27NOV20 | Launceston to Flinders Island - VFR Operations - VATPAC | VATSIM Australia Pacific Jump to content

27NOV20 | Launceston to Flinders Island


VFR Operations
Russell Diehl

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 : 150 nm

Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins

Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias.

Altitude : Once clear of Launceston, remain below Launceston CTA



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 have a choice of alternatives for this flight. There is the obligatory accompanying flight plan for those that embrace the latest technology. For the more adventurous pilots the radial and distances are provided allowing the flight to be navigated using ground based radio and visual navigation techniques.


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


X-Plane 10/11

Flight Details

    elev : 562
    rwy : 14R/32L asphalt
    rwy : 18/36 14L/32R grass
    CTAF/TWR : 118.70
    VOR/DME : LT 112.60

  • TAMAR ISLAND [TID] Overfly - H-315° D-11
    pos : LT R-314 11.4 R-DPO R-100 R-31.9

  • GRAVELLY BEACH [GVH] Overfly - H-305° D-8
    pos : LT R-310 18.7 R-DPO R-093 R-25.2

  • BATMAN BRIDGE [BNE] Overfly - H-315° D-5
    pos : LT R-311 23.5 R-DPO R-084 R-21.7

  • GEORGE TOWN [YGTO] T&G - H-324° D-9
    pos : LT R-314 32.5 R- R-DPO R-060 R-19
    elev : 131
    rwy : 14/32 11/29 grass
    rwy : 06/24 bitumen
    CTAF : 127.30

  • BRIDPORT [YBDP] T&G - H-083° D-26
    pos : LT R-002 32.4 R-DPO R-066 R-45.1
    elev : 54
    rwy : 10/28 gravel
    CTAF : 122.80

  • ICENA [YICE] T&G - H-060° D-35
    pos : LT R-032 58.6 R-DPO R-064 R-80
    elev : 108
    rwy : 09/27 dirt
    CTAF : 122.80

  • PASSAGE ISLAND [YPSI] T&G - H-007° D-23
    pos : LT R-025 80 R-DPO R-052 R-95.3
    elev : 121
    rwy : 14/32 09/27 grass
    CTAF : 122.80

  • LADY BARRON [YLDB] T&G - H-332° D-19
    pos : LT R-016 93.3 R-DPO R-042 R-100
    elev : 43
    rwy : 07/25 dirt
    CTAF : 122.80

  • FLINDERS ISLAND [YFLI] Land - H-285° D-13
    pos : LT R-008 94 R-FLI R-296 R-DPO R-035 R-95.8
    elev : 34
    rwy : 05ns/23 14ns/32 sealed
    CTAF : 127.80




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