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26SEP21 | Inverell to Tamworth via Fossickers Way


VFR Operations
David Bromage

Event details



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: 139 nm

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.

Flight plan


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.


Flight details

  • INVERELL [YIVL] Takeoff
    elev: 2669
    rwy: 16/34 asphalt
    rwy: 04/22 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7
    NDB: IVL 260

    Tune DME to Tamworth VOR/DME (TW 116.0)

  • 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
    CTAF: 126.7

  • BINGARA [YBIA] T&G - visual along Fossickers Way
    elev: 2282
    rwy: 11/29 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

  • 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
    CTAF: 126.7

  • 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
    CTAF: 127.1

  • BLACK SPRINGS [YBLS] T&G - visual along Fossickers Way
    elev: 1671
    rwy: 16/34 grass
    CTAF: 127.1

  • OAKHAMPTON [YOAM] T&G - visual along Fossickers Way and Oakhampton Road
    elev: 1393
    rwy: 07/25 16/34 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • MANILLA [YMAL] T&G - visual along Fossickers Way
    elev: 1194
    rwy: 01/29 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

    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





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