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  1. Announcement Published 22 SEP 2021 Hi everyone, I would like to announce a few major changes for that will be implemented for AIRAC 2110. The VATPAC Board voted in favour of removing support for VRC, inline with community/membership demand (polling indicated approximately, only 10% of users are using this client). Resources will be focused on Euroscope (TAAATSMod Euroscope 3.1d) and vatSys. This means VRC will no longer receive AIRAC cycle updates and any existing files will not be compatible with the new changes outlined below. The VATPAC board also voted in favour of removing the Melbourne and Brisbane upper (FSS) positions. The board agreed that the position no longer met the requirement that they were initially created for and that controllers should be encouraged to provide a quality top-down service as per our existing extended coverage policy, rather than a larger quantity (and lower quality) service over a significant geographical area. Finally, a number of changes to primary (parent) and secondary (child) sectors/frequencies have occurred to re-align most of our sectors with the IRL positions and to also better support the auto-activation of non-standard sectors. The major sector boundary changes occur in the central and west of Australia. Further minor changes between ML-SY-BN. Detailed changes: ORE becomes OLW, freq 134.0 Layout changes to main sector and sub-sectors as per AIP Sup S21-H91. ESP primary becomes PIY, freq 133.9. Layout changes as per IRL and draft map above. GVE/DAL merged as GVE only. ASP primary, freq 128.85. Layout and sub sectors as per IRL and draft map above. Include WRA sector from old BKE primary. BKE primary. Removed. TBD primary. Layout and sub sectors as per IRL and draft map above. Include BKE sector from old BKE primary. SNO primary becomes ELW, freq 123.75. HUM renamed BLA as per IRL upper sector, freq 132.20 Minor boundary changes to BLA, ELW and SNO. BLA (and by association, the parent sector ELW) continues to be responsible for the CB TCU when the dedicated CB controllers are offline. MDE primary becomes ARL, freq 130.9. OCN sub-sector freq becomes 128.6 as per IRL. DOS primary becomes INL, freq 134.2 GRN renamed INL as per IRL upper sector. Minor boundary changes to INL and DOS. SDY freq change to 134.3 TBP primary becomes KEN, freq 120.15 WOL primary becomes BIK, freq 129.8. Minor boundary changes to BIK and WOL. BN-TSN_FSS primary VHF alias becomes 124.65 HWE VHF alias becomes 124.95 FLD VHF alias becomes 132.85 COL VHF alias becomes 133.15 Inclusion of AGGG and ANAU under COL as per existing oceanic documentation and IRL services provided by AsA. Note that the above positions cannot be individually logged in to and are assumed by the COL subsector only.
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  2. 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.
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  3. Hi All, I'm pleased to advise that VATUSA, VATNZ and VATPAC have come together to form a new Pacific Oceanic Agreement. More information about this can be found here: Pacific Oceanic LoA - VATSIM Australia Pacific - VATPAC There are a few alterations from the existing partnership, but essentially the privileges and limitations are the same. Of note, a new requirement to control 1 hour in the previous 3 months to remain active will apply. However, until such time that VATPAC has a system in place to track this, we will waive this requirement. A local instructions document is currently being prepared by all parties. For now, some information can be found here: VATNZ, Oakland ARTCC. I'd like to extend thanks to Andrew from VATNZ as well as Manuel, Ryan and Daniel from VATUSA and Oakland ARTCC for coming together to forge this agreement. This is a great step forward for all of us, together.
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  4. Congratulations to @Jack Robinsonwho passed his S3 rating less than an hour ago! Looking forward to seeing you on the network!!!
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  5. VATUSA in partnership with VATPAC, welcomes you to Friday Night Ops! Join us as we light up the skies between Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide! Kicking off on Friday 15th October at 2300z, leave your hangover behind and light up our Australian skies and get your flights planned! VATPAC will have the skies covered between Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide! We encourage you to fly between these airfields in any order you wish. If you are more of the daring type, try flying into our Class D or Class G airfields. Event Details: What is Friday Night Ops? Friday Night Ops is a weekly event run by VATUSA normally visiting places all over the United States! This time around, Friday Night Ops are coming to the land downunder and flying in Australia between Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Flight Planning In Australia, flight plans are filed in the ICAO method, with the SID/STAR not included with the initial filing. This will be provided by ATC on contact with clearance delivery (for departure) and with Centre, usually prior to initial descent clearance. PDC's in Australia are quite common with controllers handing them out. In Australia all pilots must read back PDC's to the delivery controller. When reading back a PDC, you do not need to read back everything. All you need to read back as a pilot is: Squawk, Departure Procedure, Runway and advise your bay number. [PILOT] "Melbourne Delivery, Qantas 436 with PDC readback." [ML_DEL] "Qantas 436 g'day Melbourne Delivery, go ahead with PDC readback" [PILOT] "Qantas 436 is cleared to Sydney, DOSEL1 departure, runway 27, squawk 4457; bay C3" [ML_DEL] "Qantas 436" Routes: VATPAC recommends the following routes flying into and out of Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. Aerodrome and Procedure Charts can be located here. YSSY – YMML: DCT TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 LIZZI DCT (1 hour) YSSY – YPAD: DCT TESAT A576 KADOM H44 MAXEM Q60 BLACK H309 AD DCT (1 hour 30 minutes) YMML – YSSY: DCT ML H129 DOSEL Y59 RIVET DCT (1 hour) YMML – YPAD: DCT ML H345 AD DCT (1 hour) YPAD – YSSY: DCT AD H247 CULIN Y59 RIVET DCT (1 hour 30 minutes) YPAD – YMML: DCT AD V255 BENDO Y12 ARBEY H119 ML DCT (1 hour) 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 (12OCT21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing. Non-Standards can be approved during the event as per the NOTAM. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 133.800 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 SY-E_GND* Sydney East Ground 121.700 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY-E_TWR* Sydney East Tower 124.700 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY_DEP* Sydney Departures 123.000 SY-D_APP* Sydney Director 126.100 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 ML-S_DEP* Melbourne Departures 129.400 AD_DEL Adelaide Delivery 126.100 AD_GND Adelaide Ground 121.700 AD_TWR Adelaide Tower 120.500 AD_APP Adelaide Approach 124.200 AD_DEP Adelaide Approach 118.200 ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.300 ML-ELW_CTR* Melbourne Centre 123.750 ML-BIK_CTR* Melbourne Centre 129.800 ML-MUN_CTR* Melbourne Centre 132.600 SY-FLW_CTR* Sydney Flow N/A ML-FLW_CTR* Melbourne Flow N/A AD-FLW_CTR* Adelaide Flow N/A Scenery: YMML – Melbourne Airport: Payware – ORBX (P3D/FSX) Freeware – Flightsim (MSFS) Freeware – AVSIM (P3D/FSX) X-Plane users are recommended to use the default scenery. The default scenery is more up to date than available packages* YSSY– Sydney Airport: Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D) Payware – FlyTampa (MSFS) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YPAD – Adelaide Airport: Payware – AUscene (FSX/P3D) Payware – ORBX (MSFS) X-Plane users are recommended to use the default scenery. The default scenery is more up to date than available packages* We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://helpdesk.vatpac.org
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  6. 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.
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  7. 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.
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  8. 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!
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  9. Congrats to Sam Wilson who attained his ENR rating a few days ago! Well done sir!
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  10. Congratulations to Robbie who passed his Tower Rating this morning.
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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: 185 nm Est Flight Time: approx 75 min Aircraft: Cessna 208 or similar aircraft capable of 150-160 kias. Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace after leaving Sunshine Coast CTR. See waypoint notes below. Flight plan File as: YBSU MTC COOL STUM YNSH NOSA YRBB YTBP YELC YORC YHBA YMYB 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. Note: It is essential that scenery for Sunshine Coast (YBSU) is up to date with RWY 13/31. RWY 18/36 has been decommissioned. Flight details SUNSHINE COAST {YBSU] Takeoff elev: 15 rwy: 13/31 asphalt TWR/CTAF: 124.4 VOR/DME: SU 114.2 NDB: SU 380 Tune DME to Sunshine Coast VOR/DME. MOUNT COOLUM [MTC] overfly not above 1500 ft or as directed by ATC - H-340° D-2.6 nm Note: the mountain is 682 ft high. COOLUM HIGH RISE [COOL] overfly not above 1500 ft or as directed by ATC - H-355° D-2 nm STUMERS CREEK [STUM] overfly not above 1500 ft or as directed by ATC - H-339° D-0.5 nm NOOSA [YNSH] T&G - visual along Emu Mountain Road not above 1500 ft elev: 3 rwy: 11/29 grass [RH circuit RWY 11] CTAF: 126.7 After 12 DME SU aircraft may climb to not above 2500 ft. NOOSA HEADS [NOSA] overfly not above 2500 ft - visual along the coast After 15 DME SU aircraft may climb to not above 3500 ft. TEERWAH overfly not above 3500 ft - visual along the coast After 20 DME SU aircraft may climb to not above 4500 ft. After 25 DME SU aircraft may climb to not above 6500 ft. After 30 DME SU aircraft may climb to not above 8500 ft. DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast RAINBOW BEACH [YRBB] T&G - visual along the coast elev: 32 rwy: 16/34 grass CTAF: 124.6 GARULIM CAMP GROUND overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast TOBYS GAP [YTBP] T&G - visual along the coast elev: 29 rwy: 14/32 dirt CTAF: 124.6 EURONG overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast HAPPY VALLEY overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast ELI CREEK [YELC] - visual along the coast T&G on the beach at pilot's discretion if the tide is out. elev: 3 rwy: 01/19 (approx) sand CTAF: 124.6 DUNDUBARA overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast INDIAN HEAD overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast WADDY POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast ORCHID BEACH [YORC] T&G - visual along the coast elev: 62 rwy: 13/31 grass CTAF: 124.6 SANDY CAPE overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast SANDY CAPE LIGHTHOUSE overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast ROONEY POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast MOON POINT overfly not above 8500 ft - visual along the coast HERVEY BAY [YHBA] T&G - H-216° D-8.5 nm elev: 30 rwy: 11/29 asphalt CTAF: 126.55 MARYBOROUGH [YMYB] Land - visual along Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road elev: 38 rwy: 17/35 asphalt rwy: 12/30 grass CTAF: 126.55 Charts
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    Hi all, updated YBSU scenery for Xplane is available here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/75393-ybsu-sunshine-coast/
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    It's the day of the National Rugby League Grand Final, which for the first time ever will be held in Brisbane. We invite members of the VATSIM Network to fly virtual football fans into Brisbane (YBBN) from 0300z – 0700z! Event Details: The aim of the Grand Final-Fly In is to transport virtual football fans to Brisbane in time for the game (which starts at 0830Z). Routes: We recommend using the following routes for bringing fans from different locations around Australia. YSSY – YBBN: ROUTE: DCT TESAT H185 ENTRA Y245 BANDA H185 GOMOL DCT YSCB – YBBN: ROUTE: DCT CB W137 MUDGI H66 BLAKA DCT YMML – YBBN: ROUTE: DCT ML H66 BLAKA DCT YWLM – YBBN: ROUTE: DCT WLM W183 NICLA DCT BANDA H185 GOMOL DCT YBTL – YBBN: ROUTE: DCT WALTA Y177 SMOKA DCT ATC: Controllers interested in controlling the event are encouraged to submit their ATC Applications here. Applications will remain open until three days before the event (30SEP21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 BN-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 Scenery: YBBN – Brisbane: Payware – ORBX (P3Dv4) Payware – ORBX (MSFS) Freeware – CDG (X-Plane) Freeware – Ray Smith (FSX) YSSY – Sydney: Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D) Payware – FlyTampa (MSFS) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - ISDG (xPlane) YSCB – Canberra: Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - FlyAwaySimulations (FSX/P3D) Freeware - tdg (xPlane) YMML – Melbourne: Payware – ORBX (P3D/FSX) Payware – ORBX (MSFS) Freeware – AVSIM (P3D/FSX) X-Plane users are recommended to use the latest Gateway scenery for YMML. The Gateway scenery is more up to date than available packages* YWLM – Williamtown: Payware – FlyAwaySimulations (P3D/FSX) Freeware – Haydo83 (X-Plane) Freeware - Tag21 (MSFS) YBTL – Townsville: Payware – ORBX Aus v2 (P3D/FSX) Freeware – TBTX (X-Plane) Freeware - Tag21 (MSFS)
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  14. Congratulations to Davis Cause who obtained his TWR Rating today and is already putting it to good use!
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