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    Be careful to watch for hot air balloons as we explore the Hunter Valley region of NSW for this month's FIFO Friday. Whether you like the big cities or the smaller outback airports, we've got you covered in September. Take in the crisp country air as you explore some of Australia's most infamous wineries and regional towns. Or if that doesn't take your fancy, you can always explore some of the country's best beaches along the coast. So join us on September 3rd as we try to fully staff up the Hunter Valley region between 0700z-1000z (5pm-8pm AEST : 3pm-6pm AWST). It doesn't matter which plane you want to fly, just hop in and enjoy the scenery. Whether you want to fly between the vibrant towns of Newcastle, Bathurst, and Dubbo, or immerse yourself in the outback, the Hunter Valley region definitely has something for you. Routes: The below map highlights some of the routes available in the region: With ATC aiming to cover the entire region, pilots are free to fly in whichever direction and between whichever airports they choose. For the more popular airport pairs, we recommend the following routings: Routes from Sydney (YSSY) Routes from Brisbane (YBBN) Routes from Dubbo (YSDU) Routes from Newcastle (YWLM) YWLM: TESAT V140 WLM YSDU: BN H91 HUUGO W169 TW W326 DU YSSY: DU V138 AKMIR W113 TESAT YSSY: WLM W170 IKIMO PUDUT LOWEP W180 TESAT YMDG: TESAT H202 MUDGI YORG: BN H91 HUUGO W169 TW W359 MUDGI VIRUR YCBA: DU W785 CBA YSDU: WLM W170 IKIMO PUDUT LOWEP W170 MAKOR W214 RIC W368 KADOM W731 DU YORG: TESAT A576 KADOM W595 VIRUR YWLM: BN H91 SANAD W606 WLM YBKE: DU W540 BKE YBBN: WLM OMBUP W182 NICLA BANDA H185 GOMOL BN YBTH: TESAT A576 KADOM W386 BTH YWLG: DU W822 AGETA YSDU: TESAT V295 DU YWLM: DU W731 KADOM W368 RIC MAKOR W347 MATLA W702 WLM YPKS: TESAT A576 KADOM W595 PKS YCBA: TESAT A576 KADOM W595 PKS W440 CBA Remember that routes not listed here can be found using the VATPAC ATC Assist tool. Special Procedures: The Hunter Valley is 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: SKP71: "Brisbane Centre, IFR Dash 8, SKYTRANS 71 taxies runway 14 at Pormpuraaw for Cairns" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS78, no reported IFR traffic, squawk 4782" SKP71: "Squawk 4782, SKYTRANS 71" 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: SKP71: "Centre, SKYTRANS 71 departure" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, centre" SKP71: "SKYTRANS 71 departed Pormpuraaw at time 49, tracking direct MASHA, passing 4500 for FL190, estimating MASHA at time :02" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climb FL190" SKP71: "Cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climbing to FL190, SKYTRANS 71" 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: BN-ARA_CTR: SKYRANS 53, leave control area descending, no reported IFR traffic, area QNH 1015" Termination of SARWATCH: Once you have arrived at your destination, inform centre that you have landed and expect them to respond with a termination of your SARWATCH. Example: SKP53: "Centre, SKYTRANS 53 landed Aurukun, time 38; cancel SARWATCH" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 53, Aurukun SARWATCH terminated" Communication with Other Aircraft: When you are not in communication with the overlying enroute controller, you must announce you intentions on UNICOM (122.800), as well as monitoring and using the local CTAF frequency for traffic in the vicinity. For more information, see here: https://vatpac.org/help/tutorials/ctaf-unicom-and-vhf2-monitoring/ ATC: During FIFO Fridays, ATC positions are rostered and can be booked here: https://events.vatpac.org/fifo-friday-hunter-valley The below positions will be rostered: Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 WLM_TWR Willy Tower 118.300 WLM_APP Willy Approach 135.700 ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 ML-BKE_CTR Melbourne Centre 128.200 Scenery: YSSY - Sydney (Kingsford Smith), NSW: Payware - Flytampa (P3Dv4+) Payware - Flytampa (MSFS) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) Freeware - Robert Catherall (FSX / P3D) YBBN - Brisbane, QLD: Payware - ORBX (P3Dv4+) Payware - ORBX (MSFS) Freeware - Ray Smith (FSX) Freeware - Ants Aussie Airports (FSX / P3D) *Only legacy runway* YWLM - Newcastle (Williamstown), NSW: Freeware - Haydo83 (X-Plane) Miscellaneous: Payware - ORBX Aus v2 (FSX / P3D) Payware - ORBX Cityscape Sydney (MSFS) Payware - ORBX Landmarks Brisbane (MSFS) Freeware - Freeware Scenery List (FSX / P3D) Freeware - Freeware Scenery List (X-Plane)
  2. Be careful to watch for hot air balloons as we explore the Hunter Valley region of NSW for this month's FIFO Friday. Whether you like the big cities or the smaller outback airports, we've got you covered in September. Take in the crisp country air as you explore some of Australia's most infamous wineries and regional towns. Or if that doesn't take your fancy, you can always explore some of the country's best beaches along the coast. So join us on September 3rd as we try to fully staff up the Hunter Valley region between 0700z-1000z (5pm-8pm AEST : 3pm-6pm AWST). It doesn't matter which plane you want to fly, just hop in and enjoy the scenery. Whether you want to fly between the vibrant towns of Newcastle, Bathurst, and Dubbo, or immerse yourself in the outback, the Hunter Valley region definitely has something for you. Routes: The below map highlights some of the routes available in the region: With ATC aiming to cover the entire region, pilots are free to fly in whichever direction and between whichever airports they choose. For the more popular airport pairs, we recommend the following routings: Routes from Sydney (YSSY) Routes from Brisbane (YBBN) Routes from Dubbo (YSDU) Routes from Newcastle (YWLM) YWLM: TESAT V140 WLM YSDU: BN H91 HUUGO W169 TW W326 DU YSSY: DU V138 AKMIR W113 TESAT YSSY: WLM W170 IKIMO PUDUT LOWEP W180 TESAT YMDG: TESAT H202 MUDGI YORG: BN H91 HUUGO W169 TW W359 MUDGI VIRUR YCBA: DU W785 CBA YSDU: WLM W170 IKIMO PUDUT LOWEP W170 MAKOR W214 RIC W368 KADOM W731 DU YORG: TESAT A576 KADOM W595 VIRUR YWLM: BN H91 SANAD W606 WLM YBKE: DU W540 BKE YBBN: WLM OMBUP W182 NICLA BANDA H185 GOMOL BN YBTH: TESAT A576 KADOM W386 BTH YWLG: DU W822 AGETA YSDU: TESAT V295 DU YWLM: DU W731 KADOM W368 RIC MAKOR W347 MATLA W702 WLM YPKS: TESAT A576 KADOM W595 PKS YCBA: TESAT A576 KADOM W595 PKS W440 CBA Remember that routes not listed here can be found using the VATPAC ATC Assist tool. Special Procedures: The Hunter Valley is 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: SKP71: "Brisbane Centre, IFR Dash 8, SKYTRANS 71 taxies runway 14 at Pormpuraaw for Cairns" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS78, no reported IFR traffic, squawk 4782" SKP71: "Squawk 4782, SKYTRANS 71" 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: SKP71: "Centre, SKYTRANS 71 departure" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, centre" SKP71: "SKYTRANS 71 departed Pormpuraaw at time 49, tracking direct MASHA, passing 4500 for FL190, estimating MASHA at time :02" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climb FL190" SKP71: "Cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climbing to FL190, SKYTRANS 71" 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: BN-ARA_CTR: SKYRANS 53, leave control area descending, no reported IFR traffic, area QNH 1015" Termination of SARWATCH: Once you have arrived at your destination, inform centre that you have landed and expect them to respond with a termination of your SARWATCH. Example: SKP53: "Centre, SKYTRANS 53 landed Aurukun, time 38; cancel SARWATCH" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 53, Aurukun SARWATCH terminated" Communication with Other Aircraft: When you are not in communication with the overlying enroute controller, you must announce you intentions on UNICOM (122.800), as well as monitoring and using the local CTAF frequency for traffic in the vicinity. For more information, see here: https://vatpac.org/help/tutorials/ctaf-unicom-and-vhf2-monitoring/ ATC: During FIFO Fridays, ATC positions are rostered and can be booked here: https://events.vatpac.org/fifo-friday-hunter-valley The below positions will be rostered: Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 WLM_TWR Willy Tower 118.300 WLM_APP Willy Approach 135.700 ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 ML-BKE_CTR Melbourne Centre 128.200 Scenery: YSSY - Sydney (Kingsford Smith), NSW: Payware - Flytampa (P3Dv4+) Payware - Flytampa (MSFS) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) Freeware - Robert Catherall (FSX / P3D) YBBN - Brisbane, QLD: Payware - ORBX (P3Dv4+) Payware - ORBX (MSFS) Freeware - Ray Smith (FSX) Freeware - Ants Aussie Airports (FSX / P3D) *Only legacy runway* YWLM - Newcastle (Williamstown), NSW: Freeware - Haydo83 (X-Plane) Miscellaneous: Payware - ORBX Aus v2 (FSX / P3D) Payware - ORBX Cityscape Sydney (MSFS) Payware - ORBX Landmarks Brisbane (MSFS) Freeware - Freeware Scenery List (FSX / P3D) Freeware - Freeware Scenery List (X-Plane)
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    August brings us back to Perth, and to the WA region of Gascoyne for FIFO Friday! Here you'll find a bit of everything, from fishing, to mining, and even tourism as the region is home to the iconic pink lake at Hutt Lagoon, as well as the idyllic Kalbarri National Park. With an area extending from Gerladton to Exmouth, there's definitely no shortage of stunning scenery in Gascoyne! Join us between 0700z and 1000z (5pm-8pm AEST : 3pm-6pm AWST) on August 6th to experience the Gascoyne region for yourself. We aim to have a fully staffed Perth TMA (YPPH), as well as enroute coverage for the entire region. Regardless of aircraft type, we welcome you to the Gascoyne region of Western Australia this August! Routes: The below map highlights some of the most popular routes which can be flown in this region: Other important airports in the region include: Plutonic (YPLU), Jundee (YJUN), and Dalgaranga Mine (YDGA) With ATC covering the entire region, pilots are free to fly in whichever direction and between whichever airports they choose. For the more popular airport pairs, we recommend the following routings: YPPH - YGEL: PH Y15 AVNEX H16 GEL YPPH - YSHK: PH Q17 ONGAR W14 GEL YPPH - YCAR: PH Q17 ONGAR W14 CAR YPPH - YPLM: PH Y15 AVNEX H16 LM YPPH - YMEK: PH Z19 WIRAL V17 MEK YPPH - YWLU: PH Z19 NORIC Z61 WLU YPPH - YMNE: PH Y31 MANIG Y18 SUGAB YPPH - YLST: PH Y31 MANIG Y18 LST YPPH - YLEO: PH Z19 RAVON Z87 ROSMO Z23 KATCM Z83 YOKRA Y69 LEO Special Procedures: Gascoyne is 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: SKP71: "Brisbane Centre, IFR Dash 8, SKYTRANS 71 taxies runway 14 at Pormpuraaw for Cairns" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS78, no reported IFR traffic, squawk 4782" SKP71: "Squawk 4782, SKYTRANS 71" 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: SKP71: "Centre, SKYTRANS 71 departure" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, centre" SKP71: "SKYTRANS 71 departed Pormpuraaw at time 49, tracking direct MASHA, passing 4500 for FL190, estimating MASHA at time :02" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climb FL190" SKP71: "Cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climbing to FL190, SKYTRANS 71" 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: BN-ARA_CTR: SKYRANS 53, leave control area descending, no reported IFR traffic, area QNH 1015" Termination of SARWATCH: Once you have arrived at your destination, inform centre that you have landed and expect them to respond with a termination of your SARWATCH. Example: SKP53: "Centre, SKYTRANS 53 landed Aurukun, time 38; cancel SARWATCH" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 53, Aurukun 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 UNICOM (122.800), as well as monitoring and using the local CTAF frequency for traffic in the vicinity. For more information, see here: https://vatpac.org/help/tutorials/ctaf-unicom-and-vhf2-monitoring/ 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: PH_DEL Perth Delivery 118.550 PH_GND Perth Ground 121.700 PH_TWR Perth Tower 127.400 PH_APP Perth Approach 123.600 ML-ORE_CTR Melbourne Centre 127.000 ML-ESP_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.950 Scenery: YPPH – Perth, WA Payware – MFSG (P3D / FSX) Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX) Payware - Axonos (X-Plane) Freeware – OpenSceneryX (X-Plane) YSHK - Shark Bay, WA Freeware - Frank Salter (P3D / FSX) YCAR - Carnarvon, WA Freeware - Uwe Schweitzer (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Regional Designs (X-Plane) YWLU - Wiluna, WA Freeware - OZx (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Marten Weber (P3D / FSX) YGEL - Geraldton, WA Freeware - Nightflyer256 (X-Plane) MiscellaneousPaywayre - ORBX Australia V2Payware - ORBX Global
  4. August brings us back to Perth, and to the WA region of Gascoyne for FIFO Friday! Here you'll find a bit of everything, from fishing, to mining, and even tourism as the region is home to the iconic pink lake at Hutt Lagoon, as well as the idyllic Kalbarri National Park. With an area extending from Gerladton to Exmouth, there's definitely no shortage of stunning scenery in Gascoyne! Join us between 0700z and 1000z (5pm-8pm AEST : 3pm-6pm AWST) on August 6th to experience the Gascoyne region for yourself. We aim to have a fully staffed Perth TMA (YPPH), as well as enroute coverage for the entire region. Regardless of aircraft type, we welcome you to the Gascoyne region of Western Australia this August! Routes: The below map highlights some of the most popular routes which can be flown in this region: Other important airports in the region include: Plutonic (YPLU), Jundee (YJUN), and Dalgaranga Mine (YDGA) With ATC covering the entire region, pilots are free to fly in whichever direction and between whichever airports they choose. For the more popular airport pairs, we recommend the following routings: YPPH - YGEL: PH Y15 AVNEX H16 GEL YPPH - YSHK: PH Q17 ONGAR W14 GEL YPPH - YCAR: PH Q17 ONGAR W14 CAR YPPH - YPLM: PH Y15 AVNEX H16 LM YPPH - YMEK: PH Z19 WIRAL V17 MEK YPPH - YWLU: PH Z19 NORIC Z61 WLU YPPH - YMNE: PH Y31 MANIG Y18 SUGAB YPPH - YLST: PH Y31 MANIG Y18 LST YPPH - YLEO: PH Z19 RAVON Z87 ROSMO Z23 KATCM Z83 YOKRA Y69 LEO Special Procedures: Gascoyne is 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: SKP71: "Brisbane Centre, IFR Dash 8, SKYTRANS 71 taxies runway 14 at Pormpuraaw for Cairns" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS78, no reported IFR traffic, squawk 4782" SKP71: "Squawk 4782, SKYTRANS 71" 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: SKP71: "Centre, SKYTRANS 71 departure" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, centre" SKP71: "SKYTRANS 71 departed Pormpuraaw at time 49, tracking direct MASHA, passing 4500 for FL190, estimating MASHA at time :02" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climb FL190" SKP71: "Cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climbing to FL190, SKYTRANS 71" 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: BN-ARA_CTR: SKYRANS 53, leave control area descending, no reported IFR traffic, area QNH 1015" Termination of SARWATCH: Once you have arrived at your destination, inform centre that you have landed and expect them to respond with a termination of your SARWATCH. Example: SKP53: "Centre, SKYTRANS 53 landed Aurukun, time 38; cancel SARWATCH" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 53, Aurukun 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 UNICOM (122.800), as well as monitoring and using the local CTAF frequency for traffic in the vicinity. For more information, see here: https://vatpac.org/help/tutorials/ctaf-unicom-and-vhf2-monitoring/ 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: PH_DEL Perth Delivery 118.550 PH_GND Perth Ground 121.700 PH_TWR Perth Tower 127.400 PH_APP Perth Approach 123.600 ML-ORE_CTR Melbourne Centre 127.000 ML-ESP_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.950 Scenery: YPPH – Perth, WA Payware – MFSG (P3D / FSX) Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX) Payware - Axonos (X-Plane) Freeware – OpenSceneryX (X-Plane) YSHK - Shark Bay, WA Freeware - Frank Salter (P3D / FSX) YCAR - Carnarvon, WA Freeware - Uwe Schweitzer (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Regional Designs (X-Plane) YWLU - Wiluna, WA Freeware - OZx (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Marten Weber (P3D / FSX) YGEL - Geraldton, WA Freeware - Nightflyer256 (X-Plane) Miscellaneous Paywayre - ORBX Australia V2 Payware - ORBX Global
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    This July, we are happy to welcome you to the Festival City for another edition of the ever-popular Panic Stations! It doesn't matter what aircraft you decide to fly, all that matters is that you make it on time to enjoy those all-important bragging rights. South Australia awaits for this edition of Panic Stations, with the expectation of a fully staffed Adelaide (YPAD) between 0600z-0900z (4pm-7pm AEST). Whether you arrive over the beautiful Flinders Ranges, or by crossing the renowned Eyre Peninsula, we can ensure that Adelaide won't disappoint. Event Details: The aim of Panic Stations is a simple one; get as many aircraft flying into the destination as possible with one objective. This being to arrive into Adelaide at or after the arrival time to be in the running for exclusive bragging rights, as well as a special prize! This time around the touchdown time is: 0800z (6pm AEST : 5:30pm ACST : 4pm AWST) We do recommend bringing some extra holding fuel as controllers will be busy trying to accommodate the influx of pilots whilst trying to maintain larger separation standards than usual. Prizes: Thanks to the lovely people at Aerosoft, this Panic Stations will have a little bit more up for grabs than usual. They have generously donated three $15 Aerosoft Store Vouchers to be won by two punctual pilots and one lucky controller. For Pilots: To win one of two awards on offer, you must be one of the aircraft to arrive at or just after the target arrival time. One prize will be given to the first jet aircraft to arrive, with the second going to the first non-jet aircraft to arrive. For Controllers: Everyone controlling during the event will be entered into a controller matrix and assigned a random number. A random number generator will then be used to determine a winner of the third prize. This means that you have to be in it to win it! Our three lucky winners will be immediately contacted by VATPAC5 to redeem their rewards. The eligibility requirements for receiving these prizes will be released closer to the event date. Routes: We recommend using the following routes when arriving into Adelaide from Australia's major cities. These are only a handful of the possible departure points so feel free to depart any airfield you like. YMML -> YPAD: ML H345 AD YSSY -> YPAD: JET: TESAT A576 KADOM H44 MAXEM Q60 BLACK H309 AD NON-JET: TESAT A576 KADOM H44 BORLI W451 MIA H309 AD YBBN -> YPAD: BN H91 SANEG Q210 NBR Q53 WOONA Q60 BLACK H309 AD YBCG -> YPAD: CG APAGI Q53 WOONA Q60 BLACK H309 AD YBTL -> YPAD: TL CATEY LRE WDH OOM H246 AD YPDN -> YPAD: DN Y25 BEBUX UY83 GREGA J251 WHA H84 AD YBAS -> YPAD: AS J251 WHA H84 AD YPPH -> YPAD: PH HECTO Y135 ROGAS Y39 RIKAB AD ATC: Any controllers interested in providing ATC services during this event are encouraged to apply here. Applications will be open until Monday the 12th of July, on which the roster will be released for public viewing. Below are the positions being rostered for Panic Stations: Adelaide. Please keep in mind that slot availability will be dependant on the number of applications, and that any non-standard positions (marked with '~') must be approved by a Senior Staff Member of C3 Controller before being opened. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: 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-MUN_CTR~* Melbourne Centre 132.600 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 ML-ASP_CTR Melbourne Centre 131.800 *Extending to ML-OXL_CTR Previous Winners: We would once again like to congratulate the following pilots who took home the prize during the last Panic Stations, held in Canberra. JET: Sam Keast // EVY15 // Touched Down at 10:30.17z NON-JET: Ken Dixon // QLK126D // Touched Down at 10:32.37z Congratulations to both of our previous winners who will be giving up their crowns to three more participants. Will you be one of them? Scenery: YPAD - Adelaide Payware - AUscene (P3D / FSX) Freeware - AusFS (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Roger Leupold (P3D / FSX) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YMML - Melbourne - Tullamarine Payware - ORBX (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Robert Catehrall (P3D / FSX) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YSSY - Sydney - Kingsford Smith Payware - FlyTampa (FSX / P3D / MSFS) Freeware - Robert Catherall (FSX / P3D) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YBBN - Brisbane Payware - ORBX (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Ants Aussie Airports (P3D / FSX) *NO NEW RUNWAY* Freeware - Ray Smith (P3D / FSX) *NO NEW RUNWAY* Freeware - CDG (X-Plane) YPPH - Perth Payware - MFSG (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Ray Smith (P3D / FSX) Payware - Axonos (X-Plane) Freeware - patschwarz_ (X-Plane) YPDN - Darwin Payware - MFSG (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Roger Leupold (P3D / FSX) Freeware - WorldWideXP (X-Plane) YBAS - Alice Springs Payware - ORBX (FSX / P3D) Freeware - Roger Leupold (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Bk1984 (P3D / FSX) Miscellaneous Payware - ORBX - Australia V2 (P3D / FSX) Payware - ORBX - Global (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Freeware Australian Airport List (P3D / FSX) Freeware - OpenSceneryX (X-Plane)
  6. This July, we are happy to welcome you to the Festival City for another edition of the ever-popular Panic Stations! It doesn't matter what aircraft you decide to fly, all that matters is that you make it on time to enjoy those all-important bragging rights. South Australia awaits for this edition of Panic Stations, with the expectation of a fully staffed Adelaide (YPAD) between 0600z-0900z (4pm-7pm AEST). Whether you arrive over the beautiful Flinders Ranges, or by crossing the renowned Eyre Peninsula, we can ensure that Adelaide won't disappoint. Event Details: The aim of Panic Stations is a simple one; get as many aircraft flying into the destination as possible with one objective. This being to arrive into Adelaide at or after the arrival time to be in the running for exclusive bragging rights, as well as a special prize! This time around the touchdown time is: 0800z (6pm AEST : 5:30pm ACST : 4pm AWST) We do recommend bringing some extra holding fuel as controllers will be busy trying to accommodate the influx of pilots whilst trying to maintain larger separation standards than usual. Prizes: Thanks to the lovely people at Aerosoft, this Panic Stations will have a little bit more up for grabs than usual. They have generously donated three $15 Aerosoft Store Vouchers to be won by two punctual pilots and one lucky controller. For Pilots: To win one of two awards on offer, you must be one of the aircraft to arrive at or just after the target arrival time. One prize will be given to the first jet aircraft to arrive, with the second going to the first non-jet aircraft to arrive. For Controllers: Everyone controlling during the event will be entered into a controller matrix and assigned a random number. A random number generator will then be used to determine a winner of the third prize. This means that you have to be in it to win it! Our three lucky winners will be immediately contacted by VATPAC5 to redeem their rewards. The eligibility requirements for receiving these prizes will be released closer to the event date. Routes: We recommend using the following routes when arriving into Adelaide from Australia's major cities. These are only a handful of the possible departure points so feel free to depart any airfield you like. YMML -> YPAD: ML H345 AD YSSY -> YPAD: JET: TESAT A576 KADOM H44 MAXEM Q60 BLACK H309 AD NON-JET: TESAT A576 KADOM H44 BORLI W451 MIA H309 AD YBBN -> YPAD: BN H91 SANEG Q210 NBR Q53 WOONA Q60 BLACK H309 AD YBCG -> YPAD: CG APAGI Q53 WOONA Q60 BLACK H309 AD YBTL -> YPAD: TL CATEY LRE WDH OOM H246 AD YPDN -> YPAD: DN Y25 BEBUX UY83 GREGA J251 WHA H84 AD YBAS -> YPAD: AS J251 WHA H84 AD YPPH -> YPAD: PH HECTO Y135 ROGAS Y39 RIKAB AD ATC: Any controllers interested in providing ATC services during this event are encouraged to apply here. Applications will be open until Monday the 12th of July, on which the roster will be released for public viewing. Below are the positions being rostered for Panic Stations: Adelaide. Please keep in mind that slot availability will be dependant on the number of applications, and that any non-standard positions (marked with '~') must be approved by a Senior Staff Member of C3 Controller before being opened. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: 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-MUN_CTR~* Melbourne Centre 132.600 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 ML-ASP_CTR Melbourne Centre 131.800 *Extending to ML-OXL_CTR Previous Winners: We would once again like to congratulate the following pilots who took home the prize during the last Panic Stations, held in Canberra. JET: Sam Keast // EVY15 // Touched Down at 10:30.17z NON-JET: Ken Dixon // QLK126D // Touched Down at 10:32.37z Congratulations to both of our previous winners who will be giving up their crowns to three more participants. Will you be one of them? Scenery: YPAD - Adelaide Payware - AUscene (P3D / FSX) Freeware - AusFS (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Roger Leupold (P3D / FSX) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) Payware - Impulse Simulations (MSFS) YMML - Melbourne - Tullamarine Payware - ORBX (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Robert Catehrall (P3D / FSX) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YSSY - Sydney - Kingsford Smith Payware - FlyTampa (FSX / P3D / MSFS) Freeware - Robert Catherall (FSX / P3D) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YBBN - Brisbane Payware - ORBX (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Ants Aussie Airports (P3D / FSX) *NO NEW RUNWAY* Freeware - Ray Smith (P3D / FSX) *NO NEW RUNWAY* Freeware - CDG (X-Plane) YPPH - Perth Payware - MFSG (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Ray Smith (P3D / FSX) Payware - Axonos (X-Plane) Freeware - patschwarz_ (X-Plane) YPDN - Darwin Payware - MFSG (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Roger Leupold (P3D / FSX) Freeware - WorldWideXP (X-Plane) YBAS - Alice Springs Payware - ORBX (FSX / P3D) Freeware - Roger Leupold (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Bk1984 (P3D / FSX) Miscellaneous Payware - ORBX - Australia V2 (P3D / FSX) Payware - ORBX - Global (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Freeware Australian Airport List (P3D / FSX) Freeware - OpenSceneryX (X-Plane)
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    The sounds of crashing blue waves and the sight of luscious rainforests can only mean that this FIFO Friday has brought us to Far North Queensland and the region of Leichhardt. Being "where the rainforest meets the reef" as any local will tell you, this region has some of the best views in the country. Whether it be the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, the infamous Daintree Rainforest, or the mining hub of the Atherton Tablelands, this region definitely has a scenery to suit everyone. Here, FIFO flights focus on connecting the indigenous communities of Cape York to Cairns (YBCS). These flights are often the only connection to these towns, playing an important role in keeping a unique and ancient culture alive well into the future. You too can bask in the wonders of Leichhardt by joining us between 0700z and 1000z (5pm-8pm AEST : 3pm-6pm AWST) for ATC coverage of the region. Regardless of your aircraft type, or experience level, we invite you to come take advantage of a fully staffed Cairns (YBCS), as well as enroute coverage from three different sectors encompassing the entire region. No matter where you fly, we hope you enjoy your time and we welcome you to Leichhardt this July! Routes: The below map highlights some of the most popular routes which can be flown in this region: Other airports of note within this region include: Mareeba (YMBA), Coen (YCOE), and Lockhart River (YLHR) With ATC covering the entire region, pilots are free to fly in whichever direction and between whichever airports they choose. For the more airport pairs, we recommend the following routings: YBCS - YCKN: CS W567 GUPDA YBCS - YBWP: CS B473 WP YBCS - YHID: CS R204 HID YBCS - YPMP: CS Z11 MASHA YBCS - YKOW: CS W281 KOW YBCS - YNTN: CS J64 NONUM W793 NTN YBCS - YAUR: CS Z42 NECTA YBCS - YNPE: CS W567 LHR Special Procedures: Leichhardt is 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: SKP71: "Brisbane Centre, IFR Dash 8, SKYTRANS 71 taxies runway 14 at Pormpuraaw for Cairns" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS78, no reported IFR traffic, squawk 4782" SKP71: "Squawk 4782, SKYTRANS 71" 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: SKP71: "Centre, SKYTRANS 71 departure" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, centre" SKP71: "SKYTRANS 71 departed Pormpuraaw at time 49, tracking direct MASHA, passing 4500 for FL190, estimating MASHA at time :02" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climb FL190" SKP71: "Cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climbing to FL190, SKYTRANS 71" 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: BN-ARA_CTR: SKYRANS 53, leave control area descending, no reported IFR traffic, area QNH 1015" Termination of SARWATCH: Once you have arrived at your destination, inform centre that you have landed and expect them to respond with a termination of your SARWATCH. Example: SKP53: "Centre, SKYTRANS 53 landed Aurukun, time 38; cancel SARWATCH" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 53, Aurukun 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 UNICOM (122.800), as well as monitoring and using the local CTAF frequency for traffic in the vicinity. For more information, see here: https://vatpac.org/help/tutorials/ctaf-unicom-and-vhf2-monitoring/ 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: CS_DEL Cairns Delivery 128.750 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.700 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400 BN-ISA_CTR Brisbane Centre 125.200 BN-ARA_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.700 BN-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 Scenery: YBCS - Cairns, QLD: Payware - ORBX (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Craig Scott (P3D / FSX) Freeware - FSClips (X-Plane) YHID - Thursday Island, QLD: Freeware - Paulmort (X-Plane) YBWP - Weipa, QLD: Freeware - AusFS (P3D / FSX) Miscellaneous: Paywayre - ORBX Australia V2 Payware - ORBX Global
  8. The sounds of crashing blue waves and the sight of luscious rainforests can only mean that this FIFO Friday has brought us to Far North Queensland and the region of Leichhardt. Being "where the rainforest meets the reef" as any local will tell you, this region has some of the best views in the country. Whether it be the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, the infamous Daintree Rainforest, or the mining hub of the Atherton Tablelands, this region definitely has a scenery to suit everyone. Here, FIFO flights focus on connecting the indigenous communities of Cape York to Cairns (YBCS). These flights are often the only connection to these towns, playing an important role in keeping a unique and ancient culture alive well into the future. You too can bask in the wonders of Leichhardt by joining us between 0700z and 1000z (5pm-8pm AEST : 3pm-6pm AWST) for ATC coverage of the region. Regardless of your aircraft type, or experience level, we invite you to come take advantage of a fully staffed Cairns (YBCS), as well as enroute coverage from three different sectors encompassing the entire region. No matter where you fly, we hope you enjoy your time and we welcome you to Leichhardt this July! Routes: The below map highlights some of the most popular routes which can be flown in this region: Other airports of note within this region include: Mareeba (YMBA), Coen (YCOE), and Lockhart River (YLHR) With ATC covering the entire region, pilots are free to fly in whichever direction and between whichever airports they choose. For the more airport pairs, we recommend the following routings: YBCS - YCKN: CS W567 GUPDA YBCS - YBWP: CS B473 WP YBCS - YHID: CS R204 HID YBCS - YPMP: CS Z11 MASHA YBCS - YKOW: CS W281 KOW YBCS - YNTN: CS J64 NONUM W793 NTN YBCS - YAUR: CS Z42 NECTA YBCS - YNPE: CS W567 LHR Special Procedures: Leichhardt is 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: SKP71: "Brisbane Centre, IFR Dash 8, SKYTRANS 71 taxies runway 14 at Pormpuraaw for Cairns" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS78, no reported IFR traffic, squawk 4782" SKP71: "Squawk 4782, SKYTRANS 71" 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: SKP71: "Centre, SKYTRANS 71 departure" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, centre" SKP71: "SKYTRANS 71 departed Pormpuraaw at time 49, tracking direct MASHA, passing 4500 for FL190, estimating MASHA at time :02" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 71, cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climb FL190" SKP71: "Cleared to Cairns via MASHA flight planned route, climbing to FL190, SKYTRANS 71" 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: BN-ARA_CTR: SKYRANS 53, leave control area descending, no reported IFR traffic, area QNH 1015" Termination of SARWATCH: Once you have arrived at your destination, inform centre that you have landed and expect them to respond with a termination of your SARWATCH. Example: SKP53: "Centre, SKYTRANS 53 landed Aurukun, time 38; cancel SARWATCH" BN-ARA_CTR: "SKYTRANS 53, Aurukun 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 UNICOM (122.800), as well as monitoring and using the local CTAF frequency for traffic in the vicinity. For more information, see here: https://vatpac.org/help/tutorials/ctaf-unicom-and-vhf2-monitoring/ 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: CS_DEL Cairns Delivery 128.750 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.700 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400 BN-ISA_CTR Brisbane Centre 125.200 BN-ARA_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.700 BN-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 Scenery: YBCS - Cairns, QLD: Payware - ORBX (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Craig Scott (P3D / FSX) Freeware - FSClips (X-Plane) YHID - Thursday Island, QLD: Freeware - Paulmort (X-Plane) YBWP - Weipa, QLD: Freeware - AusFS (P3D / FSX) Miscellaneous: Paywayre - ORBX Australia V2 Payware - ORBX Global
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    Welcome to May! … and by extension, to the Darling Downs region of Queensland as part of this month’s FIFO Friday event. Said to have the “richest soil in the world”, the region has become the agricultural hub of not only Queensland, but all of Australia. It’s home to Queensland’s largest inland city, Toowoomba, whose primary airport (YBWW) now sees freighter flights as far away as Hong Kong and Singapore. Of course, this event won’t be taking you that far. Depart from Brisbane International Airport (YBBN) and explore one of many airports in the Darling Downs region, with full ATC between 0700z-1100z (5pm-9pm AEST, 3pm-7pm AWST). Or why not even take your REX SF34 out for a spin on either their W1 or W2 routes up through central QLD. No matter the aircraft, you will be sure to find your home in the green heart of Queensland. Routes: The below map provides suggestions on some popular routes which can be flown in this region: Smaller airports within this region include: Dalby (YDAY), Toowoomba City (YTWB), Surat (YSRT), Goondiwindi (YGDI), and Dirranbandi (YDBI). It is recommended that pilots fly the following routes between airports: YBBN-YBWW: JET: BN IBUNA BIVAT NON-JET: BN SAMVI Q484 RUDEY BIVAT YBBN-YBCV: BN SAMVI Q484 ROM W369 CV YBBN-YROM: JET: BN WACKO V250 UNVAT ROM NON-JET: BN SAMVI Q484 MESED MORRO ROM YBWW-YBCV: BIVAT Q303 MESED Q484 ROM W369 CV YBWW-YSGE: LUKEY W198 SGE YBBN-YCCA: BN SAMVI Q484 RUDEY YBBN-YMLS: BN SAMVI Q484 MORRO The entire region will be staffed up, so feel free to fly in any direction or to any of the airfields dotting this spectacular region! 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: BN_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 BN-ISA_CTR Brisbane Centre 125.200 Any positions not filled on the roster will be free for any controllers who wish to help out on the day. Scenery: YBBN - Brisbane International: Payware - ORBX (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Avsim (P3D / FSX) Freeware - CDG (X-Plane) YBWW - Toowoomba-Wellcamp: Payware - Project Max (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Avsim (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Fhvanhal (X-Plane) YBCV - Charleville: Freeware - FlightSim.com (P3D / FSX) Miscellaneous:Payware – ORBX Australia V2 (P3D / FSX)Payware - ORBX Global (P3D / FSX)
  10. Welcome to May! … and by extension, to the Darling Downs region of Queensland as part of this month’s FIFO Friday event. Said to have the “richest soil in the world”, the region has become the agricultural hub of not only Queensland, but all of Australia. It’s home to Queensland’s largest inland city, Toowoomba, whose primary airport (YBWW) now sees freighter flights as far away as Hong Kong and Singapore. Of course, this event won’t be taking you that far. Depart from Brisbane International Airport (YBBN) and explore one of many airports in the Darling Downs region, with full ATC between 0700z-1100z (5pm-9pm AEST, 3pm-7pm AWST). Or why not even take your REX SF34 out for a spin on either their W1 or W2 routes up through central QLD. No matter the aircraft, you will be sure to find your home in the green heart of Queensland. Routes: The below map provides suggestions on some popular routes which can be flown in this region: Smaller airports within this region include: Dalby (YDAY), Toowoomba City (YTWB), Surat (YSRT), Goondiwindi (YGDI), and Dirranbandi (YDBI). It is recommended that pilots fly the following routes between airports: YBBN-YBWW: JET: BN IBUNA BIVAT NON-JET: BN SAMVI Q484 RUDEY BIVAT YBBN-YBCV: BN SAMVI Q484 ROM W369 CV YBBN-YROM: JET: BN WACKO V250 UNVAT ROM NON-JET: BN SAMVI Q484 MESED MORRO ROM YBWW-YBCV: BIVAT Q303 MESED Q484 ROM W369 CV YBWW-YSGE: LUKEY W198 SGE YBBN-YCCA: BN SAMVI Q484 RUDEY YBBN-YMLS: BN SAMVI Q484 MORRO The entire region will be staffed up, so feel free to fly in any direction or to any of the airfields dotting this spectacular region! 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: BN_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 BN-ISA_CTR Brisbane Centre 125.200 Any positions not filled on the roster will be free for any controllers who wish to help out on the day. Scenery: YBBN - Brisbane International: Payware - ORBX (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Avsim (P3D / FSX) Freeware - CDG (X-Plane) YBWW - Toowoomba-Wellcamp: Payware - Project Max (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Avsim (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Fhvanhal (X-Plane) YBCV - Charleville: Freeware - FlightSim.com (P3D / FSX) Miscellaneous:Payware – ORBX Australia V2 (P3D / FSX)Payware - ORBX Global (P3D / FSX)
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    If there’s one thing we do best, it’s the good old FIFO flight; keeping communities connected and opening up our stunning interior to the world. Explore this beautiful country on the first Friday of every month as we take a tour around our regional airfields. This month, we invite you to Australia’s famous Pilbara-Kimberley region in WA, famous for its red deserts, extraordinary rock formations and beautiful reefs. With connections to both Perth (YPPH) and Darwin (YPDN), towns in this region play a vital role in keeping WA’s mining and tourism industries rolling. Take full advantage of ATC in this region from 0800z-1200z (1800-2200 AEST; 1600-2000 AWST) on April 2nd, 2021! Routes: The below map highlights some of the routes available to fly throughout this region: Some other airports of importance in and around this region include: Solomon (YSOL), West Angelas (YANG), Roy Hill-Ginbata (YGIA), Boolgeeda (YBGD), and Fortescue (YFDF) It is recommended to use the following routes when flying between these airports: YPPH - YPKA YPPH - YPKU PH Y15 VETEL Z55 KA PH AMANA Y31 MANIG Y36 BIDAP T63 ARG J72 KU YPPH - YBRM YPPH - YCPR JET: PH Y31 BRM PH Y15 CULAB POGAV NON-JET: PH Z19 MURCH Y31 BRM YPPH - YPPD YPPH - YCWA PH Y15 ESDEG Y44 BUTON PD PH Y15 ESDEG Y60 HALEM SARIG YPPH - YNWN YPPH - YBRY JET: PH Y31 WONYU V35 NWN PH Y15 ESDEG Y60 GUVNA NON-JET: PH Z19 MURCH Y31 MONYU V35 NWN YPDN - YBRM YPPH - YTST DN HELLI J151 CIN J93 BRM PH Z19 NORIC COPDI Y13 VALRA A339 GUNAM YPDN - YPKU YPPH - YSOL DN HELLI J151 ZAMMI KU PH Y15 ESDEG Y44 REMBO ATC: FIFO Fridays will be rostered events and applications can be put in via the events website: https://events.vatpac.org/ Only standard positions will be rostered during FIFO Fridays. If required, any non-standard positions can be opened with authorisation from a C3 or Senior Staff Member. This FIFO Friday will see the following ATC positions rostered: Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: PH_DEL Perth Delivery 118.550 PH_GND Perth Ground 121.700 PH_TWR Perth Tower 127.400 PH_APP Perth Approach 123.600 DN_DEL Darwin Delivery 126.800 DN_GND Darwin Ground 121.800 DN_TWR Darwin Tower 133.100 DN_APP Darwin Approach 134.100 KA_GND Karratha Ground 123.550 KA_TWR Karratha Tower 127.350 BRM_GND Broome Ground 121.700 BRM_TWR Broome Tower 126.000 BN-TRT_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.200 ML-ORE_CTR Melbourne Centre 127.000 ML-ESP_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.950 Please note that since both Broome and Karratha’s towers are procedural, they can only be staffed by members who are S3 or higher, or have completed their Procedural Tower Solo Endorsement. Scenery: YPPH – Perth, WA Payware – MFSG (P3D / FSX) Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX) Payware - Axonos (X-Plane) Freeware – OpenSceneryX (X-Plane) YPDN – Darwin, NT Payware – MFSG (P3D / FSX) Freeware – Ant's Aussie Airports (P3D / FSX) Freeware – WorldWideXP (X-Plane) YBRM – Broome, WA Payware – ORBX (P3D / FSX) Payware - ORBX (X-Plane) YPPD – Port Hedland, WA Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX) Miscellaneous WA FIFO Airports: Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX) Miscellaneous: Payware – ORBX Australia V2 (P3D / FSX) Payware - ORBX Global (P3D / FSX) Welcome to the first rendition of FIFO Friday!
  12. If there’s one thing we do best, it’s the good old FIFO flight; keeping communities connected and opening up our stunning interior to the world. Explore this beautiful country on the first Friday of every month as we take a tour around our regional airfields. This month, we invite you to Australia’s famous Pilbara-Kimberley region in WA, famous for its red deserts, extraordinary rock formations and beautiful reefs. With connections to both Perth (YPPH) and Darwin (YPDN), towns in this region play a vital role in keeping WA’s mining and tourism industries rolling. Take full advantage of ATC in this region from 0800z-1200z (1800-2200 AEST; 1600-2000 AWST) on April 2nd, 2021! Routes: The below map highlights some of the routes available to fly throughout this region: Some other airports of importance in and around this region include: Solomon (YSOL), West Angelas (YANG), Roy Hill-Ginbata (YGIA), Boolgeeda (YBGD), and Fortescue (YFDF) It is recommended to use the following routes when flying between these airports: YPPH - YPKA YPPH - YPKU PH Y15 VETEL Z55 KA PH AMANA Y31 MANIG Y36 BIDAP T63 ARG J72 KU YPPH - YBRM YPPH - YCPR JET: PH Y31 BRM PH Y15 CULAB POGAV NON-JET: PH Z19 MURCH Y31 BRM YPPH - YPPD YPPH - YCWA PH Y15 ESDEG Y44 BUTON PD PH Y15 ESDEG Y60 HALEM SARIG YPPH - YNWN YPPH - YBRY JET: PH Y31 WONYU V35 NWN PH Y15 ESDEG Y60 GUVNA NON-JET: PH Z19 MURCH Y31 MONYU V35 NWN YPDN - YBRM YPPH - YTST DN HELLI J151 CIN J93 BRM PH Z19 NORIC COPDI Y13 VALRA A339 GUNAM YPDN - YPKU YPPH - YSOL DN HELLI J151 ZAMMI KU PH Y15 ESDEG Y44 REMBO ATC: FIFO Fridays will be rostered events and applications can be put in via the events website: https://events.vatpac.org/ Only standard positions will be rostered during FIFO Fridays. If required, any non-standard positions can be opened with authorisation from a C3 or Senior Staff Member. This FIFO Friday will see the following ATC positions rostered: Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: PH_DEL Perth Delivery 118.550 PH_GND Perth Ground 121.700 PH_TWR Perth Tower 127.400 PH_APP Perth Approach 123.600 DN_DEL Darwin Delivery 126.800 DN_GND Darwin Ground 121.800 DN_TWR Darwin Tower 133.100 DN_APP Darwin Approach 134.100 KA_GND Karratha Ground 123.550 KA_TWR Karratha Tower 127.350 BRM_GND Broome Ground 121.700 BRM_TWR Broome Tower 126.000 BN-TRT_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.200 ML-ORE_CTR Melbourne Centre 127.000 ML-ESP_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.950 Please note that since both Broome and Karratha’s towers are procedural, they can only be staffed by members who are S3 or higher, or have completed their Procedural Tower Solo Endorsement. Scenery: YPPH – Perth, WA Payware – MFSG (P3D / FSX) Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX) Payware - Axonos (X-Plane) Freeware – OpenSceneryX (X-Plane) YPDN – Darwin, NT Payware – MFSG (P3D / FSX) Freeware – Ant's Aussie Airports (P3D / FSX) Freeware – WorldWideXP (X-Plane) YBRM – Broome, WA Payware – ORBX (P3D / FSX) Payware - ORBX (X-Plane) YPPD – Port Hedland, WA Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX) Miscellaneous WA FIFO Airports: Freeware – AVSIM (P3D / FSX) Miscellaneous: Payware – ORBX Australia V2 (P3D / FSX) Payware - ORBX Global (P3D / FSX) Welcome to the first rendition of FIFO Friday!
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