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Launceston to Cambridge


VFR Operations
Russell Diehl

Event details


Event Details

Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.

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

Distance : 170 nm

Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins

Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Mooney Bravo, Beechcraft Baron or similar capable of 145 to 175 kias.

Altitude : Remain below Launceston and Hobart CTA steps



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.


Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. Now that VATSIM has introduced AFV (Audio For VATSIM) CTAF can now be used across all VATSIM approved pilot clients. Pilots are requested to tune to the published frequency as detailed in the flight details for an event when operating in or around an aerodome to make and monitor CTAF broadcasts. Pilots should also be aware that it is a VATSIM COC (Code of Conduct) requirement that all pilots at uncontrolled airfields should monitor Unicom (Australia 122.80). It is highly recommended that pilots ensure that at least one of their "on board" COM radios (COM 2 being the most likely) is tuned to receive unicom transmissions in addition to transmitting and receiving on the published CTAF frequency. Please Note. All pilots should also be vigilant regarding the receipt of text on both unicom and CTAF. If it is discovered there is a pilot participating that is unable to receive voice transmissions, pilots should arrange to also broadcast via text to ensure those pilots without the benefit of voice is able to receive appropriate broadcasts. VATSIM provides an update guide for getting AFV working on each of the approved pilot clients.

Recommended Scenery


X-Plane 10/11

Flight Details

    elev : 562
    rwy : 14R/32L asphalt
    rwy : 18/36 14L/32R grass
    CTAF/TWR : 118.70
    Establish whether Launie Tower or Approach is active. If so, arrange a VFR Departure East via "TARGA GAP"

  • TARGA GAP [TAP] Overfly - H-013° D-15.1 nm

  • SCOTTSDALE Overfly - H-024° D-11.6 nm

  • ST HELENS [YSTH] T&G - H-093° D-35.5 nm
    elev : 158
    rwy : 08/26 dirt
    CTAF : 119.10

  • FRIENDLY BEACHES [YFRI] T&G - H-167° D-39.8 nm
    elev : 79
    rwy : 09/27 gravel
    rwy : 11/29 grass
    CTAF : 131.25

  • MARIA ISLAND [MRL] Overfly - H-177° D-38.1 nm
    *** NOTE : X-Plane pilots have the opportunity to visit YDAR Darlington Airport at their discretion. No details available at the time this was published.

  • PROSSERS SUGARLOAF [PSF] Overfly - H-239° D-11.7 nm
    Inbound reporting point.
    Contact Hobart App or Tower if active and announce intentions. Do not proceed until instructed to do so

  • CAMBRIDGE [YCBG] Land - Visual and as instructed in ATC active
    elev : 67
    rwy : 09/27 12/30 14/32 asphalt
    CTAF/TWR : 118.10
    VOR/DME : HB HOBART 112.70



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