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    Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight. Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind. Distance: 130 nm Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110 kias. Altitude: Remain in Class G airspace, see waypoint notes below. Suggested 1500 ft. Flight plan File as: YGWA SYN YSYN LHCK YBAK YTIN YKTH YBOR GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually. For those less familiar the GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. During an event, Pilots are requested to broadcast intentions on the published CTAF. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM CoC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM on 122.800. Pilots should ensure that at least one of their radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF. 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. Scenery Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. Updated X-Plane scenery is available for Bordertown and other airports. Flight details GOOLWA [YGWA] Takeoffelev: 104 rwy: 01/19 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 01] rwy: 09/27 16/34 grass [RH circuit RWY 09 and 34] CTAF: 126.95 Tune DME to Adelaide VOR/DME (AD 116.4) Not above 4500 ft within 36 DME AD. STRATHALBYN [SYN] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along Alexandrina Road STRATHALBYN [YSYN] T&G - visual along Langhorne Creek Roadelev: 70 rwy: 14/32 asphalt rwy: 10/28 18/36 grass CTAF: 126.7 LANGHORNE CREEK [LHCK] overfly not above 4500 ft - visual along Langhorne Creek Road Not above 8500 ft beyond 36 DME AD. BROOKLANDS AIR PARK [YBAK] T&G - visual along Wellington Roadelev: 41 rwy: 01/19 04/22 09/27 dirt CTAF: 126.7 COONALPYN overfly - visual along the Dukes Highway TINTINARA [YTIN/AU86] T&G - visual along the Dukes Highwayelev: 71 rwy: 05/23 13/31 dirt CTAF: 126.7 KEITH [YKTH] T&G - visual along the Dukes Highwayelev: 96 rwy: 17/35 gravel CTAF: 126.7 BORDERTOWN [YBOR] Land - visual along the Dukes Highwayelev: 265 rwy: 17/35 asphalt rwy: 13/31 dirt CTAF: 126.7 NDB: BOR 251 Charts
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    Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight. Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind. Distance: 163 nm Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 140 kias. Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. Suggested 1500 ft. Flight plan File as: YBOR YPDY YCNG YKIG YMEG YGWA GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. Navigation: Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually. For those less familiar the GPS flight plan is the recommended method of navigation. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. During an event, Pilots are requested to broadcast intentions on the published CTAF. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM CoC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor UNICOM on 122.800. Pilots should ensure that at least one of their radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive UNICOM transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF. 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. Scenery Due to the plethora of simulation platforms now being used, scenery is left to the discretion of each pilot. Updated X-Plane scenery is available for Bordertown and other airports. Flight details BORDERTOWN [YBOR] Takeoffelev: 265 rwy: 17/35 asphalt rwy: 13/31 dirt CTAF: 126.7 NDB: BOR 251 PADTHAWAY STATION [YPDY] T&G - visual along Padthaway Roadelev: 133 rwy: 16/34 grass CTAF: 126.7 COORANGA [YCNG] T&G - H-212° D-15.7 nmelev: 77 rwy: 01/19 07/25 15/33 dirt CTAF: 126.7 KINGSTON [YKIG] T&G - H-261° D-19.3 nmelev: 8 rwy: 02/20 asphalt rwy: 10/28 grass CTAF: 126.7 MENINGIE [YMEG] T&G - visual along the coastelev: 13 rwy: 04/22 14/32 grass CTAF: 126.7 GOOLWA [YGWA] Land - visual along the coastelev: 104 rwy: 01/19 asphalt [RH circuit RWY 01] rwy: 09/27 16/34 grass [RH circuit RWY 09 and 34] CTAF: 126.95 NOTE: Mid-field crosswind circuit entries not permitted. Charts
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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
  4. 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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    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 194 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins Aircraft : Single or twin turboprop aircraft such as Beechcraft King Air C90, Pilatus PC-12 or similar capable of 185 to 215 kias.a Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YREN YLOX AU13 YPNN YLAO AU86 YMEG YGWA 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. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details RENMARK [YREN] Takeoff elev : 115 rwy : 18/36 07/25 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 LOXTON [YLOX] T&G - H-173° D-17 elev : 125 rwy : 08/26 gravel rwy : 17/35 clay CTAF : 126.70 KRINGIN [AU13] T&G - H-154° D-32 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 246 rwy : 18/36 ??? CTAF : 126.70 PINNAROO [YPNN] T&G - H-155° D-17 elev : 250 rwy : 18/36 dirt CTAF : 126.70 LAMEROO [YLAO] T&G - H-245° D-24 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 302 rwy : 9/27 17/35 grass CTAF : 122.80 TINTINARA AIRPORT [AU86] T&G - H-203° D-35 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 71 rwy : 13/31 05/23 closed CTAF : 122.80 MENINGIE [YMEG] T&G - H-277° D-37 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 13 rwy : 14/32 4/22 grass CTAF : 122.80 GOOLWA [YGWA] Land - H-285° D-32 elev : 104 rwy : 01/19 gravel rwy : 16/34 09/27 grass CTAF : 126.95 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 : 142 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 : Remain below Adelaide CTA steps Flightplan File as : YGWA YSYN YMBD YSEA YTFA YWKI YREN 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. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details GOOLWA [YGWA] Takeoff elev : 104 rwy : 01/19 gravel rwy : 16/34 09/27 grass CTAF : 126.95 STRATHALBYN [YSYN] T&G - H-043° D-16 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 : 09/27 grass rwy : 10/28 gravel CTAF : 127.50 SEDAN [YSEA] T&G - H-001° D-30 elev : 289 rwy : 02/20 12/30 dirt CTAF : 122.80 TRURO FLATS AIRPARK [YTFA] T&G - H-003° D-11 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 229 rwy : 09/27 03/21 18/36 13/31 grass CTAF : 126.70 WAIKERIE [YWKI] T&G - H-060° D-35 elev : 138 rwy : 02/20 08/26 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 RENMARK [YREN] Land - H-082° D-32 elev : 115 rwy : 18/36 07/25 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 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 : 155 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 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. 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". Altitude : Remain clear of Adelaide CTA Flightplan File as : YPPF SUB SPR YMBD BENDO YBAK YSYN YMEG YGWA 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 FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" 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 SUB STATION Overfly - Visual D-5 SOUTH PARA RESERVOIR [SPR] Overfly - H-065° D-8 WILLIAMSTOWN [WLMSTN] Overfly - H-037° D-2 SPRINGTON [SPRGTN] Overfly - H-094° D-10 CALOOTE [CLO] Overfly - H-142° D-18 MURRAY BRIDGE [YMBD] T&G - H-190° D-6 elev : 180 rwy : 10/28 gravel rwy : 09/27 grass CTAF : 127.50 TAILEM BEND [BENDO] Overfly - H-126° D-16 BROOKLANDS AIR PARK [YBAK] T&G - H-192° D-5 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 41 rwy : 09/27 grass rwy : 04/22 01/19 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) WELLINGTON [WELLI] Overfly - H-258° D-2 STRATHALBYN [YSYN] T&G - H-264° D-19 elev : 70 rwy : 14/32 gravel rwy : 18/36 10/28 grass CTAF : 131.25 MENINGIE [YMEG] T&G - H-135° D-29 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 13 rwy : 14/32 4/22 grass CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) MURRAY MOUTH [MUMTH] Overfly - H-281° D-24 GOOLWA [YGWA] Land - H-298° D-8 elev : 104 rwy : 01/19 gravel rwy : 16/34 09/27 grass CTAF : 126.95 (FSINN 126.70) VTC Chart VNC 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 75 mins Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Piper Warrior or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias. 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". Altitude : Below Adelaide CTA. Flightplan File as : YGWA YPRS CAPE.JERVIS RAPID YADG YHTF MLIT WTC HVR YPPF 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 FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" GOOLWA [YGWA] Takeoff elev : 104 rwy : 01/19 gravel rwy : 16/34 09/27 grass CTAF : 126.95 (FSINN 126.70) ROSETTA HEAD (THE BLUFF) Overfly - coastal D-10 NEWLAND HEAD Overfly - coastal D-5 PARSONS BEACH [YPRS] T&G - coastal D-3 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 10 rwy : 10/28 closed CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) CAPE JERVIS Overfly - H-283° D-18 RAPID BAY T&G - coastal D-6 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 510 rwy : 17/35 shale CTAF : 131.25 ALDINGA [YADG] T&G - coastal D-21 elev : 110 rwy : 14/32 dirt rwy : 21ns/03 asphalt rwy : 18ns/36 08/26ns grass CTAF : 127.15 HUNT FIELD [YHTF] T&G - H-007° D-7 elev : 8 rwy : 01/19 dirt CTAF : 131.25 MARINO LIGHT HOUSE [MLIT] Overfly - H-017° D-7 - A1500 Clearance from any Active ATC (APPROACH or CTR Covering YPAD) - Request clearance to Track Parafield via HOPE VALLEY VFR. WAITE CAMPUS [WTC] Overfly - H-042° D-8 HOPE VALLEY RESERVOIR [HVR] Overfly - H-018° D-8 A1000 INBOUND REPORTING POINT for entry into Parafield Airspace. If Parafied Tower is active do not proceed until given instructions to join the circuit CALL - "PARAFIELD TOWER, [AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] HOPE VALLEY RESERVOIR 1000 RECEIVED INFORMATION [ATIS IDENTIFIER] INBOUND" PARAFIELD [YPPF] Land - Visual elev : 57 rwy : 08L/26R 08R/26L 03R/21L 03L/21R asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.70 NDB : PF PARAFIELD ADELAIDE 416.0 VTC Chart VNC Chart a
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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 : 134 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. Altitude : Below Adelaide class C steps Flightplan File as : YPPF HVR WTC MLIT PNL SYN YSYN YGWA PENNE YKSC 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 YPPF Afcad to correct FSX default taxiway and runways ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details PARAFIELD [YPPF] Takeoff elev : 57 rwy : 08R/26L 03R/21L 03L/21R 08L/26R asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.70 NDB : PF PARAFIELD ADELAIDE 416.0 NOTE : Departing via HOPE VALLEY VFR ROUTE requires prior clearance with ATC before take off HOPE VALLEY RESERVOIR [HVR] Overfly - H-136° D-4.2 nm WAITE CAMPUS [WTC] Overfly - HOPE VALLEY VFR MARINO LIGHT HOUSE [MLIT] Overfly HOPE VALLEY VFR PORT NOARLUNGA [PNL] Overfly - H-193° D-6.1 nm STRATHALBYN [SYN] Overfly - H-100° D-22 nm VFR ROUTE STRATHALBYN [YSYN] T&G - H-115° D-6.2 nm elev : 70 rwy : 14/32 gravel rwy : 18/36 10/28 grass CTAF : 131.25 GOOLWA [YGWA] T&G - H-222° D-15.7 nm elev : 104 rwy : 01/19 gravel rwy : 16/34 09/27 grass CTAF : 126.95 (FSINN 126.70) GRANITE ISLAND Overfly - COASTAL WAITPINGA Overfly - COASTAL DEEP CREEK Overfly - COASTAL CAPE JERVIS Overfly - COASTAL PENNESHAW Overfly - H-231° D-9.9 nm KINGSCOTE [YKSC] Land - H-263° D-20.4 nm elev : 24 rwy : 15/33 01/19 asphalt rwy : 06/24 gravel CTAF : 126.00 Visual Navigation Chart
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