Ladies and Gentleman, On Saturday 20th April 2019, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane welcomes VATUSA to Friday Night Ops. Kicking off at Friday 19th April 2019 at 2330z , So drop the juice box or the glass of whiskey and get your flight plans filed.
VATPAC has your ATC Covered manning airspace between Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane! We invite and encourage you to fly between the three airports, In any order you wish. You should allow approx 1.5-2.5 hours flying time for Jets between any given pair.
In Australia, flight plans are filed in the ICAO method, with the SID/STAR not included with the initial filing. This will be provided by ATC on contact with clearance delivery (for departure) and with Centre, usually just prior to initial descent clearance.
In Sydney each different runway has it's own set of SID's, which can be hard to predict ahead of time. Due to this, the outbound route should start with "TESAT". TESAT is an RNAV waypoint located on the airfield, replacing the old VOR "SY" which has since been decommissioned in the real world as part of the Navigation Rationalization project which removed 179 ground-based navigation aids on the 26th of May 2016, meaning GNSS is now the primary means of navigation for all instrument flight rule aircraft and flight plans.
Knowledge about deleting waypoints and closing route discontinuities in your FMS will be useful. Cheats include knowing the 2nd waypoint along the initial airway. Additionally be aware that ATC is likely to ammend the text of your route when giving clearance in the same manner as the Electronic Flight Strip is used in the real world. Once you file it, it's theirs.
Flight Plan Route
To help with filing your flight plan, we reccomend Simbrief as a free service additionally there is a number of payware flightplaning software
Simbrief Flight Planning Software
With everything that has been said above VATPAC wishes to recommend a few routes to pilots that will be fully staffed during the event.
YBBN - YPAD
DCT HUUGO Q116 NBR Q53 WOONA Q60 BLACK DCT
YBBN - YSSY
DCT HUUGO H62 CORKY H12 BOREE DCT
YPAD - YBBN
DCT SEDAN Y19 PARRY Y195 GLENN DCT
YPAD - YSSY
DCT PANKI H247 CULIN Y59 RIVET DCT
YSSY - YBBN
DCT ENTRA H245 BANDA H185 CG DCT
YSSY - YPAD
DCT KADOM H44 MAXEM Q60 BLACK DCT
Necessary charts for YPAD, YBBN and YSSY can be found in the pilot information PDF above.
Additionally the real world Air Services Australia website provides charts for all airports in Australia, free of charge, on their Aerodrome and Procedure Charts website.
Information for Air Traffic Controllers
ATC Applications are now open for this event. You can apply here.
The amount of positions published will depend strongly upon the amount of applications. As previous trends have shown, This event attracts close to if not more than 80-100 Pilots. As such, We would love to have a large amount of controller positions rostered. Due to the length of the event, We have split the roster into two, 2 hour periods.
The positions which will be allocated first are below:
|Name||Login Identifier||Radio Callsign||Frequency|
|Adelaide Approach (West)||AD_APP||Adelaide Approach||124.200|
|Adelaide Clearance Delivery||AD_DEL||Adelaide Delivery||126.100|
|Adelaide SMC||AD_GND||Adelaide Ground||121.700|
|Adelaide Tower||AD_TWR||Adelaide Tower||120.500|
|Brisbane Approach (North)||BN_APP||Brisbane Approach||124.700|
|Brisbane Clearance Delivery||BN_DEL||Brisbane Delivery||118.600|
|Brisbane SMC||BN_GND||Brisbane Ground||121.700|
|Brisbane Tower||BN_TWR||Brisbane Tower||120.500|
|Brisbane Centre (Downs)||BN-DOS_CTR||Brisbane Centre||135.600|
|Brisbane Centre (Mudgee)||BN-MDE_CTR||Brisbane Centre||133.000|
|Melbourne Centre (Bourke)||ML-BKE_CTR||Melbourne Centre||128.200|
|Melbourne Centre (Tailem Bend)||ML-TBD_CTR||Melbourne Centre||125.300|
|Melbourne Centre (Wollongong)||ML-WOL_CTR||Melbourne Centre||125.000|
|Sydney Approach North||SY_APP||Sydney Approach||124.400|
|Sydney Clearance Delivery||SY_DEL||Sydney Delivery||133.800|
|Sydney SMC||SY_GND||Sydney Ground||126.500|
|Sydney Tower||SY_TWR||Sydney Tower||120.500|
If we have a large number of applications, We will additionally roster the below positions:
|Name||Login Identifier||Radio Callsign||Frequency|
|Adelaide Approach East||AD_DEP||Adelaide Appraoch||118.200|
|Brisbane Centre (Maitland)||BN-MLD_CTR||Brisbane Centre||132.350|
|Brisbane Centre (Armadale)||BN-ARM_CTR||Brisbane Centre||130.900|
|Brisbane Centre (Grafton)||BN-GRN_CTR||Brisbane Centre||120.300|
|Brisbane Departures (North)||BN_DEP||Brisbane Departures||128.300|
|Brisbane SMC (South)||BN-S_GND||Brisbane Ground||122.250|
|Melbourne Centre (Mungo)||ML-MUN_CTR||Melbourne Centre||132.600|
|Melbourne Centre (Oxley)||ML-OXL_CTR||Melbourne Centre||128.500|
|Melbourne Centre (Griffith)||ML-GTH_CTR||Melbourne Centre||122.750|
|Sydney Departures (North)||SY_DEP||Sydney Departures||123.000|
|Sydney Director (West)||SY-D_APP||Sydney Director||126.100|
|Sydney SMC (East)||SY-E_GND||Sydney Ground||121.700|
|Sydney Tower (East)||SY-E_TWR||Sydney Tower||124.700|
ATC Applications for this event will close on March 13th. The roster will be published thereafter March 14th.
- Adelaide Airport Scenery (YPAD)
- Sydney Kingsford Smith Intl (YSSY)
- Brisbane International (YBBN)
Should you have any questions, queries or suggestions, please contact the events department via the VATPAC forums or by emailing [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you at this not to be missed Event!