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 145 to 175 kias.
Altitude : Determined by terrain and remaining below Melbourne CTA Steps.
File as : YMMB YTYA YPID WON RODISL YYRM WELS YLEG
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.
FSX / P3D
Moorabbin is a general aviation class D aerodrome and is located in close proximity to Melbourne International and Essendon Airport. An excellent source of information for Moorabbin VFR operations inbound and outbound can be found in CASA's "Ontrack" VFR Operations briefing video. Alternatively, Air Services Australia has a document providing tips for operating in and around Moorabbin. Pilots unfamiliar with Moorabbin Operations are encouraged to visit the site and review available information prior to operating within Moorabbin airspace.
MOORABBIN [YMMB] Takeoff
elev : 55
rwy : 04/22 13R/31L 13L/31R 17R/35L 17L/35R asphalt
CTAF/TWR : 118.10
NDB : MB MOORABBIN 398.0
TYABB [YTYA] T&G - H-157° D-18
elev : 88
rwy : 17/35 bitumen
rwy : 08/26 grass
CTAF : 128.00
PHILLIP ISLAND [YPID] T&G - H-154° D-17
elev : 43
rwy : 18/36 04/22 sand
CTAF : 119.10
WONTHAGGI Overfly - H-100° D-13
RODONDO ISLAND Overfly - H-123° D-53
YARRAM [YYRM] T&G - H-011° D-43
elev : 60
rwy : 05/23 grass
rwy : 09/27 dirt
CTAF : 126.70
WELSHPOOL Overfly - H-235° D-16
LEONGATHA [YLEG] Land - H-278° D-29
elev : 263
rwy : 04ns/22 sealed
rwy : 18/36ns gravel
CTAF : 126.70