15JAN21 | Port Macquarie to Maitland via the "Worm" - VFR Operations - VATPAC | VATSIM Australia Pacific Jump to content

15JAN21 | Port Macquarie to Maitland via the "Worm"


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 : 120 nm

Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins

Aircraft : Single engine aircraft such as Orion Maule, Cessna 172 or similar capable of 115 to 135 kias.

Altitude : Remain below Williamtown restricted airspace



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.

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 : 15
    rwy : 03/21 asphalt
    CTAF : 118.10

  • CAMDEN HAVEN AIRFIELD [YCMH] T&G - H-193° D-15.1 nm T&
    elev : 20
    rwy : 12/30ns grass
    CTAF : 118.10

  • THE LAKES [YLKS] T&G - H-182° D-3.1 nm
    elev : 2
    rwy : 16/34ns bitumen
    CTAF : 118.10

  • TAREE [YTRE] T&G - H-214° D-14.9 nm
    elev : 38
    rwy : 12/30 04/22 asphalt
    CTAF : 118.10

  • WIRRADGURIE [WDU] Overfly - H-256° D-22.8 nm

  • GLOUCESTER [GCR] Overfly - visual via "the worm"

  • STROUD ROAD [SRO] Overfly - visual via "the worm"

  • DUNGOG Overfly - visual via "the worm"

  • EAST GRETA [EGT] Overfly - visual via "the worm"

  • MAITLAND [YMND] Land - H-298° D-3.3 nm
    elev : 85
    rwy : 08/26 05/23 sealed
    rwy : 18/36 dirt
    CTAF : 122.65



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For those that downloaded the GPS files before Friday 15th Jan then consider downloading the set again. It was pointed out to me that the X-Plane 11 flightplan had an incorrect ICAO for Camden Haven airfield, a hold over of legacy FSX scenery. If you find your GPS is directing you to an airfield in WA then this is what has happened. Ignore the false path and redirect the plane to "The Lakes YLKS" and expect to overfly Camden Haven 3nm short of YLKS.

Thanks to Scotty Galloway for alerting me to this issue.


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