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  2. USA Route 66

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    This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 30th October 2019 starting at 8.30pm AEDT commences a series of legs following the famous ROUTE 66 Lyrics, a blues standard composed by Bobby Troup in 1946 and first recorded by Nat King Cole in the same year. Just google the lyrics and you will find out where we will be going. Flight created by YMA555 Details : Chicago Midway Int'l (KMDW) to St Louis Lambert Int'l (KSTL) Scenery: Default X-Plane or what ever sim you use. Aircraft: Capable of 180-200 kias Comms: These flights now utilise the new Audio For Vatsim and will adhere to the following: Calls on unicom 122.80 or CTAF Equivelant unless instructed by ATC. No private chat and keep calls succinct. Chat is restricted to Vatpac Daily Focus Room on Teamspeak and as a matter of courtesy chat is to pause whenever a CTAF/ATC call is being made. Flight Plan: Link KMDW KDTG KPNT KBMI KSPI KSTL Suggested Altitude: Follow flight plan Link Distance: 220nm Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying. Flight Plan:(KMDW-KSTL)< 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.
  3. NOTAM: VATSPY and ServInfo AIRAC1911

    Unfortunately I made an error in both the VATSpy and ServInfo files (CVN was not part of DOS) published in the NOTAM above. This has been fixed and the files on the server and in the NOTAM links above have been replaced. If you downloaded the files since the publishing of the NOTAM above and before 0725Z 22 Oct 2019, please download them again. My apologies for any inconvenience.
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  5. WorldFlight 2019 03NOV-09NOV19 AEDT

    Welcome to WorldFlight 2019! Worldflight Australia is a virtual round the world flight to raise money for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service. The concept of a virtual, round the world flight for charity was started by a team in the United Kingdom and has spawned an annual event with participants all over the globe. World Flight Australia was started in 2001 and over the years, World Flight Australia teams have raised over $220,000 for the RFDS, helping with the costs of avionics and providing funding for Fly Around Clinics in the essential Air Ambulances used to ferry nurses, doctors and patients around rural Australia. VATPAC Provides ATC within the VATPAC Airspace during Worldflight. Worldflight departs and arrives in Sydney each year usually travelling through several airports within VATPAC Airspace. This year, the teams will travel through Sydney, Darwin and Cairns on their venture around the world. Departing Sydney at 0900 AEDT Sunday, there will be over 100 aircraft joining in on the journey across the Ditch to Christchurch, New Zealand. You're invited to come along as a pilot, or apply to be rostered as an Air Traffic Controller. With insane amount of traffic levels, everyone will need to work together to ensure a professional, friendly and as on time as possible service. All the details you need to know will be posted over the next week so keep an eye out on the official event site and the VATPAC NOTAMS system/forum. We'll publish pilot and ATC briefings to ensure everyone has a detailed understanding of the procedures that we'll be using during the event. VATPAC will be providing ATC for the departure legs from 2030z - 0230z to cover those flying earlier and later than the departure time of 2200z. ATC Applications are now open. You can apply at the official VATPAC event site.
  6. NOTAM: VATSPY and ServInfo AIRAC1911

    NOTAM - VATSPY and ServInfo AIRAC1911 1 INTRODUCTION In light of the recent AFv changes in regards to sector extensions. The VATPAC Operations department has released an updated set of VATSPY and ServInfo files. You may download the files via the following two links below. Instructions on how to update the files can be found here. 2 DETAILS When extending sectors on AFV, instead of using the controller's primary frequency across all extended sectors, the controller now uses the frequency assigned to each standard sector. For example, if ML-SNO_CTR is logged in and is extending to WOL, the controller will be transmitting and receiving on both 124.0 (SNO) and 125.0 (WOL). Therefore, aircraft in WOL will be out of range of the SNO frequency and will need to tune the WOL frequency (125.0) to contact the controller. The new pilot clients only display the controllers primary frequency, not the extended enroute frequencies the controller has cross coupled to his primary frequency. We have updated the VATSPY and ServInfo files to assist in pilot's knowing the next en-route frequency. Examples of how this works has been attached below. You are flying in the Katomba sector (YKAT) and ML-SNO_CTR is logged in and is extending to WOL. If you hover your mouse over YKAT in VATSpy or InfoServ you will see: Melbourne (Katomba) 133.5* (125.0) FIR, Australia This tells you that Katomba is a non-standard sector (the* indicates this) and the frequency to use to contact the controller is the frequency for the standard sector Katomba is part of :- 125.0 (WOL). If during an event Katomba has been activated with ML-KAT_CTR logged in, you would use Katomba's dedicated frequency 133.5. If you hover you mouse over YWOL you will see: Melbourne (Wollongong) 125.0 FIR, Australia This tells you WOL is a standard sector with the frequency 125.0 and all the other non-standard sectors that are part of WOL will have (125.0) in their name. 3 DOWNLOAD LINKS Whilst the web pages are being updated, links to the updated files are; VATSPY: Here ServInfo: Here 4 AUTHORITY Director Operations - [email protected] 5 CANCELLATION This NOTAM does not self-cancel.
  7. Resignation: Arjun Murthy

    Hello all, It is with regret that I advise the community that Arjun has decided to step down as a Senior Instructor effective immediately due to real-world commitments. I would like to take this time to say a massive thank you on behalf of everyone at VATPAC and from the training department for the massive amount of work that you've done Arjun, you've been a keystone in this department for a long time, training and assessing. It's a shame to see you go but I know we'll see you soon.
  8. TMA Controller - Tyler Hindle

    Congratulations to Tyler who is our latest TMA controller to join the radar ranks. Well done Tyler look forward to seeing you on TMA shortly.
  9. Last week
  10. Audio for VATSIM Weekend Update

    VATSIM wants to thank you for the unprecedented interest, traffic levels, and support we have seen since the launch of Audio for VATSIM on Monday. As we head into our first weekend using our new technology, we are taking some actions to maintain the stability of the voice servers while we continue to isolate and correct an issue that arises when VATSIM exceeds just over 1,000 simultaneous connections. This is not related to server capacity itself, of which we have plenty. As a result of this issue, we will be continuing with a connection limit on each server of 147 simultaneous connections through the weekend. This means that VATSIM will be limited to a maximum of 1,036 simultaneous connections across the 7 servers. We fully anticipate that we will hit this number a few times throughout the weekend. We do not expect there to be extended times where the VATSIM connection cap is reached, but there could be times where a single server’s connection cap could be reached. If you encounter this situation, you will receive an error message stating “There are too many users already connected to your chosen server. Please choose another server to connect to VATSIM.” The solution is to check the servers tab of your VATSIM map to see which server has space and try connecting to that server. Note that your server location will have no effect on your VATSIM experience - the voice servers sit separately to the network servers so delay is not affected by you connecting to a server further away from your location. In order for all who would like to use VATSIM over this weekend to have the opportunity, we need your help and cooperation by complying with these requests. Upon completion of a flight, users are requested to immediately disconnect instead of staying connected while idle at a gate to listen to the traffic. In the same vein, users are requested not to connect to VATSIM until they are ready to file their flight plan and receive clearance. If you are doing a longer haul flight and anticipate the need for an extended step away, please disconnect from VATSIM. Not only is this part of the Code of Conduct, but with limited connection availability it allows those actively using the network to connect. Supervisors have been advised to disconnect users who have stepped away whilst in an active Air Traffic Controller’s airspace and do not respond quickly per CoC B3. Air Traffic Controllers are requested to consider giving up their sessions to another qualified controller who wants to control the same position if the controller has been on position for 2 hours or more. Please ensure that the controller relieving you has successfully connected prior to disconnecting so your position does not go offline and is unable to get another controller online. Air Traffic Controllers are also asked to not transmit and receive on multiple frequencies. Each controller may transmit and receive on only one frequency unless temporarily relieving another controller in the top down hierarchy Where we reach server capacity, VATSIM may suspend voice ATIS connections and observer connections in favor of having slots available for active controller and pilot connections. Such messages will be broadcast to all users on the network. Should you receive such a broadcast, Air Traffic Controllers are requested to disconnect their ATIS messages and proceed using a text only ATIS and Observers are requested to log off and reconnect as a Pilot or Air Traffic Controller or continue their observing session at a later time. We want all of VATSIM’s members to have an enjoyable first weekend on Audio for VATSIM and regret that we must keep these connection limits in place. However as this issue results in instability of the Audio for VATSIM infrastructure when above 1,000 users, it’s a step that must be taken to ensure all connected users have a seamless experience. The Audio for VATSIM team is working diligently to solve this issue and we will eliminate the connection cap as soon as we are able. Should that happen this weekend, we will communicate the change with you via network broadcast and social media posts. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these requests. Enjoy the first VATSIM Weekend with Audio for VATSIM!
  11. Jandakot Return via Dale River and Serpentine

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    Is there scenery for Dale River? Im keen to know how people like the hill
  12. Jandakot Return via Rottnest and Murray Field

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    The altitude section says remain clear of PH CTA... but then the route includes V65, which is going to require an airways clearance if APP is online. Best obtained while still on the ground, as any delay in issuing would require you to remain OCTA. Make sure you fellas keep a sharp lookout in D104. Plenty of traffic, much of it VFR and seemingly NORDO....
  13. Q3 2019 Regional Report

    The Q3 2019 Regional report is now available to view at https://www.vatoce.net/vatoce-q3-2019-full-report/
  14. Jandakot Return via Dale River and Serpentine

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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 Chart
  15. Jandakot Return via Rottnest and Murray Field

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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 Chart
  16. Q3 Divisional Quarterly Report

    Hi Everyone, The Quarterly report for Q3 is available for viewing. https://vatpac.org/about-us/minutes-and-reports/ Thanks, Callum
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  18. We're Back Run Monday

    Vatsim is Back and it's Better than ever! 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)
  19. NOTAM: AIRAC 1911

    NOTAM - AIRAC1911 Sector File and Client Installer Downloads 1 INTRODUCTION The VATPAC sector files are normally produced and developed by the operations department every 3 months. Due to the introduction of Audio for VATSIM, the Operations department has decided to release a sector file and euroscope installer update to better facilitate Audio for VATSIM. If you have any questions or queries, please email me at [email protected] or post within the Audio for VATSIM forum. I also would like to thank Peter Story, he's gone above and beyond to ensure VATPAC is ready for AFV. Cheers to you Peter! 2 DETAILS Sector file differences: When using ES, you may place a tick in the SCT2 box in OTHERSET/Display Settings/Freetext. Using VRC, you can click menu View/Static Text. Provided you are using the new sector files you will now see the frequency next to en route sector names on the scope. En-route controllers should update their sector files to ease the process of transferring pilots to cross-coupled, adjacent sector frequencies which are NOT displayed in pilot clients. Voice file: Due to the changes implemented in AFV, when connecting a primary frequency, controllers should NOT be activating a primary frequency with a previously-live voice server. Updating you VOICE.txt will remove all the rw1.vatpac.org links from the voice communication setup. Therefore, anyone who does NOT use the Euroscope Package Installer should manually update this file in /Documents/Euroscope. VATPAC Euroscope Package Installer: The package installer incorporates the new sector files and the new VOICE.txt file. In addition, it also is set's the .asr files to automatically display the adjacent sector frequencies for en route profiles. Remember, delete the /Document/Euroscope/VATPAC folder before running the AIRAC 1911 installer. VRC Users should manually update their profiles and replace the VOX Server: rw1.vatpac.org with noserver to ensure there is no conflict with the live network. 3 DOWNLOAD LINKS Whilst the web pages are being updated, links to the updated files are; VRC: VRC Sector Files and VRC POF Euroscope: VATPAC Euroscope Package and ES Sector Files ES Voice File: Attached to Post 4 AUTHORITY Director Operations - [email protected] 5 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will cancel at 6 NOV 19 - 23:59UTC. VOICE.txt
  20. NOTAM: Policy Updates

    NOTAM: Policy Updates 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC Operations Department has updated that VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy and the VATPAC Controller Information and ATIS Policy. These updates have been to facilitate the implementation of Audio for VATSIM (AFV). 2. DETAILS Controller Positions and Ratings Policy Changes Summary A controller providing top-down coverage from either an Approach/Tower/Surface Movement Control position shall do so using only the primary frequency designated to their logged-in position. Use of multiple frequencies (Other than an ATIS) is not permitted. A controller providing top-down coverage from an Enroute position shall do so using only the primary frequency designated to the overlying sector. Use of additional aerodrome and/or TMA frequencies (other than an ATIS) for the purpose of top-down control is not permitted. En route controllers providing extended coverage shall configure their client software to transmit and receive on the primary frequency assumed by the sector. En route controllers shall cross-couple all frequencies assumed by the controller. En route controllers shall remain aware of sector boundaries and frequency ranges, instructing pilots to switch to the most appropriate frequency when leaving/entering adjacent sectors. Controller Information and ATIS Policy Changes Summary En route, non-FSS or oceanic controllers shall include the three (3) letter sector identifier and frequency of any standard control position to which extended coverage is being provided, and the four (4) letter ICAO identifier of any aerodrome to which a top-down Tower or Approach service is being provided in their controller ATIS information. Aerodromes which are not specified in the controller information may be assumed to operate as uncontrolled aerodromes. For Example ML-SNO_CTR: “Ext WOL 125.0, TBD 125.3, Top-Down YMML, YSCB, YSSY, YPAD.” Controller information MUST NOT include: controller's name & rating and meteorological information. 3. AUTHORITY VATPAC Director Operations 4. CANCELLATION This NOTAM shall remain current unless notification is provided in the NOTAM forum.
  21. World Flight 2019

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    World Flight 2019 It's that time of year again! What is World Flight? World Flight is one of the longest running events on VATSIM to date and consists of a week long event with almost full ATC as the huge wave of traffic make their way from Sydney, around the world and back again. Aircraft will depart Sydney on the 3rd at 9:00am AEDT (2200z) and arrive a week later on the 9th at 5:25pm AEDT (0925z) For more information on World Flight please visit their website: https://www.worldflight.com.au/ ATC requirements Although World Flight has a team of Global controllers to mange the traffic on the legs outside of for the rest of the world, who may not have the active controllers to manage the traffic, VATPAC is looking for controllers available for the departure and arrival days to manage the traffic within our airspace. ATC applications To apply for ATC please find the the applications form below. https://forms.gle/ZxHZFr64mUMBm9Xu6 If you have any questions about the event feel free to post in the Events Discussion thread. Thanks to those who are going to attend and we hope to see you all soon!
  22. Spilled AFV Wednesday; Audio for Vatsim on Full Cream Milk

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    get ready for some grass parking!
  23. TWR Controller - Bill Kranias

    Congratulations to Bill who recently gained his S2 rating! Coming soon to a tower near you
  24. TWR Controller - Jacob Findlater

    Well done to Jacob on successfully completing the requirements to attain his S2 rating. Looking forward to seeing you around the VATPAC ATC break room, Jacob.
  25. Ballina to Archerfield

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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 : 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 Chart
  26. Archerfield to Ballina

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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 : 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 Chart
  27. Spilled AFV Wednesday; Audio for Vatsim on Full Cream Milk

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    If you're running X_plane and want some ortho files, I have the files I used when I did the route for my first leg of my world trip http://btfg.space/Ortho4XP/Milkrun/Milkrun Brisbane_Rockhampton.rar it uses zoom 13 for water tiles, zoom 14 for general and zoom 15 around airports. a good zoom level to balance quality and size. Download is 1.4 GiB and contains each tile on the routes
  28. Spilled AFV Wednesday; Audio for Vatsim on Full Cream Milk

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    APP removed
  29. Spilled AFV Wednesday; Audio for Vatsim on Full Cream Milk

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    So what's the deal with rocky approach? Want us to open it rather than tower?
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