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ATC Applications are coming in steady! If you haven't already applied, Please feel free to submit an application!

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Other Official Events / Re: VFR online Darwin to Tiwi islands
« Last post by Russell Diehl on June 23, 2017, 05:54:38 PM »
Thanks Robert. I've added the link to the scenery section in the calendar event for Friday and Sunday.

Other Official Events / Re: VFR online Darwin to Tiwi islands
« Last post by Col Williams on June 23, 2017, 03:08:08 PM »
Thanks Robert. Downloading now.
Other Events Discussion / Re: RAAFv Operations Requesting ATC
« Last post by Josh Micallef on June 22, 2017, 11:42:41 PM »
BN-TRT_CTR might be used for once.

Ill see what i can do over the next week.
Other Events Discussion / RAAFv Operations Requesting ATC
« Last post by Nathan Noble on June 22, 2017, 10:04:38 PM »
Hello All,

RAAFv will be doing some operations in and around Darwin over the next couple of weeks

If you see the P8's up and around please jump on and make it interesting with ATC or Flights.

Seeya Up there   

Other Official Events / VFR online Darwin to Tiwi islands
« Last post by Robert Fluke on June 22, 2017, 07:56:07 AM »
Regarding tonight and Sundays VFR runs if you are not aware I released a pretty basic version of Bathurst Island a few months ago which is a field on your flightplan should you be interested,
Major Events / VATPAC Host's VATUSA's Friday Night Ops [14-15JUL17]
« Last post by Callum Strawbridge on June 21, 2017, 04:04:35 PM »
Hi All,

There are still plenty of ATC Positions available for Friday Night Ops! We are now rostering Non Standard positions for MEL, SYD and BNE as well as CTR positions in between.

We would also like to have a couple of controllers on reserve for the event just in case!

This event is not to be missed and it is expected to have high participation levels from both VATPAC(ians) and VATUSA members!

To Apply for ATC, Fill out the form here
Ladies and Gentleman, On Friday 14th July 2017, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane welcomes VATUSA to Friday Night Ops. Kicking off at 2300z, The sun will have started heating up the Winter temperatures of the Australian East Coast.

VATPAC has your ATC Covered manning airspace between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane! We invite and encourage you to fly between the three airports, In any order you wish. You should allow approx 1.3-1.5 hours flying time for Jets between any given pair.


- Melbourne Tullamarine International (YMML)
Payware YMML ORBX Direct
Freeware YMML FSX
Freeware YMML X-Plane

- Sydney Kingsford Smith Intl (YSSY)
Payware FlyTampa YSSY
Freeware YSSY FSX
Freeware YSSY P3D
Freeware YSSY X-Plane

- Brisbane International (YBBN)
Payware YBBN ORBX Direct
Freeware YBBN Aussie Ants FSX/P3D
Freeware YBBN X-Plane

Flight Planning
In Australia, flight plans are filed in the ICAO method, with the SID/STAR not included with the initial filing. This will be provided by ATC on contact with clearance delivery (for departure) and with Centre, usually just prior to initial descent clearance.

In Sydney each different runway has it's own set of SID's, which can be hard to predict ahead of time. Due to this, the outbound route should start with "TESAT". TESAT is an RNAV waypoint located on the airfield, replacing the old VOR "SY" which has since been decommissioned in the real world as part of the Navigation Rationalization project which removed 179 ground-based navigation aids on the 26th of May 2016, meaning GNSS is now the primary means of navigation for all instrument flight rule aircraft and flight plans.

An IFR Aircraft flying from Sydney to Melbourne will file TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 ML regardless of the runways in use. Indeed some aircraft may well be assigned the WOL9 departure from runway 34L, and others the MARUB5 departure from runway 34R given northerly prevailing winds. Both of these departures join the H65 airway at WOL (Wollongong), however the SID tracks are very different, with one starting with a Left turn off runway 34L, and the MARUB5 departure from runway 34R starting with a Right turn.

Knowledge about deleting waypoints and closing route discontinuities in your FMS will be useful. Cheats include knowing the 2nd waypoint along the initial airway. Additionally be aware that ATC is likely to ammend the text of your route when giving clearance in the same manner as the Electronic Flight Strip is used in the real world. Once you file it, it's theirs.

Flight Plan Route
To help with filing your flight plan, VATPAC provides the Flight Planning Tool at

Additionally the real world Air Services Australia website provides charts for all airports in Australia, free of charge, on their Aerodrome and Procedure Charts website

YSSY Sydney airport ground chart, and the areas various airlines typically use.
Note: International on the west (left) side and Dometic on the east (right) side, including freight.
In most FSX sceneries (including default) the Domestic side gates start with the letter "D", and the international side has no alphabetic prefix.

YMML Melbourne airport ground chart, and the areas various airlines typically use.

YBBN Brisbane Airport, Ground chart with typical parking area's of airlines.

Information for Air Traffic Controllers

ATC Applications are now open for this event. You can apply Here.

The amount of positions published will depend strongly upon the amount of applications. As previous trends have shown, This event attracts close to if not more than 80-100 Pilots. As such, We would love to have a large amount of controller positions rostered. Due to the length of the event, We have split the roster into two, 2 hour 30 minute periods.

The positions which will be allocated first are below:

If we have a large number of applications, We will additionally roster the below positions:

ATC Applications for this event will close on Sunday 09/07/17 2100 AEST. The roster will be published thereafter (Currently expect to be published Monday evening).

Should you have any questions, Queries or suggestions, please contact the events department via myself c.strawbridge(at)

We look forward to seeing you at this not to be missed Event!
Australia Online, 0930z (7:30pm aest) 13th of June 2017.
Melbourne and Adelaide.

ML H345 AD


AD_APP 124.20
ML-TBD_CTR 125.30
ML_APP 132.00

Melbourne, Wind light and variable, tending north. Cloud broken 2200ft. QNH1032 reducing.

Adelaide, Wind variable at 5 knots, few cloud at 3000ft. QNH 1031 reducing.

TAF AMD YMML 122325Z 1300/1406
VRB05KT 9999 BKN022
FM131200 36008KT 9999 FEW020
PROB30 1316/1323 3000 MIST BKN006
T 11 13 13 09 Q 1032 1031 1030 1030

TAF AMD YPAD 122208Z 1223/1324
05005KT 9999 SCT015
FM130100 30008KT 9999 SCT025
FM130800 VRB05KT 9999 FEW030
FM131200 06006KT CAVOK
T 10 16 17 15 Q 1031 1031 1028 1028

ATC Promotions / TMA Controller - Matt Kelly
« Last post by Kirk Christie on June 05, 2017, 10:22:42 PM »
Please join me in congratulating Matt Kelly on obtaining his S3 rating, well done.
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