All Activity - VATPAC | VATSIM Australia Pacific Jump to content

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Last week
  2. On behalf of the entire ATC Training Team, I would like to wish all members a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year. I would like to take this time to thank all the dedicated volunteers in the ATC Training Team for the great work that they've poured into their roles within the last 12 months. This year the ATC training department won't be closed for the Christmas and New Year Period in 2019. However, to ensure that the ATC Training Team get to spend time with their family and friends there are no expectations for them to mentor, assess or perform administrative tasks over the Late December to Early January period. This means you may need to wait a little longer than usual for a response to your training requests. Thank you for your understanding & seasons greetings, Cam
  3. Bungles Bungles - Halls Creek to Argyle

    until
    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 150 nm Est Flight Time : approx 70 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine high winged aircraft suited to viewing the landscape unimpeded such as Cessna Caravan, de Havilland Twin Otter or similar capable of 140 to 165 kias. Altitude : Up to FL125. Flightplan File as : YHLC MESA SW.ENTRY BUNGLES.SCENIC YARG 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 HALLS CREEK [YHLC] Takeoff elev : 1346 rwy : 04/22 asphalt rwy : 08/26 clay CTAF : 126.70 NDB : HLC HALLS CREEK 245.0 MESA FORMATION [MESA] Overfly - H-020° D-36 SW ENTRY [SWENT] Overfly - H-054° D-25.5 BUNGLES SCENIC ENTRY announce entry to the area 127.30 and monitor Fly according to the accompanying Suggested Aeroplane Route Execute the entire loop once then fly the western northbound leg a second time to transit to the exit RED ROCK / OSMOND CREEK [REDRCK] Overfly - BUNGLES SCENIC EXIT announce exiting the area 127.30 LAKE ARGYLE MINE Overfly - H-354° D-36 ARGYLE [YARG] Land - H-035° D-6 elev : 522 rwy : 01/19ns asphalt CTAF : 127.30 VOR/DME : ARG ARGYLE 113.90 Wide Area Chart Bungles Bungles Purnululu National Park - Suggested Aeroplane Routes Area Frequency 127.30
  4. Bungles Bungles - Argyle to Halls Creek

    until
    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 160 nm Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine high winged aircraft suited to viewing the landscape unimpeded such as Cessna Caravan, de Havilland Twin Otter or similar capable of 140 to 165 kias. Altitude : Up to FL125. Flightplan File as : YARG YTKY BUNGLE.SCENIC.CIRCUIT YHLC 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 ARGYLE [YARG] Takeoff elev : 522 rwy : 01/19ns asphalt CTAF : 127.30 VOR/DME : ARG ARGYLE 113.90 LAKE ARGYLE MINE [ARGYLE] Overfly - H-215° D-6 TURKEY CREEK [YTKY] T&G - H-205° D-22 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 686 rwy : 3/21 dirt CTAF : 122.80 BUNGLE OUTCAMP - NORTH WEST TIP [NWTIP] Overfly - H-148° D-22.2 BUNGLES SCENIC ENTRY announce entry to the area 127.30 and monitor Fly according to the accompanying Suggested Aeroplane Route Execute the entire loop once then fly the eastern southbound leg a second time to transit to the exit SOUTHERN TIP [STHTIP] Overfly - BUNGLES SCENIC EXIT announce exiting the area 127.30 PHANTOM AND ERVINE RIVER [PHANTM] Overfly - H-198° D-23 HALLS CREEK [YHLC] Land - H-229° D-38 elev : 1346 rwy : 04/22 asphalt rwy : 08/26 clay CTAF : 126.70 NDB : HLC HALLS CREEK 245.0 Wide Area Chart Bungles Bungles Purnululu National Park - Suggested Aeroplane Routes Area Frequency 127.30
  5. Cambridge to Launceston

    until
    Event Details 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 80 mins Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 135 kias. Altitude : Remain below Launceston and Hobart CTA steps Flightplan File as : YCBG BOWB COY MGL BOTHWL YWDM DEL CIK YMLT 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 Hobart version 2.1 ORBX Launceston [YMLT] 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 CAMBRIDGE [YCBG] Takeoff elev : 67 rwy : 09/27 12/30 14/32 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.10 VOR/DME : HB HOBART 112.70 Check to see if Hobart Tower is active. If so, contact them to arrange a VFR Departure via "VICTOR WEST" BOWEN BRIDGE [BOWB] Overfly - via VICTOR WEST CHOCOLATE FACTORY [COY] Overfly - H-296° D-2.3 nm MANGALORE [MGL] Overfly - H-337° D-8.3 nm BOTHWELL Overfly - H-316° D-19.7 nm WADDAMANA [YWDM] T&G - H-288° D-15 nm elev : 2190 rwy : 03/21 clay CTAF : 131.25 DELORAINE [DEL] Overfly - H-341° D-42.5 nm *** NOTE : X-Plane pilots have the opportunity to visit YDEL Deloraine Airport at their discretion. No details available at the time this was published. CARRICK [CIK] Overfly - H-078° D-15.6 nm Launceston Inbound Reporting point Contact Launie Appr or Tower if active and announce intentions. Do not proceed until instructed to do so LAUNCESTON [YMLT] Land - H-080° D-9.3 nm elev : 562 rwy : 14R/32L asphalt rwy : 18/36 14L/32R grass CTAF/TWR : 118.70 NDB : LT LAUNCESTON 242.0 NDB : LT LAUNCESTON LAUNCESTON TAS 242.0 VOR/DME : LT LAUNCESTON 112.60 Chart
  6. Launceston to Cambridge

    until
    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 Flightplan File as : YMLT TAP STTE YSTH YFRI MRL PSF YCBG 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 Hobart version 2.1 ORBX Launceston [YMLT] 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 LAUNCESTON [YMLT] Takeoff elev : 562 rwy : 14R/32L asphalt rwy : 18/36 14L/32R grass CTAF/TWR : 118.70 NDB : LT LAUNCESTON 242.0 VOR/DME : LT LAUNCESTON 112.60 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 Chart
  7. Moree to Coffs Harbour

    until
    Event Details Coffs Harbour ICAO Code Note : The original ICAO Code for Coffs Harbour was YSCH. For those pilots using FSX (Including FTX Coffs Harbour) the database retains this old code. More recently the ICAO Code has been changed to YCFS and references to this in VATSIM and real world should use this updated code. Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 180 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 clear of Coffs Harbour CTA until reaching MT CORAMBA Flightplan File as : YMOR YIVL YZIV YGLI YSGR YGFN YCFS GPS Flightplan is available for FSX, FS9 and X-Plan 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. Optionally, fixed navigation references are provided for those wanting to navigate "old school". There is of course the option to navigate via the accompanying GPS Flightplan. 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 Coffs Harbour 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 MOREE [YMOR] Takeoff elev : 701' rwy : 01/19 asphalt rwy : 05/23 gravel CTAF : 126.70 NDB : MOR 392.0 INVERELL [YIVL] T&G - H-098° D-71 elev : 2667' rwy : 16/34 sealed rwy : 04/22 grass CTAF : 126.70 NDB : IVL 260.0 INVERELL NORTH [YZIV] T&G - H-001° D-6 elev : 2282' rwy : 09/27 dirt CTAF : 131.25 STRATHBOGIE RD T&G - H-056° D-25 elev : 3040' rwy : 14/32 grass CTAF : 131.25 GLEN INNES [YGLI] T&G - H-116° D-6 elev : 3428' rwy : 14/32 asphalt rwy : 10/28 gravel CTAF : 126.70 SOUTH GRAFTON [YSGR] T&G - H-081° D-65 elev : 20' rwy : 08/26 sealed CTAF : 126.70 GRAFTON [YGFN] T&G - H-108° D-6 elev : 110' rwy : 18/36 asphalt CTAF : 126.7 NDB : GFN 389.0 GLENREAGH [GRE] Overfly - H-177° D-18 MT CORAMBA [MTBA] Overfly - H-148° D-11 INBOUND REPORTING POINT - If Coffs Tower is active, contact the tower and do not proceed prior to receiving join instructions COFFS HARBOUR [YCFS] Land - H-150° D-7 elev : 18' rwy : 03ns/21 10/28 asphalt ns - Non standard right circuit TWR/CTAF : 118.20 VOR/DME : CFS 117.0 Visual Navigation Chart Coffs Harbour VTC
  8. Coffs Harbour to Moree

    until
    Event Details Coffs Harbour Icao Code Note : The original ICAO Code for Coffs Harbour was YSCH. For those pilots using FSX (Including FTX Coffs Harbour) the database retains this old code. More recently the ICAO Code has been changed to YCFS and references to this in VATSIM and real world should use this code. Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 180 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 145 to 175 kias. Altitude : Remain below Coffs Harbour CTA once clear after departure. Flightplan File as : YCFS MOB DRO YBLI YIVL YMOR GPS Flightplan is available for FSX, FS9 and X-Plan 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. Optionally, fixed navigation references are provided for those wanting to navigate "old school". There is of course the option to navigate via the accompanying GPS Flightplan. 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 Coffs Harbour 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 COFFS HARBOUR [YCFS] Takeoff elev : 18' rwy : 03ns/21 10/28 asphalt ns - Non standard right circuit TWR/CTAF : 118.20 VOR/DME : CFS 117.0 MT MOOMBIL [MOB] Overfly - H-283° D-14 DORRIGO [DRO] Overfly - H-257° D-7 BALD HILLS [YBLI] T&G - H-273° D-13 elev : 4042' rwy : 15/33 grass CTAF : 131.25 ("rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr") MOUNT MITCHELL RD [YZMM] T&G - H-291° D-39 elev : 4250' rwy : 15/33 grass/clay CTAF : 122.80 INVERELL [YIVL] T&G - H-268° D-37 elev : 2667' rwy : 16/34 sealed rwy : 04/22 grass CTAF : 126.70 NDB : IVL 260.0 MOREE [YMOR] Land - H-277° D-71 elev : 701' rwy : 01/19 asphalt rwy : 05/23 gravel CTAF : 126.70 NDB : MOR 392.0 Coffs Habour VTC Visual Navigation Chart
  9. Congratulations to Kyle Varley who has recently become a VATPAC Controller.
  10. TMA Controller - Stephen Harrington

    Congratulations to Stephen for achieving his S3 rating! Coming to separate traffic near you!
  11. TWR Controller - Cian Ryan

    Congratulations to Cian who aced his TWR training and achieved his S2 rating! Coming to a tower near you
  12. TMA Controller - Bill Teale

    Congratulations to Bill who recently achieved his S3 Rating.
  13. Merimbula to Mallacoota - Low and Slow

    until
    Event Details This flight is intended to be an opportunity to utilise something low and slow to maximise sight seeing potential. Pilots are encouraged to source some form of ultra light or rotor wing and fly "nap of the earth". Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 75 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Pilots are encouraged to source an ultra light or rotor wing for this flight. The total distance is only 75nm so the aircraft should be limited to a speed no greater than 90 knots. Minimal to no navigational equipment is required. Typical examples include Piper Cub, Air Creation Trike, ELA 07 (Gyro copter), Robinson R-22. Altitude : 1000ft over populated areas otherwise 500ft AGL or as required. Flightplan File as : YMER EDEN MT.IMLAY WONBOYNE.LK GIPSY.POINT YGBO YMCO No GPS Flightplan available for this particular flight. Navigation : Pilots are encouraged to navigate visually. There is of course the option to monitor progress using external navigation software such as Plan-G and Little NavMap, each capable of tracking and displaying positions of simulator aircraft directly onto a navigational map. 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 MERIMBULA [YMER] Takeoff elev : 7 rwy : 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 DME : MER MERIMBULA 117.70 NDB : MER MERIMBULA 395.0 EDEN visually track either coastal or south over Pambula River then acquire the A1 south - D-9 MOUNT IMLAY south over the bay then acquire the Towamba River inlet and track the river SW until reaching the junction with Mustering Ground Creek. Continue visual WSW over the high terrain - D-11 WONBOYNE LAKE Track due East over flying A1 motorway continuing to the Wonboyne River bend to Wonboyne Lake until reaching the coastal inlet - D-10 TABLE RIDGE Track Sth coastal to the Merrica River Inlet and continue along the length of the river ending North of the ridge and continue SW - D-11 GIPSY POINT Maintain an approx track of 227 threading through high terrain until reaching Genoa River. Gipsy Point is SSE of the convergence of Wallagaraugh River and Genoa River - D-9 MALLACOOTA INLET Track Genoa River downstream SE until the water way opens out into Mallocoota Inlet. Continue through the narrows of Genoa River to the SE - D-4 LAKE BARRACOOTA Track Easterly remaining over the inlet and low lands south of higher terrain. - H-080° D-7 GABO ISLAND [YGBO] T&G - Aim to cross the water at the narrowest place between Gabo Island and the mainland D-3 elev : 93 rwy : 07/25 grass CTAF : 122.80 TULLABURGA ISLAND Track visually to the west and overfly - D-3 MALLACOOTA TOWNSHIP Visually track west towards the opening to Bottom Lake and to the town of Mallacoota on the southern shore. D-4 MALLACOOTA [YMCO] Land - Track the road SW spanning the Betka River. The land leads directly to the airport. D-3 elev : 102 rwy : 18/36ns asphalt rwy : 07/25 gravel CTAF : 126.70 Chart
  14. Earlier
  15. Senior Controller - Joshua Micallef

    Great news. Well deserved Joshua
  16. Milkrun Monday YSSY & YMML

    until

    Good bit of information for anyone planning to fly tomorrow (Also above in the description)
  17. Milkrun Monday YSSY & YMML

    until

    This event starts at 0939z and runs until around 1130z. However you will find ATC online well before this time 😀 I have also fixed the timing on this event so it should show in your local time zone.
  18. Milkrun Monday YSSY & YMML

    until

    At what time zulu is this event ?
  19. VOZ3292 requesting ten minutes away from the cockpit due bathroom break.

    1. Joshua Micallef

      Joshua Micallef

      VOZ3292 that is approved, report once back.

    2. Tristan Garratt

      Tristan Garratt

      Approved, report once back VOZ3292.

    3. Tristan Garratt

      Tristan Garratt

      VOZ3292 is now back, FL340.

  20. Christmas Island from Husein Sastranegara

    until
    Event Details Christmas is imminent so this event departs from Indonesian airport Husein Sastranegara-Bandung Airport and flies south west over the ocean below oceanic controlled airspace to Christmas Island Australia. Since the majority of the flight is over water and lacks any visual references, pilots will be required use instrument navigation to complete the flight. Modern GPS is discouraged for this flight and as such no flightplans will be provided. Instead pilots are encouraged to navigate "old school" making use of modest radio navigation. As such, older classic twin engine aircraft are a good choice for use on this flight. Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World weather as the flight is easily undertaken in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) as IFR. Distance : 240 nm Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins Aircraft : Twin engine aircraft of 'yester-year' such as Douglas DC-3, Aerocommander AC-56 or similar capable of 160 to 190 kias. Altitude : Initially 9000ft to clear terrain but can cruise an altitude at pilot's discretion based on the performance of the aircraft being flown and accompanying traffic. Flightplan File as : WICC DCT YPXM (can be either VFR or IFR) GPS Flightplan is NOT available for this particular flight, however for new pilots looking for a "leg up", one can be easily created within their respective simulators. Navigation : Pilots are encouraged to utilise on board radio navigation, preferably VOR and DME, however pilots wishing to truly challenge themselves might opt to fly using ADF to track via NDBs. Both the departure and arrival airports are equipped with long range VOR/DME so pilots will be able to reference at least one of these during all phases of the flight. Those taking the NDB challenge will need to dead reacon the latter phase since Christmas Island is not equipped with an NDB. If they are lucky it might be possible to source a VHF transmitter instead. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio coms at uncontrolled airfields. This flight will also assume similar operation within Indonesia and adopt the tower frequency as the CTAF when they are uncontrolled. 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 West Australian Scenery Pack by Kim Burton (extract Christmas Island and install into Addon scenery) Default scenery X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details HUSEIN SASTRANEGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Take Off elev : 2,436 ft RWY : 11/29 asphalt VOR/DME : BND BANDUNG 117.0 NDB : OY 300.0 NDB : YY 205.0 CTAF/TWR : 118.65 Pilots are encouraged to tune, monitor and broadcast their positions at various milestones using unicom 122.80 (which is coincidentally Christmas Island CTAF). Recommended milestones include; establishing outbound radial Bandung VOR/DME (BND) 117.0 - Provide [Radial][DME][Altitude passing and intended altitude (9000)][tracking radial "outbound"][indicated airspeed] establishing or leaving an altitude - (same as above without passing altitude) reaching 150, 120, 90, 60 DME values inbound XMX VOR/DME - (same as above now referencing inbound radial XMX. For the 90 and 60 DME calls, if the DME instrument provides an estimate then include the time estimate to arrive over YPXM as the final part of the broadcast) announce position and intended approach around 30 DME. eg [Position] + Join Circuit for Visual Approach, if inclement weather then announce the intended Instrument Approach. report reaching various points in the approach. ie circuit legs, or for instrument approach the "Initial Point", "Outbound leg", "final approach" etc... Track SW to intercept any outbound radial in the range of 205° to 215° BND (117.0) and climb to not below 9,000 ft, the lowest safe altitude as indicated in the accompanying chart. Track the chosen radial until clear of terrain. A 40 DME range will place the aircraft at or near water allowing the aircraft to adopt a lower cruise altitude if so preferred. Keep monitoring for receipt of Christmas Island (XMX) VOR/DME 112.40. Once XMX Christmas Island VOR/DME is reliably received, track the inbound radial directly to the VOR/DME CHRISTMAS ISLAND [YPXM] - Land elev : 916 ft rwy : 18/36 asphalt VOR/DME : XMX CHRISTMAS ISLAND 112.40 NDB : XMX 341.0 (decommissioned) vhf : 6 ABC Radio 1422.0 dependent upon simulator CTAF : 122.80 Available Instrument Charts AERODROME CHART VOR RWY 18 VOR-Y RWY 36 VOR-Z RWY 36 RNAV (GNSS) RWY 18 (unavailable to aircraft not equipped with GPS) RNAV (GNSS) RWY 36 (unavailable to aircraft not equipped with GPS) Chart departing Husein Sastranegara International Airport Chart arriving Christmas Island
  21. Hooker Creek to Victoria River Downs

    until
    Event Details 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 : Up to FL125. Flightplan File as : YHOO YINW YLIM YMSF YHBR YAAL YVRD 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 HOOKER CREEK [YHOO] Takeoff elev : 1050 rwy : 10/28 gravel CTAF : 126.70 NDB : HOO HOOKER CREEK 398.0 INVERWAY [YINW] T&G - H-293° D-64 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1342 rwy : 13/31 dirt CTAF : 126.70 LIMBUNYA STN [YLIM] T&G - H-017° D-39 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1218 rwy : 10/28 dirt CTAF : 122.80 MOUNT SANFORD STATION [YMSF] T&G - H-065° D-42 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 755 rwy : 12/30 dirt CTAF : 126.70 HUMBERT RIVER [YHBR] T&G - H-005° D-30 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 396 rwy : 9/27 dirt CTAF : 122.80 YARRALIN [YAAL] T&G - H-075° D-15 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 321 rwy : 8/26 dirt CTAF : 122.80 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS [YVRD] Land - H-068° D-8 elev : 291 rwy : 09/27 dirt CTAF : 126.70 Chart
  22. Victoria River Downs to Hooker Creek

    until
    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 165 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 145 to 175 kias. Altitude : Not greater than FL125 Flightplan File as : YVRD YPGH YCFD YWAV YKKG YRVE YHOO 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 VICTORIA RIVER DOWNS [YVRD] Takeoff elev : 291 rwy : 09/27 dirt CTAF : 126.70 PIGEON HOLE [YPGH] T&G - H-151° D-28 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 370 rwy : 17/35 dirt CTAF : 122.80 CAMFIELD STATION [YCFD] T&G - H-145° D-14 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 419 rwy : 04/22 dirt CTAF : 126.70 WAVE HILL [YWAV] T&G - H-204° D-26 elev : 658 rwy : 14/32 dirt CTAF : 126.70 NDB : WAV WAVE HILL 203.0 KALKGURUNG [YKKG] T&G - H-259° D-18 elev : 647 rwy : 03/21 sealed rwy : 13/31 gravel CTAF : 126.70 RIVEREN [YRVE] T&G - H-226° D-44 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1152 rwy : 8/26 dirt CTAF : 122.80 HOOKER CREEK [YHOO] Land - H-133° D-36 elev : 1050 rwy : 10/28 gravel CTAF : 126.70 NDB : HOO HOOKER CREEK 398.0 Chart
  23. Blackwater to Rockhampton

    until
    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 165 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 145 to 175 kias. Altitude : Remain outside Rockhampton controlled airspace until Yaamba. Flightplan File as : YBTR YYBE YKIU YWIS MAS YMA YBRK 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. Optionally, fixed navigation references are provided for those wanting to navigate "old school". There is of course the option to navigate via the accompanying GPS Flightplan. 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. Arrivals at non-controlled aerodromes Operating in and around non-controlled aerodromes is an important VFR skill. All pilots should at some point take the time and effort to familiarise themselves with the publication "Operations in the vicinity of non-controlled aerodromes." Below is an arrival chart summarising some of the content in the guide 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 BLACKWATER [YBTR] Takeoff elev : 658 rwy : 18/36 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 YARRABEE MINE [YYBE] T&G - H-020° D-24 pos : RK R-266° D-80.5 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 443 rwy : 2/20 dirt CTAF : 122.80 KAIUROO [YKIU] T&G - H-057° D-21 pos : RK R-275° D-63.0 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 478 rwy : 13/31 4/22 dirt CTAF : 122.80 WILLIAMSON [YWIS] T&G - H-039° D-59 **** Caution Shoalwater Restricted Area (refer to accompanying VTC) **** pos : RK R-334° D-57.5 elev : 104 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 MAGNESITE MINE [MAS] Overfly - H-169° D-25 pos : RK R-323° D-34.0 YAAMBA [YMA] Overfly - H-135° D-18 If Rocky Tower or Approach is active DO NOT PROCEED UNTIL CLEARANCE IS OBTAINED ROCKHAMPTON [YBRK] Land - H-148° D-16 elev : 36 rwy : 04/22ns 15ns/33 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.10 VOR/DME : RK ROCKHAMPTON 116.90 NDB : RK ROCKHAMPTON 257.0 Wide Area Chart Visual Terminal Chart
  24. Rockhampton to Blackwater

    until
    Event Details Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 151 nm Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 145 to 175 kias. Altitude : Once CLR of Rockhampton CTA remain outside controlled airspace. Flightplan File as : YBRK MGN CQGC YDRG YMEM YBTR 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. Optionally, fixed navigation references are provided for those wanting to navigate "old school". There is of course the option to navigate via the accompanying GPS Flightplan. 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. Arrivals at non-controlled aerodromes Operating in and around non-controlled aerodromes is an important VFR skill. All pilots should at some point take the time and effort to familiarise themselves with the publication "Operations in the vicinity of non-controlled aerodromes." Below is an arrival chart summarising some of the content in the guide 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 ROCKHAMPTON [YBRK] Takeoff elev : 36 rwy : 04/22ns 15ns/33 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.10 VOR/DME : RK ROCKHAMPTON 116.90 NDB : RK ROCKHAMPTON 257.0 MOUNT MORGAN [MGN] Overfly - H-186° D-16 CENTRAL QUEENSLAND GLIDING CLUB [CQGC] T&G - H-189° D-20 pos : RK R-189° D-36.0 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 680 rwy : 06/24 grass CTAF : 122.80 DUARINGA [YDRG] T&G - H-282° D-36 pos : RK R-235° D-49.0 elev : 452 rwy : 02/20 dirt CTAF : 122.80 MEMOLOO [YMEM] T&G - H-244° D-54 pos : RK R-240° D-103.0 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 789 rwy : 03/21 clay CTAF : 122.80 BLACKWATER [YBTR] Land - H-003° D-24 pos : RK R-252° D-92.5 elev : 658 rwy : 18/36 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 Visual Terminal Chart Wide Area Chart
  25. Cross the Ditch 17: Summer 2019

    until
    Cross the Ditch 17: Summer 2019 Celebrating ten years of Crossing the Ditch! All eyes are on Wellington, as VATSIM's pilots connect New Zealand's capital to three great Australian airports. December is the time for all pilots to taste the Southern Summer and Cross the Ditch! Check out the official Cross the Ditch website Apply to provide ATC Book your Flights now! View the Event Schedule Check out the Virtual Airline Leaderboard Grab the recommended add-on scenery for each of the event airports What's it all about? For twenty hours this December, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch. An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from three to four hours flight time. Throughout the event, the Oceania region's two divisions – VATNZ and VATPAC – will be providing full ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event. This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight! If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze. Event Times This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world join the fun: UTC: Saturday 14th December 2019 17:00 - Sunday 15th December 2019 13:00 AEDT: Sunday 15th December 2019 04:00 - Monday 16th December 2019 00:00 NZDT: Sunday 15th December 2019 06:00 - Monday 16th December 2019 02:00 Waves This season's event is organised in waves. Each airport will have a set departure window, during which time flights will be able to leave for the next destination. As the window closes, the departure window will open at the next destination. Given each of the flights is 3 - 4hrs in length, the previous wave's flights will be arriving at the same airport as the next wave departs, maximising the amount of traffic at each airport. NOTE: in order to ensure that you have ATC coverage throughout your flight, you MUST fly the wave route that is active at the time of your departure. The individual routes are designed to ensure as much opposing traffic enroute as possible. Each flight passes from one Oceania division to the other, and the result is six mini-flyins over the course of twenty hours! The Waves for Cross the Ditch 17 - Summer 2019 are: Wave Flight Departure Window UTC AEDT NZDT 1 Wellington (NZWN) to Brisbane (YBBN) 1700-1930 0400-0630 0600-0830 2 Brisbane (YBBN) to Wellington (NZWN) 1930-2330 0630-1030 0830-1230 3 Wellington (NZWN) to Avalon (YMAV) 2230-0300 0930-1400 1130-1600 4 Avalon (YMAV) to Wellington (NZWN) 0200-0630 1300-1730 1500-1930 5 Wellington (NZWN) to Canberra (YSCB) 0500-0930 1600-2030 1800-2230 Calling all Pilots and Controllers Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section. Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute. Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page.
  26. Cross the Ditch 17: Summer 2019 Celebrating ten years of Crossing the Ditch! All eyes are on Wellington, as VATSIM's pilots connect New Zealand's capital to three great Australian airports. December is the time for all pilots to taste the Southern Summer and Cross the Ditch! Check out the official Cross the Ditch website Apply to provide ATC Book your Flights now! View the Event Schedule Check out the Virtual Airline Leaderboard Grab the recommended add-on scenery for each of the event airports What's it all about? For twenty hours this December, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch. An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from three to four hours flight time. Throughout the event, the Oceania region's two divisions – VATNZ and VATPAC – will be providing full ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event. This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight! If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze. Event Times This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world join the fun: UTC: Saturday 14th December 2019 17:00 - Sunday 15th December 2019 13:00 AEDT: Sunday 15th December 2019 04:00 - Monday 16th December 2019 00:00 NZDT: Sunday 15th December 2019 06:00 - Monday 16th December 2019 02:00 Waves This season's event is organised in waves. Each airport will have a set departure window, during which time flights will be able to leave for the next destination. As the window closes, the departure window will open at the next destination. Given each of the flights is 3 - 4hrs in length, the previous wave's flights will be arriving at the same airport as the next wave departs, maximising the amount of traffic at each airport. NOTE: in order to ensure that you have ATC coverage throughout your flight, you MUST fly the wave route that is active at the time of your departure. The individual routes are designed to ensure as much opposing traffic enroute as possible. Each flight passes from one Oceania division to the other, and the result is six mini-flyins over the course of twenty hours! The Waves for Cross the Ditch 17 - Summer 2019 are: Wave Flight Departure Window UTC AEDT NZDT 1 Wellington (NZWN) to Brisbane (YBBN) 1700-1930 0400-0630 0600-0830 2 Brisbane (YBBN) to Wellington (NZWN) 1930-2330 0630-1030 0830-1230 3 Wellington (NZWN) to Avalon (YMAV) 2230-0300 0930-1400 1130-1600 4 Avalon (YMAV) to Wellington (NZWN) 0200-0630 1300-1730 1500-1930 5 Wellington (NZWN) to Canberra (YSCB) 0500-0930 1600-2030 1800-2230 Calling all Pilots and Controllers Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section. Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute. Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page.
  27. YES! The event did flop through the overnight! 32 Hours of full ATC just required more controllers than we had to offer. Hopefully the next time through we can fully staff the event the whole way through. With that said I'd still love to thank those who were able to come out and control, rostered and not, for you guys are the ones who make these events happen. I know that for the first portion of day 1 there was quite a lot of traffic inbound providing more than enough fun for everyone involved. Once again, thank you everyone for your efforts and until the next time!
  1. Load more activity
×