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14JAN22 | Rockhampton to Bundaberg via Burnett Highway


VFR Operations
David Bromage


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: 189 nm

Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min.

Aircraft: Beechcraft Baron or similar aircraft capable of 150-160 kias.

Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace after leaving Rockhampton CTR. Suggested 3000 ft

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 for Bundaberg (TBTX) and other airports.


Flight details

    elev: 36
    rwy: 04/22 15/33 asphalt
    TWR/CTAF: 118.1
    VOR/DME: RK 116.9
    NDB: RK 257

    Tune DME to Rockhampton VOR/DME.

  • ROCKLANDS overfly not above 700 ft or as directed by ATC - H-140° D-3.9 nm or as directed by ATC.

    Not above 1000 ft within 11 DME RK.
  • BOULDERCOMBE overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along the Burnett Highway.

    Not above 2500 ft within 16 DME RM.
  • MOUNT MORGAN [MGN] overfly not above 2500 ft - visual along the Burnett Highway.

    Not above 8500 ft beyond 16 DME RK.
  • DULULU overfly - visual along the Burnett Highway.
  • DIXALEA/MCMASTER FIELD [YMMD] T&G - visual along the Burnett Highway.
    elev: 350
    rwy: 06/25 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • SMOKEY CREEK [YSMK] T&G - visual along the Burnett Highway and Hibbs Road.
    elev: 530
    rwy: 04/22 15/33 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

  • BILOELA TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along Mount Eugene Road and the Burnett Highway
  • THANGOOL [YTNG] T&G - visual along the Burnett Highway.
    elev: 664
    rwy: 10/28 asphalt
    rwy: 14/32 clay
    CTAF: 126.7

  • MONTO [YMTO] T&G - visual along the Burnett Highway.
    elev: 757
    rwy: 16/34 asphalt
    CTAF: 126.7

  • MOUNT GOODICUM overfly - H-075° D-18.2 nm
  • MONDURAN DAM overfly - H-082° D-23 nm
  • MONDURAN [YMUA] T&G - visual along the Kolan River
    elev: 159
    rwy: 02/20 grass
    CTAF: 124.1

  • GIN GIN overfly - visual along the Bruce Highway
  • BULLYARD overfly - visual along Gin Gin Road
  • SOUTH KOLAN overfly - visual along Gin Gin Road
  • BINGERA SUGAR MILL overfly - visual along Gin Gin Road
  • BUNDABERG [YBUD] Land - visual along Gin Gin Road until runway visual
    elev: 107
    rwy: 14/32 asphalt
    rwy: 07/25 grass
    CTAF: 126.9







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