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By far our most popular of all the weekly events, on any given Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC.
Not to be confused with out Spilled Milk Run Monday events held on the last Monday of every month, pilots can expect ATC services as you fly between Melbourne and Sydney, or any destination in between (Canberra, Albury etc).
Traffic Levels usually begin to pick up around 0800z and peak between 0900-1030z. 
 
Routes:
We recommend the following routes between Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.
YMML-YSSY: ML DOSEL Y59 RIVET TESAT
YMML-YSCB: ML DOSEL Y59 ARRAN POLLI CB
YSSY-YMML: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI Q29 ML
YSSY-YSCB: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI CB
YSCB-YMML: CB TANTA Q29 LIZZI ML
YSCB-YSSY:  CB TANTA W423 CULIN Y59 RIVET TESAT

 
Controllers:
Controllers who wish to reserve a position to control during this event are encouraged to apply via https://events.vatpac.org/. After the controller roster is released on Saturday evening, no controllers will be added to the roster. Positions that do not have a nominated controller (i.e. no controller assigned on the position) will remain free for all controllers available on the day to control.
*Non-Standard positions* will be available for opening depending on traffic levels. They may only be opened once all of the rostered positions are filled. Please see a member of the Board of Directors, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position.
Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 133.800 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-D_APP* Sydney Director 126.100 SY_DEP* Sydney Departures 123.000       ML_DEL Melbourne Delivery 127.200 ML_GND Melbourne Ground 121.700 ML_TWR Melbourne Tower 120.500 ML_APP Melbourne Approach 132.000 ML_DEP* Melbourne Departures 118.900       CB_GND Canberra Ground 121.700 CB_TWR Canberra Tower 118.700 CB_APP Canberra Approach 124.500       ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-ELW_CTR* Melbourne Centre 123.750  
Scenery:
YMML - Melbourne International Airport:
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - ISDG (xPlane)
YSCB - Canberra Airport:
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - FlyAwaySimulations (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - tdg (xPlane)
YSSY - Sydney International Airport:
Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - ISDG (xPlane)

    

This Weeks Flight on 3rd February 2021 commences a two leg island hop scenic flight in the Bahamas.
This leg departs George Town (MYEG) and arrives North Eleuthera (MYEH).
This tour created by YMA555  in response to a request following a recent Compass airlines flight to Nassau.
Scenery Suggested: As quite a few pilots are now using MSFS2020 including the co-ordinator, flights in future will be provided with links to relevant MSFS2020 scenery to enhance this new platform. It is left to the discretion of pilots whatever scenery they wish to use including other platforms.
Bahamas Scenery Mega Pack                  contains some, not all, relevant airfields
MYZ1 Hog Cay Exuma               This airfield is not in the flight plan however for pilots willing to leave a bit earlier than scheduled it is a very detailed island and airfield about 12nm to the south east of George                                                         Town  (MYEG)
                                         The official ICAO is MYEY however MSFS2020 uses MYZ1     ALSO NOTE DO NOT USE "MYXC HOG CAY" AS IT IS A DIFFERENT AIRFIELD WITH SIMILAR NAME.

Aircraft Suggested: Any GA capable of 130kias.
Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC
Flight Details: LINK                                                T&G's at pilot discretion
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable.
Flight Plan:(MYEG-MYEH)< Just click on this link for Flight Plans


 

    

A "low and slow" flight along the Murray River.
Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight.
Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Distance: 101 nm via direct GPS route (approx 135 nm following the river)
Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 100 to 120 kias.
Altitude: Not above FL125.
Flight plan
File as: YMIA YATP YROI YSWH
GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually along the Murray River. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
Communications
Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency.
Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both UNICOM and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
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.
Scenery
Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot.
 
Flight Details
MILDURA [YMIA] Takeoff
elev: 167
rwy: 09/27 18/36 asphalt
CTAF: 118.8
VOR/DME: MIA 113.7
NDB: MIA 272
YATPOOL [YATP] T&G - H-141° D-8.6 nm
elev: 180
rwy: 18/36 dirt
CTAF: 118.8
ROBINVALE [YROI] T&G - H-111° D-35 nm
elev: 285
rwy: 01/19 asphalt
rwy: 12/30 grass
CTAF: 126.7
NYAH [A036] T&G - H-127° D-43 nm
elev: 250
rwy: 01/19 11/29 grass
CTAF: 122.8
SWAN HILL [YSWH] Land - H-138° D-15.2 nm
elev: 229
rwy: 08/26 sealed
rwy: 04/22 15/33 grass
CTAF: 119.1
NDB: SWH 407
Chart

    

Exploring the southern Riverina and Far West regions of New South Wales, including some of the world heritage listed Willandra Lakes.
Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight.
Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Distance: 196 nm
Est Flight Time: approx 80 mins
Aircraft: Cessna 208 or similar aircraft capable of 160 to 180 kias.
Altitude: Not above FL125.
Flight plan
File as: YSWH YMOU YBRN YLMU YWTO YMIA
GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
Navigation: Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
Communications
Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency.
Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both UNICOM and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
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.
Scenery
Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot.
 
 
Flight Details
SWAN HILL [YSWH] Takeoff
elev: 229
rwy: 08/26 sealed
rwy: 04/22 15/33 grass
CTAF: 119.1
NDB: SWH 407
MOULAMEIN  [YMOM] T&G - H-041° D-31 nm
elev: 233
rwy: 19/19 9/27 5/23
CTAF: 126.7
BALRANALD [YBRN] T&G - H-310° D-34 nm
elev: 210
rwy: 18/36 asphalt
rwy: 08/26 grass
CTAF: 126.7
MUNGO LODGE [YLMU] T&G - H-322° D-60 nm
elev: 270
rwy: 06/24 16/34 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
WENTWORTH [YWTO] T&G - H-240° D-24 nm
elev: 120
rwy: 08/28 grass
rwy: 17/35 dirt
CTAF: 118.8
MILDURA [YMIA] Land - H-122° D-17.8 nm
elev: 167
rwy: 09/27 18/36 asphalt
CTAF: 118.8
VOR/DME: MIA 113.7
NDB: MIA 272
Chart

    

By far our most popular of all the weekly events, on any given Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC.
Not to be confused with out Spilled Milk Run Monday events held on the last Monday of every month, pilots can expect ATC services as you fly between Melbourne and Sydney, or any destination in between (Canberra, Albury etc).
Traffic Levels usually begin to pick up around 0800z and peak between 0900-1030z. 
 
Routes:
We recommend the following routes between Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.
YMML-YSSY: ML DOSEL Y59 RIVET TESAT
YMML-YSCB: ML DOSEL Y59 ARRAN POLLI CB
YSSY-YMML: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI Q29 ML
YSSY-YSCB: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI CB
YSCB-YMML: CB TANTA Q29 LIZZI ML
YSCB-YSSY:  CB TANTA W423 CULIN Y59 RIVET TESAT

 
Controllers:
Controllers who wish to reserve a position to control during this event are encouraged to apply via https://events.vatpac.org/. After the controller roster is released on Saturday evening, no controllers will be added to the roster. Positions that do not have a nominated controller (i.e. no controller assigned on the position) will remain free for all controllers available on the day to control.
*Non-Standard positions* will be available for opening depending on traffic levels. They may only be opened once all of the rostered positions are filled. Please see a member of the Board of Directors, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position.
Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 133.800 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-D_APP* Sydney Director 126.100 SY_DEP* Sydney Departures 123.000       ML_DEL Melbourne Delivery 127.200 ML_GND Melbourne Ground 121.700 ML_TWR Melbourne Tower 120.500 ML_APP Melbourne Approach 132.000 ML_DEP* Melbourne Departures 118.900       CB_GND Canberra Ground 121.700 CB_TWR Canberra Tower 118.700 CB_APP Canberra Approach 124.500       ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-ELW_CTR* Melbourne Centre 123.750  
Scenery:
YMML - Melbourne International Airport:
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - ISDG (xPlane)
YSCB - Canberra Airport:
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - FlyAwaySimulations (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - tdg (xPlane)
YSSY - Sydney International Airport:
Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - ISDG (xPlane)

    

This Weeks Flight on 10th February 2021 concludes a two leg island hop scenic flight in the Bahamas.
This flight departs Nassau (MYNN) and arrives Leonard M Thompson Int'l (MYAM)
This tour created by YMA555 s in response to a request following a recent Compass airlines flight to Nassau.
Scenery Suggested: As quite a few pilots are now using MSFS2020 including the co-ordinator, flights in future will be provided with links to relevant MSFS2020 scenery to enhance this new platform. It is left to the discretion of pilots whatever scenery they wish to use including other platforms.
Chub Cay MYBC
 
Aircraft Suggested: Any GA capable of 130kias.
Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC
Flight Details: LINK                                                 T&G's at pilot discretion
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable.
Flight Plan:(MYNN-MYAM)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11



 

    

Exploring the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.
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: 157 nm
Est Flight Time: approx 80 mins
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 to 130 kias.
Altitude: Not above FL125.
Flight plan
File as: YHLC YMCW YMGR YLOU YCRK YCAJ YFTZ
GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually along the Great Northern Highway. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
Communications
Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency.
Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both UNICOM and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
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.
Scenery
Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot.
 
Flight Details
HALLS CREEK [YHLC] Takeoff
elev: 1346
rwy: 04/22 asphalt
rwy: 08/26 gravel
CTAF: 126.7
NDB: HLC 245
MOROCCO WEST [YMCW] T&G - H-280° D-10.1 nm
elev: 1404
rwy: 03/21 dirt
CTAF: 122.8
MARGARET RIVER STATION [YMGR] T&G - H-231° D-43 nm
elev: 949
rwy: 07/25 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
LOUISA DOWNS [YLOU] T&G - H-239° D-11 nm
elev: 820
rwy: 07/25 dirt
CTAF: 122.8
CHRISTMAS CREEK STATION [YCRK] T&G - H-255° D-45 nm
elev: 537
rwy: 14/32 grass
CTAF: 122.8
CADJEBUT [YCAJ] T&G - H-347° D11.3 nm
elev: 521
rwy: 14/32 grass
CTAF: 122.8
FITZROY CROSSING [YFTZ] Land - H-326° D-36 nm
elev: 363
rwy: 01/19 asphalt
CTAF: 126.7
Chart

    

Welcome to the next rendition from the Light Up series, Light up Western Australia! It is time to pull out those regional aircraft or commercial airliners and explore Australia's largest state, as we attempt to provide the most realistic ATC services for you as you travel to the many stunning destinations that Western Australia has to offer.

From the bustling city of Perth to the beauty of the Kimberly, Western Australia is a spectacle of natural wonder!
 
What is Light Up Western Australia?
This event revolves around one of our older events (Regionals and Twins) with the idea being to provide ATC services to more regional locations around the country. Our regional towns don't get the love like the big cities do, so let's change that! Travel to those often-forgotten destinations and provide controllers and pilots alike a different challenge—a chance to fly into an unfamiliar location and try an approach other than the usual ILS approach.
During this event, you will receive an Outside Control Airspace Service at most of our airfields from the overlying ENR Controller. Pilots can expect the following service types depending on the class of airspace.

 
Suggested Major Routes:
Western Australia has so much to offer and explore! Whether your flight is high or low, fast or slow, there are plenty of routes to fly. Find some of our suggested routes below, bearing in mind that Pilots are more than welcome to fly other routes from other destinations!
Charts for all airports can be found here.
Perth Based Routes:
YPPH-YNWN: DCT PH Y31 WONYU V35 NWN DCT
YPPH-YPKG: DCT PH  Y31 KARAB Y69 BOSLI Y67 KG DCT
Kununurra Based Routes:
YPKU-YBRM: DCT KU J93 MAMUT W287 BRM DCT
YPKU-YPPH: DCT KU J72 ARG T63 BIDAP Q25 DALWU Q38 PH DCT
Broome Based Routes:
YBRM-YPKA: DCT BRM J93 KA DCT
YBRM-YNWN: DCT BRM Q38 NWN DCT
We would also suggest flights from any of the following airports:
Albany (YABA), Busselton (YBLN), Esperance (YESP), Geraldton (YGEL), Kalgoorlie (YPKG), Karratha (YPKA), Learmonth (YPLM), Newman (YNWN)
Paraburdoo (YPBO), Port Hedland (YPPD) plus many others...
 
ATC:
Controllers interested in controlling the event are encouraged to submit their ATC Applications here - Applications will remain open until 4 Days before the event date, of which the roster will be compiled on the website.
Non-standard positions will be rostered depending on the number of ATC Applications recieved. A non-standard position is denoted with an (*) beside the callsign.
Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: PH_DEL Perth Delivery 118.550 PH_GND Perth Ground 121.700 PH_TWR Perth Tower 127.400       PH_APP Perth Approach 123.600       ML-ESP_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.950 ML-ORE_CTR Melbourne Centre 127.000       KA_TWR Karratha Tower 127.350  
Scenery:
YBLN - Busselton
ORBX - Freeware (P3D/FSX)
TBTX - Freeware (X-Plane 11)
YBRM - Broome
ORBX - Payware (FSX/P3D)
Kym Burton - Freeware (FSX/P3D)
YPJT - Perth Jandakot
ORBX - Payware (P3D/FSX)
YPPD - Port Hedland
AVSIM - Freeware (FSX)

YPPH - Perth
MFSG - Payware (P3D/FSX)
Axonos - Payware (X-Plane 11)
Rasho - Freeware (X-Plane)
YPKG - Kalgoorlie
NZA Simulations - Freeware (MSFS)
MISC - Miscellaneous:
AusV2 - ORBX (Will update most OCTA Airport Maps)

Do you have any feedback? Send an email to [email protected] or visit feedback.vatpac.org!

    

Exploring the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.
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: 171 nm
Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
Aircraft: Cessna 208 or similar aircraft capable of 160 to 180 kias.
Altitude: Not above FL125.
Flight plan
File as: YFTZ YFOS YNLH YHLC
GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
Navigation: Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
Communications
Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency.
Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both UNICOM and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
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.
Scenery
Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot.
 
Flight Details
FITZROY CROSSING [YFTZ] Taleoff
elev: 363
rwy: 01/19 asphalt
CTAF: 126.7
FOSSIL DOWNS STATION [YFOS] T&G - H-075° D-13.3 nm
elev: 413
rwy: 06/24 12/30 dirt
CTAF: 122.8
DRYSDALE STRIP [AU47] T&G - H-025° D-41 nm
elev: 643
rwy: 07/25 dirt
CTAF: 122.8
NEW LANDSDOWN [YNLH] T&G - H-097° D-36 nm
elev: 1158
rwy: 08/26 dirt
CTAF: 122.8
SPRINGVALE [A004] T&G - H-099° D-54 nm
elev: 1415
rwy: 07/25 dirt
CTAF: 122.8
HALLS CREEK [YHLC] Land - H-178° D-27 nm
elev: 1346
rwy: 04/22 asphalt
rwy: 08/26 gravel
CTAF: 126.7
NDB: HLC 245
Chart

    

By far our most popular of all the weekly events, on any given Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC.
Not to be confused with out Spilled Milk Run Monday events held on the last Monday of every month, pilots can expect ATC services as you fly between Melbourne and Sydney, or any destination in between (Canberra, Albury etc).
Traffic Levels usually begin to pick up around 0800z and peak between 0900-1030z. 
 
Routes:
We recommend the following routes between Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.
YMML-YSSY: ML DOSEL Y59 RIVET TESAT
YMML-YSCB: ML DOSEL Y59 ARRAN POLLI CB
YSSY-YMML: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI Q29 ML
YSSY-YSCB: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI CB
YSCB-YMML: CB TANTA Q29 LIZZI ML
YSCB-YSSY:  CB TANTA W423 CULIN Y59 RIVET TESAT

 
Controllers:
Controllers who wish to reserve a position to control during this event are encouraged to apply via https://events.vatpac.org/. After the controller roster is released on Saturday evening, no controllers will be added to the roster. Positions that do not have a nominated controller (i.e. no controller assigned on the position) will remain free for all controllers available on the day to control.
*Non-Standard positions* will be available for opening depending on traffic levels. They may only be opened once all of the rostered positions are filled. Please see a member of the Board of Directors, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position.
Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 133.800 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-D_APP* Sydney Director 126.100 SY_DEP* Sydney Departures 123.000       ML_DEL Melbourne Delivery 127.200 ML_GND Melbourne Ground 121.700 ML_TWR Melbourne Tower 120.500 ML_APP Melbourne Approach 132.000 ML_DEP* Melbourne Departures 118.900       CB_GND Canberra Ground 121.700 CB_TWR Canberra Tower 118.700 CB_APP Canberra Approach 124.500       ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-ELW_CTR* Melbourne Centre 123.750  
Scenery:
YMML - Melbourne International Airport:
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - ISDG (xPlane)
YSCB - Canberra Airport:
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - FlyAwaySimulations (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - tdg (xPlane)
YSSY - Sydney International Airport:
Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - ISDG (xPlane)

    

This Weeks Flight on 17th February 2021 finds us in Iceland to test our navigation skills using NDB's.
NDB frequencies are in the flight details to be downloaded.
Flight Plans are provided for those in need.
Scenery Suggested: As quite a few pilots are now using MSFS2020 including this co-ordinator, flights in future will be provided with links if any to relevant MSFS2020 scenery to enhance this new platform. It is left to the discretion of pilots whatever scenery they wish to use including other platforms.
Iceland Overhaul
Aircraft Suggested: Any GA capable of 150kias.
Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC
Flight Details: LINK
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable.
Flight Plan:(BIPA-BIAR)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan 


 

    

Flying over Logan City, northern Gold Coast, Moreton Bay Islands and Sunshine Coast using the Moreton Bay coastal VFR route.
 
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: 152 nm
Est Flight Time: approx 75mins
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 to 130 kias.
Altitude: Remain in class G airspace after leaving Archerfield CTR. See waypoint notes below.
Flight plan
File as: YBAF YSPT YCDR RIT YNA CORO YGYM
GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually using the described landmarks. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
Communications
Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
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.
 
Scenery
Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot.
 
Flight details
ARCHERFIELD [YBAF] Takeoff
elev : 65
rwy : 10L/28R 10R/28L asphalt
rwy: 04L/22R 04R/22L grass
TWR/CTAF: 118.1
ATIS: 120.9
BN_APP: 124.7
MOUNT LINDESAY HIGHWAY overfly not above 1500 ft - H-135°.
LOGAN MOTORWAY overfly not above 2000 ft - H-135° D-3.8 nm
LOGAN RIVER overfly not above 2500 ft - H131° D-3.6 nm
LOGAN RESERVE [AU75] T&G (may not appear in all scenery)
elev: 62
rwy: 06/24 grass [NOTE: rwy 08/26 has been decommissioned]
CTAF: 122.8
ALBERT RIVER overfly not above 3500 ft - H-133° D-5.8 nm (Bearing and distance from Logan River. Position is adjacent to Logan Reserve airfield.)
OXENFORD QUARRY overfly not above 3500 ft - H-133° D-9.1 nm
SOUTHPORT [YSPT] T&G - H-090° D-4.5 nm
elev: 5
rwy: 01/19 grass
CTAF: 119.0 (remain on 119.0 until abeam Couran Cove Resort marina and watch for helicopter operations at the resort)
ABEAM COURAN COVE RESORT MARINA - enter coastal VFR route on the east coast of South Stradbroke Island not above 3500 ft - H-018° D6.6 nm.
Turn landing and taxi lights on.
Monitor BN_APP on 124.7 if active. Pilot may "request flight following" from BN_APP if desired - report altitude, position at South Stradbroke Island and intention to transit coastal VFR route northbound to Caloundra.
SOUTH STRADBROKE ISLAND - visual along east coast, not above 3500 ft.
NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND - visual along east coast, not above 3500 ft.
MORETON ISLAND - visual along east coast, not above 3500 ft.
When crossing the water between Moreton Island and Bribie Island, watch for aircraft approaching Brisbane rwy 19L/R or departing Brisbane rwy 01L/R.
BRIBIE ISLAND - visual along east coast. Landing and taxi lights may be turned off.
Not above 3500 ft until 22 DME BN VOR (113.2),
Not above 4500 ft until 30 DME BN.
If flight following was requested, continue monitoring BN_APP until instructed.
CALOUNDRA [YCDR] T&G
elev: 38
rwy: 05/23 12/30 asphalt
CTAF: 125.85
RING TANK [RIT] overfly not above 7500 ft - H-335° D-3.1 nm
BRUCE HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE overfly not above 7500 ft - H-293° D-3.1 nm
BRUCE HIGHWAY - visual west of the highway not above 7500 ft.
YANDINA [YNA] - overfly not above 1500 ft.
BRUCE HIGHWAY - visual west of the highway
Not above 1500 ft until 12 DME SU VOR (114.2)
Not above 2500 ft until 16 DME SU.
COOROY [CORO] - visual west of the highway
Not above 2500 ft until 16 DME SU.
Not above 3500 ft until 20 DME SU.
Not above 4500 ft until 25 DME SU.
Not above 6500 ft until 30 DME SU.
GYMPIE [YGYM] Land - visual along the Bruce Highway.
elev: 260
rwy: 14/32 asphalt
rwy: 03/21 grass
CTAF: 126.7
Charts
Due to image size limitations, only low resolution charts are included below. High resolution charts are available from these links:
Chart 1 - Archerfield to North Stradbroke Island Chart 2 - North Stradbroke Island to Nambour Chart 3 - Nambour to Gympie


    

Welcome to the next installment of Newbie Night. This event offers the chance for inexperienced members to take to the virtual skies and for experienced controllers and pilots to offer their expertise. Whether you are completely new to flight simulation or have been flying for years and never connected to VATSIM, it will be the night for you with plenty of people available to help on the VATPAC Discord. To Join the Discord visit this link.
 
This event is for:
- Newbie pilots who want to learn and gain confidence flying with live ATC.
- Experienced controllers who are patient and willing to teach.
- Experienced pilots who are patient and willing to share knowledge.
 
This Week
Fly between Coffs Harbour (YCFS) to Sydney (YSSY) to experience class C and D airspace as well as enroute airspace.
The flight will depart around 0700z (1800 AEDT) with ATC requested/available until around 1100z (2200 AEDT).
An example of procedures from a Class D airport in a non-radar environment to a  Class C primary airport in a radar environment can be found here: https://forums.vatpac.org/pilots/tutorials/ifr-albury-to-melbourne/
 
Routes
The following routes are recommended to fly from Coffs Harbour to Sydney based on real world operations.
Jet aircraft: DCT CFS J70 CORKY H12 BOREE (Coffs Harbour is suitable for jets up to B738/A321 size)
Non-jet aircraft: DCT CFS W214 OLTIN W180 TESAT
 
ATC Positions
 
Name
Login Identifier
Radio Callsign
Frequency
Coffs Harbour Tower
CFS_TWR
Coffs Tower
118.200 
Brisbane Centre (Downs)
BN-DOS_CTR
Brisbane Centre
135.600
Brisbane Centre (Mudgee)
BN-MDE_CTR
Brisbane Centre
133.000
Sydney Approach North
SY_APP
Sydney Approach
124.400
Sydney Tower
SY_TWR
Sydney Tower
120.550
Sydney SMC
SY_GND
Sydney Ground
126.500
 
Charts
Airservices Australia charts: https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/dap/AeroProcChartsTOC.htm
 
Scenery
Due to the many simulation platforms now in use, scenery is at the discretion of the pilot. 
NOTE: if you are running any simulator based on Microsoft's Flight Simulator X platform, due to the older navigation database Coffs may be known as YSCH rather than YCFS. This is its old ICAO code. 

    

Flying over the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay Islands and Logan City using the Moreton Bay coastal VFR route.
 
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: 148 nm
Est Flight Time: approx 75mins
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 to 130 kias.
Altitude: Remain in class G airspace until Archerfield CTR. See waypoint notes below.
Flight plan
File as: YGYM CORO YNA EMD YLAB YCAB WRM YTGA YBCX YDUN RUIS YHEC PKR YBAF
GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
Navigation: Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
Communications
Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
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.
Scenery
Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot.
Flight details
GYMPIE [YGYM] Takeoff
elev: 260
rwy: 14/32 asphalt
rwy: 03/21 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  COOROY [CORO] - visual west of the Bruce Highway
Not above 6500 ft within 30 DME SU  VOR (114.2).
Not above 4500 ft within 25 DME SU.
Not above 3500 ft within 20 DME SU.
Not above 2500 ft within 16 DME SU.
  YANDINA [YNA] overfly- visual west of the Bruce Highway
Not above 2500 ft within 16 DME SU.
Not above 1500 ft within 12 DME SU.
  EWEN MADDOCK DAM [EMD] - overfly not above 7500 ft.
  LANDSBOROUGH [YLAB] T&G
elev: 102
rwy: 10/28 grass
CTAF: 131.25 Visual south along the Bruce Highway or railway not above 7500 ft.
Not above 4500 ft within 30 DME BN VOR (113.2).
Not above 3500 ft within 22 DME BN VOR.
CABOOLTURE [YCAB] T&G
elev: 40
rwy: 06/24 12/30 grass
CTAF: 125.85
  Visual east along Bribie Island Road towards Sandstone Point and Bribie Island, not above 2500 ft.
  WOORIM [WRM] - enter coastal VFR route not above 2500 ft.
Turn landing and taxi lights on.
Monitor BN_APP on 124.7 if active. Pilot may "request flight following" from BN_APP if desired - report altitude, position overhead Woorim and intention to transit coastal VFR route southbound to Heck Field (and intentions for touch and go at Tangalooma, Boroco and Dunwich).
When crossing the water between Bribie Island and Moreton Island, watch for aircraft approaching Brisbane rwy 19L/R or departing Brisbane rwy 01L/R.
  TANGALOOMA [YTGA] T&G
elev: 25
rwy: 17/35 grass
CTAF: 119.4
If not making a T&G, remain east of the field and west of Mt Campbell not above 3500 ft.
  MORETON ISLAND - visual along west coast not above 3500 ft.
  BAROCO [YBCX] T&G
elev: 24
rwy: 15/33 grass
CTAF: 126.7
If not making a T&G, track west of the field along the east coast of Crab Island  not above 3500 ft.
  NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND - visual along west coast not above 3500 ft.
  DUNWICH [YDUN] T&G
elev: 250
rwy: 15/33 grass
CTAF: 126.7
If not making a T&G, track along the west coast.
  NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND - visual along west coast not above 3500 ft.
If flight following was requested, continue monitoring BN_APP until instructed.
  RUSSELL ISLAND [RUIS] overfly not above 3500 ft.
  HECK FIELD [YHEC] T&G
elev: 10
rwy: 10/28 18/36 gravel [twin engine aircraft not permitted]
CTAF: 119.0
  MACLEAN BRIDGE overfly not above 2500 ft - H-255° D-17.4 nm
  Visual north along the Mount Lindesay Highway not above 2500 ft.
  PARK RIDGE WATER TOWER [PKR] overfly at 1500 ft.
*** Inbound reporting point ***
Call: "[CALLSIGN] 1500 FT PARK RIDGE. [LANDING INTENTIONS]". (If Archerfield TWR is active, also acknowledge ATIS identifier.)
  LOGAN MOTORWAY overfly - H-337° D-2.1 nm
*** Inbound reporting point ***
Call: "[CALLSIGN] CROSSING LOGAN MOTORWAY".
If Archerfield TWR is active, do not proceed into Archerfield CTR until given circuit instructions.
  ARCHERFIELD [YBAF] Land - H-337° D-4.4 nm
elev : 65
rwy : 10L/28R 10R/28L asphalt
rwy: 04L/22R 04R/22L grass
TWR/CTAF: 118.1
ATIS: 120.9
BN_APP: 124.7 Charts


    

We always know that the month is drawing to a close when Spilled Milk Run makes its way back into the events calendar. This week we are taking you up to the east coast after flying in the western and northern states in our major events this month!
Fly between Canberra Airport (YSCB) and Gold Coast Airport (YBCG) with the expectation of ATC services throughout the flight!
Traffic Levels usually begin to pick up around 0800z and peak between 0900-1030z.
 
Routes:
We recommend the following routes to fly between Canberra & Gold Coast, however you are also welcome to fly to any airport in between these airfields!
YSCB - YBCG:
ROUTE: CB AVBEG W184 MUDGI H66 TW Y23 BERNI Y43 GREAV GOMOL
YBCG - YSCB:
ROUTE: GOMOL APAGI H91 SANAD W180 TESAT H65 WOL H65 RAZZI CB
 
ATC:
Positions during Spilled Milk Run are NOT rostered. Positions are often filled up fast so be sure to float around on the discord to check when positions become available! Remember there are non-standard positions that can be opened should you be looking to join in on the fun (see a C3 or Senior Staff Member for authorisation to open them!)
Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: CB_GND Canberra Ground 121.700 CB_TWR Canberra Tower 118.700 CB_APP Canberra Approach 124.500       CG_DEL Gold Coast Delivery 128.750 CG_GND Gold Coast Ground 121.800 CG_TWR Gold Coast Tower 118.700 CG_APP Brisbane Approach 123.500       ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600  
Scenery:
YSCB - Canberra Airport:
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - FlyAwaySimulations (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - tdg (xPlane)
YBCG - Gold Coast Airport:
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
MISC - Miscellaneous Items:
Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Required by ORBX Airports*
Payware - Gold Coast CityScape (FSX/P3D)
 
We look forward to seeing you at our second Spilled Milk Run of 2021!

    

This Weeks Flight on 24th February 2021 finds us in Norway flying from Hamar (ENHA) to Sundane (ENSD) with a T&G at Frya (ENRI). Following the E6 then west on the I5 at Otta continue on the I5 after taking right fork at LOM then follow the I5 along the Ottaelva River north west and take left fork at Langvatner Lake continue along I5 to Lake Strynevatnet and follow river and lakes to destination Sundane.
Scenery Suggested: As quite a few pilots are now using MSFS2020 including the co-ordinator, flights in future will be provided with links to relevant MSFS2020 scenery to enhance this new platform. It is left to the discretion of pilots whatever scenery they wish to use including other platforms.
Hamar ENHA
Hamar Region Scenery
Sandane ENSD
Aircraft Suggested: Any GA capable of 130kias.
Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC
Flight Details: LINK                  T&G's at pilot discretion
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable.
Flight Plan:(ENHA-ENSD)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan

    

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: 146 nm
Est Flight Time: approx 75mins
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 to 130 kias.
Altitude: Not above 8500 ft.
Flight plan
File as: YKSC YPDA YALT YWGI YTHI YCOF YPLC
GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
Navigation: Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
Communications
Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
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.
Scenery
Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot.
 
Flight details
KINGSCOTE [YKSC] Takeoff
elev: 24
rwy: 01/19 15/33 asphalt
rwy: 06/24 dirt
CTAF: 126.0 PARNDANA [YPDA] T&G - H-238° D-13.7 nm
elev: 545
rwy: 16/34 dirt
CTAF: 126.0 ALTHORPE ISLAND [YALT] T&G - H-316° D-33 nm
elev: 284
rwy: 11/29 grass
CTAF: 126.7 WEDGE ISLAND [YWGI] T&G - H-297° D-24 nm
elev: 4
rwy: 08/26 dirt
CTAF: 126.7 THISTLE ISLAND [YTHI] T&G - H-292° D-15.6 nm
elev: 45
rwy: 07/25 dirt
CTAF: 126.7 COFFIN BAY [YCOF] T&G - H-301° D-42 nm
elev: 13
rwy: 08/26 gravel
CTAF: 128.0 PORT LINCOLN [YPLC] Land - H-086° D-18.5 nm
elev: 45
rwy: 01/19 asphalt
rwy: 05/23 15/33 gravel
CTAF: 128.0
NDB: PLC 389 Chart

    

VATPAC is teaming with IDvACC, MYvACC and SINvACC to bring you a new event! Cue the introduction of South East Asia Connect!
Today we are connecting the Northern Territory with Indonesia, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Check out the beautiful scenery that is on offer in your simulators as you fly over the Timor Sea and the beautiful South East Asia countryside!
 
Information:
Today we are heading to international destinations! Depart from Darwin International Airport (YPDN) between 1000-1300z on the 28th February 2021 inbound to Ngurah Rai International Airport (WADD), Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS) or Kuala Lumpur International Airport (WMKK).
Pilots can expect ATC to be online for each airport during the following times:
YPDN: 1000-1300z WADD: 1045-1400z WSSS: 1200-1500z WMKK: 1200-1600z ATC can expect a unique challenge as pilots fly in a westerly direction between the airfields. Pilots are recommended to depart Darwin between 1000-1300z in order to receive ATC services throughout their journey. However, pilots are also welcome to fly between any of the four nominated airfields in any direction.
 
Routes:
We recommend the following routes for you to fly during this event. You are also more than welcome to fly in any direction between the 4 airfields if you choose!
YPDN -> WADD | 2.5 Hour Flight
ROUTE: JULIE UQ320 VIROB UQ200 KILIK A458 KPG W33 GOMAT DCT ANGSA
YPDN -> WSSS | 4 Hour Flight
ROUTE: JULIE J61 IKUMA A464 KIKEM M774 OBDOS
YPDN -> WMKK | 4.5 Hour Flight
ROUTE: JULIE J61 IKUMA DCT KIKEM M774 TPG A464 SJ G579 VJB A457 GUPTA
 
Charts:
Free charts for each of these airfields can be found below. We recommend you utilize these charts to understand the procedures of the airports you are flying between.
YPDN - https://vats.im/pac/charts WADD - https://aimindonesia.dephub.go.id/ WSSS - http://bit.ly/wssscharts WMKK - https://mega.nz/file/hI4FxITK#Jc71oW_pkwFdKZVEtPnCuS41RzQM4kRskLziVQpGeOU  
ATC Positions:
Controllers interested in controlling the event are encouraged to submit their ATC Applications here. Applications will remain open until 4 Days before the event date, of which the roster will be compiled on the website.
The below controller positions are for VATPAC controlling positions. ATC positions for other divisions and applications to apply can be found on the respective vACC website.
Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: BN-TRT_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.200 DN_APP Darwin Approach 134.100 DN_TWR Darwin Tower 133.100 DN_GND Darwin Ground 121.800  
Scenery:
Darwin International Airport (YPDN)
Payware - MFSG (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX)
Freeware - WorldWideXP (Xplane)
Ngurah Rai International Airport (WADD)
Payware - Aerosoft (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - brboberts (xPlane)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX)
Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS)
Payware - Imaginesim (P3D)
Payware - Cloudsurf (xPlane)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (WMKK)
Payware - A_A Sceneries (P3D)
Payware - Cloudsurf (xPlane)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX)
Freeware - AVSIM (P3D)
Freeware - TOD (xPlane)
We look forward to seeing you at South East Asia Connect!

    

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: 151 nm
Est Flight Time: approx 80 mins
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 to 130 kias.
Altitude: Not above 8500 ft.
Flight plan
File as: YPLC YTBB YSPY YWRK YYOR YKSC
GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
Navigation: Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
Communications
Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
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.
Scenery
Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot.
Flight details
PORT LINCOLN [YPLC] Takeoff
elev: 45
rwy: 01/19 asphalt
rwy: 05/23 15/33 gravel
CTAF: 128.0
NDB: PLC 389
  LOUTH BAY overfly - H-027° D-4.5 nm
  TUMBY BAY [YTBB] T&G - H-030° D-13.6 nm
elev: 32
rwy: 15/33 asphalt
CTAF: 128.0
  TUMBY ISLAND overfly - H-136° D-3.6 nm
  PARTNEY ISLAND overfly - H-133° D-8.9 nm
  BLYTH ISLAND overfly - H-133° D-3.2 nm
  ROXBY ISLAND overfly - H-134° D-1.9 nm
  SPILSBY ISLAND [YSPY] T&G - H-156° D-4.2 nm
elev: 51
rwy: 01/19 dirt
CTAF: 128.0
  CORNY POINT LIGHTHOUSE overfly - H-106° D-36 nm
  WAROOKA [YWRK] T&G - H-097° D-15.2 nm
elev: 65
rwy: 09/27 17/35 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  YORKETOWN [YYOR] T&G - H-093° D-15.2 nm
elev: 127
rwy: 18/36 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  TROUBRIDGE POINT LIGHTHOUSE overfly - H-166° D-9.6 nm
  POINT MARSDEN LIGHTHOUSE overfly - H-173° D-24 nm
  KINGSCOTE [YKSC] Land - H-203° D-10.5 nm
elev: 24
rwy: 01/19 15/33 asphalt
rwy: 06/24 dirt
CTAF: 126.0 Chart


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