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  • Upcoming Events

    • 15 July 2020 10:00 AM Until 11:30 AM
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      This Weeks Flight on 15th July 2020 finds us in the Copper Canyon, Mexico. Copper Canyon, in northern Mexico, is a series of massive canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. Popular for hiking, it gets its name from the copper-green hue of the canyon walls. The famous Chepe (Ferrocarril Barrancas del Cobre) train connects the region via over 80 tunnels and nearly 40 bridges.
      We will basically follow the rail line from Creel to Temoris (NB: The rail line is very windy and therefore the flight route is only indicative). We then leave the rail line and fly across many canyons finally returning to Creel via northern part of the Rio San Ignacio canyon.
      Flight suggested by Dan McKee YMA555
      Scenery Required: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/42499-copper-canyon/
      Only 33MB
      Mesh Recommended: http://www.alpilotx.net/downloads/x-plane-11-hd-mesh-scenery-v4/ 
      Choose Square/Tile +20-110 (1.8GB)
       
      Aircraft Suggested: Robin DR40 or similar 120kias
      Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC
      Flight Details: LINK
      Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable.
      Flight Plan:(MX31-MX31)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11

    • 17 July 2020 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 : 152 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft that can handle rough airstrips such as Quest Kodiak, Cessna Caravan, Pilatus PC6, DHC Twin Otter or similar capable of 135 to 155 kias.
      Altitude : Up to 9500.
      Flightplan
      File as : YPGV YGUM YGAN YLMA YWRV YBIC YGTE
      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
      GOVE [YPGV] Takeoff
      elev : 205
      rwy : 13/31 asphalt
      CTAF : 127.80
      NDB : GV GOVE 380.0
      VOR/DME : GV GOVE 114.10
      GURRUMURRU [YGUM] T&G - H-236° D-40
      elev : 50
      rwy : 10/28 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      GAN GAN [YGAN] T&G - H-207° D-32
      elev : 77
      rwy : 12L/30R 12R/30L dirt
      rwy : 01/19 disused
      CTAF : 122.80
      BALMA [YLMA] T&G - H-201° D-13
      elev : 39
      rwy : 10/28 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      WALKER RIVER [YWRV] T&G - H-190° D-22
      elev : 67
      rwy : 10/28 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      BICKERTON ISLAND AIRPORT [YBIC] T&G - H-108° D-28
      elev : 63
      rwy : 12/30 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      GROOTE EYLANDT [YGTE] Land - H-123° D-19
      elev : 53
      rwy : 10/28 asphalt
      CTAF : 126.00
      DME : GTE GROOTE EYLANDT 114.80
      NDB : GTE GROOTE EYLANDT 407.0
      Chart

    • 19 July 2020 10:00 AM Until 11:30 AM
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      Event Details
      NOTE : This flight with the exception of the departure and destination airports include airstrips not supported in P3D/FSX scenery packages. The flight can still be conducted with pilots opting to overfly the unsupported airstrips. Another alternative is to fly the reciprocal flight YPGV-YGTE in reverse as all intermediate airfields are included in OZX scenery packages.
      Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
      Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
      Distance : 152 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft that can handle rough airstrips such as Quest Kodiak, Cessna Caravan, Pilatus PC6, DHC Twin Otter or similar capable of 135 to 155 kias.
      Altitude : Up to 9500.
      Flightplan
      File as : YGTE YUBK YCHI YTIY YRUL YBYM YPGV
      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
      GROOTE EYLANDT [YGTE] Takeoff
      elev : 53
      rwy : 10/28 asphalt
      CTAF : 126.00
      DME : GTE GROOTE EYLANDT 114.80
      NDB : GTE GROOTE EYLANDT 407.0
      UMBAKUMBA [YUBK] T&G - H-067° D-20
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 77
      rwy : 6/24 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      CAPE SHIELD (DJARRAKPI) [YCHI] T&G - H-319° D-43
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 101
      rwy : 14/32 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      TRIAL BAY [YTIY] T&G - H-020° D-21
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 75
      rwy : 13/31 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      RURRANGALA [YRUL] T&G - H-279° D-15
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 155
      rwy : 14/32 grass
      CTAF : 122.80
      BUYMARR [YBYM] T&G - H-054° D-26
      (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
      elev : 40
      rwy : 12/30 dirt
      CTAF : 122.80
      GOVE [YPGV] Land - H-019° D-27
      elev : 205
      rwy : 13/31 asphalt
      CTAF : 127.80
      NDB : GV GOVE 380.0
      VOR/DME : GV GOVE 114.10
      Chart

    • 20 July 2020 08:00 AM Until 12:00 PM
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      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
      As the trial for rostering MRM has concluded, we encourage ATC to open the following positions to provide ATC Services to pilots!
      SY_ATIS 126.25 SY_DEL 133.80 SY_GND 126.50 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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