Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Distance : 97 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 65 mins
Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna C172, Orion Maule, Britten-Island Normander 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.
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. Similarly, this work around has been reported to be successfully adopted for X-Plane using the X-Squawkbox client. As of yet there are no available instructions for doing this.
Swift is a recent alternative VATSIM Pilot Client 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 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed (not for the faint of heart), 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/<ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/ygte".
For airports without an 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 FL125
File as : YAUR YWNI YCPW POONKO YPMP
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.
- ORBX Australia
- ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS
- OZX 3.5 AU Scenery
- Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane
* NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr"
AURUKUN [YAUR] Takeoff
elev : 29
rwy : 16/34 sealed
CTAF : 126.70
WATHANIN [YWNI] T&G - H-198° D-23
elev : 30
rwy : 13/31 17/35 dirt
CTAF : 131.25
CAPE KEER-WEER [YCPW] T&G - H-203° D-10
elev : 36
rwy : 3/21 dirt
CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25)
POONKO T&G - H-159° D-39
(Scenery not depicted in X-Plane)
elev : 63
rwy : 08/26 dirt
CTAF : 131.25
PORMPURAAW [YPMP] Land - H-181° D-26
elev : 11
rwy : 14/32 asphalt
CTAF : 126.70