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17SEP21 | Leongatha to Orbost

    

VFR Operations
David Bromage

Event details

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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: 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.

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

  • LEONGATHA [YLEG] Takeoff
    elev: 263
    rwy: 04/22 asphalt
    rwy: 18/36 gravel/dirt/grass
    CTAF: 127.55

    Tune DME to East Sale TACAN (ESL 108.1)

     
  • 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
    elev: 180
    rwy: 11/29 grass
    CTAF: 122.8

     
  • LATROBE VALLEY [YLTV] T&G - visual along the Carnarvon Highway
    elev: 1325
    rwy: 03/21 asphalt
    rwy: 09/27 gravel
    CTAF: 126.0
    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
     
  • BAIRNSDALE [YBNS] T&G - visual along Bengworden Road
    elev: 165
    rwy: 04/22 13/31 asphalt
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • BAIRNSDALE TOWNSHIP (MITCHELL RIVER BRIDGE) overfly not above 4000 ft - visual along Forge Creek Road
     
  • SWAN REACH (TAMBO RIVER BRIDGE) overfly not above 4000 ft - visual along the Princes Highway
     
  • GREAT LAKES AIRFIELD [YGRL] T&G - H-087° D-6.6 nm
    elev: 260
    rwy: 08/26 asphalt
    rwy: 13/31 gravel
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • LAKE TYERS BEACH overfly not above 4000 ft - H-090° D-4.4 nm
     
  • ORBOST [YORB] Land - visual along the coast
    elev: 93
    rwy: 07/25 asphalt
    CTAF: 126.7

Charts

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