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    This Weeks Flight on 27th October 2021 is a flight from Kupang (WATT) which is the capital of Indonesian Timor to Dili (WPDL) the capital of Timor Leste. It includes a T&G at Oecusse which is an enclave within the borders of Indonesian Timor however which is a special administrative region of independent Timor Leste. The politics are very complicated in this region. Flight suggested by the usual suspects Scenery Suggested: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. Aircraft Suggested: Capable of 150 kias Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC Flight Details LINK Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable. Flight Plan:(WATT-WPDL)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11
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  5. 1. INTRODUCTION This NOTAM is detailed in accordance with subparagraph 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This is for the purpose of ATC Training. 2. RESERVED POSITIONS A) ML_APP 3. EFFECTIVE DATE & TIME The above position will be reserved for use on 22nd October 2021 between 0730z-0830z. 4. CONTACTS Greg Barber- Director, ATC Training & Standards (atc(at)vatpac.org) 5. NOTICE TO ATC Under subparagraph 4.1, controllers must not control this position during the times indicated without prior approval of the listed contacts. 6. CANCELLATION This NOTAM self-cancels at 1000z 22nd October 2021 OR if cancelled by Director, ATC Training & Standards prior to date and time listed. All edits will be posted in this thread.
  6. Hi all, The Q3 meeting minutes are available for download on the VATPAC website: https://vatpac.org/about/minutes-and-reports/ I have managed to recover and archive a number of minutes and reports from late 2011 onwards. It's great to see these reports available for you all again and shows the depth and history within our organisation.
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    And just like that, the once-a-year event is coming to an end! VATPAC invites members across the whole world to join the arrival legs in Australian Airspace of WorldFlight 2021. WorldFlight is an annual event in which 12 full-sized simulators, are flown in unison for a week, 24 hours a day, circumnavigating the world! The event tests both the crews and the simulators to the extreme and is all for the purpose of raising money for each of the individual sims charities of choice. Aircraft departed Sydney on the 7th at 8:00am AEDT (2100z) and are now arriving back in Australia today. For more information on WorldFlight Australia or to donate, please head to the WorldFlight Australia website. Pilot & Controller Information: Routes: Please find below the recommended routes for WorldFlight 2021’s arrival into Australia. Additional information about each leg will be released in a Pilot Briefing on the 6th of September 2021. WADD – YPPH: MURAI LIPRA G578 EGATU L514 LAXAR L514 MUNNI L514 REVOP Q38 JULIM YPPH -YPAD: HECTO Y135 ROGAS Y39 RIKAB YPAD – YMML: BENDO Y218 SPIDR Y53 WENDY YMML – YSSY: DOSEL Y59 RIVET Pilot Briefing: A pilot orientated briefing will be released for WorldFlight 2021. This document will contain details regarding SID/STAR Assignment, fuel requirements and other operationally significant information. This document will be released on the 6th of September, and will be published on the VATPAC Forums, Discord, and all Social Media platforms. Controller Briefing: A controller orientated briefing will be created for WorldFlight 2021 to ensure maximum fluid operational capacity between controlling positions is always maintained. This document will be released on the 10th of November, and will be published on the VATPAC Forums, Discord, and all Social Media platforms. ATC Applications: VATPAC intends to staff several positions during WorldFlight 2021, find the planned departure positions below. Note: Changes will be made depending on controller applications and operational requirements. This list will NOT be updated. Applications for the departure leg of WorldFlight can be found below: https://events.vatpac.org/worldflight-departure-7nov21 Scenery: VATPAC intends to staff a number of positions during WorldFlight 2021, find the planned departure positions below. YPPH – Perth Airport: Payware - MFSG (P3D / FSX) Payware - Axonos (X-Plane) Payware – Axonos (MSFS) Freeware - Ray Smith (P3D / FSX) Freeware - patschwarz_ (X-Plane) YPAD – Adelaide Airport: Payware – AUscene (FSX/P3D) Payware – ORBX (MSFS) YMML – Melbourne Airport: Payware – ORBX (P3D/FSX) Freeware – Flightsim (MSFS) Freeware – AVSIM (P3D/FSX) YSSY– Sydney Airport: Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D) Payware – FlyTampa (MSFS) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane)
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    It is once again that time of the year! VATPAC invites members across the whole world to join the departure legs in Australian Airspace of WorldFlight 2021. WorldFlight is an annual event in which 12 full-sized simulators, are flown in unison for a week, 24 hours a day, circumnavigating the world! The event tests both the crews and the simulators to the extreme and is all for the purpose of raising money for each of the individual sims charities of choice.. The WorldFlight Teams and you (hopefully!) will depart Sydney on the 7th at 8:00am AEDT (2100z) and arrive a week later on the 13th at 8:50pm AEDT (0935z). With full ATC along the way, all VATSIM members are invited along to join in from home. For more information on WorldFlight Australia or to donate, please visit the WorldFlight Australia website. Pilot & Controller Information: Routes: Please find below route for WorldFlight 2021’s departure out of Australia. This year, WorldFlight are replicating their first WorldFlight around the world, with shorter turnaround times than the teams are accustomed to. Additional information about each leg will be released in a Pilot Briefing on the 31st of October 2021. YSSY – YBCS: RIC H76 NBR H105 HACHI Q165 VOMPA Q499 NONUM YBCS – YPDN: NONUM KONDA J61 DUMAV Q91 ALLEE Q23 VEGPU YPDN – WSSS: JULIE J61 IKUMA A464 KIKEM M774 KADAR M774 OBDOS Pilot Briefing: A pilot orientated briefing will be released for WorldFlight 2021. This document will contain details regarding SID/STAR Assignment, fuel requirements and other operationally significant information. This document will be released on the 31st of October, and will be published on the VATPAC Forums, Discord, and all Social Media platforms. Controller Briefing: A controller orientated briefing will be created for WorldFlight 2021 to ensure maximum fluid operational capacity between controlling positions is always maintained. This document will be released on the 4th of November, and will be published on the VATPAC Forums, Discord, and all Social Media platforms. ATC Applications: VATPAC intends to staff several positions during WorldFlight 2021, find the planned departure positions below. Note: Changes will be made depending on controller applications and operational requirements. This list will NOT be updated. Applications for the departure leg of WorldFlight can be found below: https://events.vatpac.org/worldflight-departure-7nov21 Scenery: YSSY– Sydney Airport: Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D) Payware – FlyTampa (MSFS) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YBCS - Cairns Airport: Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - FSClips (X-Plane) YPDN - Darwin International Airport: Freeware - Ants Aussie (FSX/P3D) Freeware - WorldWideXP (X-Plane) Payware - MSFG Darwin (FSX/P3D)
  9. And just like that, the once-a-year event is coming to an end! VATPAC invites members across the whole world to join the arrival legs in Australian Airspace of WorldFlight 2021. WorldFlight is an annual event in which 12 full-sized simulators, are flown in unison for a week, 24 hours a day, circumnavigating the world! The event tests both the crews and the simulators to the extreme and is all for the purpose of raising money for each of the individual sims charities of choice. Aircraft departed Sydney on the 7th at 8:00am AEDT (2100z) and are now arriving back in Australia today. For more information on WorldFlight Australia or to donate, please head to the WorldFlight Australia website. Pilot & Controller Information: Routes: Please find below the recommended routes for WorldFlight 2021’s arrival into Australia. Additional information about each leg will be released in a Pilot Briefing on the 6th of September 2021. WADD – YPPH: MURAI LIPRA G578 EGATU L514 LAXAR L514 MUNNI L514 REVOP Q38 JULIM YPPH -YPAD: HECTO Y135 ROGAS Y39 RIKAB YPAD – YMML: BENDO Y218 SPIDR Y53 WENDY YMML – YSSY: DOSEL Y59 RIVET Pilot Briefing: A pilot orientated briefing will be released for WorldFlight 2021. This document will contain details regarding SID/STAR Assignment, fuel requirements and other operationally significant information. This document will be released on the 6th of September, and will be published on the VATPAC Forums, Discord, and all Social Media platforms. Controller Briefing: A controller orientated briefing will be created for WorldFlight 2021 to ensure maximum fluid operational capacity between controlling positions is always maintained. This document will be released on the 10th of November, and will be published on the VATPAC Forums, Discord, and all Social Media platforms. ATC Applications: VATPAC intends to staff several positions during WorldFlight 2021, find the planned departure positions below. Note: Changes will be made depending on controller applications and operational requirements. This list will NOT be updated. Applications for the departure leg of WorldFlight can be found below: https://events.vatpac.org/worldflight-departure-7nov21 Scenery: VATPAC intends to staff a number of positions during WorldFlight 2021, find the planned departure positions below. YPPH – Perth Airport: Payware - MFSG (P3D / FSX) Payware - Axonos (X-Plane) Payware – Axonos (MSFS) Freeware - Ray Smith (P3D / FSX) Freeware - patschwarz_ (X-Plane) YPAD – Adelaide Airport: Payware – AUscene (FSX/P3D) Payware – ORBX (MSFS) YMML – Melbourne Airport: Payware – ORBX (P3D/FSX) Freeware – Flightsim (MSFS) Freeware – AVSIM (P3D/FSX) YSSY– Sydney Airport: Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D) Payware – FlyTampa (MSFS) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane)
  10. It is once again that time of the year! VATPAC invites members across the whole world to join the departure legs in Australian Airspace of WorldFlight 2021. WorldFlight is an annual event in which 12 full-sized simulators, are flown in unison for a week, 24 hours a day, circumnavigating the world! The event tests both the crews and the simulators to the extreme and is all for the purpose of raising money for each of the individual sims charities of choice.. The WorldFlight Teams and you (hopefully!) will depart Sydney on the 7th at 8:00am AEDT (2100z) and arrive a week later on the 13th at 8:50pm AEDT (0935z). With full ATC along the way, all VATSIM members are invited along to join in from home. For more information on WorldFlight Australia or to donate, please visit the WorldFlight Australia website. Pilot & Controller Information: Routes: Please find below route for WorldFlight 2021’s departure out of Australia. This year, WorldFlight are replicating their first WorldFlight around the world, with shorter turnaround times than the teams are accustomed to. Additional information about each leg will be released in a Pilot Briefing on the 31st of October 2021. YSSY – YBCS: RIC H76 NBR H105 HACHI Q165 VOMPA Q499 NONUM YBCS – YPDN: NONUM KONDA J61 DUMAV Q91 ALLEE Q23 VEGPU YPDN – WSSS: JULIE J61 IKUMA A464 KIKEM M774 KADAR M774 OBDOS Pilot Briefing: A pilot orientated briefing will be released for WorldFlight 2021. This document will contain details regarding SID/STAR Assignment, fuel requirements and other operationally significant information. This document will be released on the 31st of October, and will be published on the VATPAC Forums, Discord, and all Social Media platforms. Controller Briefing: A controller orientated briefing will be created for WorldFlight 2021 to ensure maximum fluid operational capacity between controlling positions is always maintained. This document will be released on the 4th of November, and will be published on the VATPAC Forums, Discord, and all Social Media platforms. ATC Applications: VATPAC intends to staff several positions during WorldFlight 2021, find the planned departure positions below. Note: Changes will be made depending on controller applications and operational requirements. This list will NOT be updated. Applications for the departure leg of WorldFlight can be found below: https://events.vatpac.org/worldflight-departure-7nov21 Scenery: YSSY– Sydney Airport: Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D) Payware – FlyTampa (MSFS) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YBCS - Cairns Airport: Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - FSClips (X-Plane) YPDN - Darwin International Airport: Freeware - Ants Aussie (FSX/P3D) Freeware - WorldWideXP (X-Plane) Payware - MSFG Darwin (FSX/P3D)
  11. Changes to the above NOTAM effective 20OCT21 Changes to ENR Reserved Positions (Section 3)
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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: 140 nm Est Flight Time: approx 75 min Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110-120 kias. Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace until Albury CTR. See waypoint notes below. Flight plan File as: YCOM YADY YCUR YTBM YHBK HBKT WAM BOW YMAY GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually. For those less familiar the GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. During an event, Pilots are requested to broadcast intentions on the published CTAF. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM CoC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM on 122.800. Pilots should ensure that at least one of their radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Scenery Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. Updated X-Plane 11 scenery is available for Adaminaby in OzXP and for other airports. Flight details COOMA - SNOWY MOUNTAINS [YCOM] Takeoff elev: 3106 rwy: 18/36 asphalt CTAF: 118.1 NDB: COM 293 DME: COM 114.0 ADAMINABY [YADY] T&G - visual along the Snowy Mountains Highway elev: 3350 rwy: 09/27 grass CTAF: 126.7 CABRAMURRA [YCUR] T&G - visual along the Snowy Mountains Highway and Link Road elev: 5086 rwy: 13/31 grass CTAF: 126.7 TUMBARUMBA [YTBM] T&G - H-280° D-27 nm elev: 1983 rwy: 01/19 grass CTAF: 126.7 Short cut direct Tumbarumba to Holbrook - H-268° D-28 nm not above 8500 ft ROSEWOOD overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along Tumbarumba Road KYEAMBA overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along Tumbarumba Road Tune DME to Albury VOR/DME (AY 115.6) Not above 4500 ft within 30 DME AY. HOLBROOK [YHBK] T&G - visual along the Hume Highway elev: 875 rwy: 04/22 14/32 dirt CTAF: 126.7 HOLBROOK TOWNSHIP [HBKT] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along the Hume Highway Not above 3500 ft within 20 DME AY. WOOMARGAMA [WAM] overfly not above 3500 ft - visual along the Hume Highway *** Inbound reporting point*** Not above 2500 ft within 16 DME AY. Not above 2000 ft within 11 DME AY. BOWNA [BOW] overfly not above 2000 ft - visual along the Hume Highway and Bowna Road If Albury TWR is active, do not proceed until given circuit instructions. THURGOONA GOLF COURSE overfly not above 2000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-211° D-8.2 nm ALBURY [YMAY] Land - H-232° D-2.4 nm or as directed by ATC elev: 539 rwy: 07/25 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 07 except as directed by ATC.] TWR/CTAF: 123.25 VOR/DME: AY 115.6 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: 127 nm Est Flight Time: approx 75 min Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 100-110 kias. Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace after leaving Albury CTR. See waypoint notes below. Note that MSA for some portions of the flight will be 8000 ft. Flight plan File as: YMAY HWW TLAG TLY YCRG YKHA YGEI YTHB YPSR YJIN YCOM GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually. For those less familiar the GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. During an event, Pilots are requested to broadcast intentions on the published CTAF. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM CoC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM on 122.800. Pilots should ensure that at least one of their radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Scenery Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. Updated X-Plane 11 scenery is available here. Flight details ALBURY [YMAY] Takeoff elev: 539 rwy: 07/25 asphalt TWR/CTAF: 123.25 VOR/DME: AY 115.6 Tune DME to Albury VOR/DME. HUME WEIR WALL [HWW] overfly not above 2000 ft or as directed by ATC - H-117° D-4.2 nm Not above 2000 ft or as directed by ATC within 11 DME AY. Not above 2500 ft or as directed by ATC within 16 DME AY. TALLANGATTA [TLAG] overfly not above 2500 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along Lake Hume TALLANGATTA CAUSWAY [TLY] overfly not above 2500 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along Lake Hume Not above 8500 ft beyond 16 DME AY. CORRYONG [YCRG] T&G - visual along the Murray Valley Highway elev: 963 rwy: 06/24 asphalt CTAF: 126.7 KHANCOBAN [YKHA] T&G - visual along the Murray Valley Highway elev: 966 rwy: 14/32 grass CTAF: 126.7 GEEHI LANDING GROUND [YGEI] T&G - visual along the Alpine Way elev: 1589 rwy: 15/33 grass CTAF: 126.7 DOGMAN'S HUT overfly - visual along the Alpine Way THREDBO [YTHB] overfly (helicopters may T&G) - visual along the Alpine Way CHARLOTTE PASS overfly - H-034° D-4.2 nm PERISHER [YPSR] overfly (helicopters may T&G) - H-032° D-4.3 nm JINDABYNE [YJIN] T&G - H-086° D-9.2 nm elev: 3400 rwy: 09/27 12/30 dirt [RH circuits RWY 27 and 30] CTAF: 126.7 JINDABYNE DAM overfly - visual along Kosciuszko Road EAST JINDABYNE overfly - visual along Kosciuszko Road BERRIDALE overfly - visual along Kosciuszko Road COOMA - SNOWY MOUNTAINS [YCOM] Land - visual along Kosciuszko Road elev: 3106 rwy: 18/36 asphalt CTAF: 118.1 NDB: COM 293 DME: COM 114.0 Charts
  14. Congratulations to Flynn who successfully achieved his S2 rating this evening.
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  16. Congratulations to Alex who received his S3 rating yesterday
  17. Congratulations to Junho Park who just smashed his TMA Controller Practical Assessment. Well done!
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    This Weeks Flight on 20th October 2021 at 8.30pm AEDT is a flight in Alaska from Unalakleet (PAUN) to Nome (PAOM). Some may be familiar with a TV series “Flying Wild Alaska” which was shown on Discovery Channel nearly ten years ago and featured the Tweto family who used to operate out of Unalakleet. We will be doing some T&G's at fields that were serviced by Era Alaska. If simulation allows try winter conditions. Flight suggested by Dan McKee YMA555 Scenery Suggested: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. However the author uses MSFS2020 for these flights and provides links to MSFS scenery hereunder. Most addon airfields are quite small downloads. Also all scenery so far that has not been verified for updates do work fine in latest update. Unalakleet PAUN this will be required as the field is not currently in MSFS2020 Shaktoolit PFSH this will be required as the field is not currently in MSFS2020 Koyuk PAKK Golovin PAGL Aircraft Suggested: Capable of 150 kias Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC Flight Details LINK Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable. Flight Plan:(Unalakleet to Nome)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11
  19. 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 FNO Downunder. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 2300z to 0300z on the 15th of October 2021. SY_DEL SY_GND SY_TWR SY_APP SY_DEP SY-D_APP ML_DEL ML_GND ML_TWR ML_APP ML_DEP AD_DEL AD_GND AD_TWR AD_APP AD_DEP ML-BIK_CTR ML-ELW_CTR ML-TBD_CTR ML-WOL_CTR ML-SNO_CTR ML-BLA_CTR ML-MUN_CTR 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM Is under the authority of the following: Joshua Micallef - Events Director (events[at]vatpac.org) 4 CONTACT The nominated Event Coordinator(s) for this event are: Tyler Hindle Paris Ioannidis 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. 5 ROSTER The roster for FNO Downunder can be viewed here. If you have any questions about the roster, or with to have it amended, please contact roster[at]vatpac.org. If you find yourself free during the event, and wish to offer your ATC services, please contact one of the dedicated event coordinators 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self-cancel at 0300z on the 16th of October 2021.
  20. Well done Stace, who yesterday, achieved a VATSIM S3 rating 🙂
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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: 218 nm Est Flight Time: approx 60 min Aircraft: Beechcraft Baron or similar aircraft capable of 160 kias. Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 4500 ft. Flight plan File as: YLEC YBLM YORP YWPD YRYK YBRT YGLN YCRT YORR YFFD YPAG GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually. For those less familiar the GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. During an event, Pilots are requested to broadcast intentions on the published CTAF. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM CoC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM on 122.800. Pilots should ensure that at least one of their radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Scenery Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. Updated X-Plane 11 scenery is available for Port Augusta in OzXP and for other airports. Flight details LEIGH CREEK [YLEC] Takeoff elev: 856 rwy: 02/20 11/29 asphalt CTAF: 126.7 NDB: LEC 287 BLINMAN [YBLM] T&G - H-147° D-35 nmelev: 1972 rwy: 04/22 14/32 dirt CTAF: 126.7 DEDMAN'S HUT overfly - visual along the Flinders Ranges Way ORAPARINNA [YORP] T&G - visual along the Flinders Ranges Wayelev: 2193 rwy: 01/19 dirt CTAF: 126.7 WILPENA POUND [YWPD] T&G - visual along the Flinders Ranges Wayelev: 1707 rwy: 10/28 dirt CTAF: 126.7 RAWNSLEY PARK [YRYK] T&G - visual along the Flinders Ranges Wayelev: 1384 rwy: 03/21 dirt CTAF: 126.7 BARRATTA HOMESTEAD [YBRT] T&G - H-119° D-31 nmelev: 984 rwy: 12/30 dirt CTAF: 126.7 GLENCOE [YGLN] T&G - visual along Barratta Road and Belton Road Note: may be named Glenroy Estates in some navigation databases.elev: 1605 rwy: 13/31 dirt CTAF: 126.7 CARRIETON [YCRT] T&G - visual along Belton Roadelev: 1386 rwy: 16/34 dirt CTAF: 126.7 ORROROO [YORR] T&G - visual along RM Williams Wayelev: 1354 rwy: 14/32 grass CTAF: 126.7 WILMINGTON overfly - visual along Wilowie Road STIRLING NORTH/FLINDERS FIELD [YFFD] T&G - visual along RM Williams Wayelev: 110 rwy: 02/20 10/28 14/32 dirt [RWY 02/20 ops to north only due wind turbines to the south. RH circuits RWY 10, 28 and 32.] CTAF: 126.7 PORT AUGUSTA [YPAG] Land - H-275° D-7.3 nm elev: 56 rwy: 15/33 asphalt [RH circuits RWY 33.] CTAF: 126.9 Do not overfly the El Alamein Army base west of the airfield. 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: 139 nm Est Flight Time: approx 75 min Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 kias. Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 3000 ft. Flight plan File as: YPAG YAWN YHAW YCMD YLEC GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually. For those less familiar the GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. During an event, Pilots are requested to broadcast intentions on the published CTAF. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM CoC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM on 122.800. Pilots should ensure that at least one of their radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Scenery Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. Updated X-Plane 11 scenery is available for Port Augusta in OzXP and for other airports. Flight details PORT AUGUSTA [YPAG] Takeoff elev: 56 rwy: 15/33 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 33.] CTAF: 126.9 Do not overfly the El Alamein Army base west of the airfield. PORT AUGUSTA RACECOURSE overtly - H-077° D-4.6 nm SALTIA SIDING overfly - visual along the railway or Flinders Ranges Way WOOLSHED FLAT overfly - visual along the railway or Flinders Ranges Way OLD WILLOWS overfly - visual along the railway or Flinders Ranges Way QUORN GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along the railway or Flinders Ranges Way QUORN [YQRN] T&G - H-058° D-3.2 nm elev: 831 rwy: 18/36 gravel CTAF: 126.7 HAWKER [YHAW] T&G - visual along Flinders Ranges Way elev: 1052 rwy: 18/36 asphalt CTAF: 126.7 WONOKA overfly - visual along The Outback Highway MERNA MORA STATION T&G - visual along The Outback Highway Note: This airfield does not have an ICAO or local code and is identified in the GPS flight plan as AU994. elev: 672 rwy: 03/21 09/27 dirt CTAF: 126.7 BRACHINA overfly - visual along The Outback Highway COMMODORE [YCMD] T&G - visual along The Outback Highway elev: 373 rwy: 07/25 dirt CTAF: 126.7 PARACHILNA T&G - visual along The Outback Highway Note: This airfield does not have an ICAO or local code and is identified in the GPS flight plan as AU995. elev: 439 rwy: 09/27 18/36 dirt CTAF: 126.7 BELTANA RACETRACK overfly - visual along The Outback Highway LEIGH CREEK [YLEC] Land - visual along The Outback Highway elev: 856 rwy: 02/20 11/29 asphalt CTAF: 126.7 NDB: LEC 287 Chart
  23. 1. INTRODUCTION A update has been made to the AIRAC 2110 release. 2. AIRAC DETAILS Australia Armidale Centre has been renamed to BN-ARL_CTR to match the AirServices documentation. The frequency for Alice Springs Centre ML-ASP_CTR has been changed to 128.85 Pacific : No changes 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 4th November 2021, unless otherwise noted.
  24. Just some positive feedback to say big thanks to SY_APP (Sam K) for the visual approach into 34L tonight. Sam PM'd me to clarify something about the vis approach and I didn't have time to respond before he logged off. I'm super rusty with my procedures after a few years away from flying so I appreciate feedback from the controllers, especially when they clearly know their stuff. Well done Mr Keast!
  25. Congrats to Sam Wilson who attained his ENR rating a few days ago! Well done sir!
  26. Congratulations to Robbie who passed his Tower Rating this morning.
  27. The controller roster for this weekend has been released. Please note all rostered controllers are to attend a mandatory controller briefing at 0545z on Saturday. Controllers who are available on the day for covering positions are also encouraged to attend so they are aware of planned operations on the day. All enroute controllers will also receive a briefing on working with the Flow Controller, which is great preparation for WorldFlight coming up. The roster can be viewed here.
  28. 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC Airspace and Publications Department has updated the vatSys dataset, Euroscope Client Installer, Controller Client Updater and the manually installed sector files. AIRAC 2110 is effective on the 7th of October 2021. The data files support vatSys and Euroscope. VRC is no longer a supported client. 2. AIRAC DETAILS Australia Major ENR Sector update as described here - see the controller positions table for the latest frequencies. vatSys visibility presets for ENR positions (Thanks @Sam Keast for your help) Updates to the AFV transceivers frequencies to align with the ENR sector changes (Thanks @Zach Biesse-Fitton for your help) Pacific NFNA Airport layout AYPY STARs Airways and airport data 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 4th November 2021, unless otherwise noted.
  29. NOTICE: Event Awards & Eligibility Information - Panic Stations Perth Hello Everyone, In order to ensure fairness during Panic Stations Perth, please see the below eligibility requirements for pilot awards. Please note: One award will be given to the first aircraft to arrive after each touch down time! The two touch down times are 0815z and 0900z. These awards where generously donated by two anonymous members of the community! Pilots: Eligibility Requirements Must be the first aircraft to arrive (touch down) at or after the target arrival time (UTC); The winning aircraft must make a full stop landing on the active or designated runway at the target airport, having complied with the VATSIM Code of Conduct, Code of Regulations and User Agreement at all times during the event. Aircraft who conduct a go-around will not be considered the winner; Touch down times will be assessed based on the controller client display showing the aircraft to have arrived on the active runway, with an altitude equal to the airport elevation and a groundspeed suggesting that aircraft has landed; The pilot departed from an airport which was different from the target airport. The pilot is not a VATPAC Director and is not involved in the assessment process for awards; Winners will be assessed by the active event coordinators during the event. Disputes regarding the decision of awards should be directed to the VATPAC Division Director. Video Evidence will be available for the Division Director to adequately respond to any disputes. Thank you, and may the best pilot win!
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