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 piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Piper Warrior or similar capable of 115 to 135 kias.
Altitude : Remain clear of Brisbane and Gold Coast Controlled airspace.
File as : YBAF YJCW YSPT NEN STOT YTYH YLIS YBNA
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.
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.
FSX / P3D
ORBX CityScene Gold Coast
ANTS Balina/Byron Gateway Airport
OZX 3.5 AU Scenery
Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane
ARCHERFIELD [YBAF] Takeoff
elev : 63
rwy : 10L/28Rns 10Rns/28L asphalt
rwy : 04Rns/28L 04L/22Rns grass
CTAF/TWR : 118.10
HECK FIELD [YHEC] T&G - H-113° D-21
elev : 10
rwy : 10/28 18/36 gravel
CTAF : 119.00
SOUTHPORT [YSPT] T&G - H-157° D-9
elev : 5
rwy : 01/19 dirt
CTAF : 119.00
NERANG [NEN] Overfly - H-202° D-5
IF ATC BN/CG APPROACH Active - request approval before proceeding into Gold Coast CTA.
STOTTS ISLAND [STOT] Overfly - Western VFR Route D-19
TYAGARAH [YTYH] T&G - Western VFR Route then coastal D-20
elev : 15
rwy : 05/23 grass
rwy : 01/19 ???
CTAF : 126.70
LISMORE [YLIS] T&G - H-216° D-21
elev : 35
rwy : 15/33 asphalt
CTAF : 124.20
BALLINA/BYRON GATEWAY [YBNA] Land - H-079° D-16
elev : 7
rwy : 06ns/24 asphalt
CTAF : 124.20
NDB : BNA BALLINA 206.0