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  • Upcoming Events

    • 10 April 2020 10:00 AM Until 11:15 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 : 230 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 120 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin turbine engine aircraft such as Pilatus PC12, Beechcraft King Air or similar capable of 205 to 250 kias.
      Altitude : Up to 9500ft
      Flightplan
      File as : YPAG YQRN YHAW YRYK YWPD YBLM YBLC YARK YNPU YLEC
      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. 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.
      Recommended Scenery
      FSX / P3D
      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 Flight Details
      PORT AUGUSTA [YPAG] Takeoff
      elev : 56
      rwy : 15/33 asphalt
      CTAF : 126.70
      QUORN [YQRN] T&G - H-054° D-23
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 881
      rwy : 18/36 dirt
      CTAF : 126.70
      HAWKER [YHAW] T&G - H-025° D-34
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 1052
      rwy : 18/36 asphalt
      CTAF : 126.70
      RAWNSLEY PK STN [YRYK] T&G - H-023° D-14
      elev : 1384
      rwy : 03/21 dirt
      CTAF : 126.70
      WILPENA POUND [YWPD] T&G - H-358° D-8
      elev : 1707
      rwy : 10/28 dirt
      CTAF : 126.70
      AROONA CREEK Overfly - H-340° D-11
      PARACHILNA GORGE ROAD Overfly - H-327° D-14
      BLINMAN [YBLM] T&G - Follow Parachilna Gorge Road D-13
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 1972
      rwy : 14/32 04/22 dirt
      CTAF : 126.70
      BALCANOONA [YBLC] T&G - H-034° D-47
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 474
      rwy : 05/23 asphalt
      CTAF : 126.70
      ARKAROOLA [YARK] T&G - H-356° D-8
      elev : 797
      rwy : 03/21 dirt
      CTAF : 126.70
      NEPABUNNA [YNPU] T&G - H-235° D-26
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 1886
      rwy : 5/23 dirt
      CTAF : 126.70
      LEIGH CREEK [YLEC] Land - H-262° D-25
      elev : 856
      rwy : 11/29ns asphalt
      rwy : 02ns/20 bitumen
      CTAF : 126.70
      NDB : LEC LEIGH CREEK 287.0
      Chart

    • 12 April 2020 07:00 AM Until 10:00 AM
      2  
      Adelaide Non-precision Approach Night
      The name says it all. Due to "ground works" at Adelaide airport all precision approaches have been temporarily decommissioned. Nothing but non-precision approaches in use for this event!  
       
      Whats the difference between a precision and non-precision approach?
      Non-precision approaches provide lateral guidance (that is, heading information), but do not provide vertical guidance (i.e., altitude and/or glidepath guidance).
      some example of these include;
      VOR - VHF omnidirectional range NDB - Non-directional beacon RNP - Required navigation performance Precision approach systems provide both lateral (heading) and vertical (glidepath) guidance.
      some examples of these include;
      ILS - Instrument landing system GLS - GBAS landing system For more information on types of approaches click here.
       
      Focus Airport:
      YPAD - Adelaide International Airport
       
      Time and Date: 
      Sunday 12th April 2020
      0700z - 1000z
      3pm - 6pm AWST
      5pm - 8pm AEST
       
      ATC Positions:
      ATC positions will not be rostered for this event so  positions will be available on a first come first served basis. Some positions we expect to fill may include;
      AD_GND AD_TWR AD_APP ML-TBD_CTR ML-ESP_CTR ML-ASP_CTR ML-SNO_CTR  
      Recommended Routes:
      YMML - YPAD (~1hr 10min)
      DCT NEVIS H345 AD
      YBAS - YPAD (~2hrs)
      DCT SADEL J251 WHA H84 AD
      YPPH - YPAD (<3hrs)
      DCT HECTO Y135 ROGAS Y39 RIKAB DCT AD 
       
       
      Scenery
      Payware Adelaide Scenery
      Freeware Adelaide Scenery
      Freeware X-Plane Adelaide Scenery
      Payware ORBX Australia V2
       
      We hope to see as many of you there as possible. If you have any questions please feel free to post onto this thread or send a message to myself directly. Cheers! 
    • 12 April 2020 10:00 AM Until 11:15 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 : 230 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 120 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin turbine engine aircraft such as Pilatus PC12, Beechcraft King Air or similar capable of 205 to 250 kias.
      Altitude : Up to 9500ft
      Flightplan
      File as : YLEC YLYH YAMK YOLD YRXB YPWR YMGN YOKH YPAG
      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. 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.
      Recommended Scenery
      FSX / P3D
      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 Flight Details
      LEIGH CREEK [YLEC] Takeoff
      elev : 856
      rwy : 11/29ns asphalt
      rwy : 02ns/20 bitumen
      CTAF : 126.70
      NDB : LEC LEIGH CREEK 287.0
      LYNDHURST [YLYH] T&G - H-344° D-20
      elev : 482
      rwy : 13/31 dirt
      CTAF : 126.70
      ANDAMOOKA [YAMK] T&G - H-254° D-64
      elev : 250
      rwy : 07/25 dirt
      CTAF : 126.70
      OLYMPIC DAM [YOLD] T&G - H-251° D-14
      elev : 343
      rwy : 06/24 dirt
      CTAF : 126.60
      ROXBY DOWNS [YRXB] T&G - H-205° D-16
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 344
      rwy : 09/27 1/19 dirt
      CTAF : 126.70
      WOOMERA [YPWR] T&G - H-161° D-27
      elev : 549
      rwy : 12/30 18/36 asphalt
      CTAF/TWR : 118.30
      NDB : WR WOOMERA 248.0
      MOUNT GUNSON [YMGN] T&G - H-129° D-26
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 344
      rwy : 10/28 14/32 5/23 dirt
      CTAF : 126.60
      OAKDEN HILLS [YOKH] T&G - H-200° D-14
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 315
      rwy : 17/35 3/21 18/36 10/28 4/22 dirt
      CTAF : 126.60
      PORT AUGUSTA [YPAG] Land - H-139° D-61
      elev : 56
      rwy : 15/33 asphalt
      CTAF : 126.70
      Chart

    • 13 April 2020 Until 19 April 2020
      0  
      Welcome to the latest VATPAC Iron Mic attempt featuring Darwin. Darwin is the gateway to the Northern Territory and features a vast majority of  domestic destinations to choose from. With the recent release of MFSG Darwin scenery why not join us up north as we light up the Northern Territory capital.
       
      The following positions will be the primary positions:
       
      DN_TWR
      DN_APP
      BN-TRT_CTR
       
      To give us the best chance possible, please logon to the above positions at Darwin prior to occupying others. Remember, There are no reserved positions so if one of the above positions is available, logon!
       
      What is Iron Mic?
      Iron Mic is a weekly competition that VATSIM holds to recognizes the positions with the most hours logged on the network. It is broken into 3 categories; TWR, APP and CTR. The position in each category that logs the most online hours over a 7 day period wins the Iron Mic.
      Iron Mic runs from 0000z on Monday to 2359z on Sunday (0859 Monday AEDT)
      How do we know about our progress?
       
      Click on this link (http://fsmine.dhis.org/stats/showstats.cgi) to view all the VATSIM ATC stats for the week.
       
      Remember, Our aim is to keep the TWR, APP and CTR positions open as much as possible. Coordinate with other controllers to ensure maximum coverage of the Cairns positions. You can do this on Facebook, Teamspeak or the forums.
       
      VATSIM has set out a few rules regarding Iron Mic which can be viewed here https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=11100
       
      If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Good Luck VATPAC!
    • 13 April 2020 08:30 AM Until 12:30 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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