What is Saturday Australia Tour?
Australia Tour is a new fortnightly event that aims to tour Australia’s airports and show this country’s beauty. Every fortnight you’ll be starting another leg of the Australia wide flight! The tour will start in Sydney and end in Sydney commencing in January and ending in November! With 23 legs touring every state of the country you’ll experience the many different areas, from the booming southeast to the dusty west, there will be something for everyone! Australia Tour is a fortnightly event that occurs every second Saturday from 0900z – 1200z (6pm-9pm AEDT & 7pm-10pm AEST).
This Week (30/03/2019) from 0900z - 1200z:
This week depart from the sunny Cairns airport inbound for the regional town of Longreach. On this flight, you can expect great scenic views as you glide over the vast open wilderness that is North Queensland. Longreach features one daily flight from Barcaldine (BCI) by Qantaslink, in addition too on average 4 RFDS Flights each day. Aircraft as small as light passenger jets up to the size of Dash 8 and possibly even Boeing 717's could be suitable for this flight.
SWIFT R346 TL Q30 BOXER
It is recommended that this event is flown in any aircraft similar to a turboprop, business jet or a small commercial jet (Equivalent to a B738/A321)
Charts for Cairns can be found here.
Charts for Longreach can be found here.
Cairns Area Local Instructions https://operations.vatpac.org/documents/li/Cairns Area Local Instructions.pdf
Requested ATC Positions:
The below positions are what are recommended to provide pilots with ATC Services - However, if these become full, we welcome you to log onto additional positions to provide even more services.
ORBX Australia (Enroute), FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/au (PAYWARE)
ORBX Carins (YBCS) , FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/ybcs (PAYWARE)
AVSIM Craig Scott Cairns (YBCS) - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=185772 (FREEWARE)
Ants Aussie Airports Complete (YLRE) - https://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html (FREEWARE)