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    • 28 November 2022 07:30 AM Until 11:30 AM
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      You know it’s the end of the month when Spilled Milk Run Monday is back on the calendar. This week we are taking you to Sydney (YSSY) and Brisbane (YBBN).
      Fly between Sydney (YSSY) and Brisbane (YBBN) with full expectations of ATC Services throughout your flight!
      Traffic Levels usually begin to pick up between 0800z and peak between 0900z-1000z
      Routes:
      We recommend the following routes between Sydney and Brisbane.

      YSSY – YBBN: DCT TESAT H185 ENTRA Y245 BANDA H185 BN DCT
      YBBN – YSSY: DCT BN H91 CORKY H12 TESAT DCT
      Controllers:
      Controllers who wish to control a position during this event are entitled to apply here. Applications will open on the Tuesday before the event. Positions that do not have a controller online (i.e. no controller controlling the position) will remain free for all controllers available on the day to control.
      *Non-Standard positions* will be available for opening depending on traffic levels. They may only be opened once all of the Standard positions are filled. Please see a member of Staff, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position. Please review the controller NOTAM for detailed information about which Non-Standard Positions are automatically authorized.
      Login Identifier:
      Radio Callsign:
      Frequency:
      SY_DEL
      Sydney Delivery
      133.800
      SY_GND
      Sydney Ground
      126.500
      SY_TWR
      Sydney Tower
      120.500
      SY_APP
      Sydney Approach
      124.400
            BN_DEL
      Brisbane Delivery
      118.850
      BN_GND
      Brisbane Ground
      121.700
      BN_TWR
      Brisbane Tower
      120.500
      BN_APP
      Brisbane Approach
      124.700
            BN-INL_CTR
      Brisbane Centre
      134.200
      BN-ARL_CTR
      Brisbane Centre
      130.900
      Scenery:
      YSSY - Sydney:
      Payware - FlyTampa v2 (FSX/P3D)
      Payware – FlyTampa (MSFS)
      Payware - TaiModels (X-Plane 11)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      YBBN - Brisbane:
      Payware - ORBX (P3D v4.5+)
      Payware - ORBX (MSFS)
      Payware - ORBX (XPlane)
      Freeware - Ray Smith (P3D/FSX)
      Freeware - CDG (X-Plane)
    • 30 November 2022 09:00 AM Until 10:30 AM
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      This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 30th November 2022 is a flight in French/Swiss Alps from Sion (LSGS) in Switzerland to Courcheval (LFLJ) in France. Every pilot would/should be familiar with what can be a difficult approach in to Meribel (LFKX) where it can be difficult to see the runway and where you have to do a full stop and turn around. One should also be familiar with what can be a difficult approach in to Courcheval.
      T&G's at pilot discretion
      Flight created by YMA123
      Scenery: Due to the plethora of flight sim programs now in use scenery is at the discretion of each pilot.
      Aircraft: Capable of 140 kias is recommended as well as ability to manage high altitudes.
      Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz – Or as advised by ATC
      Flight Route: Details
      Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
      Flight Plan:(LSGS-LFLJ)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for .fms and .pln
      BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE

      THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS
    • 02 December 2022 09:30 AM Until 10:45 AM
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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.
      Please note Rule B13 in the VATSIM Code of Conduct regarding weather.
      Distance: 149 nm
      Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min. Departure times may be staggered to avoid congestion.
      Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 120 kias.
      Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. Suggested 2500 ft.
      Flight plan

      File as: YHBA YMYB YCDS YETT YMUA YMIM YIVG MRG YGLA
      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 here.
       
      Flight details
      HERVEY BAY [YHBA] Takeoff
      elev: 60
      rwy: 11/29 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.55
        MARYBOROUGH [YMYB] T&G - visual along Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road
      elev: 38
      rwy: 17/35 asphalt
      rwy: 12/30 grass
      CTAF: 126.55
        HOWARD TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along the Bruce Highway
        CHILDERS [YCDS] T&G - visual along the Bruce Highway
      elev: 157
      rwy: 10/28 grass
      CTAF: 126.9
        NORTH GREGORY/ELLIOT FIELD [YETT] T&G - visual along the Bruce Highway and Childers Road
      elev: 259
      rwy: 06/24 15/22 grass
      CTAF: 126.9
        GIN GIN TOWNSHIP overfly - visual along the Burnett River and Bruce Highway
        MONDURAN [YMUA] T&G - visual along the Bruce Highway
      elev: 159
      rwy: 02/29 grass
      CTAF: 126.9
        MIRIAM VALE [YMIM] T&G - visual along the Bruce Highway
      elev: 223
      rwy: 01/19 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        IVERAGH [YIVG] T&G - visual along the Bruce Highway
      elev: 98
      rwy: 13/31 grass
      CTAF: 126.7
        MAURICE HILL [MRH] overfly - visual along the Bruce Highway
        GLADSTONE [YGLA] Land - visual along the South Western Highway
      elev: 59
      rwy: 10/28 asphalt
      CTAF: 118.8
      VOR: GLA 116.3 Chart

    • 03 December 2022 05:00 PM Until 04 December 2022 01:00 PM
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      December brings summer weather to the South Pacific, complete with scorching sun, soaring temperatures, and more than a few thunderstorms.
      For VATSIM's pilots and controllers the answer is obvious: it's time to once again take to the virtual skies and Cross the Ditch!
       
      What's it all about?
      For twenty hours this December, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch.
      An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from two and a half to three and a half hours flight time.
      Throughout the event, Oceania's two divisions – VATNZ and VATPAC – will be providing full gate-to-gate ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event.
      This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight!
      If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze.
       
      Event Times
      This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world to join the fun:
      UTC: Saturday 3rd December 2022 17:00 - Sunday 4th December 2022 13:00 AEDT: Sunday 4th December 2022 04:00 - Monday 5th December 2022 00:00 NZDT: Sunday 4th December 2022 06:00 - Monday 5th December 2022 02:00  
      Waves
      This season's event is organised in waves. Each airport will have a three-to-four-and-a-half hour departure window, during which time flights will be able to leave for the next destination. As the window closes, the departure window will open at the next destination.
      Given each of the flights is 3 - 4.5hrs in length, the previous wave's flights will be arriving at the same airport as the next wave departs, maximising the amount of traffic at each airport.
      NOTE: in order to ensure that you have ATC coverage throughout your flight, you MUST fly the wave route that is active at the time of your departure.
      The individual routes are designed to ensure as much opposing traffic enroute as possible.
      Each flight passes from one Oceania division to the other, and the result is six mini-flyins over the course of twenty hours!
       
      The Waves for Cross the Ditch 23: Summer 2022 are:
      Wave Flight Departure Window UTC AEDT NZDT 1 Wellington, New Zealand (NZWN) to
      Brisbane, Australia (YBBN) 1700-2000 0400-0700 0600-0900 2 Brisbane, Australia (YBBN) to
      Dunedin, New Zealand (NZDN) 2000-2330 0700-1030 0900-1230 2a Brisbane, Australia (YBBN) to
      Christchurch, New Zealand (NZCH)
      (Large Aircraft Alternate) 2000-2330 0700-1030 0900-1230 3 Dunedin, New Zealand (NZDN) to
      Canberra, Australia (YSCB) 2330-0300 1030-1400 1230-1600 3a Christchurch, New Zealand (NZCH) to
      Canberra, Australia (YSCB)
      (Large Aircraft Alternate) 2330-0300 1030-1400 1230-1600 4 Canberra, Australia (YSCB) to
      Christchurch, New Zealand (NZCH) 0230-0630 1330-1730 1530-1930 5 Christchurch, New Zealand (NZCH) to
      Newcastle, Australia (YWLM) 0530-0930 1630-2030 1830-2230
       
      Calling all Pilots and Controllers
      Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section.
      Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute.
      Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page.
       
    • 04 December 2022 09:30 AM Until 10:45 AM
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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.
      Please note Rule B13 in the VATSIM Code of Conduct regarding weather.
      Distance: 138 nm
      Est Flight Time: Approx 75 min. Departure times may be staggered to avoid congestion.
      Aircraft: Any GA aircraft capable of 120 kias.
      Altitude: Not above 8500 ft. Suggested 2500 ft.
      Flight plan

      File as: YGLA YAWT ANDA YBUD YPAC URAN YHBA
      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 Bundaberg and for other airports.
       
      Flight details
      GLADSTONE [YGLA] Takeoff
      elev: 59
      rwy: 10/28 asphalt
      CTAF: 118.8
      VOR: GLA 116.3
        BUSTARD HEAD LIGHTHOUSE overfly - visual along the coast
        AGNES WATER [YAWT] T&G - visual along the coast
      elev: 27
      rwy: 14/32 dirt
      CTAF: 126.7
        YANDARAN [ANDA] overfly - visual along the coast and Mullet Creek
        BUNDABERG [YBUD] T&G - visual along Rosedale Road
      elev: 107
      rwy: 14/32 asphalt
      rwy: 07/25 grass
      CTAF: 126.9
      NDB: BUD 302
        PACIFIC HAVEN [YPAC] T&G - visual along the railway
      elev: 30
      rwy: 02/20 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.7
        URANGAN [URAN] overfly - visual along the coast
        HERVEY BAY [YHBA] Land - visual along Booral Road
      elev: 60
      rwy: 11/29 asphalt
      CTAF: 126.55 Chart

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