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    08 April 2018 02:00 AM     06:00 AM

    After a long hiatus, GA Madness is back and stronger than ever!

    What is GA Madness?
    GA Madness focuses on the smaller side of aviation. It's designed to test a controller’s limits with high workload into small airports, with VFR and IFR aircraft. GA Madness focuses on class D airports and this time we’ll be focusing on Essendon, Avalon and Moorabbin.

    Where can I fly?
    These airports are some of the busiest airports in Australia, however, don't get enough TLC from our controllers. You are welcome to conduct circuts, local area flights or even instrument operations. You may also want to fly a scenic route over the CBD! For those who are looking for longer flights, you could travel across the Bass Strait or perhaps conduct a Jetgo flight to another airport. The choice is yours! 

    Bring plenty of fuel and some charts as our controllers assist you to navigate through one of the busiest TMA's in the country. 

    The Details!

    Sunday, 8th April 2018

    ATC Will be provided from 0200z-0600z ||1200 - 1600 AEST
    Full details on the forums here https://forums.vatpac.org/index.php/topic,18679.0.html

    ATC Applications will close Friday 30MAR18. The roster will be published by Sunday 01APR18.      

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    08 April 2018 10:00 AM     12:00 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 :120 nm
    Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins
    Aircraft :Single engine piston aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 135 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 : Remain clear of Melbourne class C steps.
    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.
    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.
    Moorabbin Procedures
    Moorabbin is a general aviation class D aerodrome and is located in close proximity to Melbourne International and Essendon Airport. An excellent source of information for Moorabbin VFR operations inbound and outbound can be found in CASA's "Ontrack" Online Reference Resource. Pilots unfamiliar with Moorabbin Operations are encouraged to visit the site and review available information prior to operating within Moorabbin airspace.
    In particular refer to :
    Outbound to the South Inbound from the west via Bachus Marsh. Only applicable from ALTONA SOUTH. Flight Details
    MOORABBIN [YMMB] Takeoff
    elev : 55'
    rwy : 13L/31R 13R/31L asphault
    rwy : 17L/35R 17R/35L asphault
    CTAF/TWR : 118.10
    NDB : MB 398.0
    TOORADIN [YTDN] T&G - H-122° D-20.9 nm
    elev : 10'
    rwy : 04ns/22 sealed
    rwy : 14/32ns unsealed
    * ns - Non standard right circuit
    No Dead Side - Join UPWIND or DOWNWIND
    CTAF : 124.20  
    PHILLIP ISLAND [YPID] T&G - H-206° D-18.9 nm
    elev : 43'
    rwy : 04/22 18/36 gravel
    CTAF : 131.25  
    MARTHA POINT [MTH] Overfly - H-298° D-21 nm  
    ST LEONARDS [YSLE] T&G - H-287° D-16 nm
    elev : 53'
    rwy : 01/19 11/29 grass
    CTAF : 131.25  
    WERRIBEE SOUTH [WBES] Overfly - H-348° D-11.5 nm  
    ALTONA SOUTH [ALTS] Overfly - H-034° D-8.3 nm
    Plan to be at A1500 when joining Melbourne coastal eastward bound  
    BRIGHTON [BTO] Overfly - Melbourne Coastal VFR Corridor A1500
    Inbound Moorabbin reporting point. Obtain YMMB ATIS if Tower is active.
    Do not enter the control zone until given further instructions to proceed or join the circuit  
    MOORABBIN [YMMB] Land - Visual  

    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.

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