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30SEP22 | Rockhampton to Emerald



Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight.

Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Please note Rule B13 in the VATSIM Code of Conduct regarding weather.

Distance: 159 nm

Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min

Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 140 kias.

Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace outside Rockhampton CTR. See waypoint notes below.

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 here.


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.
    Not above 1000 ft within 16 DME RK or as directed by ATC. 

  • PARKHURST [PRKH] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along the Bruce Highway
  • YAAMBA [YMA] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along the Bruce Highway

    Not above 2500 ft within 19 DME RK.
    Not above 3500 ft within 22 DME RK.
    Not above 4500 ft within 36 DME RK.
  • KUNAWARRA [KUN] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the Bruce Highway

    Not above 8500 ft beyond 36 DME RK.
  • MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along the Bruce Highway
  • TARTRUS [YTTS] T&G - visual along Marlborough-Sarina Road and Tartrus Road
    elev: 326
    rwy: 02/20 08/26 dirt
    CTAF: 126.7

  • YARRABEE MINE [YYBE] T&G - H-222° D-30 nm
    elev: 445
    rwy: 02/20 gravel
    CTAF: 126.7

  • CARDONA [CDNA] overfly - H-189° D-4.4 nm
  • EMERALD [YEML] Land - visual along the Mackenzie River (direct track H-244° D-47 nm)
    elev: 622
    rwy: 06/24 15/33 asphalt
    NDB: EML 324






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