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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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    29 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 : 215 nm
    Est Flight Time : approx 95 mins
    Aircraft : Single or twin engine piston aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Pilatus PC-12 or similar capable of 185 to 215 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.
    For pilots connecting to VATSIM using VPilot, there is a work around that enables these pilots to also take advantage of online voice CTAF. Refer to this informative VATPAC Forum post to learn how to implement the work around.
    Altitude : Remain below Launceston Class C and D steps until cleared by any active ATC to enter the zone
    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
    ORBX Launceston [YMLT] ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details
    DEVONPORT [YDPO] Takeoff
    elev : 33'
    rwy : 06/24ns asphalt
    14/32 grass
    *ns - non standard right circuit
    CTAF : 126.90
    CLAUDE RD T&G - H-193° D-17.4 nm
    pos : LT R-265° D-43.3
    elev : 710'
    rwy : 05/23 dirt
    CTAF : 131.25 ("rw1.vatpac.org/VIRTUALVFR")  
    LAKE MACKENZIE Overfly - H-145° D-16.2 nm
    pos : LT R-243° D-37.7  
    LAKE ECHO [LKEC] Overfly - H-146° D-31.1 nm
    pos : LT R-200° D-44.0  
    WADDAMANA [YWDM] T&G - H-115° D-6.3 nm
    pos : LT R-193° D-46.1
    elev : 2190'
    rwy : 03/21
    CTAF : 131.25  
    pos : LT R-173° D-35.8
    elev : 2690'
    rwy : 08/26
    CTAF : 131.25  
    JACOBS SUGARLOAF [JSL] Overfly - H-018° D-14.6 nm
    pos : LT R-157° D-23.8  
    CONARA JUNCTION [CJN] Overfly - H-028° D-8.8 nm not above A3500
    pos : LT R-136° D-19.6
    ** LAUNCESTON INBOUND REPORTING - If Launceston Tower is active, make inbound call for touch and go
    LAUNCESTON [YMLT] T&G - H-315° D-19.9 nm
    elev : 562'/>rwy : 14R/32L asphalt
    rwy : 14L/32R 18/36 grass
    TWR/CTAF : 118.70
    VOR/DME : LT 112.60
    NDB : LT 242.0
    ILS : ILT 109.5 (rwy 32L)  
    SYMMONS PLAINS [SYP] Overfly - H-152° D-6.8 nm
    pos : LT R-152° D-6.6  
    HUMMOCKY HILLS [HYH] Overfly - H-165° D-4.7 nm
    pos : LT R-158° D-11.2  
    VALLEYFIELD T&G - H-140° D-4.9 nm
    pos : LT R-153° D-16.0
    elev : 550'
    rwy : 12/30 18/36 grass
    CTAF : 131.25  
    BEN LOMOND T&G - H-034° D-22 nm
    pos : LT R-079° D-20.1
    elev : 4700'
    rwy : 12/30 dirt
    CTAF : 131.25  
    MATHINNA T&G - H-050° D-11.2 nm
    pos : LT R-069° D-30.4
    elev : 1050'
    rwy : 16/34 grass
    CTAF : 131.25  
    ST HELENS [YSTH] Land - H-050° D-19.8 nm
    elev : 158'
    rwy : 08/26 gravel
    CTAF : 119.10  
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