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Horn Island to Saibai Island - Torres Strait


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 : 112 nm

Est Flight Time : approx 70 mins

Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna Caravan, Britten-Norman Islander or similar capable of 125 to 155 kias.

Altitude : Up to 9500ft



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

  • HORN ISLAND [YHID] Takeoff
    elev : 43
    rwy : 08/26 asphalt
    rwy : 14/32 sealed
    CTAF : 126.50

  • WARRAL ISLAND [YWAR] T&G - H-319° D-17
    (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane)
    elev : 10
    rwy : 09/27 dirt
    CTAF : 126.50

  • KUBIN [YKUB] T&G - H-027° D-10
    elev : 15
    rwy : 11/29 sealed
    CTAF : 126.50

  • BADU ISLAND [YBAU] T&G - H-325° D-5
    elev : 45
    rwy : 12/30 sealed
    CTAF : 126.50

  • MABUIAG ISLAND [YMAA] T&G - H-354° D-12
    elev : 30
    rwy : 15/33 sealed
    CTAF : 126.50

  • BOIGU ISLAND [YBOI] T&G - H-011° D-43
    elev : 10
    rwy : 09/27 sealed
    CTAF : 126.70

  • SAIBAI ISLAND [YSII] Land - H-104° D-26
    elev : 15
    rwy : 12/30 asphalt
    CTAF : 126.70



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