/36 gravel
    rwy: 12/30 grass (gliders only)
    CTAF: 126.7

Charts

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Great to see South Australia getting some love! 

I worked at YPPF as an instructor would love to get online and provide some ATC if you'd like, it would be my pleasure.

Reach out here or on discord if this is something you'd be interested in!

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34 minutes ago, Joshua Clark said:

Great to see South Australia getting some love! 

I worked at YPPF as an instructor would love to get online and provide some ATC if you'd like, it would be my pleasure.

Reach out here or on discord if this is something you'd be interested in!

Absolutely we'd like ATC on if anyone is keen.

Each state tends to get a turn every 5-6 weeks. Tasmania a little less often as there aren't as many options.

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It should be noted that in the lower most chart there are two information balloons for Barmera (incorrectly spelt as Bamera) airfield. The western most is in fact  "Waikerie". It is just an error in the name. The runway, elev and freqs are all correct for Waikerie. An easy copy/paste over sight when creating a custom chart.

Thanks Dave. I am looking forward to departing from my old stomping grounds for this flight.

Rusty

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