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Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) to Hervey Bay

    

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 :82 nm

Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins

Aircraft :Single engine aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 125 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.

Altitude : As permitted by Sunshine Coast class C steps upto 9500

Flightplan

File as :  YBSU YNSH YCXA YRBB YEUG YHBA

GPS Flightplan is available for FSX, FS9 and X-Plan 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 recommended method of navigating the flight plan.

Recommended Scenery

SUNSHINE COAST (formerly MAROOCHYDORE YBMC) VFR PROCEDURES

Sunshine Coast is a class C civil and general aviation aerodrome and is located in close proximity to high terrain. An excellent source of information for Sunshine Coast VFR operations inbound and outbound can be found in CASA's "Ontrack" Online Reference Resource. Pilots unfamiliar with Sunshine Coast Operations are encouraged to visit the site and review available information (video is very informative) prior to operating within Sunshine Coast airspace.

In particular, review

  • Outbound to the north (via the coast) - NOTE during high traffic expect departure north inland tracking west of Sunshine Motorway

Flight Details

  • MAROOCHYDORE/SUNSHINE COAST [YBSU] Takeoff
    elev : 15'
    rwy : 18/26 12/30 asphalt
    TWR/CTAF : 124.40
    VOR/DME : SU 114.20
    NDB : SU 380.0

  • NOOSA HEADS [YNSH] T&G - H-341° D-11
    elev : 3'
    rwy : 11/29 unsealed
    CTAF : 126.70

  • TEEWAH T&G - H-340° D-7
    elev : 15'
    rwy : 16/34 04/22 dirt
    CTAF : 131.25

  • COOLOOLA COVE AIRPARK [YCXA] T&G - H-343° D-21
    elev : 30'
    rwy : 16/34ns
    * ns - non-standard right circuits
    CTAF : 126.70

  • RAINBOW BEACH [YRBB] T&G - H-015° D-8
    elev : 32'
    rwy : 16/34 dirt
    CTAF : 131.25

  • EURONG [YEUG] T&G - H-355° D-15
    elev : 5'
    rwy : 02/20
    CTAF : 131.25

  • KINGFISHER BAY SOUTH T&G - H-317° D-10
    elev : 10'
    rwy : 13/31
    CTAF : 131.25

  • HERVEY BAY [YHBA] Land - H-312° D-10
    elev : 60'
    rwy : 11/29 asphalt
    CTAF : 126.55

Sunshine Coast Departure VTC

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Hervey Bay inbound WAN

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