17JAN21 | Maitland to Port Macquarie Coastal - VFR Operations - VATPAC | VATSIM Australia Pacific Jump to content

17JAN21 | Maitland to Port Macquarie Coastal


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 : 131 nm

Est Flight Time : approx 85 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

  • MAITLAND [YMND] Takeoff
    elev : 85
    rwy : 05/23 08/26 sealed
    rwy : 18/36 dirt
    CTAF : 122.65

  • HEXHAM BRIDGE [HXB] Overfly - H-114° D-12.3 nm
    if Williamtown airspace active, request transition from controller

  • WILLIAMTOWN MILITARY [YWLM] if airspace is active Overfly otherwise T&G pilot's discretion - H-065° D-7.8 nm
    elev : 31
    rwy : 12/30 asphalt
    CTAF : 118.30

  • BROUGHTON ISLAND [BRI] Overfly - H-053° D-26.5 nm

  • SUGARLOAF POINT [SUG] Overfly - via the coast

  • FORSTER-WALLIS ISLAND T&G - H-335° D-14.9 nm
    elev : 22
    rwy : 04/22 clay
    CTAF : 131.25

  • OLD BAR [YOBR] T&G - H-010° D-15.3 nm
    elev : 37
    rwy : 01/19 grass
    CTAF : 131.25

  • TAREE [YTRE] T&G - H-308° D-6.2 nm
    elev : 38
    rwy : 12/30 04/22 asphalt
    CTAF : 118.10

  • THE LAKES [YLKS] T&G - H-034° D-14.9 nm
    elev : 2
    rwy : 16/34ns bitumen
    CTAF : 118.10

  • CAMDEN HAVEN AIRFIELD [YCMH] T&G - H-002° D-3.1 nm
    elev : 20
    rwy : 12/30ns grass
    CTAF : 118.10

  • PORT MACQUARIE [YPMQ] Land - H-013° D-15.1 nm
    elev : 15
    rwy : 03/21 asphalt
    CTAF : 118.10



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No big deal as it's still in our radar client data files, but the overhead YWLM VFR route was removed in the 5 Nov 20 VTC. I missed it, but it will be removed from the radar clients on 28 January 2021

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gday. another item of note is the broadcast area - Old Bar to Port Macquarie

which would make Old Bar coms 118.1

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The Camden Haven, is that supposed to be YCMH and not YCNH? Not sure if it was an oversight or MSFS being well, MSFS


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8 minutes ago, Grant Boyden said:

The Camden Haven, is that supposed to be YCMH and not YCNH? Not sure if it was an oversight or MSFS being well, MSFS

It should be YCNH.

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