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untilEvent Details This week VFR Operations flies between Moorabbin and Stawell. From Stawell we return to Moorabbin via Maryborough and Lilydale passing close to Melboune International's northern approach complying with strict altitude limitations. Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 164 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias. Communications : Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. 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. For pilots connecting to VATSIM using VPilot, there is a work around that enables these pilots to also take advantage of online voice CTAF. Refer to this informative VATPAC Forum post to learn how to implement the work around. Similarly, this work around has been reported to be successfully adopted for X-Plane using the X-Squawkbox client. As of yet there are no available instructions for doing this. Altitude : Remain clear of Melbourne Controlled Airspace Flightplan File as : YSWL YMBU YKTN YRSY YRID YPEF KAO YYN YLIL ACE YMMB 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. Recommended Scenery Orbx Lilydale Airport YLIL (Freeware) (FSX/P3D) Mid west Victoria - YARA YSWL YMBU YSTA YDOD YWYF YBIR YHPN YKER YSLK YSWH - Colin Jeffery (FSX/P3D) ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Flight Details STAWELL [YSWL] Takeoff elev : 807 rwy : 18/36 11/29 asphalt CTAF : 119.10 MARYBOROUGH [YMBU] T&G - H-077° D-46.4 nm elev : 766 rwy : 06/24ns 17ns/35 gravel CTAF : 119.10 KYNETON [YKTN] T&G - H-097° D-37 nm elev : 1650 rwy : 18ns/36 bitumen rwy : 09/27ns grass CTAF : 119.00 ROMSEY [YRSY] T&G - H-115° D-17.3 nm elev : 1488 rwy : 16/34 grass CTAF : 121.60 (FSINN 126.70) RIDDELL'S CREEK [YRID] T&G - H-177° D-5.1 nm elev : 1121 rwy : 02/20 sealed rwy : 16/34 grass rwy : 01/19 ??? CTAF : 121.60 (FSINN 126.70) PENFIELD [YPEF] T&G - H-198° D-2.1 nm elev : 1150 rwy : 15/33 01/19 grass CTAF : 121.60 (FSINN 126.70) KALKALLO [KAO] Overfly - H-087° D-11.7 nm YAN YEAN RESERVOIR [YYN] Overfly - H-086° D-9.3 nm LILYDALE [YLIL] T&G - H-114° D-13.5 nm elev : 242 rwy : 18ns/36 dirt CTAF : 119.10 ACADEMY [ACE] Overfly - H-204° D-15.3 nm MOORABBIN [YMMB] Land - H-206° D-6 nm elev : 55 rwy : 04/22 13R/31L 13L/31R 17R/35L 17L/35R asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.10 NDB : MB MOORABBIN MELBOURNE 398.0 Melbourne VNC Melbourne VTC