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Backed by popular demand, the Events Department invite you to a spinoff of the popular acclaimed VATPAC Panic Stations Event, this time, it's Trans-Continental! Whether you like flying a B717, B737 or even DH8Ds, this event is for you!
Depart Alice Springs Airport (YBAS,) Melbourne International Airport (YMML,) or Sydney International Airport (YSSY) bound for Perth International Airport (YPPH) with the expectation of full ATC services for 7 Hours from 0300z - 1000z.
Panic Stations is a simple, yet quite challenging event. Get as many aircraft flying to the destination airport as possible, with only one objective. Arrive at or after the target time to enjoy bragging rights... Well, until the next panic stations event that is!
VATPAC is putting a spin on the traditional Panic Stations Event - Instead of only providing ATC Services for the arrival airfields, VATPAC is providing services for Alice Springs Airport (YBAS,) Melbourne International Airport (YMML,) or Sydney International Airport (YSSY) as possible departure points. Additionally, we are going Transcontinental! Depart in the east, enjoy the slow sun setting as you wiz your way towards the West coast along with a large number of other pilots, all with the same goal as you! Pilots can expect full ATC Services from 0300z - 1000z at all 4 Airfields, and expect full ENR Coverage across the continent!
This time, we have two different titles for people to win, these being;
- JET & NON-JET Winner (From either YBAS/YMML/YSSY)
- JET/NON-JET Winner (Anywhere other than the departure points.)
This has been done in order to create more of a challenge, we invite pilots to fly from Flukeys FIFO airports and WA Airport packs to take out the second title.
Touch Down Time for this event is 0900z
However, expect heavy delays as we try and accommodate everyone whilst maintaining separation standards! We look forward to seeing you all there!
VATPAC recommends the following routes and departure times for you to arrive into Perth at approximately 0900z - Charts sourced here;
Controllers interested in controlling the event are encouraged to submit their ATC Applications here - Applications will remain open until 7 Days before the event date (10th August) and a roster will be provided on this day.
Dependant on the number of ATC Applications will ultimately persuade the number of controller positions that are eventually published and rostered. Positions that are planned to be rostered are below.
In the event a large number of ATC Applications are received, the following additional rostered positions will be considered.
|Name:||Login Identifier:||Radio Callsign:||Frequency:|
|Melbourne Centre (Forest)||ML-FOR_CTR||Melbourne Centre||132.700|
|Melbourne Centre (Hyden)||ML-HYD_CTR||Melbourne Centre||118.200|
In the previous Panic Stations Event - Launceston & Hobart, the following members took out the winning titles for their respective airports and categories;
YMLT - Launceston Airport:
JET - Alex Diederich (JST753) | 07:03:26z
NON-JET - Pheonix Taylor (SHA806) | 07:00:28z
YMHB - Hobart Airport:
JET - Blair Shaddock (VOZ1328) | 07:01:05z
NON-JET - Ben Childs (BAC) | 07:18:55z'
Will you be the next person to take out the Panic Stations trophy?
MISC - Miscellaneous Requirements
Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Required by ORBX Airports*
Freeware - Flukeys OZx WA Airports (FSX/P3D) *Requires OZX Original Libraries which are no longer available*
Freeware - OZx Libraries (P3Dv4 ONLY)
Freeware - Australia and PNG (XPlane) *What is included*
Full list of Robert Fluke's scenery available can be found here - Incase you would like to fly in a prop from FIFO or WA Airports
Massive thanks to Pheonix Taylor for testing the XPlane Scenery!
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 VATPAC's spinoff Panic Stations event!