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26JUN22 | Swan Hill to Horsham



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: 132 nm

Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min

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

Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. 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 scenery is available for Horsham in OzXP and for other airports (this includes Rainbow which is not in default X-Plane).


Flight details

  • SWAN HILL [YSWH] Takeoff
    elev: 234
    rwy: 08/26 asphalt
    rwy: 04/22 gravel

    CTAF: 119.1
    NDB: SWH 407

  • ULTIMA GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Sea Lake-Swan Hill Road
  • SEA LAKE [YSLK] T&G - visual along Sea Lake-Swan Hill Road
    elev: 184
    rwy: 09/27 17/35 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • WOOMELANG overfly - visual along Hopetoun-Sea Lake Road
  • HOPETOUN [YHPN] T&G - visual along Hopetoun-Sea Lake Road
    elev: 256
    rwy: 01/19 asphalt
    rwy: 08/26 grass
    CTAF: 126.7

  • RAINBOW [YRBW] T&G - visual along Hopetoun-Rainbow Road
    elev: 259
    rwy: 06/24 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

  • JEPARIT overfly - visual along Dimboola-Rainbow Road
  • DIMBOOLA TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along Dimboola-Rainbow Road
  • HORSHAM [YHSM] Land - visual along Western Highway
    elev: 445
    rwy: 08/26 17/35 asphalt
    CTAF: 118.8




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