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    • 22 September 2019 10:00 AM Until 11:45 AM
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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 : 190 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.
      Altitude : Not above FL125
      Flightplan
      File as : NFNM NFNL NFNS NFFN
      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
      Recommended Scenery
      FSX / P3D
      NXGN Nadi-X (payware) ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11
      NFFN Nadi International Airport 1.1 Default X-Plane 11 scenery Flight Details
      * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr"
      MATEI [NFNM] Takeoff
      elev : 70
      rwy : 11/29 asphalt
      CTAF : 122.80
      NDB : MT MATEI 296.0
      RABI [NFFR] T&G - H-304° D-13
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 18
      rwy : 13/31 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      LABASA [NFNL] T&G - H-264° D-37
      elev : 41
      rwy : 13/31 asphalt
      CTAF : 122.80
      SAVUSAVU [NFNS] T&G - H-171° D-20
      elev : 11
      rwy : 14/32 asphalt
      CTAF : 122.80
      NADI INTL [NFFN] Land - H-230° D-122
      elev : 59
      rwy : 09/27 02/20 asphalt
      CTAF : 122.80
      VOR/DME : NN NADI 112.50
      NDB : VK NAVAKAI NADI 405.0
      Chart

    • 23 September 2019 08:30 AM Until 12:00 PM
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      By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC.
      Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc).
      Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird.
      Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT.
       

       
      Route
      YMML-YSSY:
      ML H129 DOSEL Y59 TESAT
      YSSY-YMML:
      TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 ML
       
      ATC
      SY_ATIS 126.25 SY_DEL 133.80 SY_GND 121.70 SY_TWR 120.50 SY_APP 124.40 ML-WOL_CTR 125.00 ML-SNO_CTR 124.00 ML_APP 132.00 ML_TWR 120.50 ML_GND 121.70 ML_DEL 127.20 ML_ATIS 118.00  
      Scenery
      Melbourne Airport - Freeware for FSX
      Orbx YMML Melbourne v3 (FSX/P3D) Melbourne Airport for Xplane (ISDG) Sydney YSSY freeware, FSX version | P3D version Sydney YSSY by FlyTampa (FSX & P3D) Sydney YSSY for Xplane (ISDG)
    • 25 September 2019
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      This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 25th September 2019 commencing 8.00pm AEST
      Flight created by YMA555
      Details : Cincinnati Int'l (Kentucky) to Chicago Midway Intl
      Scenery: All airfields are in latest X-Plane 11.33 HOWEVER there are new versions of KLAF and KMDW since which can be downloaded thru the Xplane Gateway. Worth doing as files are very small.
      Aircraft: Capable of 150 – 180 kias
      Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
      .Flight Plan: KCVG KIND KLAF KVPZ KMDW T&G at pilots discretion.
      Suggested Altitude: Follow flight plan Link
      Distance: 239nm
      Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
      Flight Plan:(KCVG-KMDW)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11
      BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE


       
      THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS JOIN US IN FLIGHT, IN OUR CHAT ROOM "DAILY FOCUS VFR" IN TEAMSPEAK 3.
    • 27 September 2019 10:00 AM Until 11:45 AM
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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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