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  4. 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
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    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
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  7. The controller roster has been released! It can be accessed and viewed here - https://events.vatpac.org/training-night-metro-d-operations Positions which are free on the roster can be opened by any controller on the day. Additionally, the event briefing documents can be found below: Pilot Briefing Controller Briefing
  8. We are still on the hunt for people who are looking to gain knowledge (or gain practice) on controlling class D airfields! The controller roster will be released tonight. We ask that anyone and everyone interested in controlling on Saturday applies via the following link - https://events.vatpac.org/training-night-metro-d-operations Thanks!
  9. Training Night - Metro D Operations is next Saturday! We are still on the hunt for controllers who are looking to learn how to operate Metro D airports in VATPAC Airspace! Interested? Apply here - https://events.vatpac.org/training-night-metro-d-operations
  10. Thank you for everyone who came out yesterday to support Panic Stations Gold Coast! We are looking for feedback on what you thought about yesterday's event, this will take a matter of minutes and be of great assistance to the Events Team. Feedback Link - https://forms.gle/L2AVNPTYjjzNzy419
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  12. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC Air Traffic Services AIS Department has issued an update for the vatSys dataset, Euroscope Client Installer, Controller Client Updater and the manually installed sector files. AIRAC 2205 is effective on the 19th of May 2022. The data files support vatSys and Euroscope. VRC is no longer a supported client. 2. AIRAC DETAILS Australia and Pacific KOW NDB decommissioned and replaced with waypoint VEVAV (AIP SUP H32/22) Removed NSFA FIR (Was a Sub FIR of NZZO - No longer in use by VATNZ) Removed ATIS Generator from the Euroscope Package Installer. Existing Euroscope Package users will need to run the latest version of the Euroscope Package installer (2205) if you wish to remove the ATIS generator. Either vATIS or VATATIS can be used with Euroscope to provide voice and text ATIS messages. 3. DOWNLOAD LINKS vatSys and the Controller Client Updater (Euroscope only) will update automatically. If required, manually installed sector file updates are also available for: Euroscope: Sector Files 4. AUTHORITY AIS Manager– [email protected] 5. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self cancel on 16th June 2022, unless otherwise noted.
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    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)
  14. 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)
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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
  16. NOTAM: Positions Reserved for Panic Stations - Gold Coast 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of the positions noted in 2 RESERVED POSITIONS for the purpose of Panic Stations - Gold Coast. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0700-1100z on the 20MAY22. BN-INL_CTR BN-DOS_CTR* BN-BUR_CTR* BN-FLW_CTR* BN_APP BN_TWR CG_APP CG_TWR CG_GND 3 AIRSPACE CHANGES During Panic Stations Gold Coast, the following airspace ownership will be activated in order to ease controller workload. INL covers SDY and DOS BUR covers KPL and CVN Additional sub sectors being opened will assume their own individual area of control, unless approved by the Director of Events, or an active Event Coordinator. 4 AUTHORITY This NOTAM Is under the authority of the following: Joshua M | 1342084 - Director of Events ([email protected]) 5 EVENT CONTACT The nominated Event Coordinator(s) for this event are: Joshua M | 1342084 - Director of Events ([email protected]) Event Coordinators will be available for contact on the VATPAC Discord, using the @eventcoordinator role. They can also be contacted via PM over the VATSIM network. They may also be logged onto the network as VATPAC35. 6 ROSTER The roster for Panic Stations - Gold Coast can be viewed here. If you have any questions about the roster, or with to have it amended, please email [email protected], or make contact with one of Event Coordinators in the VATPAC Discord Server. If you find yourself free during the event, and wish to offer your ATC services, please contact one of the Event Coordinators and we will find a position for you! 7 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self-cancel at 1100z on the 20MAY22.
  17. The roster of Panic Stations Gold Coast on Friday has been released! We are still looking to fill the following positions with appropriatly rated controllers. If you are available to control, let us know in the Coordination Channel in the VATPAC Discord, or by emailing [email protected] BN-DOS_CTR BN-FLW_CTR You can view the roster here!
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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: 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 Highwayelev: 1059 rwy: 16/34 gravel CTAF: 126.6 COOLGARDIE overfly - visual along Coolgardie-Esperance Road BOORABIN [YBOB] T&G - visual along the Great Eastern Highwayelev: 1364 rwy: 08/26 dirt CTAF: 126.7 SOUTHERN CROSS [YSCR] Land - visual along the Great Eastern Highwayelev: 1163 rwy: 09/27 14/32 gravel CTAF: 126.7 Chart
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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: 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] Takeoffelev: 1163 rwy: 09/27 14/32 gravel CTAF: 126.7 KOOLYANOBBING [YKBG] T&G - visual along Koolyanobbing-Southern Cross Roadelev: 1157 rwy: 12/30 dirt CTAF: 126.7 EAST JAURDI [YEJI] T&G - visual along the railwayelev: 1448 rwy: 08/26 asphalt CTAF: 126.7 KALGOORLE-BOULDER [YPKG] Land - visual along the railwayelev: 1203 rwy: 11/28 18/36 asphalt CTAF: 126.6 VOR/DME: KG 114.1 NDB: KG 287 Chart
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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: 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] Takeoffelev: 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 Roadelev: 608 rwy: 18/36 dirt rwy: 15/33 grass (gliders only) CTAF: 124.55 Not above 4500 ft within 30 DME SY. MENANGLE [MNG] 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 ATCelev: 230 rwy: 06/24 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 24] rwy: 10/28 grass/clay [RH circuit RWY 28] TWR/CTAF: 120.1 Charts
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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: 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] Takeoffelev: 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 Motorwayelev: 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 Highwayelev: 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 Highwayelev: 19 rwy: 04/22 18/36 asphalt CTAF: 126.7 Charts
  22. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC Air Traffic Services AIS Department has issued a mid cycle update for the Euroscope Package Installer, Controller Client Updater and the manually installed Euroscope sector files. Note: This update does not affect vatSys. 2. AIRAC DETAILS Australia Fixed corrupt Longitude coordinates for navigation aids 3. DOWNLOAD LINKS The Controller Client Updater (Euroscope only) will update automatically. If required, manually installed sector file updates are also available for: Euroscope: Sector Files 4. AUTHORITY AIS Manager– [email protected] 5. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self cancel on 19th May 2022, unless otherwise noted.
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    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
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    VATPAC invites you to the inaugural edition of VATPAC's newest training based series. Welcome to Training Night! Event Details Designed to teach members of the VATPAC and VATSIM Network on specific procedures, Training Night is open to members of all experiences, backgrounds and knowledge levels. Whether you are looking to gain knowledge about a specific procedure, or wanting to extend a helping hand to members of the community, this event will satisfy your urges. For this edition, we are going to focus on Metro D Operations within VATPAC Airspace. Looking at some key Metro D Airports within the Sydney Basin (Camden and Bankstown) on Saturday the 28th of May from 0800-1200z. While there will be some specific procedures for some of the airfields during this event. This event is designed to teach you the basic building blocks for controlling and flying at all Metro D fields within VATPAC Airspace. Event Briefings In order to assist with understanding the procedures and operations during this event. VATPAC has created a Pilot Briefing & Controller Briefing for all pilots and controllers to review before the event. It is strongly recommended that you review this document to get the most out of this event! You can access both of these briefings below. Controller Briefing Pilot Briefing Note: The Pilot & Controller Briefings will be released on the 25th of May. Routes Routes recommended during this event can be found in the Pilot Briefing above. Controllers Controllers who wish to participate in this event are encouraged to apply via https://events.vatpac.org/. Below is the list of controller positions of which are planned to be rostered during Training Night - Metro D Operations. Controllers are requested to review the controller briefing located above. Air Traffic Service Team Members will be available on the VATPAC Discord to assist you with learning new procedures during the event. You can gain access the VATPAC Discord via https://discord.vatpac.org/. Login Identifier Radio Callsign Frequency ML-BIK_CTR Brisbane Centre 129.800 BN-ARL_CTR Brisbane Centre 130.900 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-S_APP Sydney Approach 129.700 SY_DEP Sydney Departures 123.000 BK_TWR Bankstown Tower 132.800 BK_GND Bankstown Ground 119.900 CN_TWR Camden Tower 121.900 CN_GND Camden Ground 120.100 Scenery YCNK - Cessnock Airport Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) YSBK - Bankstown Airport Payware - Impulse Simulation (MSFS) Freeware - FlightSim.com (P3Dv4) Freeware - FlightSim.com (FSX)
  25. 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
  26. VATPAC invites you to the inaugural edition of VATPAC's newest training based series. Welcome to Training Night! Event Details Designed to teach members of the VATPAC and VATSIM Network on specific procedures, Training Night is open to members of all experiences, backgrounds and knowledge levels. Whether you are looking to gain knowledge about a specific procedure, or wanting to extend a helping hand to members of the community, this event will satisfy your urges. For this edition, we are going to focus on Metro D Operations within VATPAC Airspace. Looking at some key Metro D Airports within the Sydney Basin (Camden and Bankstown) on Saturday the 28th of May from 0800-1200z. While there will be some specific procedures for some of the airfields during this event. This event is designed to teach you the basic building blocks for controlling and flying at all Metro D fields within VATPAC Airspace. Event Briefings In order to assist with understanding the procedures and operations during this event. VATPAC has created a Pilot Briefing & Controller Briefing for all pilots and controllers to review before the event. It is strongly recommended that you review this document to get the most out of this event! You can access both of these briefings below. Controller Briefing Pilot Briefing Note: The Pilot & Controller Briefings will be released on the 25th of May. Routes Bankstown - Lake Macquarie (VFR) YSBK-YLMQ: DCT PRT PENH HSY PAA DCT YLMQ-YSBK: DCT BBG BEE PSP DCT Bankstown - Bathurst (IFR) YSBK-YBTH: DCT BK W339 KADOM W386 BTH DCT YBTH-YSBK: DCT BTH W575 WYATT V599 WATLE Y20 BK DCT Camden - Goulburn (VFR) YSCN-YGLB: DCT PIC BWL MSV DCT YGLB-YSCN: DCT MSV BWL PIC DCT Camden - Goulburn (IFR) YSCN-YGLB: DCT RAKSO W144 TONTO W345 GLB YGLB-YSCN: DCT GLB W345 TONTO W144 RAKSO DCT Controllers Controllers who wish to participate in this event are encouraged to apply via https://events.vatpac.org/. Below is the list of controller positions of which are planned to be rostered during Training Night - Metro D Operations. Controllers are requested to review the controller briefing located above. Air Traffic Service Team Members will be available on the VATPAC Discord to assist you with learning new procedures during the event. You can gain access the VATPAC Discord via https://discord.vatpac.org/. Login Identifier Radio Callsign Frequency ML-BIK_CTR Brisbane Centre 129.800 BN-ARL_CTR Brisbane Centre 130.900 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-S_APP Sydney Approach 129.700 SY_DEP Sydney Departures 123.000 BK_TWR Bankstown Tower 132.800 BK_GND Bankstown Ground 119.900 CN_TWR Camden Tower 121.900 CN_GND Camden Ground 120.100 Scenery YCNK - Cessnock Airport Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) YSBK - Bankstown Airport Payware - Impulse Simulation (MSFS) Freeware - FlightSim.com (P3Dv4) Freeware - FlightSim.com (FSX)
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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: 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] Takeoffelev: 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 Roadelev: 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 Roadelev: 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 Highwayelev: 71 rwy: 05/23 13/31 dirt CTAF: 126.7 KEITH [YKTH] T&G - visual along the Dukes Highwayelev: 96 rwy: 17/35 gravel CTAF: 126.7 BORDERTOWN [YBOR] Land - visual along the Dukes Highwayelev: 265 rwy: 17/35 asphalt rwy: 13/31 dirt CTAF: 126.7 NDB: BOR 251 Charts
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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: 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] Takeoffelev: 265 rwy: 17/35 asphalt rwy: 13/31 dirt CTAF: 126.7 NDB: BOR 251 PADTHAWAY STATION [YPDY] T&G - visual along Padthaway Roadelev: 133 rwy: 16/34 grass CTAF: 126.7 COORANGA [YCNG] T&G - H-212° D-15.7 nmelev: 77 rwy: 01/19 07/25 15/33 dirt CTAF: 126.7 KINGSTON [YKIG] T&G - H-261° D-19.3 nmelev: 8 rwy: 02/20 asphalt rwy: 10/28 grass CTAF: 126.7 MENINGIE [YMEG] T&G - visual along the coastelev: 13 rwy: 04/22 14/32 grass CTAF: 126.7 GOOLWA [YGWA] Land - visual along the coastelev: 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
  29. I am pleased to inform the community that we have successfully registered and established VATSIM Australia Pacific as an unincorporated association in Australia. Operating not-for-profit, this allows us to tap into financial benefits for community organisation such as ours. The process for this started many years ago when David Z and his Board introduced the Constitution. This has evolved over the last few years and gave us the bones/structure required to officially establish the organisation. Given that we don’t “own” the rights to the name VATSIM, we couldn’t register the association using those words. The organisation was registered as the Online Aviation Organisation Australia, trading as VATSIM Australia Pacific (VATPAC as we know it). VATPAC has always been funded by either the Board of Directors and also through minor business sponsorships (NetSpace and Delion in the past). Unfortunately, the finances have not always been shared equally amongst Board members with the highest financial burden often falling to the Director of Technology. VATPAC now has as a registered not-for-profit community bank account with Bendigo Bank, which is connected to Open Collective, allowing us to transparently show the community the money coming in, and going out. This also allows us contribute equally and reimburse any board members with costs that they incur. It also allows us to transparently collect donations from the community to contribute to operating costs. Thanks to our newly registered organisation, we have also been able to tap into a number of significantly discounted or free products, which allow us to continue to run our organisation efficiently. This includes services like website hosting and email/document storage. This will overall reduce the total cost to the Board of Directors by about 70%. This doesn’t change how the organisation operates fundamentally, however it enables us to run more economically and hopefully provide a better service to our local community. The VATPAC constitution cover pages have been amended to reflect the correct organisation names moving forward and you may see the new organisation name referenced in other documentation such as board meeting minutes. If you have any questions or suggestion around these changes, feel free to reach out.
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