This week VFR Operations commences the year in conjunction with VATPAC's focus month flying in South Australia. This flight traverses the Eyre Peninsula, the largest three SA peninsulas flying between Port Lincoln and Streaky Bay.
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 65 mins
Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 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 : Not above FL125
File as : YKBY RADSTOCK FLIND.ISL ELLISTON YCUS YPLC
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.
STREAKY BAY [YKBY] Takeoff
elev : 69
rwy : 13/31 bitumen
rwy : 05/23 gravel
CTAF : 126.70
CAPE RADSTOCK T&G - H-171° D-19.3 nm
elev : 30
rwy : 10/28 gravel
CTAF : 131.25
FLINDERS ISLAND (SA) Overfly - H-158° D-34.9 nm
ELLISTON Overfly - H-073° D-19.7 nm
CUMMINS [YCUS] T&G - H-126° D-50.1 nm
elev : 192
rwy : 08/26 17/35 dirt
CTAF : 131.25
PORT LINCOLN [YPLC] Land - H-146° D-26.1 nm
elev : 36
rwy : 05/23 15/33 01/19 asphalt
CTAF : 128.00 (FSINN 126.70)
NDB : PLC PORT LINCOLN 389.0