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Welcome to the latest VATPAC Iron Mic attempt featuring Canberra! Canberra airport is the major airport serving Australia's capital city and features several domestic destinations and a couple of international ones too, placing it as Australia's 8th busiest airport. Join us from September 30th to October 6th as we attempt to take home yet another Iron Mic.
 
The following positions will be the primary positions:
CB_TWR
CB_APP
ML-SNO_CTR
 
To give us the best chance possible, please logon to the above positions at Canberra prior to occupying others. Remember, There are no reserved positions so if one of the above positions is available, logon!
 
What is Iron Mic?
Iron Mic is a weekly competition that VATSIM holds to recognizes the positions with the most hours logged on the network. It is broken into 3 categories; TWR, APP and CTR. The position in each category that logs the most online hours over a 7 day period wins the Iron Mic.
Iron Mic runs from 0000z on Monday to 2359z on Sunday (0859 Monday AEDT)
How do we know about our progress?
 
Click on this link (http://fsmine.dhis.org/stats/showstats.cgi) to view all the VATSIM ATC stats for the week.
 
Remember, Our aim is to keep the TWR, APP and CTR positions open as much as possible. Coordinate with other controllers to ensure maximum coverage of the Canberra positions. You can do this on Facebook, Teamspeak or the forums.
 
VATSIM has set out a few rules regarding Iron Mic which can be viewed here https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=11100
 
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Good Luck VATPAC!

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This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 2nd October 2019 starting at 8.00pm AEST commences a four week flight around Lesotho. For those who do not know, Lesotho is an independent country landlocked within South Africa. Lesotho is a mostly mountainous country similar to Papua New Guinea however without the vegetation and has many very challenging airfields. For this reasons flight times appear relatively short however time will be taken to locate and land.
The flight is based upon scenery created for X-Plane 11.30 by Alex-C downloadable here Lesotho_Africa 1.1.  Please note there are two files listed, you only need the file 1.1.  Small download only 245KB and is a  must have for the flight  as most of the airfileds are NOT in X-Plane (nor other simulators.). It is presumed that pilots know how to install Custom Scenery. If not, then there are numerous tutorials available via your search engine.
Unfortunately this series of flights can only really be flown in XP11 although other sims can fly the route and in some cases may even have “better” scenery.
It is also most advantageous but not necessary to create Ortho4xp tiles for the scenery ( you would need about 7 tiles) due to the improved mesh that is also created within the Ortho4xp program.  Mountains are quite respectable in default in any case.
PS: After installing scenery do not forget to update the relevant scenery bases in whichever other programs you might use. i.e. FSTramp,  PlanG,  Little Nav Map etc.
 
Flight created by YMA555
Details : Moshoeshoe I Int'l (FXMM) to Nkaus (FXNK)
Scenery: Lesotho_Africa 1.1
Aircraft: STOL capable of 120 – 130kias i.e. Cessna 172, PC-6 or Twotter
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
.Flight Plan: FXMM FXMF FXMH FXNH FXME FXSM FSNK
Suggested Altitude: Follow flight plan Link   FXMM-FXNK
Distance: 104nm
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(FXMM-FXNK)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11
BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE

 


 
THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS JOIN US IN FLIGHT, IN OUR CHAT ROOM "DAILY FOCUS VFR" IN TEAMSPEAK 3.

 

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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 : 175 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins
Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias.
Altitude : Remain clear of Canberra CTA steps once clear of the airport
Flightplan
File as : YSCB SUE YGDO YGLB YTWG YCRL BLAYNEY YORG YBTH
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.
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".
Recommended Scenery
FSX / P3D
ORBX Bathurst [YBTH] ORBX YSCB Canberra Airport ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11
Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details
* NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr"
CANBERRA [YSCB] Takeoff
elev : 1886
rwy : 12/30 17/35 asphalt
CTAF : 118.70
NDB : CB CANBERRA 263.0
VOR/DME : CB CANBERRA 116.70
SUTTON OVERPASS [SUE] Overfly - H-006° D-8
pos : CB R-014° D-6.4
GUNDAROO [YGDO] T&G - H-339° D-8
pos : CB R-000° D-14.5
elev : 1899
rwy : 36/18 asphalt
rwy : 09/27 grass
CTAF : 126.70
GOULBURN [YGLB] T&G - H-047° D-27
pos : CB R-031° D-038.5
elev : 2141
rwy : 04/22 asphalt
rwy : 08/26 grass
CTAF : 127.15
NDB : GLB GOULBURN 407.0
TOWRANG GLIDING [YTWG] Overfly - H-035° D-11
pos : CB R-032° D-049.0
elev : 2045
rwy : 05L/23Rns 05R/23Lns 12/30 grass
CTAF : 127.15
CROOKWELL [YCRL] T&G - H-285° D-24
pos : CB R-003° D-048.5
(Scenery not depicted in P3D)
elev : 2940
rwy : 10/28 grass
CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25)
BLAYNEY AIRFARMERS T&G - H-336° D-57
(Scenery not depicted in X-Plane)
elev : 2885
rwy : 18/36 09/27 grass
CTAF : 131.25
ORANGE [YORG] T&G - H-329° D-12
elev : 3112
rwy : 04/22 11/29 asphalt
CTAF : 119.00
BATHURST [YBTH] Land - H-082° D-26
elev : 2435
rwy : 17/35ns asphalt
rwy : 08/26 gravel
CTAF : 127.35
NDB : BTH BATHURST 383.0
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Ladies and Gentleman!
 
The Events Team is proud to present the latest major event for this year, TMA Turnaround Canberra!
 
What is TMA Turnaround you may ask? Well, We love having competitions featured in our events to keep everyone participating for as long as possible. With this in mind, The aim will be to fly as many sectors between the nominated airports as possible, in the 4 hour period. We will have tracking in place using VATPAC Statistics. It requires that you fly from Gate to Gate, Shutting down your engines prior to commencing the next sector. However.. this time around we will be running things a little bit different.. 
 
The Details
The aim is for all aircraft of any type to make as many inbound / outbound trips to YSCB in the 4 hours allocated. Busy airspace is a exiting! Additionally we will be rostering basic ATC services at YMML and YSSY as potential destinations for YSCB. We want to smash the TMA with as many aircraft as we can and put our controllers to the test. Expect Delays so plan additional holding fuel and hopefully we wont have any fuel emergencies!
We have planned routes for pilots to ensure traffic will be able to transition easily between the selected airports. Please see the below routes for the flight.
 
YSCB - YMML
(JET) DCT TANTA Q29 LIZZI
(NON-JET) DCT DUBBO V169 BOYSE
 
YMML - YSCB
(ALL) DCT DOSEL Y59 ARRAN
 
YSCB - YSSY
(JET) DCT CULIN Y59 RIVET
(NON-JET) DCT AKMIR W113 ODALE
 
YSSY - YSCB
(JET) DCT WOL H65 RAZZI
(NON-JET) DCT CORDO V169 BUNGO
 
Other traffic including VFR that arrive from or depart to a different aerodrome than listed above should can expect delays but are more than welcome. Any aircraft that wish to fly from YMML/YSSY and don't file the route above can expect delays/holding.
Before logging on, Please check which airport has less departures at the time to ensure traffic is evenly spread across the TMA.
With some fantastic scenery available for all these airports, we hope to see some fantastic pictures!
 
 
For the Air Traffic Controllers
The following ATC positions are currently planned:
 
CB_DEL
CB_GND
CB_TWR
 
CB_APP
CB-W_APP
 
ML-SNO_CTR
ML-WOL_CTR
 
SY_TWR
SY_APP
ML_TWR
ML_APP
 
Scenery
ORBX Aus v2, Australia, P3D/FSX, https://orbxdirect.com/product/auv2 (PAYWARE)
ORBX YSCB, Canberra, P3D/FSX, https://orbxdirect.com/product/yscb (PAYWARE)
ORBX YMML, Melbourne, P3D/FSX, https://orbxdirect.com/product/ymml (PAYWARE)
FlyTampa YSSY, Sydney, P3d/FSX. https://www.flytampa.org/yssy.html (PAYWARE)
 
 
If you have any questions or feedback, Please post in the the Major Event Discussion Forum. We hope to see you there! 

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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 : 176 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins
Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias.
Altitude : Remain clear of Canberra CTA steps once clear of the airport
Flightplan
File as : YBTH YORG YCWR YYNG YHAE ASST MMM YSCB
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.
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".
Recommended Scenery
FSX / P3D
ORBX Bathurst [YBTH] ORBX YSCB Canberra Airport ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11
Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details
* NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr"
BATHURST [YBTH] Takeoff
elev : 2435
rwy : 17/35ns asphalt
rwy : 08/26 gravel
CTAF : 127.35
NDB : BTH BATHURST 383.0
ORANGE [YORG] T&G - H-262° D-26
elev : 3112
rwy : 04/22 11/29 asphalt
CTAF : 119.00
COWRA [YCWR] T&G - H-209° D-37
elev : 973
rwy : 15/33 asphalt
rwy : 03/21 grass
CTAF : 126.70
NDB : CWR COWRA 299.0
YOUNG [YYNG] T&G - H-207° D-31
pos : CB R-310° D-77.5
elev : 1267
rwy : 01/19 asphalt
CTAF : 126.70
HARDEN [YHAE] T&G - H-148° D-20
pos : CB R-305° D-58.5
(Scenery not depicted in P3D)
elev : 1432
rwy : 8/26 dirt
CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25)
YASS TOWNSHIP [ASST] Overfly - H-112° D-31 Not above A6500
pos : CB R-320° D-29.3
MURRUMBATEMAN [MMM] Overfly - H-132° D-9 Not above A5500
pos : CB R-323° D-20.3
IF Canberra Approach/Centre is active, contact them with inbound details. Do not proceed until cleared
CANBERRA [YSCB] Land - H-146° D-22
elev : 1886
rwy : 12/30 17/35 asphalt
CTAF : 118.70
NDB : CB CANBERRA 263.0
VOR/DME : CB CANBERRA 116.70
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By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC.
Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc).
Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird.
Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT.
 

 
Route
YMML-YSSY:
ML H129 DOSEL Y59 TESAT
YSSY-YMML:
TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 ML
 
ATC
SY_ATIS 126.25 SY_DEL 133.80 SY_GND 121.70 SY_TWR 120.50 SY_APP 124.40 ML-WOL_CTR 125.00 ML-SNO_CTR 124.00 ML_APP 132.00 ML_TWR 120.50 ML_GND 121.70 ML_DEL 127.20 ML_ATIS 118.00  
Scenery
Melbourne Airport - Freeware for FSX
Orbx YMML Melbourne v3 (FSX/P3D) Melbourne Airport for Xplane (ISDG) Sydney YSSY freeware, FSX version | P3D version Sydney YSSY by FlyTampa (FSX & P3D) Sydney YSSY for Xplane (ISDG)

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This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 9th October 2019 starting at 8.30pm AEDT (NB: Daylight Saving Now Operative) continues a four week flight around Lesotho. For those who do not know, Lesotho is an independent country landlocked within South Africa. Lesotho is a mostly mountainous country similar to Papua New Guinea however without the vegetation and has many very challenging airfields. For this reasons flight times appear relatively short however time will be taken to locate and land.
The flight is based upon scenery created for X-Plane 11.30 by Alex-C downloadable here Lesotho_Africa 1.1.  Please note there are two files listed, you only need the file 1.1.  Small download only 245KB and is a  must have for the flight  as most of the airfileds are NOT in X-Plane (nor other simulators.). It is presumed that pilots know how to install Custom Scenery. If not, then there are numerous tutorials available via your search engine.
Unfortunately this series of flights can only really be flown in XP11 although other sims can fly the route and in some cases may even have “better” scenery.
It is also most advantageous but not necessary to create Ortho4xp tiles for the scenery ( you would need about 7 tiles) due to the improved mesh that is also created within the Ortho4xp program.  Mountains are quite respectable in default in any case.
PS: After installing scenery do not forget to update the relevant scenery bases in whichever other programs you might use. i.e. FSTramp,  PlanG,  Little Nav Map etc.
 
Flight created by YMA555
Details : Nkaus (FXNK) to Seehlabathebe (FXSE)
Scenery: Lesotho_Africa 1.1
Aircraft: STOL capable of 120 – 130kias i.e. Cessna 172, PC-6 or Twotter
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
.Flight Plan: FXNK FXMN FXLS FXKY FXSK FXQN FXLK FXSE
Suggested Altitude: Follow flight plan Link  FXNK-FXSE
Distance: 104nm
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(FXNK-FXSE)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11
BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE

 


 
THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS JOIN US IN FLIGHT, IN OUR CHAT ROOM "DAILY FOCUS VFR" IN TEAMSPEAK 3.

 

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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 : 166 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins
Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias.
Altitude : Not above FL125
Flightplan
File as : YBDG YDOD YWYF YBIR YSLK YSWH
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.
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".
Recommended Scenery
FSX / P3D
ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11
Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details
* NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr"
BENDIGO [YBDG] Takeoff
elev : 710
rwy : 05/23 17/35ns asphalt
CTAF : 119.30
DONALD [YDOD] T&G - H-278° D-68
elev : 409
rwy : 09/27 asphalt
rwy : 18/36 grass
CTAF : 126.70
WYCHEPROOF [YWYF] T&G - H-022° D-21
elev : 350
rwy : 08/26 17/35 dirt
CTAF : 126.70
BIRCHIP [YBIR] T&G - H-273° D-16
elev : 340
rwy : 04/22 asphalt
rwy : 09/27 grass
CTAF : 126.70
SEA LAKE [YSLK] T&G - H-347° D-28
elev : 184
rwy : 17/35 09/27 dirt
CTAF : 126.70
SWAN HILL [YSWH] Land - H-064° D-33
elev : 234
rwy : 15/33 04/22 08/26 asphalt
CTAF : 119.10
NDB : SWH SWAN HILL 407.0
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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 : 166 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins
Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias.
Altitude : Not above FL125
Flightplan
File as : YSWH YKER YCOH YDLQ YECH YBDG
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.
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".
Recommended Scenery
FSX / P3D
ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11
Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details
* NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr"
SWAN HILL [YSWH] Takeoff
elev : 234
rwy : 15/33 04/22 08/26 asphalt
CTAF : 119.10
NDB : SWH SWAN HILL 407.0
KERANG [YKER] T&G - H-129° D-30
elev : 254
rwy : 14/32 asphalt
rwy : 05/23 sand
CTAF : 126.70
COHUNA [YCOH] T&G - H-099° D-14
elev : 270
rwy : 15/33 bitumen
rwy : 03/21 grass
CTAF : 122.80
DENILIQUIN [YDLQ] T&G - H-055° D-39
elev : 316
rwy : 06ns/24 asphalt
rwy : 12ns/30 clay
CTAF : 119.00
ECHUCA [YECH] T&G - H-183° D-37
elev : 323
rwy : 17/35 sealed
rwy : 05/23 gravel
CTAF : 119.10
BENDIGO [YBDG] Land - H-200° D-41
elev : 710
rwy : 05/23 17/35ns asphalt
CTAF : 119.30
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Get on out there!
- of note, some of the data servers are not showing ATC positions, so you might not be able to see them on Vattastic. Check out who is online at https://vatpac.org/

 
Route
YMML-YSSY:
ML H129 DOSEL Y59 TESAT
YSSY-YMML:
TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 ML
 
ATC
SY_ATIS 126.25 SY_DEL 133.80 SY_GND 121.70 SY_TWR 120.50 SY_APP 124.40 ML-WOL_CTR 125.00 ML-SNO_CTR 124.00 ML_APP 132.00 ML_TWR 120.50 ML_GND 121.70 ML_DEL 127.20 ML_ATIS 118.00  
Scenery
Melbourne Airport - Freeware for FSX
Orbx YMML Melbourne v3 (FSX/P3D) Melbourne Airport for Xplane (ISDG) Sydney YSSY freeware, FSX version | P3D version Sydney YSSY by FlyTampa (FSX & P3D) Sydney YSSY for Xplane (ISDG)

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This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 16th October 2019 starting at 8.30pm AEDT (NB: Daylight Saving Now Operative) continues a four week flight around Lesotho. For those who do not know, Lesotho is an independent country landlocked within South Africa. Lesotho is a mostly mountainous country similar to Papua New Guinea however without the vegetation and has many very challenging airfields. For this reasons flight times appear relatively short however time will be taken to locate and land.
The flight is based upon scenery created for X-Plane 11.30 by Alex-C downloadable here Lesotho_Africa 1.1.  Please note there are two files listed, you only need the file 1.1.  Small download only 245KB and is a  must have for the flight  as most of the airfileds are NOT in X-Plane (nor other simulators.). It is presumed that pilots know how to install Custom Scenery. If not, then there are numerous tutorials available via your search engine.
Unfortunately this series of flights can only really be flown in XP11 although other sims can fly the route and in some cases may even have “better” scenery.
It is also most advantageous but not necessary to create Ortho4xp tiles for the scenery ( you would need about 7 tiles) due to the improved mesh that is also created within the Ortho4xp program.  Mountains are quite respectable in default in any case.
PS: After installing scenery do not forget to update the relevant scenery bases in whichever other programs you might use. i.e. FSTramp,  PlanG,  Little Nav Map etc.
 
Flight created by YMA555
Details : Seehlabathebe (FXSE) to Letseng (FXLT)
Scenery: Lesotho_Africa 1.1
Aircraft: STOL capable of 120 – 130kias i.e. Cessna 172, PC-6 or Twotter
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
.Flight Plan: FXSE FXMA FXMS FXMP FXKB FXTK FXML FXLT
Suggested Altitude: Follow flight plan Link   FXSE-FXLT
Distance: 104nm
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(FXSE-FXLT)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11
BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE

 


 
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With Vatsim being upgraded on Monday, this week's Milkrun was cancelled.
Now, the Vatsim servers are back online. The radio waves are clearer than ever. It's time to Fly!
There are a lot of airports north of Brisbane with a great variety of airspace.
Whether you are in Class C airspace, class D airspace, Class E airspace or even class G airspace, it's time to check out some of the new features available on Vatsim.
Rockhampton sees a variety of aircraft including Boeing 737, Bombardier Q400, Saab 340, Fokker 100 and more. Rockhampton has a Class D tower. After hours, some special arrangements are in place whereby Brisbane Centre controllers operate Rockhampton Approach in Class E airspace as low as 700ft above the airfield.
Not far south, Bundaberg is an uncontrolled airport with a CTAF which sees a mix of aircraft including Qantaslink Q400's and 300's.
Brisbane is a fully fledged International airport with Clearance Delivery, Surface Movement, Tower and Approach controllers.
 
Recommended Routes
 
Jets
YBBN - YBRK
BN Q26 LOAFA Q64 GEESE V134 RK
YBRK - YBBN
RK V111 RUROX Y177 BN
Props
YBBN - YBRK
BN V134 RK
YBRK - YBBN
RK V111 BUDGI V99 SUSGI V123 BN
 
ATC
BN_ATIS
126.25
BN_DEL
133.80
BN_GND
121.70
BN_TWR
120.50
BN_APP
124.40
BN-DOS_CTR
125.00
BN-TBP_CTR
124.00
SU_TWR
124.40
RK_TWR
118.10
RK_GND
121.80
YBRK_ATIS
128.50
Scenery
ORBX Australia (Enroute) FSX/P3D (PAYWARE)
ORBX YBBN Brisbane
Ants Aussie Airports (Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Brisbane)  

 

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Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Distance : 120 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins
Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Piper Warrior or similar capable of 115 to 135 kias.
Altitude : Remain clear of Brisbane and Gold Coast Controlled airspace.
Flightplan
File as : YBAF YJCW YSPT NEN STOT YTYH YLIS YBNA
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.
Communications
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
FSX / P3D
ORBX Australia ORBX CityScene Gold Coast ANTS Balina/Byron Gateway Airport OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11
Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details
ARCHERFIELD [YBAF] Takeoff
elev : 63
rwy : 10L/28Rns 10Rns/28L asphalt
rwy : 04Rns/28L 04L/22Rns grass
CTAF/TWR : 118.10
HECK FIELD [YHEC] T&G - H-113° D-21
elev : 10
rwy : 10/28 18/36 gravel
CTAF : 119.00
SOUTHPORT [YSPT] T&G - H-157° D-9
elev : 5
rwy : 01/19 dirt
CTAF : 119.00
NERANG [NEN] Overfly - H-202° D-5
IF ATC BN/CG APPROACH Active - request approval before proceeding into Gold Coast CTA.
STOTTS ISLAND [STOT] Overfly - Western VFR Route D-19
TYAGARAH [YTYH] T&G - Western VFR Route then coastal D-20
elev : 15
rwy : 05/23 grass
rwy : 01/19 ???
CTAF : 126.70
LISMORE [YLIS] T&G - H-216° D-21
elev : 35
rwy : 15/33 asphalt
CTAF : 124.20
BALLINA/BYRON GATEWAY [YBNA] Land - H-079° D-16
elev : 7
rwy : 06ns/24 asphalt
CTAF : 124.20
NDB : BNA BALLINA 206.0
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Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Distance : 120 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins
Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Piper Warrior or similar capable of 115 to 135 kias.
Altitude : Remain clear of Brisbane and Gold Coast Controlled airspace.
Flightplan
File as : YBNA YLIS YCAS YKBN YBOA YKGU PKR YBAF
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.
Communications
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
FSX / P3D
ORBX Australia ANTS Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport and Boonah Airport OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11
Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details
BALLINA/BYRON GATEWAY [YBNA] Takeoff
elev : 7
rwy : 06ns/24 asphalt
CTAF : 124.20
NDB : BNA BALLINA 206.0
LISMORE [YLIS] T&G - H-259° D-16
elev : 35
rwy : 15/33 asphalt
CTAF : 124.20
CASINO [YCAS] T&G - H-241° D-11
elev : 86
rwy : 10/28 asphalt
CTAF : 124.20
KOORALBYN [YKBN] T&G - H-334° D-49
elev : 308
rwy : 12ns/30 sealed
CTAF : 126.65
BOONAH [YBOA] T&G - H-285° D-10
elev : 324
rwy : 04/22 grass
CTAF : 122.75
KAGARU T&G - H-042° D-16
(Scenery not depicted in X-Plane)
elev : 110
rwy : 17/35 gravel
CTAF : 122.80
PARK RIDGE WATER TOWER [PKR] Overfly - H-024° D-10
Archerfield Inbound Reporting Point
IF AF_TWR is Active Call announcing Inbound and do not proceed until provided with join instructions.
ARCHERFIELD [YBAF] Land - H-337° D-9
elev : 63
rwy : 10L/28Rns 10Rns/28L asphalt
rwy : 04Rns/28L 04L/22Rns grass
CTAF/TWR : 118.10
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By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC.
Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc).
Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird.
Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT.
 

 
Route
YMML-YSSY:
ML H129 DOSEL Y59 TESAT
YSSY-YMML:
TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 ML
 
ATC
SY_ATIS 126.25 SY_DEL 133.80 SY_GND 121.70 SY_TWR 120.50 SY_APP 124.40 ML-WOL_CTR 125.00 ML-SNO_CTR 124.00 ML_APP 132.00 ML_TWR 120.50 ML_GND 121.70 ML_DEL 127.20 ML_ATIS 118.00  
Scenery
Melbourne Airport - Freeware for FSX
Orbx YMML Melbourne v3 (FSX/P3D) Melbourne Airport for Xplane (ISDG) Sydney YSSY freeware, FSX version | P3D version Sydney YSSY by FlyTampa (FSX & P3D) Sydney YSSY for Xplane (ISDG)

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This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 23rd October 2019 starting at 8.30pm AEDT (NB: Daylight Saving Now Operative) concludes a four week flight around Lesotho. For those who do not know, Lesotho is an independent country landlocked within South Africa. Lesotho is a mostly mountainous country similar to Papua New Guinea however without the vegetation and has many very challenging airfields. For this reasons flight times appear relatively short however time will be taken to locate and land.
The flight is based upon scenery created for X-Plane 11.30 by Alex-C downloadable here Lesotho_Africa 1.1.  Please note there are two files listed, you only need the file 1.1.  Small download only 245KB and is a  must have for the flight  as most of the airfileds are NOT in X-Plane (nor other simulators.). It is presumed that pilots know how to install Custom Scenery. If not, then there are numerous tutorials available via your search engine.
Unfortunately this series of flights can only really be flown in XP11 although other sims can fly the route and in some cases may even have “better” scenery.
It is also most advantageous but not necessary to create Ortho4xp tiles for the scenery ( you would need about 7 tiles) due to the improved mesh that is also created within the Ortho4xp program.  Mountains are quite respectable in default in any case.
PS: After installing scenery do not forget to update the relevant scenery bases in whichever other programs you might use. i.e. FSTramp,  PlanG,  Little Nav Map etc.
 
Flight created by YMA555
Details : Letseng (FXLT) to Moshoeshoe I Int'l (FXMM)
Scenery: Lesotho_Africa 1.1
Aircraft: STOL capable of 120 – 130kias i.e. Cessna 172, PC-6 or Twotter
Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
.Flight Plan: FXLT Lejong FXKB FXLR FXMU FXMM this plan will also includea non-airfield waypoint “Lejong” to fly down the Katse Reservoir to Kolberg Airport FXKB
Suggested Altitude: Follow flight plan Link   FXLT-FXMM
Distance: 104nm
Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
Flight Plan:(FXLT-FXMM)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11
BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE



 

 
THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS JOIN US IN FLIGHT, IN OUR CHAT ROOM "DAILY FOCUS VFR" IN TEAMSPEAK 3.

 

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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 : 115 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins
Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna C172, Piper Warrior or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias.
Altitude : Remain clear of Perth CTA and Pearce Restricted Airspace
Flightplan
File as : YPJT FREM PERTH HKE OBC YRTI ROHM YMUL MTK OAKF YPJT
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.
Communications
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
FSX / P3D
ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11
Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details
JANDAKOT [YPJT] Takeoff
elev : 99
rwy : 12/30 06R/24L 06L/24R asphalt
CTAF : 118.10
NDB : JT JANDAKOT 281.0
IF ATC is active, request VFR departure via VICTOR 65
FREMANTLE GOLF COURCE [FREM] Overfly - Victor 65 D-6
PERTH CITY TOUR [PERTH] Overfly - Victor 65 D-8
HERDSMAN LAKE [HKE] Overfly - Victor 65 D-5
OBSERVATION CITY [OBC] Overfly - H-297° D-3
ROTTNEST I [YRTI] T&G - H-239° D-13
elev : 12
rwy : 09/27 asphalt
CTAF : 126.00
ROCKINGHAM [ROHM] Overfly - H-151° D-20
MURRAY FIELD [YMUL] T&G - H-160° D-14
elev : 56
rwy : 05ns/23 asphalt
rwy : 09ns/27 dirt
CTAF : 119.10
MOUNT COOKE [MTK] Overfly - H-079° D-25
OAKFORD [OAKF] Overfly - H-303° D-23
JANDAKOT [YPJT] Land - Visual D-7
elev : 99
rwy : 12/30 06R/24L 06L/24R asphalt
CTAF : 118.10
NDB : JT JANDAKOT 281.0
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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 : 115 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins
Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna C172, Piper Warrior or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias.
Altitude : Remain clear of Perth CTA and Pearce Restricted Airspace
Flightplan
File as : YPJT ARE CDM YDVE YDWG YSEN BOAT ADWD YPJT
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.
Communications
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
FSX / P3D
ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11
Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details
JANDAKOT [YPJT] Takeoff
elev : 99
rwy : 12/30 06R/24L 06L/24R asphalt
CTAF : 118.10
NDB : JT JANDAKOT 281.0
ARMADALE [ARE] Overfly - Visual D-7
CANNING DAM [CDM] Overfly - Visual D-6
DALE RIVER [YDVE] T&G - H-110° D-23
elev : 991
rwy : 15/33 grass
CTAF : 122.80
DWELLINGUP [YDWG] T&G - H-226° D-34
elev : 912
rwy : 04/22 dirt
CTAF : 122.80
SERPENTINE [YSEN] T&G - H-332° D-21
elev : 30
rwy : 09/27 05/23 dirt
CTAF : 119.10
BOATYARD [BOAT] Overfly - H-342° D-16
ADVENTURE WORLD [ADWD] Overfly - Visual D-4
JANDAKOT [YPJT] Land - Visual D-3
elev : 99
rwy : 12/30 06R/24L 06L/24R asphalt
CTAF : 118.10
NDB : JT JANDAKOT 281.0
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