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15OCT21 | Sunshine Coast to Maryborough via Fraser Island

    

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: 185 nm

Est Flight Time: approx 75 min

Aircraft: Cessna 208 or similar aircraft capable of 150-160 kias.

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

Flight plan

File as: YBSU MTC COOL STUM YNSH NOSA YRBB YTBP YELC YORC YHBA YMYB

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.

Note: It is essential that scenery for Sunshine Coast (YBSU) is up to date with RWY 13/31. RWY 18/36 has been decommissioned.

 

Flight details

  • SUNSHINE COAST {YBSU] Takeoff
    elev: 15
    rwy: 13/31 asphalt
    TWR/CTAF: 124.4
    VOR/DME: SU 114.2
    NDB: SU 380

    Tune DME to Sunshine Coast VOR/DME.

     
  • MOUNT COOLUM [MTC] overfly not above 1500 ft or as directed by ATC - H-340° D-2.6 nm
    Note: the mountain is 682 ft high.
     
  • COOLUM HIGH RISE [COOL] overfly not above 1500 ft or as directed by ATC - H-355° D-2 nm
     
  • STUMERS CREEK [STUM] overfly not above 1500 ft or as directed by ATC - H-339° D-0.5 nm
     
  • NOOSA [YNSH] T&G - visual along Emu Mountain Road not above 1500 ft
    elev: 3
    rwy: 11/29 grass [RH circuit RWY 11]
    CTAF: 126.7


    After 12 DME SU aircraft may climb to not above 2500 ft.
     
  • NOOSA HEADS [NOSA] overfly not above 2500 ft - visual along the coast

    After 15 DME SU aircraft may climb to not above 3500 ft.
     
  • TEERWAH overfly not above 3500 ft - visual along the coast

    After 20 DME SU aircraft may climb to not above 4500 ft.
    After 25 DME SU aircraft may climb to not above 6500 ft.
    After 30 DME SU aircraft may climb to not above 8500 ft.
     
  • DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
     
  • RAINBOW BEACH [YRBB] T&G - visual along the coast
    elev: 32
    rwy: 16/34 grass
    CTAF: 124.6

     
  • GARULIM CAMP GROUND overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
     
  • TOBYS GAP [YTBP] T&G - visual along the coast
    elev: 29
    rwy: 14/32 dirt
    CTAF: 124.6

     
  • EURONG overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
     
  • HAPPY VALLEY overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
     
  • ELI CREEK [YELC] - visual along the coast
    T&G on the beach at pilot's discretion if the tide is out.
    elev: 3
    rwy: 01/19 (approx) sand
    CTAF: 124.6

     
  • DUNDUBARA overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
     
  • INDIAN HEAD overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
     
  • WADDY POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
     
  • ORCHID BEACH [YORC] T&G - visual along the coast
    elev: 62
    rwy: 13/31 grass
    CTAF: 124.6

     
  • SANDY CAPE overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
     
  • SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
     
  • ROONEY POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
     
  • MOON POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
     
  • HERVEY BAY [YHBA] T&G - H-216° D-8.5 nm
    elev: 30
    rwy: 11/29 asphalt
    CTAF: 126.55

     
  • MARYBOROUGH [YMYB] Land - visual along Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road
    elev: 38
    rwy: 17/35 asphalt
    rwy: 12/30 grass
    CTAF: 126.55

Charts

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