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: 152 nm
Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 120-130 kias.
Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace. See waypoint notes below.
Flight plan File as: YLEG YTPF YLTV COWR LOSS YBNS YGRL YORB
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 here.
LEONGATHA TOWNSHIP overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the Bass Highway
Not above 6000 ft within 50 DME ESL
MIRBOO NORTH overfly not above 6000 ft - visual along the Bass Highway
THORPEDALE [YTPD] T&G - visual along the Morwell-Thorpedale Road and Princes Freeway
rwy: 11/29 grass
LATROBE VALLEY [YLTV] T&G - visual along the Carnarvon Highway
rwy: 03/21 asphalt
rwy: 09/27 gravel
NDB: LTV 486
GLENGARRY SPORTS FIELDS overfly not above 6000 ft - visual along Traralgon-Maffra Road
TOONGABBIE GOLF COURSE overfly not above 6000 ft - visual along Traralgon-Maffra Road
COWWARR [COWW] overfly not above 6000 ft - visual along Traralgon-Maffra Road *** En route reporting point ***
Aircraft must monitor 126.7 and broadcast when entering the VFR Transit Lane eastbound at Cowwarr.
VFR Transit Lane D353 through restricted military airspace extends 1 nm either side of the railway Cowwarr - Heyfield - Maffra - Stratford - Lindenow South.
Between Cowwarr and Stratford the railway is disused (Gippsland Plains Rail Trail).
Vertical limit is 1500 ft within 20 DME ESL.
Keep right of the railway if other aircraft are using the VFR Transit Lane westbound.
HEYFIELD overfly not above 1500 ft - visual along disused railway
MAFFRA overfly not above 1500 ft - visual along disused railway
STRATFORD (AVON RIVER RAIL BRIDGE) overfly not above 1500 ft - visual along disused railway
STRATFORD overfly not above 1500 ft - visual along railway
MUNRO overfly not above 1500 ft - visual along railway
FERNBANK overfly not above 1500 ft - visual along railway
LINDENOW SOUTH [LOSS] overfly not above 1500 ft - visual along the railway *** En route reporting point ***
Aircraft must broadcast on 126.7 when exiting the VFR Transit Lane at Lindenow South.
After 20 DME ESL, aircraft nay climb to not above 4000 ft.
BAIRNSDALE SUBSTATION overfly not above 4000 ft - visual along the railway