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  • Upcoming Events

    • 23 August 2019 10:00 AM Until 11:30 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 : 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)
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    • 25 August 2019 10:00 AM Until 11:30 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 : 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

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    • 26 August 2019 08:30 AM Until 12:00 PM
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      It's the End of the Month. Time to go somewhere else for a change. This week: Hamilton Island
      Also on the menu: Mackay
       

      Recommended Routes
      YBHM - YBBN
      HM B462 MK V153 POONA Y61 RUROX Y177 SMOKA
      YBBN - YBHM
      CORAL Q26 HM
      YBBN - YBMK
      CORAL Q26 CAPRI UQ493 PROBO V134 WELKE
      YBMK - YBBN
      POONA Y61 RUROX Y177 SMOKA
       
      ATC
      BN_DEL.......................................................118.85
      BN_GND.......................................................121.70
      BN_TWR.......................................................120.50
      BN_APP.......................................................124.70
      BN-TBP_CTR...................................................120.55
      BN-DOS_CTR...................................................135.60
      HM_TWR.......................................................118.70
      MK_TWR.......................................................124.50
       
       
      Scenery
      ORBX Australia (Enroute) FSX/P3D (PAYWARE) ORBX YBBN Brisbane Flukey's Sunshine Coast and Brisbane-West-Wellcamp Hamilton Island scenery: https://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html (Download from antsairplanes link)
      Mackay Scenery: http://ausfs.tk/scenery/ (Lite Scenery menu)    
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