22NOV20 | Hughenden to Townsville - VFR Operations - VATPAC | VATSIM Australia Pacific Jump to content

22NOV20 | Hughenden to Townsville

    

VFR Operations
Russell Diehl

Event details


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Event Details

Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.

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

Distance : 204 nm

Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins

Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Cessna Caravan or similar capable of 165 to 185 kias.

Altitude : Upto A9500

Flightplan

File as : YHUG YTCK YPND YCHT YDOP YBTL

GPS Flightplan is available for FSX, P3D, FS2020 as a 'pln' file and X-Plane as an 'fms' file. The original Plan-G flightplan is also included for those that find this useful. These are 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.

Communications

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.

Pilots also should read this post regarding the implications of using VATSIM UNICOM for CTAF. It provides some insight into potential pitfalls for the unwary when monitoring 122.80 in a CTAF environment.

Recommended Scenery

FSX / P3D

X-Plane 10/11

Flight Details

  • HUGHENDEN [YHUG] Takeoff
    elev : 1043
    rwy : 12/30 asphalt
    rwy : 06/24 gravel
    CTAF : 126.70
    NDB : HUG HUGHENDEN 371.0

  • TORRENS CREEK [YTCK] T&G - H-081° D-44
    (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
    elev : 1575
    rwy : 8/26 dirt
    CTAF : 122.80

  • PENTLAND [YPND] T&G - H-046° D-26
    (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
    elev : 1374
    rwy : 6/24 dirt
    CTAF : 122.80

  • CHARTERS TOWERS [YCHT] T&G - H-052° D-58
    elev : 955
    rwy : 06/24 asphalt
    rwy : 01/19 gravel
    CTAF : 126.70

  • DONNINGTON AIRPARK [YDOP] T&G - track via A6 Flinders Highway
    (Scenery not depicted in P3D)
    elev : 250
    rwy : 11/29 dirt
    CTAF : 126.70

  • TOWNSVILLE INTL [YBTL] Land - VIA EITHER STUART VFR ROUTE or UPPER ROSS VFR ROUTE
    elev : 18
    rwy : 07/25ns 01/19ns asphalt
    CTAF/TWR : 118.30
    VOR/DME : TL TOWNSVILLE 114.10
    TACAN : TVL TOWNSVILLE 113.50
    NDB : TVL TOWNSVILLE 276.0

WAN Chart

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Townsville VTC

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