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    • 05 March 2021 09:30 AM Until 10:45 AM
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      Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight.
      Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
      If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind.
      Distance: 143 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
      Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 to 130 kias.
      Altitude: Not above FL125.
      Flight plan
      File as: YGDH YBOG YNBR YWWA YGAN YBRJ YWLG
      GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
      Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually along the Kamilaroi Highway or railway. 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. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
      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. Some updated X-Plane 11 scenery for Gunnedah, Wee Waa, Burren Junction and Walgett foris available here.
      Flight details
       
      GUNNEDAH ]YGDH] Takeoff
      elev: 863
      rwy: 11/29 asphalt
      rwy: 17/35 grass
      CTAF: 127.4
      NDB: GDH 407
        BOGGABRI [YBOG] T&G - H-313° D-17.5 nm
      [NOTE: Boggabri airstrip has been decommissioned but may still appear in some scenery. The ICAO code has been transferred to the helipad at Boggabri Hospital.]
      elev: 800
      rwy: 03/21 dirt
      CTAF: 127.1
        NARRABRI [YNBR] T&G - H-324° D-27 nm
      elev: 788
      rwy: 18/36 asphalt
      rwy 09/27 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
      NDB: NBR 413
        WEE WAA [YWWA] T&G - H-269° D-22 nm
      elev: 612
      rwy: 05/23 asphalt
      CTAF: 127.1
        GREENBAH [YGAH] T&G - H-358° D-7.9 nm
      elev: 618
      rwy: 17/35 dirt
      CTAF:120.7
        BURREN JUNCTION [YBRJ] T&G - H-255° D-24 nm
      elev: 542
      rwy: 15/33 dirt
      CTAF: 127.1
        WALGETT [YWLG] Land - H-269° D-45 nm
      elev: 439
      rwy: 05/23 asphalt
      rwy: 18/36 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
      NDB: WLG 374 Chart

    • 07 March 2021 09:30 AM Until 10:45 AM
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      Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight.
      Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
      If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind.
      Distance: 181 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
      Aircraft: Cessna 208 or similar aircraft capable of 160 to 180 kias.
      Altitude: Not above FL125.
      Flight plan
      File as: YWLG YWDE YCNM YBAD YCBB YTMS YLMB YGDH
      GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
      Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually following roads. 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. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.
      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 for Walgett, Wingadee, Coonamble, Baradine, Coonabarabran, Lambrook and Gunnedah is available here
      Flight details
      WALGETT [YWLG] Takeoff
      elev: 439
      rwy: 05/23 asphalt
      rwy: 18/36 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
      NDB: WLG 374
        WINGADEE [YWDE] T&G - H-153° D-34 nm
      elev: 439
      rwy: 06/24 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
        COONAMBLE [YCNM] T&G - H-162° D-24 nm
      elev: 604
      rwy: 05/23 asphalt
      rwy: 12/30 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        BARADINE [YBAD] T&G - H-076° D-37 nm
      elev: 990
      rwy: 11/29 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
        COONABARRABRAN [YCBB] T&G - H-147° D-24 nm
      elev: 2117
      rwy: 11/29 asphalt
      rwy: 01/19 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        TAMBAR SPRINGS [YTMS] T&G - H-077° D-30 nm
      elev : 1207
      rwy : 1/19 grass
      CTAF: 122.8
        LAMBROOK [YLMB] T&G - H-012° D-13.2 nm
      elev : 1010
      rwy : 1/19 13/31 grass
      CTAF: 122.8
        GUNNEDAH ]YGDH] Land - H-049° D-18.3 nm
      elev: 863
      rwy: 11/29 asphalt
      rwy: 17/35 grass
      CTAF: 127.4
      NDB: GDH 407 Chart

    • 08 March 2021 07:30 AM Until 11:30 AM
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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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