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    • 21 October 2020 09:30 AM Until 11:00 AM
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      This Weeks Flight on 21st October 2020 finds us in the Scottish Highlands, UK flying from Inverness (EGPE) to Plockton (XPLO) then south across the bay to Mallaig where we follow the A830 and the railway to Fort William Locks then south west along Loch Linnhe to Glenforsa (X6MU) then east to Oban (EGEO).
      Scenery Suggested:
      With the plethora of simulation platforms now being flown it has become tedious to make scenery recommendations so scenery is left to the choice of each pilot.
      Most flights using X-Plane 11 will also benefit from improved mesh which can be obtained from https://www.alpilotx.net/ There is HD and UHD available depending on region. Just check each download page and locate the relevant tile/co-ordinate, download and install as usual. Ensure that the mesh folder is placed in the correct order at bottom of Scenery_packs.ini file.
       
      Aircraft Suggested: Any capable of 140 kias
      Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC
      Flight Details: EGPE-EGEO
      Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable.
      Flight Plan:(EGPE-EGEO)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11

       

       
    • 22 October 2020 08:00 AM Until 11:00 AM
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      Welcome to Thursday Therapy
      Thursday Therapy is a new era in VATPAC events, introducing you to a new series of routes, aircraft and experiences. With the new and improved time of 0800z-1100z based on your feedback. Because of the short distance this week we recommend a C172, SR22 or aircraft of similar size. If you want to do multiple flights, we recommend the TBM930 or King Air 350.

      Be sure to join us on the VATPAC discord. To join, visit here.
      Welcome back to Therapy Thursday! This week we are jumping across to Western Australia. Departing from either the Perth, Perth Jandakot or Busselton enjoy the stunning coastal WA views. Whether you want to fly via the route or break off to do VFR city orbits on arrival the choice is all yours. 
       
      Routes:
      YPPH-YBLN: PH MANDU W20 BLN (0:50 Flight Time)
      YPJT-YBLN: JT YMUL YBUN (1:00 Flight Time)
      YBLN-YPPH: BLN W20 MANDU DCT PH (1:00 Flight Time)
      YBLN-YPPH: BLN DCT MANDU DCT JT (0:55 Flight Time)
       
      ATC:
       
      Login
      Callsign
      Frequency
      JT_TWR Jandakot Tower 118.100 JT_GND Jandakot Ground 124.300       PH_APP Perth Approach 123.600 PH_TWR Perth Tower 127.400 PH_GND Perth Ground 121.700 PH_DEL Perth Delivery 118.550       ML-ESP_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.950  
      Scenery:
      YPPH - Perth
      MFSG - Payware (P3D/FSX) 
      Axon - Payware (X-Plane 11)
      Rasho - Freeware (X-Plane)
       
      YPJT - Perth Jandakot 
      ORBX - Payware (P3D/FSX)
      'fschutzman' - Freeware (X-Plane) 
       
      YBLN - Busselton
      ORBX - Freeware (P3D/FSX)
      TBTX - Freeware (X-Plane)
       
      MISC - Miscellaneous Items:
      Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) 
    • 23 October 2020 09:30 AM Until 10:45 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 : 160 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Cessna Caravan or similar capable of 155 to 165 kias.
      Altitude : Below Perth CTA steps and remain clear of Pearce Restricted Airspace
      Flightplan
      File as : YPJT VFR.4 LANCELIN.ISL VFR.1 YCVS VFR.2 VFR.1 YJUR YLEA
      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 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.
      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
      Required for Destination YLEA - Alan Blencowe's Complete Scenery Collection ORBX Perth Jandakot [YPJT] 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 Voz1.8 (Vista Australis) for X-Plane Jandakot Aerodrome
      Jandakot Aerodrome services general aviation aircraft located in close proximity to Perth Internation Airport and Pearce Airbase further to the north.
      For this flight we depart Jandakot to the north and track the VFR Route 4 along the coast to our destination of Leeman. For the purposes of this flight it will be assumed Pearce restricted airspace R146A is active will and require the use of VFR 1/VFR 2 to avoid infringing the airspace.
      Scenery limitations
      Jandakot recently underwent some changes when the 12/30 runway was extended. Any documentation at Air Services Australia in recent AIRACs will reflect these changes. Sadly, simulation scenery for P3D/FSX and X-Plane has failed to keep pace. Both simulations still depict Jandakot as displayed in the accompanying CASA manuevring chart displayed below.

      Airport Diagram is extracted from CASA Jandakot manoeuvring area map
      Circuit Directions
      Note : Circuit runway 24L/06R is only available when ATC is active
      Tower Active
      RWY 06L - Left RWY 06R - Right RWY 24L - Left RWY 24R - Right RWY 12 - Left RWY 30 - Left 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 06L/24R runway. Check with Jandakot ATIS pior to starting. Tower Inactive
      RWY 06L - Right RWY 12 - Left RWY 24R - Left RWY 30 - Left RWY 24L/06R - Unavailable Frequencies
      CTAF : 118.10 TWR : 118.10 / 119.40 SMC : 124.30 ATIS : 128.65 / 281 NDB : JT 281.0 Flight Details
      JANDAKOT [YPJT] Takeoff
      elev : 99
      rwy : 12/30 06R/24L 06L/24R asphalt
      CTAF : 118.10
      NDB : JT JANDAKOT 281.0
      IF ATC ACTIVE CALL - '[AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] [NORTHERN APRON|CENTRAL APRON|SOUTHERN APRON] REQUEST TAXI RUNWAY [DUTY RUNWAY] VFR DEPARTURE VIA Fremantle Golf Course'
      At the hold point of the duty runway - "Ready hold point [DUTY RUNWAY] received [ATIS ID] for departure via Fremantle Golf Course [#]Persons On Board"
      LANCELIN ISLAND Overfly - Coastal via VFR.4 D-72
      SOUTH MARKER [SOUTH] Overfly - VFR.1 D-9
      NORTH MARLER [NORTH] Overfly - VFR.1 D-11
      CERVANTES [YCVS] T&G - VFR.1 D-20
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 9
      rwy : 16/34 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      NAMBUNG [NAMBU] Overfly - VFR.2 D-9
      JURIEN BAY [YJUR] Overfly - VFR.1 D-18
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D, X-Plane)
      LEEMAN [YLEA] Land - H-351° D-20
      elev : 14
      rwy : 02/20 13/31 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      PERTH Visual Navigation Chart (VNC)

      JANDAKOT Visual Terminal Chart (VTC)

    • 24 October 2020 09:30 PM Until 25 October 2020 10:45 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 : 215 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft King Air, Pilatus PC12 or similar capable of 195 to 215 kias.
      Altitude : Below Perth CTA steps and remain clear of Pearce Restricted Airspace
      Flightplan
      File as : YLEA YMOA YWOH YGOM YNHM MUE CDM BRIC FDL YPJT
      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 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.
      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
      Required for Departure Airport YLEA - Alan Blencowe's Complete Scenery Collection ORBX Perth Jandakot [YPJT] 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 Voz1.8 (Vista Australis) for X-Plane Jandakot Aerodrome
      Jandakot Aerodrome services general aviation aircraft located in close proximity to Perth Internation Airport and Pearce Airbase further to the north.
      Scenery limitations
      Jandakot recently underwent some changes when the 12/30 runway was extended. Any documentation at Air Services Australia in recent AIRACs will reflect these changes. Sadly, simulation scenery for P3D/FSX and X-Plane has failed to keep pace. Both simulations still depict Jandakot as displayed in the accompanying CASA manuevring chart displayed below.

      Airport Diagram is extracted from CASA Jandakot manoeuvring area map
      Circuit Directions
      Note : Circuit runway 24L/06R is only available when ATC is active
      Tower Active
      RWY 06L - Left RWY 06R - Right RWY 24L - Left RWY 24R - Right RWY 12 - Left RWY 30 - Left 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 06L/24R runway. Check with Jandakot ATIS. Tower Inactive
      RWY 06L - Right RWY 12 - Left RWY 24R - Left RWY 30 - Left RWY 24L/06R - Unavailable Frequencies
      CTAF : 118.10 TWR : 118.10 / 119.40 SMC : 124.30 ATIS : 128.65 / 281 NDB : JT 281.0 Flight Details
      LEEMAN [YLEA] Takeoff
      elev : 14
      rwy : 02/20 13/31 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      MOORA [YMOA] T&G - H-131° D-67
      elev : 662
      rwy : 02/20 03/21 grass
      rwy : 12/30 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      WONGAN HILLS [YWOH] T&G - H-108° D-40
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 1054
      rwy : 07/25 asphalt
      rwy : 1/19 12/30 grass
      CTAF : 122.80
      GOOMALLING [YGOM] T&G - H-165° D-30
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 825
      rwy : 06/24 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      NORTHAM ARMY BASE [YNHM] T&G - H-217° D-24
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 963
      rwy : 17/35 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      MOUNT DALE [MUE] Overfly - H-213° D-32
      CANNING DAM [CDM] Overfly - H-259° D-9
      BRICK WORKS [BRIC] Overfly - H-264° D-6
      *** Inbound reporting point ***
      IF TWR ACTIVE CALL [AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] BRICK WORKS 1500 RECEIVED INFORMATION [ATIS IDENTIFIER] INBOUND
      DO NOT PROCEED INTO JANDAKOT UNTIL TWR RESPONDS WITH FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
      FORRESTDALE LAKE [FDL] Overfly - H-276° D-4
      JANDAKOT [YPJT] Land - H-328° D-5
      elev : 99
      rwy : 12/30 06R/24L 06L/24R asphalt
      CTAF : 118.10
      NDB : JT JANDAKOT 281.0
      PERTH Visual Navigation Chart (VNC)

      JANDAKOT Visual Terminal Chart (VTC)

    • 26 October 2020 08:00 AM Until 12:00 PM
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      It is that time of the month again! VATPAC invites you to attend the next instalment of Milk Run Monday! This week we are heading to Western Australia! 
      Fly between Perth International Airport (YPPH) and Broome International Airport (YBRM) between 0730z - 1130z with the expectation of full ATC services throughout the event! 
      Traffic for these events tends to build at around 6 PM AEDT and tends to peak from 8-9 PM AEDT. ATC Positions will be scarce! Float around the discord if you are available to control and we may even open some Non-Standard ENR & TMA Splits for you all to enjoy!
       
      Routes:
      Here are the recommended routes for you to fly during this event! Remember, you are more than welcome to fly to any airport in between!
      YPPH - YBRM: PH AMANA Y31 KAPNI BRM 
      YBRM - YPPH: BRM BUDLO Q38 JULIM PH

       
      ATC:
      Prefer to control during this event? Positions are often scarce, so be sure to float around on the discord to check when positions become available! Remember there are non-standard positions that can be opened should you be looking to join in on the fun (see a C3 or Senior Staff Member for authorisation to open them!!!) - Non-Standard Positions are noted with * beside the callsign.
      Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: BRM_GND Broome Ground 121.700 BRM_TWR Broome Tower 126.000       BN-TRT_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.200 ML-ORE_CTR Melbourne Centre 127.000 ML-BIL_CTR* Melbourne Centre 132.000 ML-ESP_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.950       PH_APP Perth Approach 123.600 PH_DEP* Perth Departures 118.700 PH_TWR Perth Tower 127.400 PH_GND Perth Ground 121.700 PH_DEL Perth Delivery 118.550       Scenery:
      YPPH - Perth International Airport
      Payware - MFSG (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX)
      Freeware - Gateway (xPlane)
      YBRM - Broome International Airport
      Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - Kym Burton (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - Xplane Gateway (Xplane)
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