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    • Callum Strawbridge

      VATPAC Launches Discord Trial   04/18/2018

      The VATPAC Board is excited to announce a community trial of Discord as an alternative voice communication client to Teamspeak. The purpose of this trial is to establish whether a new permanent voice client will be used. The trial will last for a period of twelve (12) months during which the Teamspeak and Discord will work side by side to ensure no disruption to any activities. During this time, we encourage the use of both clients so that we can gather as much feedback as possible from a large variety of members.    To assist you in installing and setting up Discord, we have created a tutorial available on the VATPAC website. If you already have Discord, you can connect to our server by clicking here.   The 12-month trial may be reduced or extended by a unanimous Board vote and after consultation with the community through the forums. If the decision to reduce is made, and we officially deem discord to be the preferred chat medium, Teamspeak will nevertheless remain available, with reduced capacity for the whole of the initial 12 month period.    The VATPAC Teamspeak & Discord policy has been updated to reflect these changes and in accordance with the review schedule. Please make yourself familiar with this policy should you choose to connect to one of our community voice services.    If you wish to provide feedback on the trial, you can do so through the feedback form on the VATPAC website using the category 'Community Voice Client Trial'.   Otherwise, if you have any questions, please feel free to approach a staff member or get in touch via email. 

Events happening today

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    16 April 2018     


     
    Welcome to the latest Iron Mic attempt featuring Gold Coast. With a lovely new ORBX City Scene scenery package released and some fantastic freeware available, why not fly into the Gold Coast? With VFR and IFR traffic welcome, make sure our controllers are working hard.
    The following positions will be the primary positions:
     
    CG_TWR
    CG_APP
    BN-DOS_CTR
     
    To give us the best chance possible, please logon to the above positions at Gold Coast 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 which recognizes a position 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. 
     
    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 Gold Coast positions. You can do this on Facebook 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!

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    22 April 2018 10:00 AM     12:15 PM


    Event Details
    Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
    Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
    Distance : 266 nm
    Est Flight Time : approx 90 mins
    Aircraft : Single or twin engine turboprop aircraft such as Pilatus PC-12, Beechcraft King Air, Mitsubishi Solitaire, Lancair Legacy or similar capable of 225 to 255 kias.
    Communications : Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. 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.
    Altitude : Not above FL125
    Flightplan
    File as : YPBO YAHD YMAU YELE YMEK
    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 :
    Ashburton Downs YAHD (includes old YADH) Mount Augustus Station YMAU Belele Station YELE ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details
    PARABURDOO [YPBO] Takeoff
    elev : 1406'
    rwy : 06/24ns asphalt
    * ns - non standard right circuit
    CTAF : 126.80
    ASHBURTON DOWNS [YAHD] T&G - H-251° D-41.6 nm
    elev : 773'
    rwy : 18/36 10/28 dirt
    CTAF : 131.25  
    MOUNT AUGUSTUS [YMAU] T&G - H-186° D-55.6 nm
    elev : 1273'
    rwy : 10/28 13/31 dirt
    CTAF : 131.25  
    BELELE STATION [YELE] T&G - H-153° D-138.4 nm
    elev : 1422'
    rwy : 08/26 12/30 dirt
    CTAF : 131.25  
    MEEKATHARRA [YMEK] Land - H-117° D-31 nm
    elev : 1713'
    rwy : 09/27 asphalt
    rwy : 15/33 dirt
    CTAF : 126.55
    VOR/DME MEK 112.90
    NDB : 251.0  
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