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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: 197 nm
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min.
Aircraft: Beechcraft Baron or similar aircraft capable of 160 kias..
Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 2500 ft. 
Flight plan

File as: YNRV YJGP YGNW YKNG YWGN YNRG 
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.
Communications
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.
 
Scenery
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 Ravensthorpe in OzXP and for other airports.
 
Flight details
RAVENSTHORPE [YNRV] Takeoff
elev: 209
rwy: 06/24 asphalt
rwy: 14/32 gravel
CTAF: 126.7
  JERRAMUNGUP [YJGP] T&G - visual along the South Coast Highway
elev: 1049
rwy: 12/30 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  ONGERUP overfly - visual along the South Coast Highway
  GNOWANGERUP [YGNW] T&G - visual along the South Coast Highway
elev: 920
rwy: 12/30 asphalt
CTAF: 126.7

NOTE: all aircraft are requested to overfly before joining the circuit
  BROOMEHILL GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Broomehill-Gnowangerup Road
  KATANNING [YKNG] T&G - H-002° D-8.3 nm
elev: 932
rwy: 07/25 asphalt
rwy: 13/31 gravel
CTAF: 126.7
  KATANNING GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Katanning-Nyabing Road
  WOODANILLING overfly - visual along the railway
  WAGIN [YWGN] T&G - H-002° D-8.3 nm
elev: 836
rwy: 06/24 asphalt
rwy: 17/35 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  HIGHBURY overfly - visual along the Great Southern Highway or railway
  NARROGIN TOWNSHIP - visual along the Great Southern Highway
  NARROGIN [YNRG] Land - H-274° D-5 nm
elev: 1080
rwy: 10/28 asphalt
rwy: 18/36 dirt
CTAF: 134.0 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 control a position to control during this event are entitled to log on as a first come first serve basis. Positions that do not have a controller online (i.e. no controller controlling 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 Standard positions are filled. Please see a member of Staff, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position. Please review the controller NOTAM for detailed information about which Non-Standard Positions are automatically authorized.
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-BIK_CTR
Melbourne Centre
129.800
ML-ELW_CTR
Melbourne Centre
123.750
ML-SNO_CTR*
Melbourne Centre
124.000
 
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 for Wednesday 5th January 2022 is the first flight for 2022.
We find ourselves in Madagascar (I believe this is the first time ever in Madagascar??) flying from the capital Antananarivo (Ivato Int'l Airport FMMI) via the coastal port city of Toamasina arriving at the coastal town of Sainte Marie on the east coast.
Scenery Suggested: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is at th discretion of each pilot.
Aircraft: Capable of 150kias
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder 
Flight Details Link: Link
Distance: 183nm
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(FMMI-FMMS)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX or PlanG

 
 
 
 

    

If there’s one thing we do best, it’s the good old FIFO flight; keeping communities connected and opening up our stunning interior to the world. Explore this beautiful country on the first Friday of every month as we take a tour around our regional airfields.
VATPAC invites you to Australia’s famous Pilbara-Kimberley region in WA, famous for its red deserts, extraordinary rock formations and beautiful reefs. With connections to both Perth (YPPH) and Darwin (YPDN), towns in this region play a vital role in keeping WA’s mining and tourism industries rolling. Join us between 0700z-1000z (1700-2000 AEST; 1500-1800 AWST) on the 7th of January 2022!
 
Routes:
The below map highlights some of the routes available to fly throughout this region:

Some other airports of importance in and around this region include: Solomon (YSOL), West Angelas (YANG), Roy Hill-Ginbata (YGIA), Boolgeeda (YBGD), and Fortescue (YFDF)
It is recommended to use the following routes when flying between these airports:
YPPH - YPKA YPPH - YPKU  PH Y15 VETEL Z55 KA PH AMANA Y31 MANIG Y36 BIDAP T63 ARG J72 KU     YPPH - YBRM YPPH - YCPR JET: PH Y31 BRM PH Y15 CULAB POGAV NON-JET: PH Z19 MURCH Y31 BRM       YPPH - YPPD YPPH - YCWA PH Y15 ESDEG Y44 BUTON PD PH Y15 ESDEG Y60 HALEM SARIG     YPPH - YNWN YPPH - YBRY JET: PH Y31 WONYU V35 NWN PH Y15 ESDEG Y60 GUVNA NON-JET: PH Z19 MURCH Y31 MONYU V35 NWN       YPDN - YBRM YPPH - YTST DN HELLI J151 CIN J93 BRM PH Z19 NORIC COPDI Y13 VALRA A339 GUNAM      YPDN - YPKU YPPH - YSOL  DN HELLI J151 ZAMMI KU PH Y15 ESDEG Y44 REMBO   
ATC:
FIFO Fridays are not rostered. Positions are taken on a first come, first get basis. The recommended positions for the event are listed below:
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       DN_DEL Darwin Delivery 126.800 DN_GND Darwin Ground  121.800 DN_TWR Darwin Tower 133.100 DN_APP Darwin Approach 134.100       KA_GND Karratha Ground  123.550 KA_TWR Karratha Tower 127.350       BRM_GND Broome Ground  121.700 BRM_TWR Broome Tower 126.000       BN-TRT_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.200 ML-OLW_CTR Melbourne Centre 134.000 ML-PIY_CTR Melbourne Centre 133.900 Please note that since both Broome and Karratha’s towers are procedural, they can only be staffed by members who are S3 or higher, or have completed their Procedural Tower Endorsement.
Scenery:
YPPH – Perth, WA
Payware – MFSG (P3D / FSX)
Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX)
Payware - Axonos (X-Plane)
Freeware – OpenSceneryX (X-Plane)
YPDN – Darwin, NT
Payware – MFSG (P3D / FSX)
Freeware – Ant's Aussie Airports (P3D / FSX)
Freeware – WorldWideXP (X-Plane)
YBRM – Broome, WA
Payware – ORBX (P3D / FSX)
Payware - ORBX (X-Plane)
YPPD – Port Hedland, WA
Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX)
Miscellaneous WA FIFO Airports:
Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX)
Miscellaneous:
Payware – ORBX Australia V2 (P3D / FSX)
Payware - ORBX Global (P3D / FSX)

    

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: 163 nm
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min.
Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 130-140 kias..
Altitude: Not above 8500 ft (not above 4500 ft between Stansbury and Port Julia). Suggested 2500 ft. 
Flight plan

File as: YKSC YPSH CAJE YYOR SRY PVCT PJUL PIPT YARS YMLD YKDI 
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.
Communications
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.
 
Scenery
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 here.
 
Flight details
Assume restricted areas R231 and R279 are not activated.
KINGSCOTE [YKSC] Takeoff
elev: 24
rwy: 01/19 15/33 asphalt
rwy: 06/25 dirt
CTAF: 126.0
  PROSPECT HILL overfly - visual along the coast
  PENNESHAW [YPSH] T&G - visual along the coast
elev: 483
rwy: 05/23 grass
CTAF: 126.0
  CAPE ST ALBANS LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
  CAPE JERVIS {CAJE] overfly - H-344° D-12 nm
  TROUBRIDGE HILL LIGHTHOUSE overfly - H-312° D-34 nm
  YORKETOWN [YYOR] T&G - H-346° D-9.8 nm
elev: 375
rwy: 18/36 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  STANSBURY [SRY] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along Stansbury Road
  PORT VINCENT [PVCT] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the coast
  PORT JULIA [PJUL] overfly between not above 4500 ft - visual along the coast
  PIRIE POINT [PIPT] overfly - visual along the coast
  ARDROSSAN [YARS] T&G - visual along the coast
elev: 313
rwy: 15/33 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  MAITLAND [YMLD] T&G - visual along Maitland Road
elev: 541
rwy: 17/35 asphalt
CTAF: 126.7
  MAITLAND TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along Maitland Road
  MOONTA GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along the Spencer Highway
  KADINA [YKDI] Land - visual along the Spencer Highway
elev: 138
rwy: 05/23 asphalt
CTAF: 126.7 Chart

 

    

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: 197 nm
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min.
Aircraft: Beechcraft Baron or similar aircraft capable of 160 kias..
Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. Suggested 2500 ft. 
Flight plan

File as: YKDI WRO YWDI YMIN YWRK YATL YPDA YKSC
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.
Communications
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.
 
Scenery
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 here.
 
Flight details
KADINA [YKDI] Takeoff
elev: 138
rwy: 05/23 asphalt
CTAF: 126.7
  WALLAROO [WRO] overfly - visual along the Copper Coast Highway
  WARBURTON POINT overfly - visual along the coast
  PORT HUGHES overfly - visual along the coast
  CAPE ELIZABETH overfly - visual along the coast
  REEF POINT overfly - visual along the coast
  WARDANG ISLAND [YWDI] T&G - visual along the coast
elev: 68
rwy: 05/23 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  MINLATON [YMIN] T&G - visual along the coast
elev: 108
rwy: 16/34 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  HARDWICKE BAY overfly - visual along the coast
  WAROOKA [YWRK] T&G - visual along the coast
elev: 65
rwy: 17/35 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  CORNY POINT LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
  DALY HEAD overfly - visual along the coast
  WEST CAPE overfly - visual along the coast
  CAPE SPENCER LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
  ALTHORPE ISLAND [YALT] T&G - H-186° D-4.4 nm
elev: 284
rwy: 11/29 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  CAPE BORDA LIGHTHOUSE overfly - H-202° D-26 nm
  PARNDANA [YPDA] T&G - visual along the Playford Highway
elev: 540
rwy: 16/34 dirt
CTAF: 126.0
  KINGSCOTE [YKSC] Land - visual along the Playford Highway
elev: 24
rwy: 01/19 15/33 asphalt
rwy: 06/25 dirt
CTAF: 126.0 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 control a position to control during this event are entitled to log on as a first come first serve basis. Positions that do not have a controller online (i.e. no controller controlling 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 Standard positions are filled. Please see a member of Staff, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position. Please review the controller NOTAM for detailed information about which Non-Standard Positions are automatically authorized.
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-BIK_CTR
Melbourne Centre
129.800
ML-ELW_CTR
Melbourne Centre
123.750
ML-SNO_CTR*
Melbourne Centre
124.000
 
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 for Wednesday 12th January 2022 finds us in the US of A flying from Charleston Yeager (West Virginia) to Cincinnati Int'l (Kentucky) USA
Flight created by YMA555
Scenery: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is at th discretion of each pilot.
Aircraft: Capable of 150 kias
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
.Flight Plan Link: KCRW KHTS KPMH KAMT KFGX KCVG T&G at pilots discretion.
Suggested Altitude: Follow flight plan or just follow the Ohio River
Distance: 183nm
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(KCRW-KCVG)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for .fms and .pln
BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE


 

 
THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS JOIN US IN FLIGHT, IN OUR CHAT ROOM "DAILY FOCUS VFR" IN TEAMSPEAK 3.

    

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: 189 nm
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min.
Aircraft: Beechcraft Baron or similar aircraft capable of 150-160 kias.
Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace after leaving Rockhampton CTR. Suggested 3000 ft. 
Flight plan

File as: YBRK MGN YMMD YSMK YTNG YMTO YMUA YBUD
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.
Communications
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.
 
Scenery
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
ROCKHAMPTON [YBRK] Takeoff
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.
  ROCKLANDS overfly not above 700 ft or as directed by ATC - H-140° D-3.9 nm or as directed by ATC.

Not above 1000 ft within 11 DME RK.
  BOULDERCOMBE overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along the Burnett Highway.

Not above 2500 ft within 16 DME RM.
  MOUNT MORGAN [MGN] overfly not above 2500 ft - visual along the Burnett Highway.

Not above 8500 ft beyond 16 DME RK.
  DULULU overfly - visual along the Burnett Highway.
  DIXALEA/MCMASTER FIELD [YMMD] T&G - visual along the Burnett Highway.
elev: 350
rwy: 06/25 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  SMOKEY CREEK [YSMK] T&G - visual along the Burnett Highway and Hibbs Road.
elev: 530
rwy: 04/22 15/33 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  BILOELA TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along Mount Eugene Road and the Burnett Highway
  THANGOOL [YTNG] T&G - visual along the Burnett Highway.
elev: 664
rwy: 10/28 asphalt
rwy: 14/32 clay
CTAF: 126.7
  MONTO [YMTO] T&G - visual along the Burnett Highway.
elev: 757
rwy: 16/34 asphalt
CTAF: 126.7
  MOUNT GOODICUM overfly - H-075° D-18.2 nm
  MONDURAN DAM overfly - H-082° D-23 nm
  MONDURAN [YMUA] T&G - visual along the Kolan River
elev: 159
rwy: 02/20 grass
CTAF: 124.1
  GIN GIN overfly - visual along the Bruce Highway
  BULLYARD overfly - visual along Gin Gin Road
  SOUTH KOLAN overfly - visual along Gin Gin Road
  BINGERA SUGAR MILL overfly - visual along Gin Gin Road
  BUNDABERG [YBUD] Land - visual along Gin Gin Road until runway visual
elev: 107
rwy: 14/32 asphalt
rwy: 07/25 grass
CTAF: 126.9 Charts



 

    

Welcome to the next installment of Newbie Night. This event offers the chance for inexperienced members to join experienced aviators and controllers and take to the Virtual skies. Whether you're completely new to flight simulation or you've been flying for years but never connected to the VATSIM network, this is the night for you with plenty of people available to help on the VATPAC Discord. To Join the Discord visit this link.
 
Event Details:
Fly from Canberra (YSCB) to Gold Coast (YBCG) to experience Class C and enroute airspace, with a bit of time to relax in cruise and enjoy the scenery. This flight is for:
Newbie pilots who want to learn and gain confidence flying on the VATSIM network with live ATC. Experienced controllers who are patient and willing to help newbie pilots on the network. Experienced pilots who are patient and willing to assist newbie pilots through the VATPAC Discord. The flight will depart from 0800z (1900 AEDT) with ATC requested/available until around 1100z (2200 AEDT).
An example of procedures between Class C airports in a radar environment can be found here: https://vatpac.org/help/pilot-tutorials/ifr-melbourne-to-sydney/
 
Route:
We recommend using the following route which is suitable for a jet such as a Boeing 737, Airbus A320, Cessna Citation or similar.
YSCB – YBCG:
ROUTE: DCT CB W137 MUDGI H66 TW Y23 BERNI DCT
 
Charts:
If you do not have a Navigraph subscription, charts are available from Airservices Australia:
https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/dap/AeroProcChartsTOC.htm
 
ATC:
Controllers interested in controlling the event are encouraged to submit their ATC Applications here. Applications will remain open until three days before the event (12JAN22), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing.
Login Identifier:
Radio Callsign:
Frequency:
CB_GND
Canberra Ground
121.700
CB_TWR
Canberra Tower
118.700
CB_APP
Canberra Approach
124.500
CG_APP
Gold Coast Approach
123.500
CG_TWR
Gold Coast Tower
118.700
CG_GND
Gold Coast Ground
121.800
  ML-BIK_CTR
Melbourne Centre
129.800
BN-ARL_CTR
Brisbane Centre
130.900
BN-INL_CTR
Brisbane Centre
134.200
 
Scenery:
YSCB - Canberra:
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - FlyAwaySimulations (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - Gateway (X-Plane)
YBCG - Gold Coast:
Payware - Axonos (X-Plane)
Payware - Orbx (P3D/FSX)
Freeware - JBAviation (MFS2020)
Freeware – AVSIM (P3D/FSX)
Freeware - Zero Dollar Payware (X-Plane)

    

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

File as: YBUD SGK YLTT YAWT YIVG YGLA PMA PII YBRK
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.
Communications
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.
 
Scenery
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 Charts



    

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 control a position to control during this event are entitled to log on as a first come first serve basis. Positions that do not have a controller online (i.e. no controller controlling 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 Standard positions are filled. Please see a member of Staff, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position. Please review the controller NOTAM for detailed information about which Non-Standard Positions are automatically authorized.
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-BIK_CTR
Melbourne Centre
129.800
ML-ELW_CTR
Melbourne Centre
123.750
ML-SNO_CTR*
Melbourne Centre
124.000
 
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 for Wednesday 19th January 2022 continues a series of flights following major rivers around the globe.
This weeks flight will follow the river Seine from Deauville Normandy (LFRG) to just outside Paris at Pontoise Cormeilles (LFPT).
Flight created by YMA555
Scenery: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is at the discretion of each pilot
Aircraft: Capable of 120 kias
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
Flight Route: Use plan or follow the river
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(LFRG-LFPT)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for .fms and .pln
BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE


THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS 

    

Welcome to the first Major Event of the year! Join us as we staff between Brisbane and Adelaide from 0600z to 1000z. 
Event Details:
A City Pair event is where ATC Services is provided between two aerodromes for pilots to fly between. We invite you to fly between Adelaide International Airport (YPAD) and Brisbane Airport (YBBN) from 0600z to 1000z as we attempt to test out our talented controlling team! 
 
Routes:
We recommend using the following routes when flying between Adelaide and Brisbane.
YPAD - YBBN:
DCT AD SEDAN Y465 BN DCT
YBBN - YPAD:
DCT BN H91 SANEG Q210 NBR Q53 WOONA Q60 BLACK H309 AD DCT
 
ATC:
Any controllers interested in providing ATC services during this event are encouraged to apply here. Applications will be open until Wednesday the 18th of January, on which the roster will be released for public viewing. 
Below are the positions being rostered for City Pair: Brisbane and Adelaide. Please keep in mind that slot availability will be dependent on the number of applications, and that any non-standard positions (marked with '*') must be approved by a Staff Member or C3 Controller before being opened.
Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: AD_DEL Adelaide Delivery 126.100 AD_GND Adelaide Ground 121.700 AD_TWR Adelaide Tower 120.500 AD_APP Adelaide Approach 124.200 AD_DEP* Adelaide Approach 118.200       BN_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN-S_GND* Brisbane Ground 122.250 BN-N_GND* Brisbane Ground 124.050 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN-W_TWR* Brisbane Tower 118.000 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 BN_DEP* Brisbane Departures 133.450 BN-F_APP* Brisbane Finals 119.250       ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.500 ML-BKE_CTR* Melbourne Centre 128.200 BN-ARL_CTR Brisbane Centre 130.900 BN-INL_CTR Brisbane Centre 134.200  
Scenery:
YBBN - Brisbane Airport
Payware - ORBX (P3D v4.5+)
Payware - ORBX (MSFS)
Freeware - Ray Smith (P3D/FSX)
Freeware - CDG (X-Plane)
YPAD - Adelaide International Airport
Payware - AUscene (P3D / FSX)
Payware - Impulse Simulations (MSFS)
Freeware - AusFS (P3D / FSX)
Freeware - Roger Leupold (P3D / FSX)
Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane)
 
We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://helpdesk.vatpac.org

    

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 excluding Grampians sightseeing
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 120-130 kias..
Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. Suggested 3500 ft. 
Flight plan

File as: YARA YSWL YGMP YVVA YHML YXBH YPOD 
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.
Communications
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.
 
Scenery
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 Ararat in OzXP and for other airports.
 
Flight details
ARARAT [YARA] Takeoff
elev: 1008
rwy: 12/30 asphalt
rwy: 04/22 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  STAWELL [YSWL] T&G - visual along the Western Highway
elev: 807
rwy: 11/29 18/36 asphalt [RH circuits RWY 18 and 29]
CTAF: 119.1
  GRAMPIANS [YGMP] T&G - visual along Grampians Road and North Grampians Road
elev: 764
rwy: 06/24 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  VICTORIA VALLEY [YVVA] T&G - visual along the Henty Highway and Matthew Track
elev: 727
rwy: 08/26 dirt
rwy: 17/35 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  CAVENDISH overfly - visual along Red Rock Road and the Henty Highway
  HAMILTON [YHML] T&G - visual along the Henty Highway and Hensley Park Road
elev: 803
rwy: 17/35 asphalt
rwy: 10/28 gravel
CTAF: 124.2
NDB: HML 203
  HAMILTON GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Hensley Park Road
  BRANXHOLME TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along the Henty Highway
  BRANXHOLME [YBXH] T&G - visual along Careys Ranges Road
elev: 482
rwy: 01/19 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  HEYWOOD TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along the Henty Highway
  POINT DANGER LIGHTHOUSE overfly - the Henty Highway to Portland Township then along the coast
  CAPE NELSON LIGHTOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
  PORTLAND [YPOD] Land - visual along the coast until runway visual
elev: 266
rwy: 08/26 asphalt
rwy: 17/35 gravel
CTAF: 127.95 Chart

    

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: 144nm excluding Grampians sightseeing
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 110-120 kias..
Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. Suggested 2500 ft. 
Flight plan

File as: YPOD YPFA YWBL YCDE YKUW YMPH YNNR YARA 
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.
Communications
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.
 
Scenery
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 Ararat and Warrnambool in OzXP and for other airports.
 
Flight details
PORTLAND [YPOD] Takeoff
elev: 266
rwy: 08/26 asphalt
rwy: 17/35 gravel
CTAF: 127.95
  WHALERS LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along Bridgewater Road
  PORT FAIRY [YPFA] T&G - visual along the coast
elev: 7
rwy: 06/24 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  TOWER HILL overfly - visual along the Princes Highway
  WARRNAMBOOL [YWBL] T&G - visual along Koroit Road
elev: 242
rwy: 13/31 asphalt
rwy: 04/22 gravel
CTAF: 126.0
  PANMURE overfly - visual Hopkins Flat Road
  COBDEN [YCDE] T&G - visual along the Princes Highway and Cobden-Terang Road
elev: 460
rwy: 18/36 asphalt [RH circuits RWY 18]
CTAF: 126.7
  COBDEN GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Camperdown-Cobden Road
  KURWEETON [YKUW] T&G - visual along Grampians Road and North Grampians Road
elev: 525
rwy: 01/19 09/27 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  MOUNT ELEPHANT [YMPH] T&G - visual along Kurweeton Road and Pircarra Lane
elev: 646
rwy: 03/21 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  NERRIN NERRIN [YNNR] T&G - visual along the railway
elev: 768
rwy: 01/19 11/29 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  WESTMERE overfly - visual along the railway
  MAROONA overfly - visual along the railway
  ARARAT [YARA] Land - visual along the railway
elev: 1008
rwy: 12/30 asphalt
rwy: 04/22 grass
CTAF: 126.7 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 control a position to control during this event are entitled to log on as a first come first serve basis. Positions that do not have a controller online (i.e. no controller controlling 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 Standard positions are filled. Please see a member of Staff, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position. Please review the controller NOTAM for detailed information about which Non-Standard Positions are automatically authorized.
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-BIK_CTR
Melbourne Centre
129.800
ML-ELW_CTR
Melbourne Centre
123.750
ML-SNO_CTR*
Melbourne Centre
124.000
 
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 for Wednesday 26th January 2022 continues a series of flights following major rivers around the globe.
This weeks flight will follow the river Yangtze in China from Wanxian (ZUWX) to Yichang (ZHYC) and will overfly the incredible Three Gorges Dam complex of locks.
Flight created by YMA555
Scenery: Users of XP and MSFS will require the following neither of which are very large downloads after which remember to update your relevant scenery data i.e. FSTramp, Littlenavmap, PlanG etc.
X-Plane users will require Yichang ZHYC https://gateway.x-plane.com/airports/ZHYC/show
MSFS2020 users will require Chongging Wushan ZUWS https://flightsim.to/file/19837/zuws-chongqing-wushan-airport
Aircraft: Capable of 150 kias
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
Flight Route: Use plan or follow the river
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(ZUWX-ZHYC)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for .fms and .pln
BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE


THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS 

    

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: 174 nm 
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
Aircraft: Beechcraft Baron or similar aircraft capable of 160 kias..
Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace after leaving Darwin CTR. See waypoint notes below. 
Flight plan

File as: YPDN LTP JAC CGR FAW YPHU YRAK YGPT YBTI 
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.
Communications
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.
 
Scenery
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 here.
 
Flight details
DARWIN [YPDN] Takeoff
elev: 103
rwy: 11/29 18/46 asphalt
CTAF: 113.1
VOR/DME: DN 112.6
NDB: BGT 308

Tune DME to Darwin VOR/DME.
  LEE POINT [LPT] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-013° D-5.2 nm
  JACKOS JUNCTION [JAC] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-060° D-9.1 nm

Not above 1000 ft within 15 DME DN.
Not above 2500 ft within 30 DME DN.
  CAPE GAMBIER [CGR] overfly not above 2500 ft or as directed by ATC - H-346° D-20 nm

Not above 6500 ft within 40 DME DN.
  BUCHANAN ISLAND overfly not above 6500 ft - visual along the coast

Not above 8500 ft beyond 40 DME DN.
  YINANAPI POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  PT FAWCETT [FAW] overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  CAPE HELEVETUS overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  PORT HURD [YPHU] T&G - visual along the coast
elev: 46
rwy: 06/24 dirt
CTAF: 126.5
  RANKU [YRAK] T&G - H-051° D-7.1 nm
elev: 46
rwy: 06/24 dirt
CTAF: 126.5
  ROCKY POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  DECEPTION POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  BRACE POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  GARDEN POINT [YGPT] T&G - visual along the coast
elev: 90
rwy: 04/22 asphalt
CTAF: 126.5
  BATHURST ISLAND [YBTI] Land - visual along the Apsley Inlet
elev: 67
rwy: 15/33 asphalt
CTAF: 126.5 Charts


    

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: 177 nm 
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
Aircraft: Beechcraft Baron or similar aircraft capable of 160 kias..
Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace until Darwin CTR. See waypoint notes below. 
Flight plan

File as: YBTI YMXC YSNK CAKE YPCM CGR JAC LPT YPDN
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.
Communications
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.
 
Scenery
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 here.
 
Flight details
BATHURST ISLAND [YBTI] Takeoff
elev: 67
rwy: 15/33 asphalt
CTAF: 126.5

Tune DME to Darwin VOR/DME (DN 112.6).
  MAXWELL CREEK [YMXC] T&G - visual along Piriangimpi Road
elev: 102
rwy: 03/21 dirt
CTAF: 126.5
  SNAKE BAY [YSNK] T&G - visual along Maxwell Creek
elev: 173
rwy: 13/31 asphalt
CTAF: 126.5
  RADFORD POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  HAROLD POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  SMOKY POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  POINT BYNG overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  POINT JAHEEL overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  SOLDIER POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  CAPE KEITH [CAKE] overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast
  PICKERTARAMOOR [YPCM] T&G - visual along Pickertaramoor Road
elev: 102
rwy: 03/21 dirt
CTAF: 126.5

Not above 6500 ft within 40 DME DN.
  CAPE GAMBIER [CGR] overfly not above 2500 ft  - visual along Pickertaramoor and the coast
*** Inbound reporting point ***

Not above 2500 ft within 30 DME DN.
Not above 1000 f ft within 15 DME DN.
  JACKOS JUNCTION [JAC] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-166° D-20 nm
  LEE POINT [LPT] overfly not above 1000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-240° D-9.1 nm

If Darwin TWR is active, do not enter Darwin Military CTR until given circuit instructions.
  DARWIN [YPDN] Land - H-193° D-5.1 nm or as directed by ATC
elev: 103
rwy: 11/29 18/46 asphalt
CTAF: 113.1
VOR/DME: DN 112.6
NDB: BGT 308 Charts


    

You know it’s the end of the month when Spilled Milk Run Monday is back on the calendar. This week we are taking you to Brisbane, Mackay and Hamilton Island!
Fly between Brisbane (YBBN), Mackay (YBMK) and Hamilton Island (YBHM) with full expectations of ATC Services throughout your flight!
Traffic Levels usually begin to pick up between 0830z and peak between 0930z-1030z
 
Routes:
We recommend the following routes between Brisbane, Mackay and Hamilton Island.
YBBN – YBHM: DCT BN Q67 OVRON DCT
YBBN – YBMK: DCT BN Q67 CAPRI UQ493 PROBO V308 MK DCT 
YBHM – YBBN: DCT OVRON B462 MK V153 POONA Y61 RUROX Y177 BN DCT
YBHM – YBMK: DCT OVRON B462 MK DCT
YBMK – YBBN: DCT MK V153 POONA Y61 RUROX Y177 BN DCT
YBMK – YBHM: DCT MK DCT OVRON DCT
Controllers:
Controllers who wish to control a position to control during this event are entitled to log on as a first come first serve basis. Positions that do not have a controller online (i.e. no controller controlling 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 Standard positions are filled. Please see a member of Staff, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position. Please review the controller NOTAM for detailed information about which Non-Standard Positions are automatically authorized.
      Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 BN_DEP Brisbane Departures 133.450       HM_TWR Hamilton Tower 118.700       MK_GND Mackay Ground 121.700 MK_TWR Mackay Tower 124.500       BN-INL_CTR Brisbane Centre 134.200 BN-KEN_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.150 BN-KPL_CTR* Brisbane Centre 125.900  
YBBN - Brisbane Airport:
Payware – ORBX (P3D v4+)
Payware – ORBX (MSFS)
Freeware – CDG (X-Plane)
Freeware – Rat Smith (FSX)
Freeware – Ant’s Airplanes (FSX/P3D) *Note: LEGACY RUNWAY ONLY.*
YBHM – Hamilton Island Airport:
Freeware – Ant’s Airplanes (FSX/P3D)
Freeware – TBTX (X-Plane)
YBMK – Mackay Airport:
Freeware – AFCAD (FSX/P3D)
Freeware – CDG (X-Plane)

  • Upcoming Events

    • 19 January 2022 09:30 AM Until 11:00 AM
      0  
      This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 19th January 2022 continues a series of flights following major rivers around the globe.
      This weeks flight will follow the river Seine from Deauville Normandy (LFRG) to just outside Paris at Pontoise Cormeilles (LFPT).
      Flight created by YMA555
      Scenery: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is at the discretion of each pilot
      Aircraft: Capable of 120 kias
      Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
      Flight Route: Use plan or follow the river
      Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
      Flight Plan:(LFRG-LFPT)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for .fms and .pln
      BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE


      THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS 
    • 21 January 2022 06:00 AM Until 10:00 AM
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      Welcome to the first Major Event of the year! Join us as we staff between Brisbane and Adelaide from 0600z to 1000z. 
      Event Details:
      A City Pair event is where ATC Services is provided between two aerodromes for pilots to fly between. We invite you to fly between Adelaide International Airport (YPAD) and Brisbane Airport (YBBN) from 0600z to 1000z as we attempt to test out our talented controlling team! 
       
      Routes:
      We recommend using the following routes when flying between Adelaide and Brisbane.
      YPAD - YBBN:
      DCT AD SEDAN Y465 BN DCT
      YBBN - YPAD:
      DCT BN H91 SANEG Q210 NBR Q53 WOONA Q60 BLACK H309 AD DCT
       
      ATC:
      Any controllers interested in providing ATC services during this event are encouraged to apply here. Applications will be open until Wednesday the 18th of January, on which the roster will be released for public viewing. 
      Below are the positions being rostered for City Pair: Brisbane and Adelaide. Please keep in mind that slot availability will be dependent on the number of applications, and that any non-standard positions (marked with '*') must be approved by a Staff Member or C3 Controller before being opened.
      Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: AD_DEL Adelaide Delivery 126.100 AD_GND Adelaide Ground 121.700 AD_TWR Adelaide Tower 120.500 AD_APP Adelaide Approach 124.200 AD_DEP* Adelaide Approach 118.200       BN_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN-S_GND* Brisbane Ground 122.250 BN-N_GND* Brisbane Ground 124.050 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN-W_TWR* Brisbane Tower 118.000 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 BN_DEP* Brisbane Departures 133.450 BN-F_APP* Brisbane Finals 119.250       ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.500 ML-BKE_CTR* Melbourne Centre 128.200 BN-ARL_CTR Brisbane Centre 130.900 BN-INL_CTR Brisbane Centre 134.200  
      Scenery:
      YBBN - Brisbane Airport
      Payware - ORBX (P3D v4.5+)
      Payware - ORBX (MSFS)
      Freeware - Ray Smith (P3D/FSX)
      Freeware - CDG (X-Plane)
      YPAD - Adelaide International Airport
      Payware - AUscene (P3D / FSX)
      Payware - Impulse Simulations (MSFS)
      Freeware - AusFS (P3D / FSX)
      Freeware - Roger Leupold (P3D / FSX)
      Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane)
       
      We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://helpdesk.vatpac.org
    • 21 January 2022 09:30 AM Until 10:45 AM
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      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 excluding Grampians sightseeing
      Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
      Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 120-130 kias..
      Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. Suggested 3500 ft. 
      Flight plan

      File as: YARA YSWL YGMP YVVA YHML YXBH YPOD 
      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.
      Communications
      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.
       
      Scenery
      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 Ararat in OzXP and for other airports.
       
      Flight details
      ARARAT [YARA] Takeoff
      elev: 1008
      rwy: 12/30 asphalt
      rwy: 04/22 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        STAWELL [YSWL] T&G - visual along the Western Highway
      elev: 807
      rwy: 11/29 18/36 asphalt [RH circuits RWY 18 and 29]
      CTAF: 119.1
        GRAMPIANS [YGMP] T&G - visual along Grampians Road and North Grampians Road
      elev: 764
      rwy: 06/24 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        VICTORIA VALLEY [YVVA] T&G - visual along the Henty Highway and Matthew Track
      elev: 727
      rwy: 08/26 dirt
      rwy: 17/35 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        CAVENDISH overfly - visual along Red Rock Road and the Henty Highway
        HAMILTON [YHML] T&G - visual along the Henty Highway and Hensley Park Road
      elev: 803
      rwy: 17/35 asphalt
      rwy: 10/28 gravel
      CTAF: 124.2
      NDB: HML 203
        HAMILTON GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Hensley Park Road
        BRANXHOLME TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along the Henty Highway
        BRANXHOLME [YBXH] T&G - visual along Careys Ranges Road
      elev: 482
      rwy: 01/19 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        HEYWOOD TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along the Henty Highway
        POINT DANGER LIGHTHOUSE overfly - the Henty Highway to Portland Township then along the coast
        CAPE NELSON LIGHTOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
        PORTLAND [YPOD] Land - visual along the coast until runway visual
      elev: 266
      rwy: 08/26 asphalt
      rwy: 17/35 gravel
      CTAF: 127.95 Chart

    • 23 January 2022 09:30 AM Until 10:45 AM
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      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: 144nm excluding Grampians sightseeing
      Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
      Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 110-120 kias..
      Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. Suggested 2500 ft. 
      Flight plan

      File as: YPOD YPFA YWBL YCDE YKUW YMPH YNNR YARA 
      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.
      Communications
      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.
       
      Scenery
      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 Ararat and Warrnambool in OzXP and for other airports.
       
      Flight details
      PORTLAND [YPOD] Takeoff
      elev: 266
      rwy: 08/26 asphalt
      rwy: 17/35 gravel
      CTAF: 127.95
        WHALERS LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along Bridgewater Road
        PORT FAIRY [YPFA] T&G - visual along the coast
      elev: 7
      rwy: 06/24 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        TOWER HILL overfly - visual along the Princes Highway
        WARRNAMBOOL [YWBL] T&G - visual along Koroit Road
      elev: 242
      rwy: 13/31 asphalt
      rwy: 04/22 gravel
      CTAF: 126.0
        PANMURE overfly - visual Hopkins Flat Road
        COBDEN [YCDE] T&G - visual along the Princes Highway and Cobden-Terang Road
      elev: 460
      rwy: 18/36 asphalt [RH circuits RWY 18]
      CTAF: 126.7
        COBDEN GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Camperdown-Cobden Road
        KURWEETON [YKUW] T&G - visual along Grampians Road and North Grampians Road
      elev: 525
      rwy: 01/19 09/27 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        MOUNT ELEPHANT [YMPH] T&G - visual along Kurweeton Road and Pircarra Lane
      elev: 646
      rwy: 03/21 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
        NERRIN NERRIN [YNNR] T&G - visual along the railway
      elev: 768
      rwy: 01/19 11/29 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
        WESTMERE overfly - visual along the railway
        MAROONA overfly - visual along the railway
        ARARAT [YARA] Land - visual along the railway
      elev: 1008
      rwy: 12/30 asphalt
      rwy: 04/22 grass
      CTAF: 126.7 Chart

    • 24 January 2022 07:30 AM Until 11:30 AM
      0  
      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 control a position to control during this event are entitled to log on as a first come first serve basis. Positions that do not have a controller online (i.e. no controller controlling 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 Standard positions are filled. Please see a member of Staff, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position. Please review the controller NOTAM for detailed information about which Non-Standard Positions are automatically authorized.
      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-BIK_CTR
      Melbourne Centre
      129.800
      ML-ELW_CTR
      Melbourne Centre
      123.750
      ML-SNO_CTR*
      Melbourne Centre
      124.000
       
      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)
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