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  1. 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!
  4. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. @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
  12. 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
  13. NOTAM: Position Reserved For TMA Turnaround BNE & OOL 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 BNE & OOL. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0800z until 1200z on Saturday the 15th of May 2021. BN-DOS_CTR BN_APP BN_TWR BN_GND BN_DEL CG_APP CG_TWR CG_GND CG_DEL 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the authority of the following: Joshua Micallef - Director of Events ([email protected]) 4 CONTACTS The nominated event coordinator(s) for the duration of this event are: @Tyler Hindle @Luke Maynard 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. 5 ROSTER The roster for TMA Turnaround BNE & OOL 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 Saturday the 15th May at 1200z.
  14. Congratulations to @Daniel Traurig who passed his tower rating earlier this week. Looking forward to seeing you on the network!
  15. Thank you to everyone for flying and controlling during this event! It was great to see so many people out and about connecting our two nations once again! Did you enjoy this event? Why/Why Not? - Have your say via the feedback link below! https://vats.im/pac/azp-feedback
  16. Congratulations to @Jack Li who passed his ADC assessment last week!
  17. Congratulations to @Nick Brennan who gained his S2 Controller rating over the weekend!
  18. Hello All, It is with great pleasure I announce that @Jake Timandi and @Brodie Thorburn are joining the ranks as Event Coordinators within the VATPAC Events Department. I am very excited to see what both of these gentlemen will bring to the Events Team!!!
  19. NOTAM: Position Reserved For Anzac Parade 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 Anzac Parade 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0200z until 0900z on Sunday the 25th of April 2021. BN-TSN_FSS BN-MDE_CTR SY_APP SY_TWR SY_GND SY_DEL 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the authority of the following: Joshua Micallef - Director of Events ([email protected]) 4 CONTACTS The nominated event coordinator(s) for the duration of this event are: @Joshua Micallef @Luke Maynard @Brodie Thorburn 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. 5 ROSTER The roster for Anzac Parade, once released, 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 Saturday the 25th April at 0900z
  20. Good Evening All!!! We are so happy that everyone enjoyed Perth > Singapore Shuttle! There were over 50 aircraft that flew throughout the duration of the event!!!! We invite you to provide feedback about this event via the link below - Please be honest with your feedback! http://vats.im/pac/pss-feedback Thank you in advance!
  21. Singapore vACC has kindly released a Pilot Briefing Package for pilots flying during Perth > Singapore Shuttle. This document can be found below https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_r5dJTcfomUQDUSAG-TNN_CunZpdnJnq
  22. NOTAM: Position Reserved For Perth > Singapore Shuttle 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 Perth > Singapore Shuttle 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0800z until 1600z on Saturday the 17th of April 2021. PH_DEL PH_GND PH_TWR PH_APP ML-ESP_CTR ML-ORE_CTR ML-IND_FSS 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the authority of the following: Joshua Micallef - Director of Events ([email protected]) 4 CONTACTS The nominated event coordinator(s) for the duration of this event are: @Joshua Micallef 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. 5 ROSTER The roster for Perth > Singapore Shuttle 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 Saturday the 17th April at 1600z
  23. Changes to the above NOTAM effective 12APR21 The below modifications have been made to this Milk Run Monday NOTAM. Positions now rostered 0800z - 1200z as Daylight savings has concluded. This NOTAM will now alternate between two modes and described below (Info about each mode and the current active mode can also be found in the original NOTAM) Mode A: Daylight Saving Mode While VIC/SA/NSW and WA are in daylight savings mode (early OCT - early APR) Milk Run Monday positions are reserved from 0730-1130z each and every Monday (Excluding the last Monday of each month). Mode B: Normal Operations Mode When all eastern states operate on AEST (Early APR - Early OCT) Milk Run Monday positions are reserved from 0800z-1200z each and every Monday (Excluding the last Monday of each month). NOTICE will NOT be made for switches between mode A and mode B. Controllers are encouraged to check this NOTAM Title to see the current active mode, or check the NOTAM itself for information about which mode is currently active. Changes to the Authorisation requirements for _DEP positions C3/Senior Staff members can now authorise _DEP positions for SY/ML if traffic deems the position more important than having DEL, GND, TWR & APP all open first. This authorisation must be recorded in the #non-starndard-approvals channel on the VATPAC Discord.
  24. Changes 12APR21: OzFlight Departure: Event Added for 19JUN21 OzFlight Arrival: Event Added for 20JUN21 Panic Stations Adelaide: Event Postponed 1 Week (17JUL21) Light Up - East Coast Edition: Event added for 25JUL21 (20 Years of VATSIM Celebration!) Slotmania Sydney: Event postponed 2 weeks (8AUG21) Darwin <> Denpasar Return: Event date confirmed 14AUG21 Lots of changes to JUN/JUL calendar events to accommodate a few new events being added to the calendar! We look forward to seeing everyone at these events!
  25. Well Done @Andrew Harle
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