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.
Est Flight Time:Approx 75 min
Aircraft:Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 kias.
Altitude:Remain in Class G airspace as far as possible. See waypoint notes below.
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 scenery is available here.
BATEMANS BAY [BATB] overfly - visual along the coat (recommended) or Princes Highway
Between Ulladulla and Kiama is restricted military airspace. Contact Nowra APP (123.5) if active prior to reaching Ulladulla to obtain clearance for VFR transit. Refer to the YSNW ERSA FAC for procedures. Not above 2000 ft in restricted military airspace R421A.
If Nowra APP is not active, use CTAF 118.85 to advise entering and exiting the Nowra VFR route.
.ULLADULLA [UDA] overfly not above 2000 ft - visual along the coast (recommended) or Princes Highway.
WANDANDIAN [WDN] overfly not above 2000 ft - H-353° D-16.1 nm
WOOLAMIA [WOI] overfly not above 2000 ft - H-049° D-8 nm
COMERONG ISLAND [CONG] overfly not above 2000 ft - H-011° D-9 nm
KIAMA [KMA] overfly not above 2000 ft - H-011° D-14.2 nm
Tune DME to Sydney DME (SY 112.1)
Not above 7500 ft within 45 DME SY.
Tune to Wollongong area CTAF 127.3 once out of Nowra restricted airspace.
SHELLHARBOUR [YSHL] T&G - visual along Princes Highway
Note: Shellharbour may be in some older navigation databases as YWOL Wollongong. elev: 31
rwy: 08/26 16/34 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 26 and 34]
NDB: WOL 239
Remain on Wollongong area CTAF 127.3 until past the city. Advise intentions to overfly the city or harbour.
WOLLONGONG BREAKWATER LIGHTHOUSE overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the coast