This weekend is VFR Operations takes a trip to Bathurst Airport for the annual Mount Panorama Races. Sunday after the race conclusion the flight departs Bathurst returning via a southerly scenic route to Sydney Bankstown.
Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Distance : 126 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins
Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 182 or similar capable of 125 to 155 kias.
Communications : Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. VATSIM pilots connecting to the network using FSCOPILOT/FSINN can install an additional file that provides the ability to tune the CTAF frequency and make voice announcements to other pilots on frequency. These files can be obtained via this link.
For pilots connecting to VATSIM using VPilot, there is a work around that enables these pilots to also take advantage of online voice CTAF. Refer to this informative VATPAC Forum post to learn how to implement the work around.
Altitude : Remain below Sydney CTA steps
File as : YBTH OBERON BERRIMA.FM YMIG YWIO YWBN TWRN YSBK
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.
Bankstown is a general aviation class D aerodrome and is located in close proximity to Sydney International Airport and RAAF Airbase Richmond. An excellent source of information for Bankstown VFR operations inbound and outbound can be found in CASA's "Ontrack" Online Reference Resource. Pilots unfamiliar with Bankstown Operations are encouraged to visit the site and review available information prior to operating within Bankstown airspace.
In particular refer to Bankstown "INBOUND FROM THE SOUTH VIA 2RN"
Bathurst Aiport Race Restrictions
- Bankstown by By Robert Fluke (Flukey), Ben Odonnell (FBK289) & Garry Moore(GAZZA)
- ORBX Bathurst [YBTH]
- ORBX Australia
- ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS
- OZX AU Scenery
BATHURST [YBTH] Takeoff
elev : 2435
rwy : 17/35ns asphalt
rwy : 08/26 gravel
CTAF : 127.35
NDB : BTH BATHURST 383.0
OBERON Overfly - H-137° D-20.3 nm
BERRIMA FARM T&G - H-145° D-49.9 nm
elev : 2200
rwy : 15/33 08/26 grass
CTAF : 131.25
MITTAGONG [YMIG] T&G - H-073° D-12.3 nm
elev : 1840
rwy : 06/24ns dirt
CTAF : 126.70
WILTON [YWIO] T&G - H-019° D-16.3 nm
elev : 610
rwy : 15/33 grass
rwy : 18/36 dirt
CTAF : 124.55 (FSINN 131.25)
WEDDERBURN [YWBN] T&G - H-059° D-7.3 nm
elev : 850
rwy : 35/17 bitumen
CTAF : 122.55
2RN [TWRN] Overfly - H-002° D-15.2 nm
BANKSTOWN [YSBK] Land - H-069° D-5 nm
elev : 34
rwy : 11R/29L 11L/29R 11C/29C asphalt
CTAF : 132.80
NDB : BK BANKSTOWN SYDNEY 416.0