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01OCT21 | Darwin to Jabiru via Kakadu National Park

    

VFR Operations
David Bromage

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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: 159 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 80 min

Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110-120 kias.

Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace after leaving Darwin CTR. See waypoint notes below.

Flight plan

File as: YPDN WIKP CHI LAD ADB YMBN YANR YCDO YBAA YJAB

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.

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

  • DARWIN [YPDN] Takeoff
    elev: 103
    rwy: 11/29 18/36 asphalt
    TWR: 133.1
    VOR/DME: DN 112.6

    Tune DME to Darwin VOR/DME.

     
  • WICKHAM POINT [WIKP] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-187° D-5.5 nm
     
  • CHANNEL ISLAND (POWER STATION) [CHI] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-179° D-2.8 nm

    After crossing Middle Arm inlet, aircraft may climb to not above 2500 ft.
     
  • LAKE DEAN [LAD] overfly not above 2500 ft - H-138° D-13.8 nm
     
  • ADELAIDE RIVER BRIDGE [ADB] overfly not above 2500 ft - H-075° D-19 nm

    After 30 DME DN, aircraft may climb to not above 6500 ft.
    After 40 DME DN, aircraft may climb to not above 8500 ft.
     
  • MOUNT BUNDEY MINE [YMBN] T&G - visual along the Arnhem Highway
    elev: 82
    rwy: 04/22 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • ANABURROO [YANR] T&G - visual along the Arnhem Highway
    elev: 61
    rwy: 02/20 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • SOUTH ALLIGATOR RIVER BRIDGE overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the Arnhem Highway

    Remain north of the Arnhem Highway. Do not overfly the Mount Bundey military training area.

     
  • COOINDA [YCOO] T&G - visual along the South Alligator River
    elev: 43
    rwy: 09/27 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • BAROALBA [YBAA] T&G - visual along the Kakadu Highway
    elev: 128
    rwy: 09/27 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

     
  • JABIRU GOLF COURSE overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the Kakadu Highway
     
  • JABIRU [YJAB] Land - visual along the Arnhem Highway
    elev: 85
    rwy: 09/27 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 27. Do not overfly the Ranger Uranium Mine.]
    CTAF: 126.7

Charts

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