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    It should be noted that in the lower most chart there are two information balloons for Barmera (incorrectly spelt as Bamera) airfield. The western most is in fact "Waikerie". It is just an error in the name. The runway, elev and freqs are all correct for Waikerie. An easy copy/paste over sight when creating a custom chart. Thanks Dave. I am looking forward to departing from my old stomping grounds for this flight. Rusty
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    Hi, Just thought I would point out that the scenery links for Hobart Airport are inactive. Rusty
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    Apologies pilots. I had to publish a completely different flight plan at the last minute. Sadly, I neglected to consider differences in scenery and discovered that scenery for Lake George now reflects real world where there is no water in the lake. As such, a complete re-think was required whereby the flight now requires planes to depart with a full payload. After dumping the lot planes are redirected to a confirmed source of water to continue the flight. The return to Canberra now flies via Lake George where all can see for themselves the dry lake for themselves. Rusty.
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    Event Details As my final official VATPAC VFR Operations event, this flight will begin from Goolwa, a home away from home returning to my home airport of Parafield. Departing Goolwa the flight overflies the series of five barrages that keeps the lower Murray free of salt. The flight continues via Murray Bridge and the Barossa Valley returning to Parafield from the North East. VFR Coordinator Russell Diehl Many thanks to pilots, controllers and VATPAC staff for supporting these events these past many years and hope they continue to do so as Dave Bromage takes control and advances these events to even greater altitudes. Expect to see VH-DLL flying these events for many years to come! Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 103 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias. Altitude : Carefully negotiate Adelaide CTA until clear to the south then remain below the steps thereafter. Flightplan File as : YGWA YMEG YSYN YMBD WARR DMW YPPF GPS Flightplan is available for FSX, P3D, FS2020 as a 'pln' file and X-Plane as an 'fms' file. The original Plan-G flightplan is also included for those that find this useful. These are all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight. NOTE : If scenery precludes the jetties along the coastal beaches then consider flying an aircraft that supports the GPS flightplans so the positions of the jetties will be obvious. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery OZX Libraries 1.2 (required for all OZX scenery) X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Parafield Aerodrome Parafield aerodrome has a layout that can precipitate unintended runway incursions, most prevalently by unwary pilots transiting taxiway B. There are two undershoots to rwys 26L/26R that require clearance to cross. Pilots vacating rwy 03L/21R to B need to be wary returning to the apron when entering these zones. For those that roll through rwy 03L to B5 and vacate, beware as that taxiway is in fact part of the undershoot to rwy 26R. Air Services Australia offer a handy fact sheet TIPS FOR FLYING AT PARAFIELD and provides valuable insight into operating at Parafield. Airport Diagram is extracted from CASA Parafield manoeuvring area map Circuit Directions Note : Circuit runways 21L/03R and 26L/08R are only available when ATC is active Tower Active RWY 03L - Left RWY 03R - Right RWY 21L - Left RWY 21R - Right RWY 08L - Left RWY 08R - Right RWY 26L - Left RWY 26R - Right ATC may at their discretion alter these. Also, when parallel operations are in progress, there may be one tower dedicated to the circuit runway 06R/24L as well as a tower dedicated to the main 03L/21R runway. Check with Parafield ATIS pior to starting. Tower Inactive RWY 03L - Left RWY 21R - Right RWY 08R - Right RWY 26L - Left RWY 21L/03R & RWY 26R/08L - Unavailable Frequencies CTAF : 118.70 TWR : 118.70 / 124.60 SMC : 119.90 ATIS : 120.90 / 416 NDB : PF 416.0 Flight Details GOOLWA [YGWA] Takeoff elev : 104 rwy : 01/19 gravel rwy : 16/34 09/27 grass CTAF : 126.95 GOOLWA BARRAGE [GOOLWABG] Overfly - visual D-4 MUNDOO BARRAGE [MUNDOO] Overfly - visual D-5 BOUNDARY CREEK BARRAGE [BNDRYCK] Overfly - visual D-2 EWE ISLAND BARRAGE [EWEISL] Overfly - visual D-1 TAUWITCHERE BARRAGE [TAUWICH] Overfly - visual D-3 MENINGIE [YMEG] T&G - H-104° D-18 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 13 rwy : 14/32 4/22 grass CTAF : 122.80 STRATHALBYN [YSYN] T&G - H-314° D-29 elev : 70 rwy : 14/32 gravel rwy : 18/36 10/28 grass CTAF : 122.80 MURRAY BRIDGE [YMBD] T&G - H-027° D-19 elev : 180 rwy : 10/28 gravel rwy : 09/27 grass CTAF : 127.50 WARREN RESERVOIR [WARR] Overfly - H-315° D-26 DAM WALL [DMW] Overfly - visual D-10 PARAFIELD [YPPF] Land - H-233° D-5 elev : 57 rwy : 08L/26R 08R/26L 03R/21L 03L/21R asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.70 NDB : PF PARAFIELD ADELAIDE 416.0 Adelaide Visual Terminal Chart Adelaide Visual Navigation Chart
  5. Event Details As the penultimate official VATPAC VFR Operations event, this flight will begin from my home airport of Parafield and at the discretion of ATC services attempt to fly from the Northern to Souther Adelaide beaches at low level. This requires clearance to fly and if the airspace is busy can be denied requiring pilots to seek the alternate Hope Valley VFR Route. Ultimately this flight follows the coast around Adelaide's Fleurieu Peninsula to the Mouth of the Murray Goolwa, my home away from home. VFR Coordinator Russell Diehl (VH-DLL) Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 103 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias. Altitude : Carefully negotiate Adelaide CTA until clear to the south then remain below the steps thereafter. Flightplan File as : YPPF SKI NON-STD-COASTAL PNL YHTF YADG CAPE.JERVIS YPRS YGWA GPS Flightplan is available for FSX, P3D, FS2020 as a 'pln' file and X-Plane as an 'fms' file. The original Plan-G flightplan is also included for those that find this useful. These are all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight. NOTE : If scenery precludes the jetties along the coastal beaches then consider flying an aircraft that supports the GPS flightplans so the positions of the jetties will be obvious. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery OZX Libraries 1.2 (required for all OZX scenery) X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Parafield Aerodrome Parafield Aerodrome services general aviation aircraft located in close proximity to Adelaide International Airport and Edinburgh Airbase further to the north. For this flight we depart Parafield to the north via Saint Kilda before turning south and transiting Adelaide controlled airspace along the coast. This requires an ATC clearance (usually from Ground) arranged whilst stationary on the apron prior to departure in much the same manner as clearance to transit Adelaide airspace via the Hope Valley Reservoir is obtained. A coastal transit isn't typically granted to GA and is more usually provided to beach patrol aircraft. Since this transit crosses the departure/approach path to Adelaide's main 05/23 runway the coastal transit is divided into transition segments using beach jetties as boundaries and excellent visual reference points. ATC will not clear aircraft into a segment until it is vacant of aircraft. ATC will issue pilots holding orbits when unable to clear them to proceed. Parafield aerodrome has a layout that can precipitate unintended runway incursions, most prevalently by unwary pilots transiting taxiway B. There are two undershoots to rwys 26L/26R that require clearance to cross, one of which is the threshold holding point for runway 21R. Most pilots familiar with Parafield typically request taxying via F to the run-up bay and then taxying to the 21R threshold via A and A4. Even this has some local considerations. Pilots routinely will hold position and give way to aircraft on approach or departing 21R/03L when transiting taxiway F. Air Services Australia offer a handy fact sheet TIPS FOR FLYING AT PARAFIELD and provides valuable insight into operating at Parafield. Airport Diagram is extracted from CASA Parafield manoeuvring area map Circuit Directions Note : Circuit runways 21L/03R and 26L/08R are only available when ATC is active Tower Active RWY 03L - Left RWY 03R - Right RWY 21L - Left RWY 21R - Right RWY 08L - Left RWY 08R - Right RWY 26L - Left RWY 26R - Right ATC may at their discretion alter these. Also, when parallel operations are in progress, there may be one tower dedicated to the circuit runway 06R/24L as well as a tower dedicated to the main 03L/21R runway. Check with Parafield ATIS pior to starting. Tower Inactive RWY 03L - Left RWY 21R - Right RWY 08R - Right RWY 26L - Left RWY 21L/03R & RWY 26R/08L - Unavailable Frequencies CTAF : 118.70 TWR : 118.70 / 124.60 SMC : 119.90 ATIS : 120.90 / 416 NDB : PF 416.0 Flight Details PARAFIELD [YPPF] Takeoff elev : 57 rwy : 08L/26R 08R/26L 03R/21L 03L/21R asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.70 NDB : PF PARAFIELD ADELAIDE 416.0 NOTE : IF ADELAIDE APPROACH ACTIVE transitting the coast requires ATC clearance where significant delays can be expected if Adelaide is busy. ALTERNATELY, clearance can also be sought to transition via Hope Valley VFR and will avoid lengthy delays. ST KILDA [SKI] Overfly - visual D-6 If ATC ACTIVE CONTACT AD_APP TO OBTAIN CLEARANCE TO COMMENCE COASTAL TRANSITION. ATC may request orbits at HENLEY and SEMAPHORE JETTY to allow egress/ingress of Adelaide's main runway. SEMAPHORE JETTY Overfly - visual D-6 ATC will allow pilots to proceed if next segment is vacant. ATC will request pilots to orbit otherwise. HENLEY JETTY Overfly - visual D-5 ATC will allow pilots to proceed if next segment is vacant. ATC will request pilots to orbit otherwise. GLENELG JETTY Overfly - visual D-4 SEGMENT encompasses AD RWY 05/23 Undershoot/Overshoot. VFR aircraft are denied entry whilst departures/arrivals are in progress BRIGHTON JETTY [BTJ] Overfly - visual D-2 PORT STANVAC Overfly - visual D-6 PORT NOARLUNGA [PNL] Overfly - visual D-3 HUNT FIELD [YHTF] T&G - visual D-2 elev : 8 rwy : 01/19 dirt CTAF : 122.80 ALDINGA [YADG] T&G - H-171° D-7 elev : 110 rwy : 21ns/03 asphalt rwy : 18ns/36 08/26ns grass rwy : 14/32 dirt CTAF : 127.15 NORMANVILLE Overfly - visual D-13 CAPE JERVIS Overfly - visual D-14 DEEP CREEK COVE Overfly - visual D-8 PARSONS BEACH [YPRS] T&G - visual D-11 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 10 rwy : 10/28 unsealed CTAF : 122.80 ROSETTA HEAD Overfly - visual D-7 GRANITE ISLAND Overfly - visual D-2 GOOLWA [YGWA] Land - visual D-8 elev : 104 rwy : 01/19 gravel rwy : 16/34 09/27 grass CTAF : 126.95 Adelaide Visual Terminal Chart Adelaide Visual Navigation Chart
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    For those that downloaded the GPS files before Friday 15th Jan then consider downloading the set again. It was pointed out to me that the X-Plane 11 flightplan had an incorrect ICAO for Camden Haven airfield, a hold over of legacy FSX scenery. If you find your GPS is directing you to an airfield in WA then this is what has happened. Ignore the false path and redirect the plane to "The Lakes YLKS" and expect to overfly Camden Haven 3nm short of YLKS. Thanks to Scotty Galloway for alerting me to this issue. Rusty
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    Event Details Aerial Fire Suppression Training Exercise - Snowy Mountains NOTE : This special event comes at the cost of multi-simulator support. This event requires installation of custom scenery that overlays smoke targets onto existing X-Plane 11 scenery. FS2020 lacks the ability for aircraft to dump and load additional payloads. P3D does support this however the author of this flight lacks a copy of the simulator and more importantly its "Software Development Kit", the component that allows for the creation of customised P3D scenery. (Someone wanting to use P3D that has the knowledge to create the scenery is welcome to PM me to obtain the coordinates of the target zones). Those pilots not flying X-Plane 11 will be at a severe disadvantage for the majority of this flight. All but a single airport related target can be visually located without accompanying scenery. Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 110 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Altitude : Upto A9500 Aircraft : Twin engine aircraft capable of carrying two tanks of water/retardant able to be dumped together or independently. The aircraft should also be capable of "scooping" its load of water from a suitable body of water thus allowing it to operate continuously without the need to land and reload. Examples of such suitable aircraft include the Consolidated PBY Catalina X-Plane 11 and is the preferred aircraft type for this event. The Canadair CL415 (X-Plane)/CL215 represents a potential fallback alternative however the X-Plane 11 variant has some inconvenient limitations. (refer to "Know Your Water Bombing Aircraft" below). Know your water bombing aircraft Whichever aircraft is chosen, pilots should familiarise themselves with the technicalities of ; deploying/retracting the scoop and using this to refill tanks. (X-Plane CL415 mandates use of a hotkey to deploy/retract scoop) dumping the contents of each tank designating whether both or a single tank is to be dumped (X-Plane CL415 is not capable of dropping partial payloads) Aircraft Familiarisation The provided smoke target scenery has an additional target located in WA. The target is situated at the Barbagello Raceway, east of RAAF Base Pearce. Southwest of the raceway targets is Lake Jandaloop and is an excellent location to practice scooping up the necessary water payloads. The target and water body are conveniently located and offer ample opportunity for pilots to tune their skills and aircraft in preparation for the event. Enjoy! Flightplan File as : YCRG YGEI AIRWORK YCRG GPS Flightplan IS NOT provided for this event. Navigation : This flight will be challenging to navigate visually. Use the accompanying map and leverage the other event aircraft to assist with the task of searching and locating targets. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D <<<<< No custom scenery to provide target visuals >>>>> ORBX YSCB Canberra Airport ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery OZX Libraries 1.2 (required for all OZX scenery) X-Plane 10/11 <<< Event Specific Smoking Airframe Targets >>> May adversely affect frame rates in some installations. Reduce "Number of World Objects" in Graphics settings until the simulation rate becomes acceptable. Remove immediately after the event. Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details This flight can be undertaken in any manner that best accomplishes the target objectives. No navigational references are provided thus visual acquisition will be necessary. Use the CTAF frequencies provided and treat the targets as airfields. Make standard CTAF circuit calls whilst conducting water bombing operations. Pilots are encouraged to monitor target CTAF communications to obtain guidance in locating the various targets. Base of Operations CORRYONG [YCRG] elev : 963 rwy : 06ns/24 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 *** Tanks can be fully loaded on departure *** Pilots are free to determine the best water bodies to use as a scooping source to refill drop tanks. NOTE Airfields/Airports are not available as sources of water. Targets and objectives Can be undertaken in whatever order a pilot deems optimal for the weather conditions at the time of the event GEEHI LANDING GROUND [YGEI] elev : 1389 rwy : 15/33 grass CTAF : 125.20 MAJOR FIRE - Each aircraft must lay at least 3 tank payloads (2 passes). Requires at least a single refill and return to accomplish this objective. TARGET FIRE A MINOR FIRE - Single tank (1/2 load) CTAF : 126.10 TARGET FIRE B MODERATE FIRE - Two tanks (full load in one pass or two passes releasing a 1/2 load each) CTAF : 126.20 TARGET FIRE C MINOR FIRE - Single tank (1/2 load) CTAF : 126.30 TARGET FIRE D MINOR FIRE - Single tank (1/2 load) CTAF : 126.40 Chart OpenTopoMap sourced from LittleNavMap
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    Event Details Aerial Fire Suppression Training Exercise - Vicinity of Canberra - XP11 pilots should install accompanying scenery using the link provided. NOTE : This special event comes at the cost of multi-simulator support. This event is intended to be conducted with the aid of a custom piece of scenery that inserts some smoking targets into existing scenery. FS2020 lacks the ability for aircraft to dump and load addtional payloads. P3D does support this however the author of this flight lacks a copy of the simulator and more importantly its "Software Development Kit", the component that allows for the creation of customised P3D scenery. (Someone wanting to use P3D that has the knowledge to create the scenery is welcome to PM me to obtain the coordinates of the target zones). Those pilots not flying X-Plane 11 can still fly this exercise since all the relevant targets are located at legitimate airports, lakes and townships. Any simulator will be capable of depicting all of these. P3D supports aircraft capable of water bombing and water scooping and as such could fly suppression to targets visible in their respective simulator. Those who wish to fly FS2020 will lack the fire bombing capability however can still accompany pilots that can. Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : greater than 125 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Altitude : Remain below Canberra CTA Steps once clear after departure Aircraft : Twin engine aircraft capable of carrying two tanks of water/retardent that can be dumped together or independently. The aircraft should also be capable of "scooping" its load of water from a suitable body of water thus allowing it to operate continuously without the need to land and reload. Examples of such suitable aircraft include the Consolidated PBY Catalina X-Plane 11 and is the preferred aircraft type for this event. The Canadair CL415 (X-Plane)/CL215 represents a potential fallback alternative however the X-Plane 11 variant has some inconvenient limitations. (refer to "Know Your Water Bombing Aircraft" below) Know your water bombing aircraft Which ever aircraft is chosen, pilots should familiarise themselves with the technicalities of ; deploying/retracting the scoop and using this to refill tanks. (X-Plane CL415 mandates use of a hotkey to deploy/retract scoop) dumping the contents of each tank designating whether both or a single tank is to be dumped (X-Plane CL415 is not capable of dropping partial payloads) NOTE : The provided smoke target scenery has an additional target located in WA. The target is situated at the Barbagello Raceway, east of RAAF Base Pearce. Southwest of the raceway targets is Lake Jandaloop and is an excellent location to practice scooping up the necessary water payloads. The target and water body are conveniently located and offer ample opportunity for pilots to tune their skills and aircraft in preparation for the event. Enjoy! Flightplan File as : YSCB YGDO MMM BJK ASST GUNNING LGGN YSCB No GPS Flightplan is provided for this event. Navigation : This flight can be easily navigated visually. Note : Radials and DME distance is provided relative to Canberra VORDME and should porvide a means of verifying an aircraft's position in all phases of this flight Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D <<<<< No custom scenery to provide target visuals >>>>> ORBX YSCB Canberra Airport ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery OZX Libraries 1.2 (required for all OZX scenery) X-Plane 10/11 <<< Event Specific Smoking Airframe Targets >>> May adversely affect frame rates in some installations. Reduce "Number of World Objects" in Graphics settings until the simulation rate becomes acceptable. Remove immediately after the event. Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details CANBERRA [YSCB] Takeoff elev : 1886 rwy : 12/30 17/35 asphalt CTAF : 118.70 NDB : CB CANBERRA 263.0 VOR/DME : CB CANBERRA 116.70 *** NOTE Depart with Tanks FULL *** GUNDAROO [YGDO] DUMP ENTIRE PAYLOAD - H-309° D-12 pos CB R-360 D-14.5 elev : 1899 rwy : 09/27 grass rwy : 36/18 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 TARGET LOCATED EAST OF RWY MURRUMBATEMAN [MMM] Overfly - H-276° D-10 pos CB R-322 D-20.0 Vicinity - Murrumbidgee/Lake Burrinjuck SCOOP - Due West D-10-30nm CTAF : 124.10 Good opportunity to test single tank dump near a water source prior to departing to the remaining targets YASS TOWNSHIP [ASST] DUMP HALF LOAD (1 TANK) - NE pos CB R-322 D-30.0 TARGET LOCATED IN SHOWGROUNDS CTAF : 124.10 GUNNING [GUNN] DUMP HALF LOAD (REMAINING TANK) - H-067° D-15 pos CB R-355 D-30.0 TARGET LOCATED IN SHOWGROUNDS CTAF : 124.10 LAKE GEORGE NORTH [LGGN] Overfly - H-138° D-10 pos CB R-020 D-19.0 IF ATC Active - Call inbound to land CANBERRA [YSCB] Land - visual D-21 elev : 1886 rwy : 12/30 17/35 asphalt CTAF : 118.70 NDB : CB CANBERRA 263.0 VOR/DME : CB CANBERRA 116.70 Chart
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    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 131 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins Aircraft : Single engine aircraft such as Orion Maule, Cessna 172 or similar capable of 115 to 135 kias. Altitude : Remain below Williamtown restricted airspace Flightplan File as : YMND HXB YWLM BRI SUG WALLIS YOBR YTRE YLKS YCNH YPMQ GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D Port Macquarie ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery OZX Libraries 1.2 (required for all OZX scenery) X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details MAITLAND [YMND] Takeoff elev : 85 rwy : 05/23 08/26 sealed rwy : 18/36 dirt CTAF : 122.65 HEXHAM BRIDGE [HXB] Overfly - H-114° D-12.3 nm if Williamtown airspace active, request transition from controller WILLIAMTOWN MILITARY [YWLM] if airspace is active Overfly otherwise T&G pilot's discretion - H-065° D-7.8 nm elev : 31 rwy : 12/30 asphalt CTAF : 118.30 NDB : WLM WILLIAMTOWN NEWCASTLE 365.0 TACAN : WLM WILLIAMTOWN NEWCASTLE 113.30 BROUGHTON ISLAND [BRI] Overfly - H-053° D-26.5 nm SUGARLOAF POINT [SUG] Overfly - via the coast FORSTER-WALLIS ISLAND T&G - H-335° D-14.9 nm elev : 22 rwy : 04/22 clay CTAF : 131.25 OLD BAR [YOBR] T&G - H-010° D-15.3 nm elev : 37 rwy : 01/19 grass CTAF : 131.25 TAREE [YTRE] T&G - H-308° D-6.2 nm elev : 38 rwy : 12/30 04/22 asphalt CTAF : 118.10 THE LAKES [YLKS] T&G - H-034° D-14.9 nm elev : 2 rwy : 16/34ns bitumen CTAF : 118.10 CAMDEN HAVEN AIRFIELD [YCMH] T&G - H-002° D-3.1 nm elev : 20 rwy : 12/30ns grass CTAF : 118.10 PORT MACQUARIE [YPMQ] Land - H-013° D-15.1 nm elev : 15 rwy : 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 118.10 NDB : PMQ PORT MACQUARIE 395.0 Chart
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    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 120 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single engine aircraft such as Orion Maule, Cessna 172 or similar capable of 115 to 135 kias. Altitude : Remain below Williamtown restricted airspace Flightplan File as : YPMQ YCNH YLKS YTRE WDU GCR SRO DUNGOG EGT YMND GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D Port Macquarie ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery OZX Libraries 1.2 (required for all OZX scenery) X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details PORT MACQUARIE [YPMQ] Takeoff elev : 15 rwy : 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 118.10 NDB : PMQ PORT MACQUARIE 395.0 CAMDEN HAVEN AIRFIELD [YCMH] T&G - H-193° D-15.1 nm T& elev : 20 rwy : 12/30ns grass CTAF : 118.10 THE LAKES [YLKS] T&G - H-182° D-3.1 nm elev : 2 rwy : 16/34ns bitumen CTAF : 118.10 TAREE [YTRE] T&G - H-214° D-14.9 nm elev : 38 rwy : 12/30 04/22 asphalt CTAF : 118.10 WIRRADGURIE [WDU] Overfly - H-256° D-22.8 nm GLOUCESTER [GCR] Overfly - visual via "the worm" STROUD ROAD [SRO] Overfly - visual via "the worm" DUNGOG Overfly - visual via "the worm" EAST GRETA [EGT] Overfly - visual via "the worm" MAITLAND [YMND] Land - H-298° D-3.3 nm elev : 85 rwy : 08/26 05/23 sealed rwy : 18/36 dirt CTAF : 122.65 Chart
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    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 100 nm Est Flight Time : approx 70 to 80 mins depending on whether a touch and go is conducted at NZAA Aircraft : Single engine piston aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 135 kias. This flight is also suitable for helicopter operations as well should the pilot wish to get close and personal to the local scenery. Altitude : Remain outside Auckland International CTA for the most part. Obtain ATC clearance prior to overflying or executing a touch and go at Auckland. Flightplan File as : GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan. Communications New Zealand uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX New Zealand North Island X-Plane 10/11 Auckland VFR 1.0.0 NZAA Auckland 1.6 Ardmore GA Airport Observe entry and departure corridors whilst operating in the airport's airspace. Auckland International Airport Observe altitude restrictions whilst in close proximity to the airport. Obtain ATC clearance if active prior to entering the CTA Recommended Scenery Flight Details NORTH SHORE [NZNE] Takeoff elev : 212 rwy : 09/27 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 118.00 WAIHEKE [NZKE] T&G - H-095° D-22.6 nm elev : 445 rwy : 17/35 dirt CTAF : 120.40 BROOKBY Overfly - H-184° D-11.5 nm Note : Inbound VISUAL REFERENCE for entry into Ardmore ARDMORE [NZAR] T&G - H-178° D-2.8 nm elev : 111 rwy : 07/25 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 118.10 Depart to the south abeam "RED HILL" MERCER [NZME] T&G - H-134° D-15.3 nm elev : 30 rwy : 09/27 dirt CTAF : 119.20 PUKEKOHE Overfly - H-270° D-10.6 nm TAIHIKI RIVER ESTUARY Overfly - H-271° D-6 nm INBOUND VISUAL REFERENCE for entry into Auckland International. Make inbound ATC call with reference to this VRP/ALT and NZAA ATIS IDENTIFIER to either transition to the North via Auckland CBD or Touch and Go departing NE via Auckland CBD AUCKLAND INTL [NZAA]Overfly OR T&G at Pilot's discretion - H-322° D-9.2 nm elev : 23 rwy : 05R/23L asphalt CTAF : 122.80 VOR/DME : AA AUCKLAND 114.80 AUCKLAND CBD Overfly - H-331° D-8.9 nm ALBANY Overfly - H-319° D-8.8 nm NORTH SHORE [NZNE] Land - H-315° D-4.6 nm elev : 212 rwy : 09/27 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 118.00 Chart
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    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 135 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single engine piston aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 135 kias. This flight is also suitable for helicopter operations as well should the pilot wish to get close and personal to the local scenery. Altitude : Remain outside Auckland International CTA Flightplan File as : NZNE NZHB BLOCKHOUSE.BAY NZMB HORWICK NZKE NZCX NZAG NZGR NZNE GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan. Communications New Zealand uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX New Zealand North Island X-Plane 10/11 Auckland VFR 1.0.0 NZAA Auckland 1.6 Auckland International Airport Observe altitude restrictions whilst in close proximity to the airport Flight Details NORTH SHORE [NZNE] Takeoff elev : 212 rwy : 09/27 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 118.00 HOBSONVILLE AERO [NZHB] T&G - H-157° D-8 nm elev : 59 rwy : 05/23 10/28 14/32 grass CTAF : 122.80 HENDERSON Overfly - H-181° D-5.3 nm GREEN BAY Overfly - H-127° D-4.2 nm BLOCKHOUSE BAY Overfly - H-048° D-1.3 nm MECHANICS BAY HELIPORT [NZMB] Overfly - H-023° D-6.2 nm CTAF : 122.80 HORWICK Overfly - H-088° D-7 nm WAIHEKE [NZKE] T&G - H-041° D-8.8 nm elev : 445 rwy : 17/35 dirt CTAF : 120.40 COROMANDEL [NZCX] T&G - H-068° D-20.3 nm elev : 13 rwy : 12/30 dirt CTAF : 124.50 MATARANGI [NZAG] T&G - H-042° D-7.7 nm elev : 6 rwy : 03/21 grass CTAF : 122.80 GREAT MERCURY AIRPORT [NZGR] T&G - H-016° D-9.7 nm elev : 177 rwy : 14/32 grass CTAF : 122.80 FLETCHER BAY Overfly - H-273° D-19.6 nm NORTH SHORE [NZNE] Land - H-234° D-37 nm elev : 212 rwy : 09/27 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 118.00 Chart
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    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 140 nm Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna 185, Britten Islander or similar capable of 120 to 135 kias. Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YERN YAMT YMUP ULURU YAYE GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan. FSX/P3D : The OZX Ernabella scenery is not included in the airport database on these two platforms. As such the airport is not a valid departure point within a flightplan. To work around this the flightplan has been created to depart YAYE Ayres Rock/Conellan airport and the first waypoint is Ernabella the true departure airport for this flight. See the note below regarding the consequences of this to the inability to spawn at Ernabella on the FSX/P3D platforms. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. FSCopilot/FSInn VATSIM pilots connecting to the network using FSCOPILOT/FSINN can install an additional file that provides the ability to tune the CTAF frequency and make voice announcements to other pilots on frequency. These files can be obtained via this link. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery (Essential as it packages the departure airport) X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Note to FSX and P3D pilots The Ozx scenery depicting YERN Ernabella the departure airport is not in the simulation database and as such pilots will be unable to spawn themselves at the departure airport. For those that flew on Friday and remembered to save the situation can use this to place themselves at the airport. For those without a saved situation a work around is to spawn at any airport, load the accompanying FSX/P3D flightplan and accept being located at the departure airport. Doing this will place the plane at YAYE Ayres Rock/Conellan the destination for the flight. From that location, open the simulation map then drag the plane to the first waypoint in the depicted plan. Close the map by clicking okay to confirm the repositioning. This should relocate the plane in the vicinity of the airport in the scenery. Use slew and an overhead view to place the aircraft at the departure airport. Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) [YERN] Takeoff elev : 2319 rwy : 05/23 dirt CTAF : 126.70 AMATA [YAMT] T&G - H-276° D-54 elev : 2279 rwy : 14/32 dirt CTAF : 126.70 MULGA PARK [YMUP] T&G - H-060° D-28 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 2008 rwy : 07/25 dirt CTAF : 126.70 (FSINN 131.25) ULURU [ULURU] Overfly - H-309° D-47 AYERS ROCK/CONELLAN [YAYE] Land - H-336° D-10 elev : 1626 rwy : 13/31ns asphalt CTAF : 126.90 NDB : AYE AYERS ROCK 233.0 DME : AYE AYERS ROCK 117.10 Chart
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    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 170 nm Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias. Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YAYE ULURU YCSP YIMA YMBZ YERN GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. FSCopilot/FSInn VATSIM pilots connecting to the network using FSCOPILOT/FSINN can install an additional file that provides the ability to tune the CTAF frequency and make voice announcements to other pilots on frequency. These files can be obtained via this link. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery essential for the inclusion of the destination at Ernabella X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" AYERS ROCK/CONELLAN [YAYE] Takeoff elev : 1626 rwy : 13/31ns asphalt CTAF : 126.90 NDB : AYE AYERS ROCK 233.0 DME : AYE AYERS ROCK 117.10 ULURU [ULURU] Overfly - H-156° D-10 CURTIN SPRINGS [YCSP] T&G - H-084° D-39 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1617 rwy : 12/30 dirt CTAF : 126.70 (FSINN 131.25) IMANPA [YIMA] T&G - H-070° D-46 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1663 rwy : 14/32 dirt CTAF : 126.70 (FSINN 131.25) MOUNT EBENEZER [YMBZ] T&G - H-117° D-5 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1571 rwy : 12/30 dirt CTAF : 126.70 (FSINN 131.25) ERNABELLA (PUKATJA) [YERN] Land - H-196° D-70 elev : 2319 rwy : 05/23 dirt CTAF : 126.70 NOTE : FSX/P3D pilots need to save their position if intending to make the return flight Sunday. Ernabella is not in the FSX/P3D database and as such pilots can not spawn at the airport at start up. Chart
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    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 43 nm Est Flight Time : approx 65 mins Aircraft : Light sport, vintage bi-plane, rotary wing or similar limited to 60-100kias. X-Plane 11 pilots might want to consider leaving their comfort zone and opting for the highly recommended Autogyro ELA07-S. Altitude : Upto A9500 Flightplan File as : YLHI BALLS.PYRAMID YLHI ROACH.ISLAND SOUTH.ISLAND YLHI GPS Flightplan is available for FSX, P3D, FS2020 as a 'pln' file and X-Plane as an 'fms' file. The original Plan-G flightplan is also included for those that find this useful. These are all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients. Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery OZX Libraries 1.2 (required for all OZX scenery) X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details LORD HOWE ISLAND [YLHI] Takeoff elev : 17' rwy : 10/28ns asphault * ns - non standard right circuit CTAF : 126.70 DME : LHI 114.30 NDB : LHI 272.0 SOUTH HEAD [STHED] Overfly - H-173° D-3.5 GOWER ISLAND [GOWISL] Overfly - H-129° D-0.3 BALLS PYRAMID [BALLP] Overfly - H-122° D-13.1 KING POINT [KING] Overfly - H-302° D-13.1 RED POINT [RED] Overfly - H-028° D-2.0 MUTTON BIRD ISLAND [MUTTN] Overfly - H--002° D-1.9 MUTTON BIRD POINT [MUTTP] Overfly - H-238° D-0.7 LORD HOWE ISLAND [YLHI] T&G - H-284° D-1.0 NORTH HEAD [NTHED] Overfly - H-281° D-2.3 FISHY POINT [FISHY] Overfly - H--011° D-0.6 MALABAR HILL [MALBA] Overfly - H-079° D-1.2 ROACH ISLAND [ROACH] Overfly - H-003° D-0.9 SOUTH ISLAND [SOUTH] Overfly - H-111° D-0.4 NEDS BEACH [NEDS] Overfly - H-187° D-1.0 CLEAR PLACE POINT [CLEAR] Overfly - H-109° D-1.0 LORD HOWE ISLAND [YLHI] Land - H-182° D-0.7 Chart
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