Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Distance : 260 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 90 mins
Aircraft : Single or twin engine turboprop aircraft such as Beechcraft King Air, Beechcraft C90, Pilatus PC-12 or similar capable of 185 to 250 kias.
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.
Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/ygte".
For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr".
Altitude : Not above FL180
File as : YGTE YBIC YWRV XMCT YDEA MANYALLALU YPTN
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.
* NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr"
GROOTE EYLANDT [YGTE] Takeoff
elev : 53
rwy : 10/28 asphalt
CTAF : 126.00
DME : GTE GROOTE EYLANDT 114.80
NDB : GTE GROOTE EYLANDT 407.0
BICKERTON ISLAND AIRPORT [YBIC] T&G - H-303° D-19.2 nm
elev : 63
rwy : 12/30 dirt
CTAF : 131.25
WALKER RIVER [YWRV] T&G - H-288° D-28.1 nm
elev : 67
rwy : 10/28 dirt
CTAF : 131.25
MOUNT COTT Overfly - H-256° D-77.9 nm
DELARA [YDEA] T&G - H-310° D-11.7 nm
elev : 471
rwy : 09/27 sealed
CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25)
MANYALLALUK T&G - H-243° D-92.3 nm
elev : 785
rwy : 12/30 gravel
CTAF : 131.25
TINDAL MILITARY [YPTN] Land - H-236° D-30.5 nm
elev : 443
rwy : 14/32 asphalt
CTAF : 119.70
TACAN : TDL TINDAL KATHERINE 112.30
VOR : TN TINDAL KATHERINE 112.30
NDB : TN TINDAL KATHERINE 356.0