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    • 25 November 2020 09:30 AM Until 11:00 AM
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      This Weeks Flight on 25th November 2020 finds us in New Zealand flying from Tauranga to Napier via Rotorua and Taupo
      Flight suggested by Dan McKee YMA555
      Scenery Suggested:
      MSFS 2020
      Rotorua
      Napier
      X-Plane 11
      Most X-Plane 11 flights 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: Low and slow 120kias
      Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC
      Flight Route: LINK
      Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable.
      Flight Plan:(NZTG-NZNR)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11

    • 27 November 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 : 150 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias.
      Altitude : Once clear of Launceston, remain below Launceston CTA
      Flightplan
      File as : YMLT TID GVH BNE YGTO YBDP YICE YPSI YLDB YFLI
      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 have a choice of alternatives for this flight. There is the obligatory accompanying flight plan for those that embrace the latest technology. For the more adventurous pilots the radial and distances are provided allowing the flight to be navigated using ground based radio and visual navigation techniques.
      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
      ORBX Launceston [YMLT] (P3D/FSX) Flinders Island (P3D/FSX) 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
      LAUNCESTON [YMLT] Takeoff
      elev : 562
      rwy : 14R/32L asphalt
      rwy : 18/36 14L/32R grass
      CTAF/TWR : 118.70
      NDB : LT LAUNCESTON 242.0
      VOR/DME : LT 112.60
      TAMAR ISLAND [TID] Overfly - H-315° D-11
      pos : LT R-314 11.4 R-DPO R-100 R-31.9
      GRAVELLY BEACH [GVH] Overfly - H-305° D-8
      pos : LT R-310 18.7 R-DPO R-093 R-25.2
      BATMAN BRIDGE [BNE] Overfly - H-315° D-5
      pos : LT R-311 23.5 R-DPO R-084 R-21.7
      GEORGE TOWN [YGTO] T&G - H-324° D-9
      pos : LT R-314 32.5 R- R-DPO R-060 R-19
      elev : 131
      rwy : 14/32 11/29 grass
      rwy : 06/24 bitumen
      CTAF : 127.30
      BRIDPORT [YBDP] T&G - H-083° D-26
      pos : LT R-002 32.4 R-DPO R-066 R-45.1
      elev : 54
      rwy : 10/28 gravel
      CTAF : 122.80
      ICENA [YICE] T&G - H-060° D-35
      pos : LT R-032 58.6 R-DPO R-064 R-80
      elev : 108
      rwy : 09/27 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      PASSAGE ISLAND [YPSI] T&G - H-007° D-23
      pos : LT R-025 80 R-DPO R-052 R-95.3
      elev : 121
      rwy : 14/32 09/27 grass
      CTAF : 122.80
      LADY BARRON [YLDB] T&G - H-332° D-19
      pos : LT R-016 93.3 R-DPO R-042 R-100
      elev : 43
      rwy : 07/25 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      FLINDERS ISLAND [YFLI] Land - H-285° D-13
      pos : LT R-008 94 R-FLI R-296 R-DPO R-035 R-95.8
      elev : 34
      rwy : 05ns/23 14ns/32 sealed
      CTAF : 127.80
      Chart


    • 28 November 2020 07:30 AM Until 11:30 AM
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      Welcome back to one of VATPAC's newest events - East Coast Connect! Whether you like to fly IFR in a commercial jet or small turboprop, or VFR in a smaller private aircraft, this is the event for you. Enjoy the beautiful scenery that NSW and the Gold Coast offer within your simulators!
       
      What is East Coast Connect?
      East Coast Connect is a new event that offers two different types of events every four weeks. Running every second Saturday, the first round is a connection between Brisbane, Sydney and the Gold Coast. In the second round, we connect Brisbane & Cairns!
      Pilots can expect ATC to be online between the nominated airfields from 0730z - 1130z!
      ATC can expect to apply their sequencing skills to generate a pleasant flow of traffic between the nominated airfields.
      East Coast Connect occurs every second Saturday. In the event a major event occurs on the same day, East Coast Connect will not run. Keep an eye out on the VATPAC Event Announcements for future renditions of this event!
       
      Routes:
      This week, we are flying between Brisbane International Airport (YBBN) and Cairns international Airport (YBCS)
      We recommend the following routes for you to fly during this event; however, you are more than welcome to fly to different aerodromes within the coverage area!
      YBBN -> YBCS:
      BN BIXAD Q67 UPOLO CS
      YBCS -> YBBN:
      CS SWIFT Y177 SMOKA BN
       
      ATC:
      The positions below will be available to be rostered. Should a position not be filled by the roster, then anyone is permitted to log on and fill that position. To be rostered for this event, click Here.
      Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: CS_DEL Cairns Delivery 128.750 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.700 CS_TWR
      CS_APP Cairns Tower
      Cairns Approach 124.900
      118.400       BN_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 119.900 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700       BN-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600       Non-Standard positions will be available for opening depending on traffic levels. They may only be opened once all of the rostered positions are filled. Please see a member of the Board of Directors, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position.
       
      Scenery:
      Brisbane International Airport (YBBN):
      Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      Cairns International Airport (YBCS):
      Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - FSClips (xPlane)
      MISC - Miscellaneous Items:
      Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Required by ORBX Airports*
       
      Do you have feedback for this event? Feel free to send your thoughts to events.vatpac.org. 
    • 29 November 2020 04:00 AM Until 06:00 AM
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      We're back and proud to announce the next event for the Light Up series, Light up South Australia! It is time to pull out those regional aircraft or commercial airliners and explore the wine country of Australia as we attempt to provide the most realistic ATC services for you as you travel to stunning destinations that South Australia has to offer. Travel between Adelaide (YPAD), Parafield (YPPF), Port Augusta (YPAG), Port Lincoln (YPLC), Mount Gambier (YMTG) Ceduna (YCDU) and Olympic Dam (YOLD) plus many more with the expectation of full services from 0400z - 0800z.
       
      What is Light Up South Australia?
      This event revolves around one of our older events (Regionals and Twins) with the idea being to provide ATC services to more regional locations around the country. Our regional towns don’t get the love like the big cities do, so let's change that! Travel to those often-forgotten destinations and provide controllers and pilots alike a different challenge. A chance to fly into an unfamiliar location and try an approach other than the usual ILS approach.
      During this event, you will receive an Outside Control Airspace Service at a majority of our airfields from the overlying ENR Controller. Pilots can expect the following service types depending on the class of airspace.

      We encourage you to use Adelaide's secondary airport Parafield (YPPF) - Australia's third busiest airport by ground movements for use with shorter routes. Parafield is the home of many small aircraft which fly heaps of VFR and IFR routes around the south as well as housing operational historic aircraft!
       
      Suggested Major Routes:
      South Australia has so much to offer and explore! Whether your flight is high or low, fast or slow, there are plenty of routes to fly. Find some of our suggested routes below, bearing in mind that Pilots are more than welcome to fly other routes from other destinations!
      Charts for all airports can be found here.
      Adelaide Based Routes:
      YPAD-YCDU: DCT HAWKY A585 ABTOD DCT
      YPAD-YOLD: DCT HOLIT W238 AVPAS DCT
      Parafield Based Routes:
      YPPF-YMTG: DCT ALBUT DCT
      YPPF-YPAG: DCT DOLVU PIREM DCT
      Port Lincoln Based Routes:
      YPLC-YPPF: DCT PILBY V707 RIKAB N640 AD DCT
      YPLC-YPAG: DCT PILBY V707 RIKAB HAWKY J58 WHA DCT
       
      ATC:
      ATC for this event will be rostered according to the positions nominated below. Applications to control this event can be made through here.
      Dependent on the number of ATC Applications will ultimately persuade the number of controller positions that are rostered. Positions that are planned to be rostered are below.
      Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: AD_DEL Adelaide Delivery 126.100 AD_GND Adelaide Ground 121.700 AD_TWR Adelaide Tower 120.500       AD_APP Adelaide  Approach 124.200 AD_DEP Adelaide Approach 118.200       ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.300  
      Scenery:
      YPAD - Adelaide:
      Payware - AUSCENE 2 (FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - AusFS(FSX/P3D)
      Freeware - TGD (xPlane)
      YPPF – Parafield Airport:
      Freeware - Chris K (xPlane)
      MISC - Miscellaneous:
      AusV2 - ORBX (Will update most OCTA Airport Maps)

      Do you have any feedback? Send an email to [email protected] or visit feedback.vatpac.org!
    • 29 November 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, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias.
      Altitude : Remain below Launceston CTA until after TARGA GAP
      Flightplan
      File as : YFLI YKCK PALANA YLDB YCBN YCKD SWAN.IS YBDP TAP NUA YMLT
      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 have a choice of alternatives for this flight. There is the obligatory accompanying flight plan for those that embrace the latest technology. For the more adventurous pilots the radial and distances are provided allowing the flight to be navigated using ground based radio and visual navigation techniques.
      Recommended Scenery
      FSX / P3D
      ORBX Launceston [YMLT] (P3D/FSX) Flinders Island (P3D/FSX) 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
      FLINDERS ISLAND [YFLI] Takeoff
      elev : 34
      rwy : 05ns/23 14ns/32 sealed
      CTAF : 127.80
      KILLIECRANKIE [YKCK] T&G - H-322° D-16
      elev : 100
      rwy : 09/27 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      PALANA T&G - H-016° D-7
      (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane)
      elev : 250
      rwy : 09/27 grass
      CTAF : 122.80
      LADY BARRON [YLDB] T&G - H-138° D-30
      elev : 43
      rwy : 07/25 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      CAPE BARREN ISLAND [YCBN] T&G - H-208° D-16
      pos : LT R-014 78.0 R-DPO R-044 R-85.6
      elev : 152
      rwy : 08/26 gravel
      rwy : 02/20 12/30 grass
      CTAF : 122.80
      CLARKE ISLAND [YCKD] T&G - H-133° D-9
      pos : LT R-020 74.0 R-DPO R-050 R-86.0
      elev : 185
      rwy : 11/29 05/23 09/27 grass
      CTAF : 122.80
      SWAN ISLAND [YSWI] T&G - H-168° D-13
      pos : LT R-026 62.6 R-DPO R-058 R-80.5
      elev : 41
      rwy : 09/27 grass
      CTAF : 122.80
      BRIDPORT [YBDP] T&G - H-227° D-36
      elev : 54
      rwy : 10/28 gravel
      CTAF : 122.80
      TARGA GAP [TAP] Overfly - H-175° D-18
      NUNAMARA [NUA] Overfly - H-195° D-5
      LAUNCESTON [YMLT] Land - H-189° D-10
      elev : 562
      rwy : 14R/32L asphalt
      rwy : 18/36 14L/32R grass
      CTAF/TWR : 118.70
      NDB : LT LAUNCESTON 242.0
      VOR/DME : LT LAUNCESTON 112.60
      Chart


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