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    • 19 June 2021 11:00 PM Until 20 June 2021 09:00 AM
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      Ladies and Gentlemen, the Mangrove B738 Team have been hard at work this weekend flying around the country raising money for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation! So we thought (like the departure) we would end their weekend of flying with some ATC services, and encourage you to join them as they fly from Adelaide to Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra and Sydney from 2300-0900z!!! (9AM - 7PM AEST, 7AM-5PM AWST) on Sunday the 20th June 2021.
       
      Event Details:
      Mangrove have been hard at work raising money for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. This foundation aims to assist the 15,000 individuals who suffer from paralysis caused by spinal cord damage. 
      Over this weekend, the Mangrove Team will fly around the country (Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Alice Springs, Perth and Adelaide) and VATPAC is getting in on the action. We invite members of the community to fly from YPAD to YMML, YMHB, YSCB and YSSY with the expectation of ATC Services from 2300z - 0900z on the 20th June 2021 (Date in AEST).
      You can find more information, including donation info, on the Mangrove Website.
       
      Departure Information:
      The Mangrove Team have kindly provided us with the estimated departure time for each airfield during this event. You can view this information here.
      Pilots looking to fly in this event are advised to plan their departure at each airfield between the following times to keep up with the Mangrove Team. The departure time below is broken into a 45-Minute window to ensure you receive ATC throughout your flight.
      Adelaide: 0015-0100z Melbourne: 0215-0300z Hobart: 0415-0500z Canberra: 0615-0700z  
      Route:
      VATPAC recommends the following routes for each leg of OzFlight Arrival. Remember to plan your departure within the window above to ensure you receive ATC services!
      YPAD - YMML:
      ROUTE: AD BENDO Y12 ARBEY ML
      YMML - YMHB:
      ROUTE: ML SUNTI IRSOM V33 TASUM HB
      YMHB - YSCB:
      ROUTE: HB TASUM H111 LT W218 NOLAN UY327 MAKRL POLLI CB
      YSCB - YSSY:
      JET ROUTE: CB CULIN Y59 RIVET TESAT
      NON-JET ROUTE: CB AKMIR W113 TESAT
       
      ATC:
      Controllers who wish to control during this event are encouraged to submit their ATC applications here. Applications will remain open until three days before the event (17JUN21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing.
      Non-Standard positions are denoted with an (*) beside the callsign and will only be opened if sufficient controller applications are received.
      Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: AD_APP Adelaide Approach 124.200 AD_TWR Adelaide Tower 120.500 AD_GND Adelaide Ground 121.700 AD_DEL Adelaide Delivery 126.100       ML_APP Melbourne Approach 132.000 ML_DEP* Melbourne Departure 118.900 ML_TWR Melbourne Tower 120.500 ML_GND Melbourne Ground 121.700 ML_DEL Melbourne Delivery 127.200       HB_TWR Hobart Tower 118.100 HB_GND Hobart Ground 121.700       CB_APP Canberra Approach 124.500 CB-W_APP* Canberra Approach 125.900 CB_TWR Canberra Tower 118.700 CB_GND Canberra Ground 121.700       SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-D_APP* Sydney Director 126.100 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500       ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.300 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-TAS_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.800 ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 *** The above positions will be rostered according to this image ~~~ Note Controllers are rostered from 2300z to provide Arrival ATC into AD***
       
      Scenery:
      YPAD - Adelaide Airport:
      Payware - AUSCENE 2 (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AusFS(FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - TGD (X-Plane)
      YMML - Melbourne Tullmarine Airport:
      Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane)
      YMHB - Hobart Airport:
      Payware - NZA Simulations (MSFS)
      Freeware - George Goodman (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - (X-Plane)
      YSCB - Canberra Airport:
      Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - FlyAwaySimulations (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - Vamp (X-Plane)
      YSSY - Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport:
      Payware - FlyTampa (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane)
      MISC - Miscellaneous Items
      Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Required by Australian ORBX Airports*
      We look forward to seeing you at this event!
    • 20 June 2021 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.
      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: 129 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
      Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 100-110 kias.
      Altitude: Remain in class G airspace. See waypoint notes and charts below.
      Flight plan
      File as: YHSM YSWL YARA YBEF YBFT YBLT YFSK YBSL YBSS
      GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. This package includes high res charts.
      Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation.
      Communications
      Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. 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 Bacchus Marsh in OzXP.
       
      Flight details (local traffic restrictions taken from ERSA effective 17JUN2021)
      HORSHAM [YHSM] Takeoff
      elev: 445
      rwy: 08/26 17/35 asphalt
      CTAF: 118.8
        STAWELL [YSWL] T&G - H-121° D-36 nm or visual along the Western Highway
      elev: 807
      rwy: 11/29 18/36 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 18 and 29.]
      CTAF: 119.1
        ARARAT [YARA] T&G - H-130° D-18.6 nm or visual along the Western Highway
      elev: 1008
      rwy: 12/30 asphalt
      rwy: 04/22 grass
      CTAF: 118.8

      Tune DME to Melbourne VOR/DME (ML 114.1)
      Not above 8500 ft within 90 DME ML.

      NOTE: There are two airfields officially called Beaufort. For ease of communications they are referred to here as "Beaufort West" and "Beaufort East".

      If not making T&G at YBEF or YBFT, track visual along the Western Highway.
        BEAUFORT WEST [YBEF] T&G - H-112° D-15 nm or visual along the railway
      elev: 1180
      rwy: 01/19 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        BEAUFORT EAST [YBFT] T&G - H-096° D-9 nm
      elev: 1300
      rwy: 11/29 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        BALLARAT [YBLT] T&G - H-096° D-17.2 nm or visual along the Western Highway
      elev: 1433
      rwy: 05/23 18/36 asphalt
      rwy: 13/31 grass
      CTAF: 127.75
        FISKVILLE [YFSK] T&G - H-105° D-23 nm
      elev: 1462
      rwy: 09/27 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7

      Not above 4500 ft within 30 DME ML.
        ROWSLEY/BROOKS LANDING [YBSL] T&G - H-105° D-23 nm
      elev: 600
      rwy: 08/26 grass
      CTAF: 118.8
        BACCHUS MARSH [YBSS] Land - H-100° D-4.1 nm
      elev: 520
      rwy: 01/19 09/27 asphalt [If wind is below 5 kt, RWY 19 or 27 must be used. Straight in approaches and joining circuit on base leg not recommended.]
      CTAF: 118.8 Charts
      Due to image size limitations, only low resolution charts are shown here. High res charts are included in the GPS flight plan package.


       
    • 21 June 2021 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 0800z and peak between 0900-1030z. 
       
      Routes:
      We recommend the following routes between Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.
      YMML-YSSY: ML DOSEL Y59 RIVET TESAT
      YMML-YSCB: ML DOSEL Y59 ARRAN POLLI CB
      YSSY-YMML: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI Q29 ML
      YSSY-YSCB: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI CB
      YSCB-YMML: CB TANTA Q29 LIZZI ML
      YSCB-YSSY:  CB TANTA W423 CULIN Y59 RIVET TESAT

       
      Controllers:
      Controllers who wish to reserve a position to control during this event are encouraged to apply via https://events.vatpac.org/. After the controller roster is released on Saturday evening, no controllers will be added to the roster. Positions that do not have a nominated controller (i.e. no controller assigned on the position) will remain free for all controllers available on the day to control.
      *Non-Standard positions* will be available for opening depending on traffic levels. They may only be opened once all of the rostered positions are filled. Please see a member of the Board of Directors, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position. 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-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-ELW_CTR* Melbourne Centre 123.750  
      Scenery:
      YMML - Melbourne International Airport:
      Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - ISDG (xPlane)
      YSCB - Canberra Airport:
      Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - FlyAwaySimulations (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - tdg (xPlane)
      YSSY - Sydney International Airport:
      Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - ISDG (xPlane)
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