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Launceston to Flinders Island

    

VFR Operations
Russell Diehl

Event details


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Event Details

Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.

Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.

Distance : 190 nm

Est Flight Time : approx 90 mins

Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias.

Communications

Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields.

FSCopilot/FSInn

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

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/<Airport ICAO>".
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 : Once clear of Launceston, remain below Launceston CTA

Flightplan

File as : YMLT TID GVH BNE YGTO YBDP YICE YPSI YLDB PALANA YKCK YFLI

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.

Navigation : Pilots have a choice of alternatives for this flight. There is the obligatory accompanying flight plan for those that embrace the latest technology. For the more adventurous pilots the radial and distances are provided allowing the flight to be navigated using ground based radio and visual navigation techniques.

Recommended Scenery

Flight Details

* NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr"

  • LAUNCESTON [YMLT] Takeoff
    elev : 562
    rwy : 14R/32L asphalt
    rwy : 18/36 14L/32R grass
    CTAF/TWR : 118.70
    NDB : LT LAUNCESTON 242.0
    NDB : LT LAUNCESTON LAUNCESTON TAS 242.0
    VOR/DME : LT LAUNCESTON 112.60

  • TAMAR ISLAND [TID] Overfly - Visual D-11

  • GRAVELLY BEACH [GVH] Overfly - Visual D-8

  • BATMAN BRIDGE [BNE] Overfly - Visual D-5

  • GEORGE TOWN [YGTO] T&G - H-324° D-9
    elev : 131
    rwy : 06/24 bitumen
    rwy : 14/32 11/29 grass
    CTAF : 127.30

  • BRIDPORT [YBDP] T&G - H-083° D-26
    elev : 54
    rwy : 10/28 gravel
    CTAF : 131.25

  • ICENA [YICE] T&G - H-060° D-35
    elev : 108
    rwy : 09/27 dirt
    CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25)

  • PASSAGE ISLAND [YPSI] T&G - H-007° D-23
    elev : 121
    rwy : 14/32 09/27 grass
    CTAF : 131.25

  • LADY BARRON [YLDB] T&G - H-332° D-19
    elev : 43
    rwy : 07/25 dirt
    CTAF : 131.25

  • PALANA T&G - H-317° D-30
    (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane)
    elev : 250
    rwy : 09/27 grass
    CTAF : 131.25

  • KILLIECRANKIE [YKCK] T&G - H-196° D-7
    elev : 100
    rwy : 09/27 dirt
    CTAF : 131.25

  • FLINDERS ISLAND [YFLI] Land - H-143° D-16
    elev : 34
    rwy : 05ns/23 14ns/32 sealed
    CTAF : 127.80

Chart

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