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03OCT21 | Jabiru to Darwin


VFR Operations
David Bromage

Event details



Note new event time due to start of daylight savings.

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: 163 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 80 min

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

Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace until Darwin 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

  • JABIRU [YJAB] Takeoff
    elev: 85
    rwy: 09/27 asphalt
    CTAF: 126.7

    Tune DME to Darwin VOR/DME (DN 112.6).

  • MIKINJ VALLEY [YMKV] T&G - H-041° D-14.9 nm
    elev: 66
    rwy: 10/28 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

  • OENPELLI [YOEN] T&G - H-335° D-10.1 nm
    elev: 30
    rwy: 12/30 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 30]
    CTAF: 126.7

  • EAST ALLIGATOR RIVER MOUTH overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along East Alligator River
  • WEST ALLIGATOR HEAD overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  • POINT STUART overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast

    Not above 6500 ft within 40 DME DN.

  • WOOLNER [YWNR] T&G - H-248° D-27 nm
    elev: 32
    rwy: 09/27 13/31 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

  • LAKE FINNISS [LFS] overfly not above 6500 ft - complete circuit at Woolner then track south of the lake
    *** Inbound reporting point ***

    Not above 2500 ft within 30 DME DN.
  • CASTLE POINT [CTT] overfly not above 2500 ft - H-276° D-11.9 nm

    Not above 1000 ft within 15 DME DN or as directed by ATC.

  • JACKOS JUNCTION [JAC] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-288° D-14.9 nm

    If ATC is active, do not proceed into Darwin Military CTR until given circuit instructions.

  • LEE POINT [LPT] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-240° D-9.6 nm
  • DARWIN [YPDN] Land - track as directed by ATC
    elev: 103
    rwy: 11/29 18/36 asphalt
    TWR: 133.1
    VOR/DME: DN 112.6






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