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 75 min
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 100-110 kias.
Altitude:Not above 8500 ft until Tamworth CTR. See waypoint notes below.
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 availablehere.
INVERELL RACE COURSE overfly - visual along Guyra Road and Tingha Road
DELUNGRA overfly - visual along the Gwydir Highway
WARIALDA SHOWGROUND overfly - visual along the Gwydir Highway
WARIALDA [YWRL] T&G - visual along the Gwydir Highway elev: 950
rwy: 09/27 dirt
BINGARA [YBIA] T&G - visual along Fossickers Way elev: 2282
rwy: 11/29 dirt
BINGARA GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Fossickers Way
UPPER HORTON WYL [YUPH] - visual along Fossickers Way and Upper Bingara Road
Note: YUPH has a very short (343m) runway used mainly by ultralights. T&G at pilot's discretion. elev: 2227
rwy: 16/34 grass
COBBADAH overfly - visual along Upper Bingara Road and Fossickers Way
BARRABA GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Fossickers Way
BARRABA [YBBA] T&G - visual along Fossickers Way elev: 1671
rwy: 16/34 grass
BLACK SPRINGS [YBLS] T&G - visual along Fossickers Way elev: 1671
rwy: 16/34 grass
OAKHAMPTON [YOAM] T&G - visual along Fossickers Way and Oakhampton Road elev: 1393
rwy: 07/25 16/34 grass
MANILLA [YMAL] T&G - visual along Fossickers Way elev: 1194
rwy: 01/29 dirt
NOTE: Aircraft making T&G at Manilla should then circle north of the township before proceeding south along Manilla Road to the next VFR waypoint.
MANILLA [MAL] overfly *** Inbound reporting point ***
Not above 3500 ft within 15 DME TW.
ATTUNGA [ATG] overfly not above 3500 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along Fossickers Way
If Tamworth TWR is active, do not proceed until given circuit instructions.
TAMWORTH [YSTW] Land - visual along the Peel River until airfield is in sight, or as directed by ATC. elev: 1335 rwy: 12L/30R 12R/30L asphalt [RH circuit RWY 12R and 30R. RWY 12R/30L for single engine VFR arrivals from south and west only.] rwy: 06/24 18/36 grass TWR/CTAF: 119.4 VOR/DME: TW 116.0 NDB: TW 341