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.
Est Flight Time:approx 80 min
Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 120-130 kias.
Altitude:Not above 8500 ft once in Class G airspace. See waypoint notes below.
File as:YSTW NEM KOT BND YWCH YARM YGLI YINO YIVL
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 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.
TAMWORTH [YSTW] Takeoff elev: 1335 rwy: 12L/30R 12R/30L asphalt [RH circuit RWY 12R and 30R. RWY 12R/30L for single engine VFR departures south and west only.] rwy: 06/24 18/36 grass TWR/CTAF: 119.4 VOR/DME: TW 116.0 NDB: TW 341
Tune DME to Tamworth VOR/DME.
TAMWORTH GOLF COURSE overfly not above 3500 ft or as directed by ATC - if RWY 12L is in use, visual along Gunnedah Road. If RWY 30R is in use, right downwind then visual along the railway.
NEMINGAH [NEM] overfly not above 3500 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along the New England Highway
KOOTINGAL [KOT] overfly not above 3500 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along the New England Highway
After 15 DME TW, aircraft may climb to not above 8500 ft.
BENDEMEER [BND] overfly - visual along the New England Highway
Slower aircraft may elect to bypass Walcha and continue north east along the New England Highway to Uralla.
WALCHA ROAD RAILWAY STATION overfly - visual along the Oxley Highway
WALCHA [YWCH] T&G - visual along the Oxley Highway elev: 3744
rwy: 06/24 gravel/dirt
rwy: 13/31 grass
WALCHA GOLF COURSE overfly - H-009° D-1.8 nm
URALLA GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Thunderbolts Way
ARMIDALE [YARM] T&G - visual along the New England Highway elev: 3556
rwy: 05/23 asphalt
rwy: 09/27 grass/gravel
NDB: ARM 401
DME: ARM 112.6
GUYRA GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along the New England Highway
GLENCOE overfly - visual along the New England Highway
GLEN INNES TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along the New England Highway