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    • 19 September 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: 153 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins
      Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 120-130 kias.
      Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace. See waypoint notes below.
      Flight plan
      File as: YORB YLKE LSR YGBH YYRM YLEG
      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 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 here.
       
      Flight details
      ORBOST [YORB] Land - visual along the coast
      elev: 93
      rwy: 07/25 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.7

      Tune DME to East Sale TACAN (ESL 108.1)
        LAKES ENTRANCE [YLKE] T&G - visual along the coast not above 4000 ft
      elev: 220
      rwy: 08/26 grass
      CTAF: 126.7

      Not above 1000 ft within 20 DME ESL.
        LOCH SPORT [LSR] overfly not above 1000 ft - visual along the coast

      Monitor CTAF 129.75 between Loch Sport and McGaurhan Beach.
        MCGAURHAN BEACH [MGBH] overfly not above 1000 ft - visual over water along the coast

      After 20 DME ESL, aircraft may climb to not above 4000 ft.
        MCLAUGHLINS BEACH overfly not above 4000 ft - visual along the coast
        YARRAM [YYRM] T&G - visual along Woodside Beach Road and South Gippsland Highway
      elev: 60
      rwy: 05/23 09/27 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        PORT ALBERT overfly not above 4000 ft - visual along Yarram-Port Albert Road
        PORT WELSHPOOL overfly not above 4000 ft - visual along the coast

      After 50 DME ESL, aircraft may climb to not above 8500 ft.
        TOORA overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along Port Welshpool Road and South Gippsland Highway
        FOSTER overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along South Gippsland Highway
        BUFFALO/STONY CREEK [AU999] T&G - visual along South Gippsland Highway
      This airfield does not have an ICAO or local code and is identified in the GPS flight plan as AU999.
      elev: 180
      rwy: 07/25 grass
      CTAF: 122.8
        LEONGATHA [YLEG] Land - visual along South Gippsland Highway
      elev: 263
      rwy: 04/22 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 04]
      rwy: 18/36 gravel/dirt/grass [RH circuit RWY 36]
      CTAF: 127.55 Charts


    • 20 September 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)
    • 22 September 2021 10:00 AM Until 11:30 AM
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      This Weeks Flight on 22nd Sept 2021 continues a 5 leg flight following the rivers Danube, Main (canal) and Rhine from Budapest Hungary to Lelystad (North of Amsterdam, Holland). The flight is based upon a scenic river cruise completed some years ago by the flight author.
      This Leg 3 departs Vilshofen, Germany (EDMV).and follows the Danube river and will arrive at Hassfurt, Germany (EDQT)
      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.
      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:(EDMV-EDQT)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11

    • 24 September 2021 10:00 AM Until 11:20 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: 168 nm
      Est Flight Time: approx 80 min
      Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 120-130 kias.
      Altitude: Not above 8500 ft once in Class G airspace. See waypoint notes below.
      Flight plan

      File as: YSTW NEM KOT BND YWCH YARM YGLI YINO YIVL
      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
      TAMWORTH [YSTW] Takeoff
      elev: 1335
      rwy: 12L/30R 12R/30L asphalt [RH circuit RWY 12R and 30R. RWY 12R/30L for single engine VFR departures south and west only.]
      rwy: 06/24 18/36 grass
      TWR/CTAF: 119.4
      VOR/DME: TW 116.0
      NDB: TW 341

      Tune DME to Tamworth VOR/DME.
        TAMWORTH GOLF COURSE overfly not above 3500 ft or as directed by ATC - if RWY 12L is in use, visual along Gunnedah Road. If RWY 30R is in use, right downwind then visual along the railway.
        NEMINGAH [NEM] overfly not above 3500 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along the New England Highway
        KOOTINGAL [KOT] overfly not above 3500 ft or as directed by ATC - visual along the New England Highway

      After 15 DME TW, aircraft may climb to not above 8500 ft.
        BENDEMEER [BND] overfly - visual along the New England Highway

      Slower aircraft may elect to bypass Walcha and continue north east along the New England Highway to Uralla.
        WALCHA ROAD RAILWAY STATION overfly - visual along the Oxley Highway
        WALCHA [YWCH] T&G - visual along the Oxley Highway
      elev: 3744
      rwy: 06/24 gravel/dirt
      rwy: 13/31 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        WALCHA GOLF COURSE overfly - H-009° D-1.8 nm
        URALLA GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along Thunderbolts Way
        ARMIDALE [YARM] T&G - visual along the New England Highway
      elev: 3556
      rwy: 05/23 asphalt
      rwy: 09/27 grass/gravel
      CTAF: 127.5
      NDB: ARM 401
      DME: ARM 112.6
        GUYRA GOLF COURSE overfly - visual along the New England Highway
        GLENCOE overfly - visual along the New England Highway
        GLEN INNES TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along the New England Highway
        GLEN INNES [YGLI] T&G - visual along Emmaville Road
      elev: 3431
      rwy: 14/32 asphalt
      rwy: 10/28 gravel
      CTAF: 126.7
        INVERELL NORTH [YINO] T&G - visual along the Gwydir Highway
      elev: 2282
      rwy: 09/27 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
        INVERELL RACE COURSE overfly - visual along the Gwydir Highway
        INVERELL [YIVL] Land - visual along Tingha Road and Guyra Road
      elev: 2669
      rwy: 16/34 asphalt
      rwy: 04/22 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
      NDB: IVL 260 Charts


    • 25 September 2021 07:00 AM Until 11:00 AM
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      "VATPAC invites all to the next rendition of TMA Turnaround! This time featuring Sydney Kingsford Smith as the host airport! Fly in or out of Australia's busiest airport as we staff up the TMA and put pilots and controllers alike to the test! Looking for a challenge? This event is for you!"
       
      Event Details:
      TMA Turnaround is a simple yet engaging event. Get as many aircraft flying into Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport as possible, shut down and get flying again onto the next leg of your journey as quickly as you can as we attempt to flood the TMA area!
       
       Routes:
      VATPAC recommends the following routes for flying into and out of Sydney Airport. Pilots are encouraged to fly different routes, domestic and international; and aircraft from a small King Air up to a massive Airbus A380! The possibilities are endless!
      YSSY – YMML:
      DCT TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 ML DCT
      YSSY – YSCB:
      DCT TESAT V169 CB DCT
      YSSY – YBBN:
      DCT TESAT H185 ENTRA Y245 BANDA H185 BN DCT
      YSSY – YPAD:
      DCT TESAT A576 KADOM H44 MAXEM Q60 BLACK H309 AD DCT
      YSSY – YSTW:
      DCT TESAT V140 KAMBA W220 TW DCT
      YMML – YSSY:
      DCT ML H129 DOSEL Y59 TESAT DCT
      YSCB – YSSY:
      DCT CB W122 AKMIR W113 TESAT DCT
      YPAD – YSSY:
      DCT AD H247 CULIN Y59 TESAT DCT
      YSTW – YSSY:
      DCT TW W130 OLTIN W180 TESAT DCT
       
      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 (22SEP21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing.
      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_DEP*
      Sydney Departures
      123.000
       
       
       
      ML-WOL_CTR
      Melbourne Centre
      125.000
      BN-MDE_CTR
      Brisbane Centre
      133.000
       
      Scenery:
      YSSY – Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
      Payware – FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware – AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware – ISDG (X-Plane)
      Payware – FlyTampa (MSFS)
      We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://helpdesk.vatpac.org
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