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    30 September 2019      06 October 2019

    Welcome to the latest VATPAC Iron Mic attempt featuring Canberra! Canberra airport is the major airport serving Australia's capital city and features several domestic destinations and a couple of international ones too, placing it as Australia's 8th busiest airport. Join us from September 30th to October 6th as we attempt to take home yet another Iron Mic.
    The following positions will be the primary positions:
    To give us the best chance possible, please logon to the above positions at Canberra 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 to recognizes the positions 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.
    Iron Mic runs from 0000z on Monday to 2359z on Sunday (0859 Monday AEDT)
    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 Canberra positions. You can do this on Facebook, Teamspeak 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! Good Luck VATPAC!

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    04 October 2019 10:00 AM      11:45 AM

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    Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
    Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
    Distance : 175 nm
    Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins
    Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias.
    Altitude : Remain clear of Canberra CTA steps once clear of the airport
    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.
    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.
    Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>".
    For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr".
    Recommended Scenery
    FSX / P3D
    ORBX Bathurst [YBTH] ORBX YSCB Canberra Airport ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11
    Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details
    * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr"
    CANBERRA [YSCB] Takeoff
    elev : 1886
    rwy : 12/30 17/35 asphalt
    CTAF : 118.70
    NDB : CB CANBERRA 263.0
    VOR/DME : CB CANBERRA 116.70
    SUTTON OVERPASS [SUE] Overfly - H-006° D-8
    pos : CB R-014° D-6.4
    GUNDAROO [YGDO] T&G - H-339° D-8
    pos : CB R-000° D-14.5
    elev : 1899
    rwy : 36/18 asphalt
    rwy : 09/27 grass
    CTAF : 126.70
    GOULBURN [YGLB] T&G - H-047° D-27
    pos : CB R-031° D-038.5
    elev : 2141
    rwy : 04/22 asphalt
    rwy : 08/26 grass
    CTAF : 127.15
    NDB : GLB GOULBURN 407.0
    TOWRANG GLIDING [YTWG] Overfly - H-035° D-11
    pos : CB R-032° D-049.0
    elev : 2045
    rwy : 05L/23Rns 05R/23Lns 12/30 grass
    CTAF : 127.15
    CROOKWELL [YCRL] T&G - H-285° D-24
    pos : CB R-003° D-048.5
    (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
    elev : 2940
    rwy : 10/28 grass
    CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25)
    (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane)
    elev : 2885
    rwy : 18/36 09/27 grass
    CTAF : 131.25
    ORANGE [YORG] T&G - H-329° D-12
    elev : 3112
    rwy : 04/22 11/29 asphalt
    CTAF : 119.00
    BATHURST [YBTH] Land - H-082° D-26
    elev : 2435
    rwy : 17/35ns asphalt
    rwy : 08/26 gravel
    CTAF : 127.35
    NDB : BTH BATHURST 383.0

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