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16JAN22 | Bundaberg to Rockhampton


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: 208 nm

Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min.

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

Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace until Rockhampton CTR. Suggested 1500 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

  • BUNDABERG [YBUD] Takeoff
    elev: 107
    rwy: 14/32 asphalt
    rwy: 07/25 grass
    CTAF: 126.9

  • SLOPING HUMMOCK [SGK] overfly - H-052° D-7 nm

    The Hummock is the site of a monument to aviation pioneer Bert Hinkler.
  • BARGARA GOLF COURSE overfly - H-030° D-2.4 nm
  • BURNETT HEADS LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
  • LADY ELLIOT ISLAND [YLTT] T&G - H-014° D-42 nm
    elev: 5
    rwy: 17/35 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • LADY MUSGRAVE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE overfly - H-295° D-22 nm
  • AGNES WATER [YAWT] T&G - H-227° D-32 nm
    elev: 27
    rwy: 17/35 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • TURKEY BEACH overfly - visual along the coast
  • IVERAGH [YIVG] T&G - H-264° D-14.1 nm
    elev: 98
    rwy: 13/31 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

    Tune DME to Rockhampton VOR/DME (RK 116.9).

  • GLADSTONE [YGLA] T&G - visual along the Bruce Highway and Gladstone-Benara Road
    elev: 59
    rwy: 10/28 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 28]
    CTAF: 118.8
    VOR: GLA 116.3

  • WIGGINS ISLAND overfly - visual along the Calliope River

    Not above 4500 ft within 45 DME RK.

  • THE NARROWS overfly - visual along the coast

    Not above 3500 ft within 22 DME RK.

  • PORT ALMA [PMA] overfly not above 3500 ft - visual along the coast
    *** Inbound reporting point***

    Not above 2500 ft within 19 DME RK.
    Not above 1000 ft within 16 DME RK or as directed by ATC.
  • PIRATE POINT [PII] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-271° D-12.7 nm
    *** Inbound reporting point ***

    If Rockhampton TWR is active, do not proceed until given circuit instructions.
  • ROCKHAMPTON [YBRK] Land H-301° D-12.1 nm or as directed by ATC
    elev: 36
    rwy: 04/22 15/33 asphalt
    TWR/CTAF: 118.1
    VOR/DME: RK 116.9
    NDB: RK 257






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