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  1. Changes 2JUL21: Light Up - East Coast Edition: Event Cancelled. SMRM Adapted to incorporate part of the event. Darwin <> Denpasar Return: Event Postponed to 28AUG21
  2. Congratulations to @Zachari Gell who passed his C1 Controller Assessment on Monday afternoon! Looking forward to seeing you on the network!
  3. "I have had Daniel as my controller many times within the VATPAC region from him being a Ground and Tower controller to having his Solo Endorsement for APP. While observing Daniel I have noticed that; - He is able to communicate to the pilot (me) and other aircraft within the Vicinity using appropriate instructions - Maintain aircraft separation when departing and arrivals - Respond within a reasonable amount of time Daniel should feel happy for his service as a controller on the VATSIM Network and I hope to see him get higher ratings in the years to come. Well Done!" Congratulations @Daniel Smyth
  4. Congrats to @Anthony Cooper who passed his S2 Assessment on Saturday!
  5. Massive Congratulations to @Jyothinagram Sridhar Amogh Krishna who passed his S2 Assessment a few days ago. Keep your eyes peeled for him on the network in the near future!
  6. Massive Congratulations to @tom rowe who passed his TWR Assessment last night! Can't wait to see you on the network in the coming days!
  7. Congratulations to @Sam Walker who passed his S2 Assessment on Saturday! Be sure to congratulate him when you see him online next.
  8. As always! We are looking for your feedback about yesterdays CTD20! https://vats.im/pac/ctd20-feedback Any feedback you provide assists us to create future events!
  9. NOTAM: Position Reserved For Cross the Ditch 20: Winter 2021 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 Cross the Ditch 20: Winter 2021 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 1800z 12JUN21 until 1400z on 13JUN21. ML-TAS_CTR HB_TWR HB_GND BN-DOS_CTR BN_APP BN_DEP BN_TWR BN_GND BN_DEL BN-MDE_CTR SY_APP SY-D_APP SY_TWR SY_GND SY_DEL 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the authority of the following: Joshua Micallef - Director of Events (events[at]vatpac.org) 4 CONTACT 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 Cross the Ditch 20: Winter 2021 can be viewed here. If you have any questions about the roster, or wish 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 event coordinators. 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self-cancel on Sunday the 13th of June at 1400z
  10. Great feedback about @Farhad Ahmadi received from his ATC Services during Real Ops Melbourne, well done!
  11. NOTAM: Position Reserved For Real Ops Melbourne 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 Real Ops Melbourne 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0200z until 1000z on Sunday the 23rd of May 2021. ML-SNO_CTR ML-ELW_CTR ML_APP ML_DEP ML-S_DEP ML_TWR ML_GND ML_DEL ML-FLW_CTR 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the authority of the following: Joshua Micallef - Director of Events (events[at]vatpac.org) 4 CONTACT 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 Real Ops Melbourne can be viewed here. If you have any questions about the roster, or wish 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 event coordinators. 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self-cancel on Sunday the 23rd of May at 1000z
  12. Ammendments to the above NOTAM. Position reserved 7-10z 24/5/21 NOTAM Cancels 10z 24/5/21
  13. You know it's the end of the month when Spilled Milk Run Monday is back on the calendar. This week we are taking you to Adelaide and Hobart! Fly between Adelaide Airport (YPAD) and Hobart Airport (YMHB) with the expectations of ATC Services throughout your flight! Traffic Levels usually begin to pick up between 0830z and peak between 0930z-1030z. Routes:We recommend the following routes to fly between the Adelaide and Hobart, however you are also welcome to fly to any airport in between these airfields! YPAD - YMHB: ROUTE: AD BENDO Y218 GRACY T234 SALEM Y557 MORGO HB YMHB - YPAD: ROUTE: HB CLARK SALEM DOTVU KAYTU GRACY BORTO DRINA AD ATC: Positions during Spilled Milk Run are NOT rostered. Positions are often filled up fast so be sure to float around on the discord to check when positions become available! Remember there are non-standard positions that can be opened should you be looking to join in on the fun (see a C3 or Senior Staff Member for authorisation to open them!) Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: HB_GND Hobart Ground 121.700 HB_TWR Hobart Tower 118.100 AD_DEL Adelaide Delivery 126.100 AD_GND Adelaide Ground 121.700 AD_TWR Adelaide Tower 120.500 AD_APP Adelaide Approach 124.200 ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.300 ML-TAS_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.800 Scenery: YPAD - Adelaide Airport:Payware - AUSCENE 2 (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AusFS(FSX/P3D)Freeware - TGD (X-Plane) YMHB - Hobart Airport: Freeware - George Goodman (FSX/P3D)Freeware - (X-Plane) Payware - NZA Simulations (MSFS) MISC - Miscellaneous Items:Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Required by ORBX Airports*
  14. Wine, minerals, and opals; the signs that we are in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia for this month's FIFO Friday! Not only is this region home to some breath-taking views, but it has become the mining hub of SA. Everything from copper to uranium can be found in this rich South Australian soil, eventually making its way around both Australia and the world. With all the mines in this area, it's no surprise that there's no shortage of FIFO operations. On June 4th, you too can ferry our miners into the Flinders Ranges by joining us with full ATC in the region between 0700z - 1100z (5pm-9pm AEST, 3pm-7pm AWST). Regardless of aircraft type or experience, take advantage of a fully staffed Adelaide (YPAD) TMA, as well as the coverage of 3 different enroute sectors to cover the entire region. Whether you visit the iconic underground town of Coober Pedy (YCBP), the copper mines of Prominent Hill (YPMH), or the beaches of Ceduna (YCDU), we can't wait to welcome you to the Flinders Ranges! Routes: The below map highlights some of the most popular routes which can be flown in this region: With the entire region receiving ATC coverage, pilots are free to fly between any airports and in any direction they choose. For the more popular routes, we recommend following the following routes: YPAD - YCDU: AD A585 CDU YPAD - YCBP: AD A585 HAWKY Z90 BANAM Z91 CBP YPAD - YOLD: AD A585 HAWKY J58 WHA YPAD - YPMH: AD A585 HAWKY J58 WHA W274 MEBAH YPAD - YOOM: AD H246 OOM YPAD - YCPT: AD A585 HAWKY J58 WHA YPAD - YWHA: AD W328 WAKEN W142 WHA YPAD - YPAG: AD W238 AVPAS Special Procedures: The Flinders Ranges are home to a whole array of magnificent regional airfields for you to explore. Being too small for full control services, OCTA services will be provided by enroute controllers to assist you. Below is a guide to help you with these servies: Departure: Taxi Call: The taxi call informs ATC of your intentions and that you are taxiing at your respective airfield. In response, centre will provide you with a traffic statement and a squawk code. Example: RXA4483: "Melbourne Centre, IFR SAAB, REX4483 taxies runway 23 at Coober Pedy for Adelaide" ML-ASP_CTR: "REX4488, no reported IFR traffic, squawk 4782" RXA4483: "Squawk 4782, REX4483" Departure Call: Once you have departed, the departure call allows ATC to identify you and to provide you with your airways clearance to your destination. Example: RXA4483: "Centre, REX4483 departure" ML-ASP_CTR: "REX4483, centre, go ahead" RXA4483: "REX4483 departed Coober Pedy at time 49, tracking direct BANAM, passing 4500 for FL190, estimating BANAM at time 02" ML-ASP_CTR: "REX4483, cleared to Adelaide via BANAM flight planned route, climb FL190" RXA4483: "Cleared to Adelaide via BANAM flight planned route, climbing to FL190, REX4483" Arrival: Descent: As you approach your destination, the centre controller will advise you that you are cleared to leave controlled airspace on your descent. They will provide you with a clearance, traffic statement, and the local QNH. Example: ML-BKE_CTR: UNITY3138, leave control area descending, no reported IFR traffic, area QNH 1015" Cancellation of SARWATCH: Once you have arrived at your destination, inform centre that you have landed and expect them to respond with a cancellation of your SARWATCH. Example: UTY3138: "Centre, UNITY3138 landed Coober Pedy, time 38; cancel SARWATCH" ML-BKE_CTR: "UNITY3138, SARWATCH terminated, time 38" Communication with Other Aircraft: When you are not in communication with the overlying enroute controller, you must announce you intentions on the local CTAF frequency. ATC: FIFO Fridays are rostered events and applications can be filed via the events website: https://events.vatpac.org/ Only standard positions are rostered during FIFO Fridays, with non-standard positions only becoming available according to traffic levels, and only with the approval of a Senior Staff Member or C3 Controller. As such, the following positions will be rostered during this event: Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: AD_DEL Adelaide Delivery 126.100 AD_GND Adelaide Ground 121.700 AD_TWR Adelaide Tower 120.500 AD_APP Adelaide Approach 124.200 ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.300 ML-BKE_CTR Melbourne Centre 128.200 ML-ASP_CTR Melbourne Centre 131.800 Any positions not filled on the roster will be free for any controllers who wish to help out on the day. Scenery: YPAD - Adelaide, SA: Payware - Auscene (P3D / FSX) Freeware - AusFS (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Chris K (X-Plane) YCBP - Coober Pedy, SA: Freeware - Domicio Neto (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Diabloxpfr (X-Plane) YCDU - Ceduna, SA: Freeware - Kym Burton (P3D / FSX) YPAG - Port Augusta, SA: Freeware - Ian Williams (P3D / FSX) Freeware - NZ2 (X-Plane) YWHA - Whyalla, SA: Freeware - Diabloxpfr (X-Plane) Miscellaneous: Payware - ORBX Australia v2 (P3D / FSX)
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    Wine, minerals, and opals; the signs that we are in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia for this month's FIFO Friday! Not only is this region home to some breath-taking views, but it has become the mining hub of SA. Everything from copper to uranium can be found in this rich South Australian soil, eventually making its way around both Australia and the world. With all the mines in this area, it's no surprise that there's no shortage of FIFO operations. On June 4th, you too can ferry our miners into the Flinders Ranges by joining us with full ATC in the region between 0700z - 1100z (5pm-9pm AEST, 3pm-7pm AWST). Regardless of aircraft type or experience, take advantage of a fully staffed Adelaide (YPAD) TMA, as well as the coverage of 3 different enroute sectors to cover the entire region. Whether you visit the iconic underground town of Coober Pedy (YCBP), the copper mines of Prominent Hill (YPMH), or the beaches of Ceduna (YCDU), we can't wait to welcome you to the Flinders Ranges! Routes: The below map highlights some of the most popular routes which can be flown in this region: With the entire region receiving ATC coverage, pilots are free to fly between any airports and in any direction they choose. For the more popular routes, we recommend following the following routes: YPAD - YCDU: AD A585 CDU YPAD - YCBP: AD A585 HAWKY Z90 BANAM Z91 CBP YPAD - YOLD: AD A585 HAWKY J58 WHA YPAD - YPMH: AD A585 HAWKY J58 WHA W274 MEBAH YPAD - YOOM: AD H246 OOM YPAD - YCPT: AD A585 HAWKY J58 WHA YPAD - YWHA: AD W328 WAKEN W142 WHA YPAD - YPAG: AD W238 AVPAS Special Procedures: The Flinders Ranges are home to a whole array of magnificent regional airfields for you to explore. Being too small for full control services, OCTA services will be provided by enroute controllers to assist you. Below is a guide to help you with these servies: Departure: Taxi Call: The taxi call informs ATC of your intentions and that you are taxiing at your respective airfield. In response, centre will provide you with a traffic statement and a squawk code. Example: RXA4483: "Melbourne Centre, IFR SAAB, REX4483 taxies runway 23 at Coober Pedy for Adelaide" ML-ASP_CTR: "REX4488, no reported IFR traffic, squawk 4782" RXA4483: "Squawk 4782, REX4483" Departure Call: Once you have departed, the departure call allows ATC to identify you and to provide you with your airways clearance to your destination. Example: RXA4483: "Centre, REX4483 departure" ML-ASP_CTR: "REX4483, centre, go ahead" RXA4483: "REX4483 departed Coober Pedy at time 49, tracking direct BANAM, passing 4500 for FL190, estimating BANAM at time 02" ML-ASP_CTR: "REX4483, cleared to Adelaide via BANAM flight planned route, climb FL190" RXA4483: "Cleared to Adelaide via BANAM flight planned route, climbing to FL190, REX4483" Arrival: Descent: As you approach your destination, the centre controller will advise you that you are cleared to leave controlled airspace on your descent. They will provide you with a clearance, traffic statement, and the local QNH. Example: ML-BKE_CTR: UNITY3138, leave control area descending, no reported IFR traffic, area QNH 1015" Cancellation of SARWATCH: Once you have arrived at your destination, inform centre that you have landed and expect them to respond with a cancellation of your SARWATCH. Example: UTY3138: "Centre, UNITY3138 landed Coober Pedy, time 38; cancel SARWATCH" ML-BKE_CTR: "UNITY3138, SARWATCH terminated, time 38" Communication with Other Aircraft: When you are not in communication with the overlying enroute controller, you must announce you intentions on the local CTAF frequency. ATC: FIFO Fridays are rostered events and applications can be filed via the events website: https://events.vatpac.org/ Only standard positions are rostered during FIFO Fridays, with non-standard positions only becoming available according to traffic levels, and only with the approval of a Senior Staff Member or C3 Controller. As such, the following positions will be rostered during this event: Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: AD_DEL Adelaide Delivery 126.100 AD_GND Adelaide Ground 121.700 AD_TWR Adelaide Tower 120.500 AD_APP Adelaide Approach 124.200 ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.300 ML-BKE_CTR Melbourne Centre 128.200 ML-ASP_CTR Melbourne Centre 131.800 Any positions not filled on the roster will be free for any controllers who wish to help out on the day. Scenery: YPAD - Adelaide, SA: Payware - Auscene (P3D / FSX) Freeware - AusFS (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Chris K (X-Plane) YCBP - Coober Pedy, SA: Freeware - Domicio Neto (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Diabloxpfr (X-Plane) YCDU - Ceduna, SA: Freeware - Kym Burton (P3D / FSX) YPAG - Port Augusta, SA: Freeware - Ian Williams (P3D / FSX) Freeware - NZ2 (X-Plane) YWHA - Whyalla, SA: Freeware - Diabloxpfr (X-Plane) Miscellaneous: Payware - ORBX Australia v2 (P3D / FSX)
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Mangrove B738 Team have been hard at work this weekend flying around the country raising money for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation! So we thought (like the departure) we would end their weekend of flying with some ATC services, and encourage you to join them as they fly from Adelaide to Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra and Sydney from 2300-0900z!!! (9AM - 7PM AEST, 7AM-5PM AWST) on Sunday the 20th June 2021. Event Details: Mangrove have been hard at work raising money for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. This foundation aims to assist the 15,000 individuals who suffer from paralysis caused by spinal cord damage. Over this weekend, the Mangrove Team will fly around the country (Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Alice Springs, Perth and Adelaide) and VATPAC is getting in on the action. We invite members of the community to fly from YPAD to YMML, YMHB, YSCB and YSSY with the expectation of ATC Services from 2300z - 0900z on the 20th June 2021 (Date in AEST). You can find more information, including donation info, on the Mangrove Website. Departure Information: The Mangrove Team have kindly provided us with the estimated departure time for each airfield during this event. You can view this information here. Pilots looking to fly in this event are advised to plan their departure at each airfield between the following times to keep up with the Mangrove Team. The departure time below is broken into a 45-Minute window to ensure you receive ATC throughout your flight. Adelaide: 0015-0100z Melbourne: 0215-0300z Hobart: 0415-0500z Canberra: 0615-0700z Route: VATPAC recommends the following routes for each leg of OzFlight Arrival. Remember to plan your departure within the window above to ensure you receive ATC services! YPAD - YMML: ROUTE: AD BENDO Y12 ARBEY ML YMML - YMHB: ROUTE: ML SUNTI IRSOM V33 TASUM HB YMHB - YSCB: ROUTE: HB TASUM H111 LT W218 NOLAN UY327 MAKRL POLLI CB YSCB - YSSY: JET ROUTE: CB CULIN Y59 RIVET TESAT NON-JET ROUTE: CB AKMIR W113 TESAT 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 (17JUN21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing. Non-Standard positions are denoted with an (*) beside the callsign and will only be opened if sufficient controller applications are received. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: AD_APP Adelaide Approach 124.200 AD_TWR Adelaide Tower 120.500 AD_GND Adelaide Ground 121.700 AD_DEL Adelaide Delivery 126.100 ML_APP Melbourne Approach 132.000 ML_DEP* Melbourne Departure 118.900 ML_TWR Melbourne Tower 120.500 ML_GND Melbourne Ground 121.700 ML_DEL Melbourne Delivery 127.200 HB_TWR Hobart Tower 118.100 HB_GND Hobart Ground 121.700 CB_APP Canberra Approach 124.500 CB-W_APP* Canberra Approach 125.900 CB_TWR Canberra Tower 118.700 CB_GND Canberra Ground 121.700 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-D_APP* Sydney Director 126.100 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.300 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-TAS_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.800 ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 *** The above positions will be rostered according to this image ~~~ Note Controllers are rostered from 2300z to provide Arrival ATC into AD*** Scenery: YPAD - Adelaide Airport:Payware - AUSCENE 2 (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AusFS(FSX/P3D)Freeware - TGD (X-Plane) YMML - Melbourne Tullmarine Airport:Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YMHB - Hobart Airport: Payware - NZA Simulations (MSFS)Freeware - George Goodman (FSX/P3D)Freeware - (X-Plane) YSCB - Canberra Airport:Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)Freeware - FlyAwaySimulations (FSX/P3D)Freeware - Vamp (X-Plane) YSSY - Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport:Payware - FlyTampa (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) MISC - Miscellaneous ItemsPayware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Required by Australian ORBX Airports* We look forward to seeing you at this event!
  17. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Mangrove B738 Team have been hard at work this weekend flying around the country raising money for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation! So we thought (like the departure) we would end their weekend of flying with some ATC services, and encourage you to join them as they fly from Adelaide to Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra and Sydney from 2300-0900z!!! (9AM - 7PM AEST, 7AM-5PM AWST) on Sunday the 20th June 2021. Event Details: Mangrove have been hard at work raising money for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. This foundation aims to assist the 15,000 individuals who suffer from paralysis caused by spinal cord damage. Over this weekend, the Mangrove Team will fly around the country (Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Alice Springs, Perth and Adelaide) and VATPAC is getting in on the action. We invite members of the community to fly from YPAD to YMML, YMHB, YSCB and YSSY with the expectation of ATC Services from 2300z - 0900z on the 20th June 2021 (Date in AEST). You can find more information, including donation info, on the Mangrove Website. Departure Information: The Mangrove Team have kindly provided us with the estimated departure time for each airfield during this event. You can view this information here. Pilots looking to fly in this event are advised to plan their departure at each airfield between the following times to keep up with the Mangrove Team. The departure time below is broken into a 45-Minute window to ensure you receive ATC throughout your flight. Adelaide: 0015-0100z Melbourne: 0215-0300z Hobart: 0415-0500z Canberra: 0615-0700z Route: VATPAC recommends the following routes for each leg of OzFlight Arrival. Remember to plan your departure within the window above to ensure you receive ATC services! YPAD - YMML: ROUTE: AD BENDO Y12 ARBEY ML YMML - YMHB: ROUTE: ML SUNTI IRSOM V33 TASUM HB YMHB - YSCB: ROUTE: HB TASUM H111 LT W218 NOLAN UY327 MAKRL POLLI CB YSCB - YSSY: JET ROUTE: CB CULIN Y59 RIVET TESAT NON-JET ROUTE: CB AKMIR W113 TESAT 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 (17JUN21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing. Non-Standard positions are denoted with an (*) beside the callsign and will only be opened if sufficient controller applications are received. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: AD_APP Adelaide Approach 124.200 AD_TWR Adelaide Tower 120.500 AD_GND Adelaide Ground 121.700 AD_DEL Adelaide Delivery 126.100 ML_APP Melbourne Approach 132.000 ML_DEP* Melbourne Departure 118.900 ML_TWR Melbourne Tower 120.500 ML_GND Melbourne Ground 121.700 ML_DEL Melbourne Delivery 127.200 HB_TWR Hobart Tower 118.100 HB_GND Hobart Ground 121.700 CB_APP Canberra Approach 124.500 CB-W_APP* Canberra Approach 125.900 CB_TWR Canberra Tower 118.700 CB_GND Canberra Ground 121.700 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-D_APP* Sydney Director 126.100 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.300 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-TAS_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.800 ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 *** The above positions will be rostered according to this image ~~~ Note Controllers are rostered from 2300z to provide Arrival ATC into AD*** Scenery: YPAD - Adelaide Airport:Payware - AUSCENE 2 (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AusFS(FSX/P3D)Freeware - TGD (X-Plane) YMML - Melbourne Tullmarine Airport:Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YMHB - Hobart Airport: Payware - NZA Simulations (MSFS)Freeware - George Goodman (FSX/P3D)Freeware - (X-Plane) YSCB - Canberra Airport:Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)Freeware - FlyAwaySimulations (FSX/P3D)Freeware - Vamp (X-Plane) YSSY - Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport:Payware - FlyTampa (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) MISC - Miscellaneous ItemsPayware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Required by Australian ORBX Airports* We look forward to seeing you at this event!
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Mangrove B738 Team are going to be hard at work this weekend flying around the country raising money for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation! So we thought we would start and end their weekend of flying with some ATC services, and encourage you to join them as they depart from Sydney bound for Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin with ATC services throughout! Event Details: Over the next two days, The Mangrove Team will be hard at work raising money for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. This foundation aims to assist the 15,000 individuals who suffer from paralysis caused by spinal cord damage. Mangrove will fly around the country for two days, and VATPAC is getting in on the action. We invite members of the community to depart from Sydney (YSSY), Brisbane (YBBN), Cairns (YBCS) and Darwin (YPDN) with the expectation of ATC Services from 2000z - 0500z (6AM - 3PM AEST, 4AM-1PM AWST) on Saturday the 19th June 2021. Expect ATC Services all the way from Sydney to Darwin. Departure ATC services will be provided for those departing for Alice Springs (YBAS). ATC will not be provided for the Alice Springs arrival, or the further flight to Perth. Controllers are still encouraged to log on and provide ATC services to pilots transitioning through that airspace. You can find more information, including donation info, on the Mangrove Website. Departure Information: The Mangrove Team have kindly provided us with the estimated departure time for each airfield during this event. You can view this information here. Pilots looking to fly in this event are advised to plan their departure at each airfield between the following times to keep up with the Mangrove Team. The departure time below is broken into a 45-Minute window to ensure you receive ATC throughout your flight. ATC is NOT guaranteed if you depart outside this time. Sydney: 2045-2130z Brisbane: 2215-2300z Cairns: 0045-0130z Darwin: 0345-0430z Route: VATPAC recommends the following routes for each leg of OzFlight Departure. Remember to plan your departure within the departure window above to ensure you receive ATC services! YSSY - YBBN: ROUTE: TESAT ENTRA Y245 BANDA H185 GOMOL BN YBBN - YBCS: JET ROUTE: BN BIXAD Q67 UPOLO CS NON-JET ROUTE: BN AKOBA V308 BARIA CS YBCS - YPDN: JET ROUTE: CS KONDA J61 DUMAV Q91 ALLEE Q23 VEGPU DN NON-JET ROUTE: CS NONUM J64 NONUM W364 KOW W473 DUMPA KARRA GATOR DN YPDN - YBAS: ROUTE: DN LAKUP J251 SCOTI KADRI AS 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 (16JUN21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing. Non-Standard positions are denoted with an (*) beside the callsign and will only be opened if sufficient controller applications are recieved. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 126.250 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 BN_DEP* Brisbane Departure 133.450 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400 CS_DEP* Cairns Approach 126.100 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.700 CS_DEL Cairns Delivery 128.750 DN_APP Darwin Approach 134.100 DN_TWR Darwin Tower 133.100 DN_GND Darwin Ground 121.800 DN_DEL Darwin Delivery 126.800 BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 BN-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 BN-ISA_CTR Brisbane Centre 125.200 BN-ARA_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.700 BN-TRT_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.200 *** The above positions will be rostered according to this image ~~~ Changes may be made as required*** Scenery: YSSY - Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport:Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D) Payware - FlyTampa (MSFS)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YBBN - Brisbane International Airport:Payware - ORBX (P3Dv4+)Freeware - Ants (FSX/P3D)Freeware - CDG (X-Plane) YBCS - Cairns International Airport:Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)Freeware - FSClips (X-Plane) YPDN - Darwin Airport:Freeware - Ants Aussie (FSX/P3D)Freeware - Gateway (X-Plane)Payware - MSFG Darwin (FSX/P3D) We look forward to seeing you at this event!
  19. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Mangrove B738 Team are going to be hard at work this weekend flying around the country raising money for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation! So we thought we would start and end their weekend of flying with some ATC services, and encourage you to join them as they depart from Sydney bound for Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin with ATC services throughout! Event Details: Over the next two days, The Mangrove Team will be hard at work raising money for the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. This foundation aims to assist the 15,000 individuals who suffer from paralysis caused by spinal cord damage. Mangrove will fly around the country for two days, and VATPAC is getting in on the action. We invite members of the community to depart from Sydney (YSSY), Brisbane (YBBN), Cairns (YBCS) and Darwin (YPDN) with the expectation of ATC Services from 2000z - 0500z (6AM - 3PM AEST, 4AM-1PM AWST) on Saturday the 19th June 2021. Expect ATC Services all the way from Sydney to Darwin. Departure ATC services will be provided for those departing for Alice Springs (YBAS). ATC will not be provided for the Alice Springs arrival, or the further flight to Perth. Controllers are still encouraged to log on and provide ATC services to pilots transitioning through that airspace. You can find more information, including donation info, on the Mangrove Website. Departure Information: The Mangrove Team have kindly provided us with the estimated departure time for each airfield during this event. You can view this information here. Pilots looking to fly in this event are advised to plan their departure at each airfield between the following times to keep up with the Mangrove Team. The departure time below is broken into a 45-Minute window to ensure you receive ATC throughout your flight. ATC is NOT guaranteed if you depart outside this time. Sydney: 2045-2130z Brisbane: 2215-2300z Cairns: 0045-0130z Darwin: 0345-0430z Route: VATPAC recommends the following routes for each leg of OzFlight Departure. Remember to plan your departure within the departure window above to ensure you receive ATC services! YSSY - YBBN: ROUTE: TESAT ENTRA Y245 BANDA H185 GOMOL BN YBBN - YBCS: JET ROUTE: BN BIXAD Q67 UPOLO CS NON-JET ROUTE: BN AKOBA V308 BARIA CS YBCS - YPDN: JET ROUTE: CS KONDA J61 DUMAV Q91 ALLEE Q23 VEGPU DN NON-JET ROUTE: CS NONUM J64 NONUM W364 KOW W473 DUMPA KARRA GATOR DN YPDN - YBAS: ROUTE: DN LAKUP J251 SCOTI KADRI AS 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 (16JUN21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing. Non-Standard positions are denoted with an (*) beside the callsign and will only be opened if sufficient controller applications are recieved. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 126.250 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 BN_DEP* Brisbane Departure 133.450 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400 CS_DEP* Cairns Approach 126.100 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.700 CS_DEL Cairns Delivery 128.750 DN_APP Darwin Approach 134.100 DN_TWR Darwin Tower 133.100 DN_GND Darwin Ground 121.800 DN_DEL Darwin Delivery 126.800 BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 BN-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 BN-ISA_CTR Brisbane Centre 125.200 BN-ARA_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.700 BN-TRT_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.200 *** The above positions will be rostered according to this image ~~~ Changes may be made as required*** Scenery: YSSY - Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport:Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D) Payware - FlyTampa (MSFS)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YBBN - Brisbane International Airport:Payware - ORBX (P3Dv4+)Freeware - Ants (FSX/P3D)Freeware - CDG (X-Plane) YBCS - Cairns International Airport:Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)Freeware - FSClips (X-Plane) YPDN - Darwin Airport:Freeware - Ants Aussie (FSX/P3D)Freeware - Gateway (X-Plane)Payware - MSFG Darwin (FSX/P3D) We look forward to seeing you at this event!
  20. A massive congratulations is in store for @Chris Gardiner who passed his S2 Assessment on Monday! Well done Chris, looking forward to seeing you on the network!
  21. Congratulations to @Lachlan Reith who passed his TWR Assessment on Monday night! Lachlan demonstrated sound knowledge of the S2 Competencies throughout his assessment! Be sure to say hello to him when you see him online next.
  22. Massive Congratulations to @Jack Allison who passed his S2 TWR Assessment on Sunday. Well done! Looking forward to seeing you on the network over the next few weeks!
  23. @William Chiu well done!!!
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    With trans Tasman flights finally under way again it's time to return to our own massive Trans-Tasman event. In the second weekend of June pilots from every corner of the globe will descend upon Australia and New Zealand to continue their undaunted quest to Cross the Ditch! Apply to provide ATC Book your Flights now! Event Schedule Virtual Airline Leaderboard What's it all about? For twenty hours this June, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch. An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from three to three-and-a-half hours flight time. Throughout the event, the Oceania region's two divisions will be providing full gate-to-gate ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event. This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight! If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze along with our FAQ page on Oceanic Procedures Event Times This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world to join the fun: UTC: Saturday 12th June 2021 18:00 - Sunday 13th June 2021 14:00 AEST: Sunday 13th June 2021 04:00 - Monday 14th June 2021 00:00 NZST: Sunday 13th June 2021 06:00 - Monday 14th June 2021 02:00 Waves This season's event is organised in waves. Each airport will have a two-to-four hour departure window, during which time flights will be able to leave for the next destination. As the window closes, the departure window will open at the next destination. Given each of the flights is 3 - 4.5hrs in length, the previous wave's flights will be arriving at the same airport as the next wave departs, maximising the amount of traffic at each airport. NOTE: in order to ensure that you have ATC coverage throughout your flight, you MUST fly the wave route that is active at the time of your departure. The individual routes are designed to ensure as much opposing traffic enroute as possible. Each flight passes from one Oceania division to the other, and the result is six mini-flyins over the course of twenty hours! The Airports for Cross the Ditch 20 - Winter 2021 are: VATNZ - New Zealand Christchurch (NZCH Palmerston North (NZPM) Ohakea (NZOH) Auckland (NZAA) VATPAC - Australia Hobart (YMHB) Brisbane (YBBN) Sydney (YSSY) Calling all Pilots and Controllers Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section. Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute. Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page. Cross the Ditch is brought to you by VATPAC and VATNZ
  25. With trans Tasman flights finally under way again it's time to return to our own massive Trans-Tasman event. In the second weekend of June pilots from every corner of the globe will descend upon Australia and New Zealand to continue their undaunted quest to Cross the Ditch! Apply to provide ATC Book your Flights now! Event Schedule Virtual Airline Leaderboard What's it all about? For twenty hours this June, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch. An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from three to three-and-a-half hours flight time. Throughout the event, the Oceania region's two divisions will be providing full gate-to-gate ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event. This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight! If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze along with our FAQ page on Oceanic Procedures Event Times This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world to join the fun: UTC: Saturday 12th June 2021 18:00 - Sunday 13th June 2021 14:00 AEST: Sunday 13th June 2021 04:00 - Monday 14th June 2021 00:00 NZST: Sunday 13th June 2021 06:00 - Monday 14th June 2021 02:00 Waves This season's event is organised in waves. Each airport will have a two-to-four hour departure window, during which time flights will be able to leave for the next destination. As the window closes, the departure window will open at the next destination. Given each of the flights is 3 - 4.5hrs in length, the previous wave's flights will be arriving at the same airport as the next wave departs, maximising the amount of traffic at each airport. NOTE: in order to ensure that you have ATC coverage throughout your flight, you MUST fly the wave route that is active at the time of your departure. The individual routes are designed to ensure as much opposing traffic enroute as possible. Each flight passes from one Oceania division to the other, and the result is six mini-flyins over the course of twenty hours! The Airports for Cross the Ditch 20 - Winter 2021 are: VATNZ - New Zealand Christchurch (NZCH Palmerston North (NZPM) Ohakea (NZOH) Auckland (NZAA) VATPAC - Australia Hobart (YMHB) Brisbane (YBBN) Sydney (YSSY) Calling all Pilots and Controllers Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section. Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute. Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page. Cross the Ditch is brought to you by VATPAC and VATNZ
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