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      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. 

VFR Operations - Moorabbin - Around the Bay


Event details


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.





  • Moorabbin Tower/Ground




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