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02APR21 | FIFO Friday - Pilbara & Kimberley


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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.

This month, we invite 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. Take full advantage of ATC in this region from 0800z-1200z (1800-2200 AEST; 1600-2000 AWST) on April 2nd, 2021!

 

Routes:

The below map highlights some of the routes available to fly throughout this region:

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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 will be rostered events and applications can be put in via the events website: https://events.vatpac.org/

Only standard positions will be rostered during FIFO Fridays. If required, any non-standard positions can be opened with authorisation from a C3 or Senior Staff Member.

This FIFO Friday will see the following ATC positions rostered:

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-ORE_CTR Melbourne Centre 127.000
ML-ESP_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.950

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 Solo Endorsement.

Scenery:

YPPH – Perth, WA
Payware – MFSG (P3D / FSX)
Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX)
Payware - Axonos (X-Plane)
Freeware – OpenSceneryX (X-Plane)

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)

Miscellaneous WA FIFO Airports:
Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX)

Miscellaneous:
Payware – ORBX Australia V2 (P3D / FSX)
Payware - ORBX Global (P3D / FSX)

 

Welcome to the first rendition of FIFO Friday!

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