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    • 19 July 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 : 250 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 90 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin turboprob engine aircraft such as PC12, Beechcraft King Air or similar capable of 210 to 250 kias (limited below A10,000).
      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 : Not above FL125
      Flightplan
      File as : YFTZ YMGR YHLC WOLFE.CREEK YBIL YBGO
      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 :  The accompanying GPS Flightplan is recommended method of locating Wolfe Creek Crater. From the air this feature can be difficult to identify.
      Recommended Scenery
      FSX / P3D
      ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Ozx Balgo Hill YBGO Ozx Fitzroy Crossing YFTZ Alan Blenco Margaret River Station X-Plane 10/11
      Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details
      * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr"
      FITZROY CROSSING [YFTZ] Takeoff
      elev : 368
      rwy : 01/19 bitumen
      CTAF : 126.70
      MARGARET RIVER STATION [YMGR] T&G - H-106° D-80
      elev : 374
      rwy : 02/20 asphalt
      CTAF : 126.70
      HALLS CREEK [YHLC] T&G - H-059° D-50
      elev : 1346
      rwy : 04/22 asphalt
      rwy : 08/26 clay
      CTAF : 126.70
      NDB : HLC HALLS CREEK 245.0
      WOLFE CREEK CRATER Orbit the rim then continue - H-170° D-57
      NOTE : Each sim is likely to depict this differently. In FSX with OZX the crater is painted into the surface and is flat with no relief. X-Plane renders the crater as a part of its mesh. Unknown for those using ORBX AU V2
      BILLILUNA [YBIL] T&G - H-194° D-24
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 997
      rwy : 10/28 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25)
      BALGO HILL [YBGO] Land - H-150° D-40
      elev : 1440
      rwy : 15/33 gravel
      CTAF : 126.70
      Chart

    • 21 July 2019 10:00 AM Until 11:30 AM
      0  

      Event Details

      Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
      Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
      Distance : 250 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 90 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin turboprob engine aircraft such as PC12, Beechcraft King Air or similar capable of 210 to 250 kias (limited below A10,000).
      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 : Not above FL125
      Flightplan
      File as : YBGO A006 WOLFE.CREEK YCRK YCAJ YFTZ
      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 :  The accompanying GPS Flightplan is recommended method of locating Wolfe Creek Crater. From the air this feature can be difficult to identify.
      Recommended Scenery
      FSX / P3D
      ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Ozx Balgo Hill YBGO Ozx Fitzroy Crossing YFTZ X-Plane 10/11
      Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details
      * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr"
      BALGO HILL [YBGO] Takeoff
      elev : 1440
      rwy : 15/33 gravel
      CTAF : 126.70
      STURT CREEK [A006] T&G - H-007° D-60
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 1058
      rwy : 08/26 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      WOLFE CREEK CRATER Orbit the rim then continue - H-265° D-22
      NOTE : Each sim is likely to depict this differently. In FSX with OZX the crater is painted into the surface and is flat with no relief. X-Plane renders the crater as a part of its mesh. Unknown for those using ORBX AU V2
      CHRISTMAS CREEK STN [YCRK] T&G - H-276° D-107
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 537
      rwy : 14/32 7/25 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25)
      CADJEBUT [YCAJ] T&G - H-345° D-11
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 522
      rwy : 10/28 asphalt
      CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25)
      FITZROY CROSSING [YFTZ] Land - H-324° D-36
      elev : 368
      rwy : 01/19 bitumen
      CTAF : 126.70
      Chart

    • 22 July 2019 09:00 AM Until 12:00 PM
      0  

       
      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)
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