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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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. Changes to the above NOTAM effective 20OCT21 Changes to ENR Reserved Positions (Section 3)
  6. 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!
  7. Congrats to Sam Wilson who attained his ENR rating a few days ago! Well done sir!
  8. 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!
  9. NOTAM: Positions Reserved For Panic Stations Perth 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 Panic Stations Perth 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0600z to 1000z on the 9th of October 2021. PH-FLW_CTR ML-ESP_CTR ML-PIY_CTR ML-ASP_CTR ML-OLW_CTR ML-HYD_CTR ML-FOR_CTR ML-MZI_CTR ML-GVE_CTR ML-CRS_CTR ML-GEL_CTR PH_APP PH_TWR PH_GND PH-E_GND 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: Chris Gardiner Sam Keast 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 Panic Stations Perth 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 1000z on the 9th of October 2021.
  10. NOTAM: Positions Reserved For TMA Turnaround Sydney 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 TMA Turnaround Sydney 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0700z to 1100z on the 25th of September 2021. ML-WOL_CTR BN-MDE_CTR ML-BIK_CTR SY_DEP SY_APP SY-D_APP SY-DE_APP SY_TWR SY-E_TWR SY_GND SY-E_GND SY_DEL 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: Paris Ioannidis - Event Coordinator ([email protected]) 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 TMA Turnaround Sydney 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 1100z on the 25th of September 2021.
  11. The Roster for TMA Turnaround Sydney has been released. It can be viewed via https://events.vatpac.org/tma-turnaround-sydney-25sep21-sydney Thank you to all who applied!
  12. 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)
  13. Changes to the above NOTAM effective 7JUL21 Changes to Authorisation of Non-Standard Positions (Section 2) Changes to reserved positions during MRM Events (Section 3)
  14. Congratulations to @Jack Robinsonwho passed his S3 rating less than an hour ago! Looking forward to seeing you on the network!!!
  15. Congratulations to @Daniel Schmidtwho passed his S2 rating this afternoon with Flying Colors!!! See you on the network soon
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