09AUG20 | Caiguna to Forrest - VFR Operations - VATPAC | VATSIM Australia Pacific Jump to content

09AUG20 | Caiguna to Forrest


VFR Operations
Russell Diehl

Event details


This flight over flies the WA end of the Indian Pacific rail line as it traverses the Nullabor Plain.

NOTE : FSX/P3D pilots will require the Alan Blencowe WA scenery (refer to scenery section below) to ensure there is a departure airport in their respective scenery. For those FSX/P3D pilots that did not save their position as a flight at the conclusion of the flight to Caiguna an alternative means of positioning the aircraft will need to be sought. The Alan Blencowe Caiguna scenery is not included in the default scenery database and therefore is unavailable as a location at which to spawn. Pilots will need to spawn at a nearby airport such as Esperence and then use the in-built map to drag the aircraft position to the approx area of the desired location ensuring they are airborne and flying and once returned to the sim locate and land at Caiguna in preparation for the flight.

Event Details

Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.

Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.

Distance : 205 nm

Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins

Aircraft : Single or twin turbine engine aircraft such as Pilatus PC12, Beechcraft C90 King Air or similar capable of 185 to 205 kias.

Altitude : Up to 9500.



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.

Recommended Scenery


X-Plane 10/11

Flight Details

  • CAIGUNA [YCAG] Takeoff
    elev : 287
    rwy : 04/22 dirt
    CTAF : 126.70

    (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
    elev : 399
    rwy : 16/34 1/19 07/25 dirt
    CTAF : 126.70

  • BALGAIR STATION [YBGI] T&G - H-340° D-42
    (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
    elev : 527
    rwy : 18/36 07/25 asphalt
    CTAF : 122.80

  • KYBO STATION [YKBO] T&G - H-077° D-48
    (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
    elev : 559
    rwy : 1/19 12/30 dirt
    CTAF : 122.80

  • LOONGANA [YLGN] T&G - H-077° D-23
    (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
    elev : 598
    rwy : 10/28 4/22 dirt
    CTAF : 122.80

  • FORREST [YFRT] Land - H-080° D-56
    elev : 511
    rwy : 09/27 18/36 asphalt
    CTAF : 126.70
    NDB : FRT FORREST 268.0



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