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This Week's flight for Wednesday 1st June 2022 takes us to the Solomon Islands flying from Santa Ana (AGGT) to the capital Honiara (AGGH) with discretionary T&G's along the route.
Flight created by YMA555
Scenery: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is at the discretion of each pilot. At times the flight author might include links for addon MSFS2020 as that is what he uses personally.
Irrespective of what scenery you choose to use it is strongly recommended to run your sim to check that the scenery works and does not cause any CTD or other issues.
Aircraft: Capable of 150 kias
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
Flight Route Link: Details
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan Link:(AGGT-AGGH)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for .fms and .pln
BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE

THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS

    

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 3rd of June 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)
Payware - Axonos (MSFS)
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)
YPKA -Karratha, WA
Payware - MSFG (P3D/FSX/MSFS)
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 140 kias.
Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. Suggested 1500 ft.
Flight plan

File as: YBOR YPDY YCNG YKIG YMEG YGWA
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 scenery is available for Bordertown and other airports.
 
Flight details
BORDERTOWN [YBOR] Takeoff
elev: 265
rwy: 17/35 asphalt
rwy: 13/31 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
NDB: BOR 251
  PADTHAWAY STATION [YPDY] T&G - visual along Padthaway Road
elev: 133
rwy: 16/34 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  COORANGA [YCNG] T&G - H-212° D-15.7 nm
elev: 77
rwy: 01/19 07/25 15/33 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  KINGSTON [YKIG] T&G - H-261° D-19.3 nm
elev: 8
rwy: 02/20 asphalt
rwy: 10/28 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  MENINGIE [YMEG] T&G - visual along the coast
elev: 13
rwy: 04/22 14/32 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  GOOLWA [YGWA] Land - visual along the coast
elev: 104
rwy: 01/19 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 01]
rwy: 09/27 16/34 grass [RH circuit RWY 09 and 34]
CTAF: 126.95

NOTE: Mid-field crosswind circuit entries not permitted. 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: 130 nm
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 kias.
Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace, see waypoint notes below. Suggested 1500 ft.
Flight plan

File as: YGWA SYN YSYN LHCK YBAK YTIN YKTH YBOR
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 scenery is available for Bordertown and other airports.
 
Flight details
GOOLWA [YGWA] Takeoff
elev: 104
rwy: 01/19 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 01]
rwy: 09/27 16/34 grass [RH circuit RWY 09 and 34]
CTAF: 126.95

Tune DME to Adelaide VOR/DME (AD 116.4)

Not above 4500 ft within 36 DME AD.
  STRATHALBYN [SYN] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along Alexandrina Road
  STRATHALBYN [YSYN] T&G - visual along Langhorne Creek Road
elev: 70
rwy: 14/32 asphalt
rwy: 10/28 18/36 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  LANGHORNE CREEK [LHCK] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along Langhorne Creek Road

Not above 8500 ft beyond 36 DME AD.
  BROOKLANDS AIR PARK [YBAK] T&G - visual along Wellington Road
elev: 41
rwy: 01/19 04/22 09/27 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  COONALPYN overfly - visual along the Dukes Highway
  TINTINARA [YTIN/AU86] T&G - visual along the Dukes Highway
elev: 71
rwy: 05/23 13/31 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  KEITH [YKTH] T&G - visual along the Dukes Highway
elev: 96
rwy: 17/35 gravel
CTAF: 126.7
  BORDERTOWN [YBOR] Land - visual along the Dukes Highway
elev: 265
rwy: 17/35 asphalt
rwy: 13/31 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
NDB: BOR 251 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 0830z and peak between 0930-1100z. 
 
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 8th June 2022 takes us to Northern Ireland departing Enniskillen's St Angelo Airfield (EGAB) flying to Belfast City Airport (EGAC).
Flight created by YMA555
Scenery: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is at the discretion of each pilot. At times the flight author might include links for addon MSFS2020 as that is what he uses personally.
Irrespective of what scenery you choose to use it is always strongly recommended to run your sim to check that the scenery works and does not cause any CTD or other issues.
For X-Plane 11 users the following identifiers will show:
Carrickmore (EGYW) shows as XEG0016
Castlerock (EGGM) shows as XEG8CR
Tandragee (EGVU) shows as XEG8TG
Aircraft: Capable of 120 kias
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
Flight Route:Route
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(EGAB-EGAC)< 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: 125 nm
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 100-110 kias.
Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 3000 ft.
Flight plan

File as: YSCR YKBG YEJI YPKG
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 scenery is available here (this includes East Jaurdi which is not in default X-Plane).
 
Flight details
SOUTHERN CROSS [YSCR] Takeoff
elev: 1163
rwy: 09/27 14/32 gravel
CTAF: 126.7
  KOOLYANOBBING [YKBG] T&G - visual along Koolyanobbing-Southern Cross Road
elev: 1157
rwy: 12/30 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  EAST JAURDI [YEJI] T&G - visual along the railway
elev: 1448
rwy: 08/26 asphalt
CTAF: 126.7
  KALGOORLE-BOULDER [YPKG] Land - visual along the railway
elev: 1203
rwy: 11/28 18/36 asphalt
CTAF: 126.6
VOR/DME: KG 114.1
NDB: KG 287
  Chart

 

    

It's June and with the easing of travel restrictions, people all across Australasia are dreaming of escaping the cold with trips to the Islands.
Facilitating these holidays are the pilots and controllers of VATSIM, connecting Melbourne, Auckland, and Fiji as we once again Cross the Ditch!
 
What's it all about?
For twenty hours this June, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch.
An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from two and a half to three and a half hours flight time.
Throughout the event, Oceania's two divisions – VATNZ and VATPAC – will be providing full gate-to-gate ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event.
This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight!
If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze.
 
Event Times
This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world to join the fun:
UTC: Saturday 11th June 2022 18:00 - Sunday 12th June 2022 14:00 AEST: Sunday 12th June 2022 04:00 - Monday 13th June 2022 00:00 NZST: Sunday 12th June 2022 06:00 - Monday 13th June 2022 02:00  
Routes
This season's event is following a three-airport structure, with an airport in Australia, one in New Zealand, and one in the Pacific Islands - in this case, Nadi in Fiji.
Each flight should take roughly two and a half to three and a half hours to complete, allowing pilots time to easily complete multiple sectors.
The following is the active ATC available during this event. 

The Arrival and Departure Slots available on the Flight Booking page will ensure that there is ATC coverage throughout your flight.
The Routes for Cross the Ditch 22 - Winter 2022 are:
Nadi, Fiji (NFFN) to Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) to Melbourne, Australia (YMML) Melbourne, Australia (YMML) to Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) to Nadi, Fiji (NFFN)
 
Calling all Pilots and Controllers
Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section.
Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute.
Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page.
 
Cross the Ditch is brought to you by VATPAC and VATNZ


    

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: 147 nm
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 120-130 kias.
Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 3000 ft.
Flight plan

File as: YPKG YKBI YBOB YSCR
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 scenery is available here.
 
Flight details
KALGOORLE-BOULDER [YPKG] Takeoff
elev: 1203
rwy: 11/28 18/36 asphalt
CTAF: 126.6
VOR/DME: KG 114.1
NDB: KG 287
  KAMBALDA [YKBI] T&G - visual along the Goldfields Highway
elev: 1059
rwy: 16/34 gravel
CTAF: 126.6
  COOLGARDIE overfly - visual along Coolgardie-Esperance Road
  BOORABIN [YBOB] T&G - visual along the Great Eastern Highway
elev: 1364
rwy: 08/26 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  SOUTHERN CROSS [YSCR] Land - visual along the Great Eastern Highway
elev: 1163
rwy: 09/27 14/32 gravel
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 0830z and peak between 0930-1100z. 
 
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. Please review the controller NOTAM here 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 15th June 2022 takes us to Northern Italy flying from Lucarno just inside the Swiss border through famous Italian lakes Maggiore and Lake Como ( maybe catch sight of George Clooney) and arriving at Bolzano.
Flight created by YMA555
Scenery: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is at the discretion of each pilot. At times the flight author might include links for addon MSFS2020 as that is what he uses personally.
Irrespective of what scenery you choose to use it is always strongly recommended to run your sim to check that the scenery works and does not cause any CTD or other issues.
MSFS users will see the famous isola bella (beautiful island) at waypoint 2 which is a prominent scenry in default MSFS and well worth having a short flight around it.
Aircraft: Capable of 150 kias
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
Flight Route:  Route
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(LSZL-LIPB)< 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: 146 nm
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 120-130 kias.
Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace outside Camden CTR. See waypoint notes below.
Flight plan

File as: YSCN PIC YMIG BWL YGLB TAGO BATB YMRY
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 scenery is available here.
 
Flight details
CAMDEN [YSCN] Takeoff
elev: 230
rwy: 06/24 asphalt
rwy: 10/28 grass/clay
TWR/CTAF: 120.1

Tune DME to Sydney DME (SY 112.1)

Not above 2000 ft within Camden CTR.
Not above 4500 ft within 30 DME SY.
Not above 7500 ft within 45 DME SY.
  PICTON [PIC} overfly not above 7500 ft - visual along Remembrance Driveway

Not above 8500 ft beyond 45 DME SY.
  MITTAGONG [YMIG] T&G - visual along Remembrance Driveway and Hume Motorway
elev: 1840
rwy: 06/24 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 24]
CTAF: 126.7
  BOWRAL [BWL] overfly - visual along Bowral Road

Tune DME to Canberra VOR/DME (CB 116.7)
  GOULBURN [YGLB] T&G - visual along the Hume Highway
elev: 2141
rwy: 04/22 asphalt
rwy: 08/26 grass/clay
CTAF: 127.15

Not above 6500 ft within 30 DME CB.
  TARAGO [TAGO] overfly not above 6500 ft - visual along Braidwood Road

Not above 8500 ft beyond 30 DME CB.
  BRAIDWOOD overfly - visual along Braidwood Road and the Kings Highway.
  BATEMANS BAY [BATB] overfly - visual along the Kings Highway.
  MORUYA [YMRY] Land - visual along the coast (recommended) or Princes Highway
elev: 19
rwy: 04/22 18/36 asphalt
CTAF: 126.7 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 between Adelaide (YPAD) and Melbourne (YMML) in either direction 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. Flights will depart from 0800z (1800 AEST) with ATC requested/available until around 1200z (2200 AEST).
We recommend planning to depart before 1030z (2030 AEST) to complete your flight with full ATC.
 
Tutorials:
This site has tutorials (see Help > Tutorials in the menu) which give an overview of flight and ATC procedures.  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/
 
Routes:
We recommend using the following routes which are suitable for a jet such as a Boeing 737, Airbus A320 or business jet, or a turboprop such as a Dash-8 or Saab 340.
YPAD-YMML:
ROUTE: DCT AD V255 BENDO Y12 ARBEY H119 ML DCT
YMML-YPAD:
ROUTE: DCT ML H345 AD DCT
 
Charts:
If you do not have charts they are available here: https://vats.im/pac/charts
 
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 (15JUN22), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing. Please keep in mind that slot availability will be dependent on the number of applications. Non-standard positions (marked with *) can be opened in accordance with the Activation of Non-Standard Positions NOTAM.
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
  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
  ML-TBD_CTR
Melbourne Centre
125.300
ML-MUN_CTR*
Melbourne Centre
132.500
ML-ELW_CTR
Melbourne Centre
123.750
Scenery:
YPAD - Adelaide:
Payware - Impulse (MSFS)
Payware - AUSCENE 2 (P3D/FSX)
Freeware - Gateway (X-Plane)
YMML - Melbourne:
Payware - Orbx (P3D/FSX)
Freeware - flightsim.to (MSFS)
Freeware - Gateway (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: 131 nm
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 kias.
Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace as far as possible. See waypoint notes below.
Flight plan

File as: YMRY BATB UDA WDN WOI CONG KMA YSHL YWIO MEG YSCN
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 scenery is available here.
 
Flight details
MORUYA [YMRY] Takeoff
elev: 19
rwy: 04/22 18/36 asphalt
CTAF: 126.7

Tune DME to Nowra TACAN (NWA 116.4).
  BATEMANS BAY [BATB] overfly - visual along the coat (recommended) or Princes Highway

Between Ulladulla and Kiama is restricted military airspace. Contact Nowra APP (123.5) if active prior to reaching Ulladulla to obtain clearance for VFR transit. Refer to the YSNW ERSA FAC for procedures. Not above 2000 ft in restricted military airspace R421A.

If Nowra APP is not active, use CTAF 118.85 to advise entering and exiting the Nowra VFR route.
  .ULLADULLA [UDA] overfly not above 2000 ft - visual along the coast (recommended) or Princes Highway.
  WANDANDIAN [WDN] overfly not above 2000 ft - H-353° D-16.1 nm
  WOOLAMIA [WOI] overfly not above 2000 ft - H-049° D-8 nm
  COMERONG ISLAND [CONG] overfly not above 2000 ft - H-011° D-9 nm
  KIAMA [KMA] overfly not above 2000 ft - H-011° D-14.2 nm

Tune DME to Sydney DME (SY 112.1)
Not above 7500 ft within 45 DME SY.

Tune to Wollongong area CTAF 127.3 once out of Nowra restricted airspace.
  SHELLHARBOUR [YSHL] T&G - visual along Princes Highway
Note: Shellharbour may be in some older navigation databases as YWOL Wollongong.
elev: 31
rwy: 08/26 16/34 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 26 and 34]
CTAF: 127.3
NDB: WOL 239

Remain on Wollongong area CTAF 127.3 until past the city. Advise intentions to overfly the city or harbour.
  WOLLONGONG BREAKWATER LIGHTHOUSE overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the coast
  WILTON [YWIO] T&G - visual along Picton Road
elev: 608
rwy: 18/36 dirt
rwy: 15/33 grass (gliders only)
CTAF: 124.55

Not above 4500 ft within 30 DME SY.
  MENANGLE [MEG] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the Hume Motorway.
*** Inbound reporting point ***

If Camden TWR is active, do not enter Camden CTR until given circuit instructions.
  CAMDEN [YSCN] Land - track as directed by ATC
elev: 230
rwy: 06/24 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 24]
rwy: 10/28 grass/clay [RH circuit RWY 28]
TWR/CTAF: 120.1 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 0830z and peak between 0930-1100z. 
 
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 Week's flight for Wednesday 22nd June 2022 takes us to Costa Rica departing Buenos Aires MRBA (no, not the one in Brazil) with discretionary T&G's along the route arriving at Limon Int'l (MRLM).
Flight created by YMA555
Scenery: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is at the discretion of each pilot. At times the flight author might include links for addon MSFS2020 as that is what he uses personally.
Irrespective of what scenery you choose to use it is strongly recommended to run your sim to check that the scenery works and does not cause any CTD or other issues.
Aircraft: Capable of 150 kias
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
Flight Route: Details
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(MRBA-MRLM)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for .fms and .pln
BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE

THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS

    

VATPAC invites you to the next rendition of our newest quarterly event where we explore the Pacific Islands within VATPAC Airspace. On the last Friday of each quarter you can expect to be invited to fly routes across Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and many other islands in our very own backyard

This Round
This quarter we are exploring the beautiful islands of Papua New Guinea. We invite you to fly to, from, and around Port Moresby Jacksons International (AYPY) between 0800z - 1200z on Friday the 24th of June 2022.
Port Moresby International Airport is the nation's largest and busiest airport; home to Air Niugini and PNG Air, as well as hosting flights from Qantas/QantasLink, Virgin Australia, Philippine Airlines and even Pacific Air Express for cargo just to name a few!

Routes
VATPAC recommends the following routes for pilots flying to and from the nominated airfield. 
YBCS- AYPY:
ROUTE: CS ZANEY R210 LENAK SAKTO PY
AYPY - YBCS:
ROUTE: DCT PY R210 ZANEY CS DCT
Pilots are also welcome to fly to and from other aerodromes, inbound to Port Moresby, throughout the event. 
 
Controllers:
Positions during Pacific Connect are NOT rostered. As such, any controllers who wish to control this event are encouraged to log on early to secure their spot! Be sure to float around on the Discord to check when positions become available!
Non-standard positions may be opened depending on traffic level. Please see a C3 or Senior Staff member for authorization to open them!
Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: AYPY_GND Port Moresby Ground 121.700 AYPY_TWR Port Moresby Tower 118.100 AYPY_APP Port Moresby Approach 125.800       CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.700 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400       BN-KEN_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.150 BN-ARA_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.700 AYPM_CTR Moresby Control 123.400 Check out the airspace organization for Port Moresby here --> https://vatpac.org/controllers/airspace/
Please note: some scenery details for AYPY are not reflected in certain simulators. As such, you may recieve some aircraft requesting different taxi instructions, or taxing "on the grass" on your scope.
 
Scenery:
AYPY - Port Moresby International Airport
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX)
Freeware - Cami De Bellis (X-Plane)
YBCS - Cairns Airport
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - FSClips (X-Plane)
We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://feedback.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: 125 nm
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 100-110 kias.
Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. Suggested 1500 ft.
Flight plan

File as: YHSM YWKB YBIR YWYF YQBK YSWH
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 scenery is available for Horsham in OzXP and for other airports (this includes Quambatook which is not in default X-Plane).
 
Flight details
HORSHAM [YHSM] Takeoff
elev: 445
rwy: 08/26 17/35 asphalt
CTAF: 118.8
  VITERRA DOOEN (GRAIN SILOS) overfly - visual along the Wimmera Highway
  WARRACKNABEAL [YWKB] T&G - visual along the Henty Highway
elev: 397
rwy: 08/26 asphalt
rwy: 17/35 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  WARRACKNABEAL RACECOURSE overfly - visual along the Henty Highway
  BIRCHIP [YBIR] T&G - visual along Warracknabeal-Birchip Road
elev: 340
rwy: 04/22 asphalt
rwt: 09/27 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  WYCHEPROOF [YWYF] T&G - visual along Birchip-Wycheproof Road
elev: 350
rwy: 08/26 17/35 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  QUAMBATOOK [YQBK] T&G - visual along Boort-Wycheproof Road and Avoca River
elev: 301
rwy: 09/27 18/36 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  LALBERT overfly - visual along the railway
  SWAN HILL [YSWH] Land - visual along Donald-Swan Hill Road
elev: 234
rwy: 08/26 asphalt
rwy: 04/22 gravel
CTAF: 119.1
NDB: SWH 407
  Chart

    

Welcome back to the City Pair Event Series! This time VATPAC invites you to fly between the sunny Cairns and the beautiful capital of the state Brisbane!
Event Details:
The City Pair event is where Air Traffic Services are provided between two aerodromes. We invite you to fly between Cairns Airport (YBCS) and Brisbane Airport (YBBN) from 0200z to 0800z as we push our wonderful controllers to their limits!
 
Routes:
We recommend using the following routes when flying between Cairns and Brisbane.
YBCS - YBBN:
JET: DCT CS Y177 BN DCT
NON-JET: DCT CS V264 SPARO V153 TL W258 LINSU W228 SUSGI V307 BN DCT
YBBN - YBCS:
JETS: DCT BN Q67 CS DCT
NON-JETS: DCT BN V308 CS DCT
Note: Non-jets should plan via non-jet routes to avoid unnecessary delays and ensure separation from the jet airways.
 
ATC:
Any controllers interested in providing ATC services during this event are encouraged to apply here. Applications will be open until Thursday 23rd June, on which the roster will be released for public viewing. 
(Non-Standard positions (marked with a *) will be rostered/opened if operationally required. Alternatively, non-standard positions can be opened in accordance with the NOTAM regarding the Activation of Non-Standard Positions found here.)
Below are the positions being rostered for City Pair - Brisbane and Cairns:
Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: CS_DEL Cairns Delivery 128.750 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.700 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400       BS_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN-S_GND* Brisbane Ground 122.250 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 BN_DEP* Brisbane Departures 133.450       BN-INL_CTR Brisbane Centre 134.200 BN-KEN_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.150  
Scenery:
YBBN - Brisbane Airport
Payware - ORBX (P3D v4.5+)
Payware - ORBX (MSFS)
Freeware - Ray Smith (P3D/FSX)
Freeware - CDG (X-Plane)
YBCS - Cairns Airport
Payware – ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware – FSClips (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: 132 nm
Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110-120 kias.
Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. Suggested 1500 ft.
Flight plan

File as: YSWH YSLK YHPN YRBW YHSM
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 scenery is available for Horsham in OzXP and for other airports (this includes Rainbow which is not in default X-Plane).
 
Flight details
SWAN HILL [YSWH] Takeoff
elev: 234
rwy: 08/26 asphalt
rwy: 04/22 gravel
CTAF: 119.1
NDB: SWH 407
  ULTIMA GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Sea Lake-Swan Hill Road
  SEA LAKE [YSLK] T&G - visual along Sea Lake-Swan Hill Road
elev: 184
rwy: 09/27 17/35 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  WOOMELANG overfly - visual along Hopetoun-Sea Lake Road
  HOPETOUN [YHPN] T&G - visual along Hopetoun-Sea Lake Road
elev: 256
rwy: 01/19 asphalt
rwy: 08/26 grass
CTAF: 126.7
  RAINBOW [YRBW] T&G - visual along Hopetoun-Rainbow Road
elev: 259
rwy: 06/24 dirt
CTAF: 126.7
  JEPARIT overfly - visual along Dimboola-Rainbow Road
  DIMBOOLA TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along Dimboola-Rainbow Road
  HORSHAM [YHSM] Land - visual along Western Highway
elev: 445
rwy: 08/26 17/35 asphalt
CTAF: 118.8 Chart

    

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 Adelaide, Hobart and Launceston!
Fly between Adelaide (YPAD), Hobart (YMHB) and Launceston (YMLT) 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 Adelaide, Hobart and Launceston.

YPAD – YMHB: DCT AD V255 BENDO Y218 GRACY T234 SALEM Y557 MORGO V33 TASUM DCT
YPAD – YMLT: DCT AD V255 BENDO Y218 GRACY T234 DOTVU DCT IRSOM DCT LT DCT
YMHB – YMLT: DCT TASUM H111 LT DCT
YMHB – YPAD: DCT TASUM T234 BORTY H345 AD DCT
YMLT – YMHB: DCT LT DCT MORGO V33 TASUM DCT
YMLT – YPAD: DCT LT W105 WYY W564 KII DCT KAYTU T234 BORTO H345 AD DCT
Controllers:
Controllers who wish to control a position to control are encouraged to apply here. The rostered positions are as follows:
*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:
HB_GND
Hobart Ground
121.700
HB_TWR
Hobart Tower
118.100
      LT_TWR
Launy Tower
118.700
      AD_DEL
Adelaide Delivery
126.100
AD_GND
Adelaide Ground
121.700
AD_TWR
Adelaide Tower
120.500
AD_APP
Adelaide Approach
124.200
      ML-TBD_CTR
Melbourne Centre
125.300
ML-TAS_CTR
Melbourne Centre
123.800
Scenery:
YPAD – Adelaide Airport:
Payware – AUSCENE (FSX/P3D)
Payware – Impulse Simulations (MSFS)
YMHB – Hobart Airport:
Freeware – AVSIM Library (FSX/P3D)
Payware – NZA Simulations (MSFS)
Freeware – Ascensic Designs (X-Plane)
YMLT – Launceston Airport:
Freeware – ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware – Flightsim.to (MSFS)
Freeware – CDG (X-Plane)

    

This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 29th June 2022 takes us to Mexico departing Toluca (MMTO) flying over Mexico City and Maya/Toltec temples, extinct volcanoes (we hope!) arriving at Cuernavaca (MMCB also known as General Mariano Matamoros Airport).
This is a high altitude VFR flight and includes a VFR route over Mexico City and within MMMX airspace so attention must be paid to altitude limits as detailed on this link Visual Approach Chart. The altitudes circled in red are the maximum VFR altitudes permitted. This chart details helicopter routes around the airspace and is the only VFR chart that I could locate and was kindly provided by Eduardo Gutierrez of VATMEX.
Flight created by YMA555
Scenery: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is at the discretion of each pilot. At times the flight author might include links for addon MSFS2020 as that is what he uses personally.
MSFS2020  Mayan/Toltec Temple Ruins  https://flightsim.to/file/731/city-of-teotihuacan
Irrespective of what scenery you choose to use it is always strongly recommended to run your sim to check that the scenery works and does not cause any CTD or other issues.
Aircraft: Capable of 120 kias    A Cessna 172 can do it but it require some detours around mountains and would be working very hard. Due to high altitude and rarified atmosphere and some fast climbs being required a turbo charged aircraft is recommended i.e. Quest Kodiak, Twotter or PC-6.
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
Flight Route:  Details
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(MMTO-MMCB)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for .fms and .pln
BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE

THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS

  • Upcoming Events

    • 19 August 2022 10:00 AM Until 11:15 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.
      Please note Rule B13 in the VATSIM Code of Conduct regarding weather.
      Distance: 120 nm
      Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
      Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 100-110 kias.
      Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 1500 ft.
      Flight plan

      File as: YGTH GTH YCLY YJER YFIL YDLQ
      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 scenery is available for Griffith in OzXP and for other airports.
       
      Flight details
      GRIFFITH [YGTH] Takeoff
      elev: 439
      rwy: 06/24 asphalt
      rwy: 18/36 grass/clay
      CTAF: 126.55
      NDB: GTH 305
        GRIFFITH TOWNSHIP [GTH] overfly - 1.5 nm S of airfield
        DARLINGTON POINT overfly - visual along Kidman Way
        COLEAMBALLY [YCLY] T&G - visual along Kidman Way
      elev: 390
      rwy: 01/19 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
        JERILDERIE [YJER] T&G - visual along Kidman Way and the Newell Highway
      elev: 360
      rwy: 01/19 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.7
        FINLEY [YFIL] T&G - visual along the Newell Highway
      elev: 375
      rwy: 06/24 asphalt
      CTAF: 125.5
        DENILIQUIN [YDLQ] Land - visual along the Riverina Highway
      elev: 316
      rwy: 06/24 asphalt
      rwy: 12/30 grass/clay
      CTAF: 119.0 Chart

    • 20 August 2022 05:00 AM Until 12:00 PM
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      In collaboration with the Indonesia vACC, VATPAC is delighted to invite you to the Denpasar -> Perth Shuttle! Fly from Denpasar to Perth Airport with full ATC between 0500-1200z on the 20th of August 2022!
      What is a 'Shuttle' Event?
      A shuttle event is where we invite pilots and controllers to fly from the defined departure airport, to the defined arrival airport with the expectation of full ATC along the way! 
      We invite you to depart from Denpasar Airport (WADD) between 0500z-0700z on the 20th of August 2022, bound for Perth Airport (YPPH), as we attempt to test our talented controlling team! Below you will find the recommended route between the two airfields, as well as information for your departure and arrival!
       
      Pilot Information:
      VATPAC and Indonesia vACC recommend the following route when flying between Denpasar and Perth.
      WADD -> YPPH:
      ROUTE: DCT MURAI G578 EGATU L514 REVOP Q38 PH DCT
      DEPARTURE: MURAI 1C (RWY 09) or MURAI 1D (RWY 27)
      ARRIVAL: JULIM 5(A for ILS/RNAV-Z/LOC/VOR; X for RNAV-X approach RWY 03 only; V for visual approach onto RWY 03/RWY 06)
      Remember the departure slot for WADD is between 0500 - 0700z! 
      Departure From Denpasar:
      Pilots departing from Denpasar can expect to depart from either RWY 09 or RWY 27, depending on wind direction and local operating procedures.
      Click here to find all charts for WADD.
      NOTE: You will need to create an account to access the AIP for Indonesia.
      Arrival Into Perth:
      Upon Arrival into Perth Airport, pilots can expect the JULIM 5 STAR followed by a choice of RNAV, VOR, ILS, or VISUAL approach (Weather Permitting) to runways 03/06/21/24. ATC will assign the approach type nominated in the ATIS but you may request a different approach type if you are up for the challenge. 
      We ask that you are familiar with the approach type you select. If you are unfamiliar with these operations you can request vectors from the Approach controller to ensure you capture the localiser.
      Click here to find all charts for YPPH.
       
      Flying in Oceanic Airspace:
      Normal ATC throughout Australia (Brisbane Centre, Melbourne Centre, Sydney Approach, etc.) rely on radar to determine where an aircraft is in the air.
      Over the ocean, there is no radar. This non-radar airspace is controlled by oceanic ATC.
      All Oceanic Controlled Airspace in Australia is controlled from Brisbane, so all oceanic controllers in Australia are called "Brisbane Radio", there is no "Melbourne Radio", so ML-IND_FSS is called "Brisbane Radio".
      One of the significant differences between radar and Oceanic flying is the need for position reports. 

      Position reports are how ATC can determine where you are, relying on time-based separation and reports from the pilots. ATC has no way of determining where you are unless you specifically tell them.
      The standard format is:
      Current/Previous waypoint name and the time which you crossed that point. Current flight level. Mach number if assigned by ATC. Your next waypoint and estimate for that point. The waypoint after that. For example: "Qantas 123 is position PLUGA at time 0523, flight level 380, estimating VELKU at 0750, SASRO next."
      You can use the Oceanic Reporting Tool to help construct oceanic position reports.  
      Find more information here.
       
      Controller Information:
      ATC within VATPAC airspace for this event will be rostered according to the positions nominated below. Applications are now open, click here to apply.
      Login Identifier:
      Radio Callsign:
      Frequency:
      PH_GND
      Perth Ground
      121.700
      PH_TWR
      Perth Tower
      127.400
            PH_APP
      Perth Approach
      123.600
            BN-TRT_CTR
      Brisbane Centre
      133.200
      ML-GVE_CTR
      Melbourne Centre
      133.800
      ML-MEK_CTR
      Melbourne Centre
      132.000
      ML-OLW_CTR
      Melbourne Centre
      134.000
      ML-PIY_CTR
      Melbourne Centre
      133.900
            ML-INE_FSS
      Brisbane Radio
      123.650
      PH-FLW_CTR
      N/A
      N/A
      Scenery:
      Perth Airport (YPPH)
      Payware - MFSG (P3D/FSX)
      Payware - Axonos (MSFS)
      Payware - Axonos (X-Plane 11)
      Freeware - Planebill (X-Plane 11)
      Denpasar International Airport (WADD)
      Payware - Aerosoft (FSX/P3D) 
      Payware - Aerosoft (X-Plane 11)
      Payware - Aerosoft (MSFS)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX)
       
      We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://helpdesk.vatpac.org
    • 21 August 2022 10:00 AM Until 11:15 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.
      Please note Rule B13 in the VATSIM Code of Conduct regarding weather.
      Distance: 139 nm
      Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min
      Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 120 kias.
      Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 1500 ft.
      Flight plan

      File as: YDLQ YHAY YGGI YGTH
      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 scenery is available for Hay and Griffith in OzXP and for other airports.
       
      Flight details
      DENILIQUIN [YDLQ] Takeoff
      elev: 316
      rwy: 06/24 asphalt
      rwy: 12/30 grass/clay
      CTAF: 119.0
        HAY [YHAY] T&G - visual along the Cobb Highway
      elev: 305
      rwy: 04/22 asphalt
      rwy: 15/33 clay
      CTAF: 126.7
        GOOLGOWI [YGGI] T&G - visual along the Mid Western Highway
      elev: 374
      rwy: 03/21 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
        GRIFFITH [YGTH] Land - visual along Kidman Way
      elev: 439
      rwy: 06/24 asphalt
      rwy: 18/36 grass/clay
      CTAF: 126.55
      NDB: GTH 305 Chart

    • 22 August 2022 08:00 AM Until 12:00 PM
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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 0830z and peak between 0930-1100z. 
       
      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. Please review the controller NOTAM here 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)
    • 24 August 2022 10:00 AM Until 11:30 AM
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      This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 24th August 2022 continues a four leg trip in Alaska following the route of the famous Iditarod Dog Sled race commencing (March 2022) at Anchorage (PANC) and concludes at Nome. This 2nd leg resumes at Nikolai (PAFS) and will finish at Ruby (PARY). The flight plan provided is a general route linking supply line airfields; the sleds have to go around the higher mountains.
      T&G'sat pilot discretion
      For those interested https://iditarod.com/#
      Flight created by YMA555
      Scenery: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is at the discretion of each pilot. If you can it would be interesting to fly this tour in partial snow.
      Aircraft: Capable of 150kias is recommended. Kodiak, Twotter, Cessna Caravan or the like
      Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
      Flight Route: Details
      Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
      Flight Plan:(PAFS-PARY)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for .fms and .pln
      BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE

      THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS
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