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  2. Fitzroy Crossing to Balgo Hill via Wolfe Creek Crater

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    Halls Creek - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=p3dscen&DLID=211087
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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 : 250 nm Est Flight Time : approx 90 mins Aircraft : Single or twin turboprob engine aircraft such as PC12, Beechcraft King Air or similar capable of 210 to 250 kias (limited below A10,000). 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". Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YBGO A006 WOLFE.CREEK YCRK YCAJ YFTZ 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 : The accompanying GPS Flightplan is recommended method of locating Wolfe Creek Crater. From the air this feature can be difficult to identify. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Ozx Balgo Hill YBGO Ozx Fitzroy Crossing YFTZ X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" BALGO HILL [YBGO] Takeoff elev : 1440 rwy : 15/33 gravel CTAF : 126.70 STURT CREEK [A006] T&G - H-007° D-60 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1058 rwy : 08/26 dirt CTAF : 122.80 WOLFE CREEK CRATER Orbit the rim then continue - H-265° D-22 NOTE : Each sim is likely to depict this differently. In FSX with OZX the crater is painted into the surface and is flat with no relief. X-Plane renders the crater as a part of its mesh. Unknown for those using ORBX AU V2 CHRISTMAS CREEK STN [YCRK] T&G - H-276° D-107 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 537 rwy : 14/32 7/25 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) CADJEBUT [YCAJ] T&G - H-345° D-11 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 522 rwy : 10/28 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) FITZROY CROSSING [YFTZ] Land - H-324° D-36 elev : 368 rwy : 01/19 bitumen CTAF : 126.70 Chart
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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 : 250 nm Est Flight Time : approx 90 mins Aircraft : Single or twin turboprob engine aircraft such as PC12, Beechcraft King Air or similar capable of 210 to 250 kias (limited below A10,000). 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". Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YFTZ YMGR YHLC WOLFE.CREEK YBIL YBGO 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 : The accompanying GPS Flightplan is recommended method of locating Wolfe Creek Crater. From the air this feature can be difficult to identify. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Ozx Balgo Hill YBGO Ozx Fitzroy Crossing YFTZ Alan Blenco Margaret River Station X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" FITZROY CROSSING [YFTZ] Takeoff elev : 368 rwy : 01/19 bitumen CTAF : 126.70 MARGARET RIVER STATION [YMGR] T&G - H-106° D-80 elev : 374 rwy : 02/20 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 HALLS CREEK [YHLC] T&G - H-059° D-50 elev : 1346 rwy : 04/22 asphalt rwy : 08/26 clay CTAF : 126.70 NDB : HLC HALLS CREEK 245.0 WOLFE CREEK CRATER Orbit the rim then continue - H-170° D-57 NOTE : Each sim is likely to depict this differently. In FSX with OZX the crater is painted into the surface and is flat with no relief. X-Plane renders the crater as a part of its mesh. Unknown for those using ORBX AU V2 BILLILUNA [YBIL] T&G - H-194° D-24 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 997 rwy : 10/28 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) BALGO HILL [YBGO] Land - H-150° D-40 elev : 1440 rwy : 15/33 gravel CTAF : 126.70 Chart
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    Event Details This flight created by Russell Diehl [VH-DLL] 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, Piper Warrior or similar capable of between 105-125 kias. Pilots may also opt to fly this using their favoured rotary wing such as a Bell 206 Jet Ranger to take advantage of the heliport in Monaco Communications Use Unicom 122.80 for radio comms at all 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. The client is a little challenging to get installed and configured. Some further guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64). Altitude : Not above A4500 Flightplan File as : LGKP LGKS LGST LGIR LG54 LGSA 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. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D Default scenery optional payware Aerosoft LFMN Nice Cote d'Azur X-Plane 10/11 Default scenery VFR Monaco France Flight Details MANDELIEU [LFMD] Takeoff elev : 14 rwy : 04/22 17/35 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 NICE/COTE DAZUR [LFMN] T&G - H-057° D-13 elev : 12 rwy : 04L/22R 04R/22L asphalt CTAF : 122.80 MONACO FONTVIEILLE [LNMC] T&G - H-067° D-10 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 18 Heliport CTAF : 123.02 (FSINN 122.80) SAMREMO Overfly - H-069° D-16 PORTO MAURIZIO Overfly - H-071° D-11 ALBENGA [LIMG] T&G - H-024° D-11 elev : 149 rwy : 09/27 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 SAVONA Overfly - H-042° D-20 LEVALDIGI [LIMZ] Land - H-293° D-39 elev : 1267 rwy : 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 Chart
  7. Update to VATSIM Code of Conduct

    Hi All, Please see the following announcement from the VATSIM Board of Governors. On Monday July 15,2019 at 00:00z an updated version of the VATSIM Code of Conduct will come into effect. This update has been under development for several months. The updates modernize the Code of Conduct to reflect the many years of change on the network. The general intent remains unchanged - members are expected behave in a manner that is respectful and tolerant of others while enjoying their time on VATSIM. The New Code of Conduct can be found at http://vats.im/coc While many of the items in the Code of Conduct have been tweaked or reworded for clarity, most of them are rules that you already know and abide by. Every member should read though the new code of conduct as everyone will be held to it, but here are some of the biggest changes. Members are required to register for VATSIM using their full real names, but now may connect to VATSIM using their full real name, a common shortening of their real name, their given name only, or their VATSIM Certificate ID number VATSIM Members may stream content utilizing VATSIM and persons who intentionally disrupt a stream are subject to immediate suspension. Pilots will be required to be able to comply with hold short instructions, and flying a speed, altitude and heading assigned by Air Traffic Controllers A specific set of restricted callsigns as well as limitations on recreating flights or organizing events recognizing real world disasters or tragedies While Air Traffic Control positions are generally “first come, first served;” a division may set policy for booking a position ahead of time within reasonable limits Please visit the VATSIM General Discussion Forums to ask any questions you might have about any part of the new Code of Conduct. Thank you for your continued participation in VATSIM and we look forward to many more improvements within the coming months! Best Regards, VATSIM’s Board of Governors
  8. Resignation: IT Developer

    Recently I received a resignation letter from Liesel Downes from the role of IT Developer. Liesel is leaving the team due to personal commitments and through out the course of being an IT Developer, Liesel has made an enormous contribution to the team on various projects. We wish Liesel well with future endeavors and thank you for your service to VATPAC IT.
  9. TWR Controller - Romel Gutierrez

    Massive congratulations to Romel Gutierrez - 1296631 who showed competency in the VATPAC S2 Course last night through an astounding display of his knowledge, putting himself to the test and showing true knowledge about the course. Great job Romel!
  10. Q2 Board Meeting Minutes & Quarterly Report

    Hi All, VATPAC recently held the Q2 Board Meeting on Sunday 7th July. The minutes are now available for review via the VATPAC website here. The Divisional Quarterly report has also been compiled and is available via the same page on the VATPAC website. Thanks for a great quarter everyone! Everyone including pilots, controllers and staff have contributed greatly to the Division over the past 3 months and I look forward to seeing further growth over the next Quarter See you in the skies!
  11. Applications Open: Deputy Director Special Events

    Applications for this position have now closed. Thank you to all who displayed interest and to those who have applied, you have been emailed. If you did not receive an email please contact me via PM or via email <[email protected]> Cheers.
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  13. Applications Open: VATPAC Director, Operations

    Applications are now invited from suitably experienced members of the VATPAC division for the position of VATPAC Director, Operations (VATPAC2). Responsible to: VATPAC Director, Division Direct Reports: Deputy Director, Operations AIS Officer AIS Officer, Pacific Area Virtual Airlines Liaison Officer Operations Advisors Duties: Attends periodic VATPAC Board meetings to report on pilot-related issues to act as a liaison between pilots and the VATPAC Board bringing pilot and controller views, complaints, ideas, and proposals to the appropriate Division and Board meetings in order to consistently improve the effectiveness of communications, suitability of new procedures, and overall satisfaction of pilots with ATS provided Assists the Events Director where required in the coordination of Events, Fly-Ins and Group flights in the VATPAC airspace Reports quarterly on activity within the division Liaises with Virtual Airlines for anything they may need from the Division (events, contact information) Maintains an online register of all VATPAC affiliated Virtual Airlines Acts as the Division's Point-of-contact for VATSIM's main VA Coordinator Stay abreast of real world issues which may involve VATPAC airspace Coordinates the personnel and activities of the VATPAC AIS Team Monitors VATPAC policy change proposals as they affect pilots Liaises closely with the Director, ATC Training on operational matters affecting pilots and controllers Stays abreast of current issues and contributes to discussions and dissemination of information within the VATPAC and VATSIM community as they affect pilots Monitor facilities and accuracy of the ATC Clients to the TAAATS specification. Maintains an online presence of 10-15 hours per month on the VATSIM Network Essential Criteria: Consistently active participation in the greater VATPAC community for the last 2 years Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than one year at the time of application Have a good rapport with VATSIM pilots and maintain this rapport throughout their tenure Be rated on VATSIM to no less than Enroute Controller Level (C1) Have good knowledge of the VATSIM Code of Conduct and Code of Regulations Have proven ability in the management of a small group of people Be able to work well within a voluntary organisation Have proven ability with the use of Flight Simulation, VATSIM Approved Pilot and ATC Client Software How to Apply: Members interested in being considered for the role should apply by outlining their experience and suitability, addressing each of the essential criteria listed above. Applications should be sent via email to director(at)vatpac.org APPLICATIONS IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE CLOSE AT 23:59 hours AEST on Sunday 28th July 2019.
  14. Strahan to Cambridge

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    Event Details Flight created by Peter Smith [YMA489] 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 or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Piper Warrior, Orion Maul or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias. 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". Altitude : Remain clear of Hobart CTA until within vicinity of Cambridge/Hobart CTA Flightplan File as : YSRN YQNS YBPK YBEL YKPN CBV NORTHWEST.VFR 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. NOTE : Following the GPS flighplan will result in pilots entering restricted airspace. Allowances will be required to avoid entering restricted airspace. 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" STRAHAN [YSRN] Takeoff elev : 66 rwy : 18/36 asphalt CTAF : 124.20 QUEENSTOWN [YQNS] T&G - H-052° D-12 elev : 867 rwy : 09/27 dirt CTAF : 124.20 BRONTE (FORESTRY) [YBPK] T&G - H-084° D-43 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 2215 rwy : 17/35 grass CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) BOTHWELL GLIDING CLUB [YBEL] T&G - H-104° D-26 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1188 rwy : 09/27 grass CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) KEMPTON [YKPN] T&G - H-127° D-13 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 683 rwy : 11/29 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) CRAIGBORNE RESERVOIR [CBV] Overfly - H-081° D-10 Remain below CTA steps as the VFR Route is immediately below the approach/departure for rwy 12 Hobart CAMPANIA [CPA] Overfly - NORTHWEST.VFR D-7 RICHMOND [RCH] Overfly - NORTHWEST.VFR D-4 CAMBRIDGE [YCBG] Land - NORTHWEST.VFR D-6 elev : 67 rwy : 09/27 12/30 14/32 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.10 VOR/DME : HB HOBART 112.70 Strahan to Cambridge VNC Cambridge VTC
  15. Cambridge to Strahan

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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 80 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Piper Warrior, Orion Maul or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias. 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". Altitude : Once clear of Hobart remain below Hobart CTA Flightplan File as : YCBG TAS YSFY YLPR STRA YSRN 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. NOTE : Following the GPS flighplan will result in pilots entering restricted airspace. Allowances will be required to avoid entering restricted airspace. 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" CAMBRIDGE [YCBG] Takeoff elev : 67 rwy : 09/27 12/30 14/32 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.10 VOR/DME : HB HOBART 112.70 TASMAN BRIDGE [TAS] Overfly - H-231° D-6 SANDFLY [YSFY] T&G - H-206° D-9 elev : 635 rwy : 10/28 grass CTAF : 131.25 LAKE PEDDER T&G - H-265° D-45 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 1026 rwy : 06/24 gravel CTAF : 131.25 STRATHGORDON [STRA] Overfly - H-303° D-9 X-Plane depicts an associated heliport STRAHAN [YSRN] Land - H-303° D-49 elev : 66 rwy : 18/36 asphalt CTAF : 124.20 Campbridge VTC Cambridge to Strahan VNC
  16. Madagascar

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    Event Details Madagascar flight created by Russell Diehl [VH-DLL] Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 177 nm Est Flight Time : approx xx mins Aircraft : Single or twin piston engine aircraft such as Mooney Bravo, Beechcraft Bonanza or similar capable of between 150-170 kias. Communications Use Unicom 122.80 for radio comms at all 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. The client is a little challenging to get installed and configured. Some further guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64). Altitude : Not above A6500 Flightplan File as : LGKP LGKS LGST LGIR LG54 LGSA 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. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D Default scenery X-Plane 10/11 Default scenery Flight Details IVATO [FMMI] Takeoff elev : 4198 rwy : 11/29 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 ANTANANARIVO ARIVONIMAMO [FMMA] T&G - H-246° D-22> elev : 4756 rwy : 12/30 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 MIANDRIVAZO [FMMN] T&G - H-266° D-103 elev : 203 rwy : 16/34 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 TSIRIBIHINA [FMML] Land - H-277° D-52 elev : 154 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 Chart
  17. projectFLY Group Flight & Giveaway

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    On Friday 12th July 2019, projectFLY along with ORBX will be running a GA group flight event along our East Coast from 1200z to 2000z, featuring airports YSTW, YPQM, YCNK, YWOL, YSCB. This event is focused at VFR and GA traffic and is likely to gain a lot of traffic from our international VATSIM users. It is requested that we can fill the ATC positions for the flight. These positions include: TW_GND TW_TWR SY_APP CB_APP CB_TWR CB_GND BN-MDE_CTR ML-WOL_CTR While the time is late for alot of us Aussie controllers this will not go unrewarded. For ATC and pilots alike there will be giveaways and prizes to be won from ORBX. For more information as well as T&C off the giveaway please visit https://mettarsim.com/2019/07/05/projectfly-group-flight-july-2019/ Thankyou and I hope to see you all there.
  18. TMA Controller - Tristan Garratt

    Biggest of congratulations to Tristan Garrett - 1412849 who attained the VATSIM S3 rating after a marvelous display of his controller capabilities yesterday. Enjoy your new shiny S3 Mr Garratt! A well deserved treat for your hard efforts.
  19. Pacific Link July

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    What is Pacific Island Link? Pacific Island Link is a monthly event in which we explore the pacific islands within VATPAC and occasionally within our neighbouring divisions. Each month you can expect to fly routes across Melanesia, Polynesia and on occasion Micronesia. This event for the most part will fall on the first Saturday of each month from 0800z - 1100z and you can expect flight times anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours. This Month (06/07/2019) from 0800z - 1100z: We take this months Pacific Link on a new turn (and a bit closer to home) to Christmas Island, just off the north west coast of Australia The Route: YPCC - YPXM EMVAS G200 XMX YPXM - YPCC TATOD G200 EMVAS PCCNG PCCNI PCCNF PCCNM Aircraft Type: Recommended Aircraft for this event is up to either an A320/B73x/B3xM Charts: Charts for both Coco and Christmas Island can be found Here - Airservices Aus. AIS - DAP Requested ATC Positions: The below positions are what are recommended to provide pilots with ATC Services - However, if these become full, we welcome you to log onto additional positions to provide even more services. BN-TRT_CTR (Brisbane Center) 133.200 ML-IND_CTR (Brisbane Radio) 122.400 Note: Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling are uncontrolled Aerodromes, However, People are welcome to fly from Broom or Karratha and ATC will most likely follow from there Scenery: YPXM: https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=71990805 FSX Freeware Default Scenery - Xplane YPPC: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/21322-ypcc-cocos-keeling-islands-airport/ Xplane Freeware https://www.freewarescenery.com/fsx/australia.html FSX Freeware If you have any questions or feedback, please email [email protected] or [email protected] as we would be happy to hear any feedback you have!
  20. Townsville return via Palm Island and Ayr

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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 : 152 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins Aircraft : Single engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Piper Warrior or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias. 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". Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : 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. TOWNSVILLE VFR PROCEDURES Townsville is a class C civil and military aerodrome and is located in close proximity to high terrain. An excellent source of information for Townsville VFR operations inbound and outbound can be found in CASA's "Ontrack" Online Reference Resource. Pilots unfamiliar with Townsville Operations are encouraged to visit the site and review available information (video is very informative) prior to operating within Cairns. In particular, review Outbound to Palm Island Inbound from s-e via Clevedon VFR 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" TOWNSVILLE INTL [YBTL] Takeoff elev : 18 rwy : 07/25ns 01/19ns asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.30 VOR/DME : TL TOWNSVILLE 114.10 TACAN : TVL TOWNSVILLE 113.50 NDB : TVL TOWNSVILLE 276.0 RADAR SITE [RDRS] Overfly - visual D-3 WEST POINT [WEP] Overfly - visual D-4 PALM ISLAND [YPAM] T&G - H-325° D-25 elev : 30 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 WHITE ROCK [WTRK] Overfly - H-092° D-8 ORCHARD ROCKS [ORKS] Overfly - H-147° D-22 MAGNETIC ISLAND [YMCI] Overfly - H-200° D-4 CAPE CLEVELAND [CCL] Overfly - H-090° D-9 AYR [YAYR] T&G - H-135° D-30 elev : 39 rwy : 01/19 asphalt rwy : 11/29 grass CTAF : 126.70 GIRU [GIRU] Overfly - H-281° D-13 CLEVEDON [CEN] Overfly - visual D-8 TOWNSVILLE INTL [YBTL] Land - visual D-17 elev : 18 rwy : 07/25ns 01/19ns asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.30 VOR/DME : TL TOWNSVILLE 114.10 TACAN : TVL TOWNSVILLE 113.50 NDB : TVL TOWNSVILLE 276.0 Townsville VTC Ayr VNC
  21. Townsville return via Charters Towers

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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 : 130 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Piper Warrior or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias. 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". Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YBTL STUART.VFR YDOP YCHT YBEG TNP THORNTON.SOUTH.VFR YBTL 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. NOTE : Following the GPS flighplan will result in pilots entering restricted airspace. Allowances will be required to avoid entering restricted airspace. TOWNSVILLE VFR PROCEDURES Townsville is a class C civil and military aerodrome and is located in close proximity to high terrain. An excellent source of information for Townsville VFR operations inbound and outbound can be found in CASA's "Ontrack" Online Reference Resource. Pilots unfamiliar with Townsville Operations are encouraged to visit the site and review available information (video is very informative) prior to operating within Cairns. In particular, review Outbound to the south via stuart VFR Route Inbound from west via Thornton North and South 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" TOWNSVILLE INTL [YBTL] Takeoff elev : 18 rwy : 07/25ns 01/19ns asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.30 TACAN : TVL TOWNSVILLE 113.50 NDB : TVL TOWNSVILLE 276.0 VOR/DME : TL TOWNSVILLE 114.10 STUART [SUA] Overfly - visual STUART.VFR D-7 ANTILL PLAINS [ANP] Overfly - visual STUART.VFR D-5 DONNINGTON AIRPARK [YDOP] T&G - visual STUART.VFR D-11 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 250 rwy : 11/29 dirt CTAF : 126.70 (FSINN 131.25) CHARTERS TOWERS [YCHT] T&G - H-223° D-41 elev : 955 rwy : 01/19 gravel rwy : 06/24 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 BENING FIELD [YBEG] T&G - H-347° D-23 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1015 rwy : 7/25 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) THORNTON GAP [TNP] Overfly - H-021° D-20 MT MARGARET [MMT] Overfly - visual THORNTON.SOUTH.VFR D-8 TOWNSVILLE INTL [YBTL] Land - visual THORNTON.SOUTH.VFR D-11 elev : 18 rwy : 07/25ns 01/19ns asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.30 VOR/DME : TL TOWNSVILLE 114.10 TACAN : TVL TOWNSVILLE 113.50 NDB : TVL TOWNSVILLE 276.0 Chart
  22. TMA Controller - Sam Keast

    Big Congratulations to Sam Keast - 1445607 who showed superior knowledge and skill of the VATPAC S3 Course tonight. Enjoy your rating!
  23. TMA Controller - Ashot Hakobyan

    Congratulations to Ashot Hakobyan - 1307841 who received his S3 rating on the 21st of June after showing superior knowledge of the course! Congrats!
  24. New Georgia Islands

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    Event Details This New Georgia Islands flight created by Russell Diehl [VH-DLL]. New Georgia Islands are a part of the Solomon Islands and are notable for its volcanic origin and as the sight of numberous WWII naval battles. 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 piston engine aircraft such as Mooney Bravo, Beechcraft Bonanza or similar capable of between 150-170 kias. Communications Solomon Islands uses Unicom 122.80 for radio comms at all 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. The client is a little challenging to get installed and configured. Some further guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64). Altitude : Not above A6500 Flightplan File as : AGGN KOLO NEWG AGGM REND TETE VANG NGGA MINJ MAROV AGGS 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. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D Default scenery X-Plane 10/11 Default scenery Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" GIZO [AGGN] Takeoff elev : 14 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 KOLOMBANGARA Overfly - H-051° D-15 NEW GEORGIA Overfly - H-099° D-26 MUNDA [AGGM] T&G - H-216° D-19 elev : 9 rwy : 07/25 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 RENDOVA Overfly - H-147° D-11 TETEPARE Overfly - H-129° D-22 VANGUNU ISLAND Overfly - H-075° D-24 NGGATOKAE ISLAND Overfly - H-104° D-13 MINJANGA ISLAND Overfly - H-007° D-7 MAROVA ISLAND Overfly - H-300° D-17 SEGHE [AGGS] Land - H-232° D-8 elev : 5 rwy : 10/28 dirt CTAF : 122.80 Chart
  25. Milk Run Monday

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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)
  26. TWR Controller - Pheonix Taylor

    A hearty well done to Pheonix who sailed through his S2 assessment like he's been doing it for years. Reward for effort, congratulations Pheonix!
  27. Applications Open: VATPAC Director, ATC Training

    A reminder that applications for this position close this weekend. If you're interested in stepping up to help your Division, apply now!
  28. Warrnambool to Moorabbin via the Great Ocean Road

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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 : 160 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. 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". Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YWBL YPBH YAPO YTQY MHT CARR YMMB 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. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D Warrnambool Airport YWBL - Colin Jeffery ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11 Apollo Bay Airport Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" WARRNAMBOOL [YWBL] Takeoff elev : 242 rwy : 04/22 gravel rwy : 13/31 asphalt CTAF : 126.00 PETERBOROUGH [YPBH] T&G - Coastal D-29 elev : 40 rwy : 08/26 dirt CTAF : 127.10 (FSINN 131.25) APOLLO BAY [YAPO] T&G - Coastal D-36 elev : 80 rwy : 07/25 13/31 grass CTAF : 131.25 TORQUAY [YTQY] T&G - Coastal D-44 elev : 30 rwy : 13/31 09/27 18/36 grass CTAF : 119.00 MARTHA POINT [MHT] Overfly - Coastal D-29 CARRUM [CARR] Overfly - Coastal D-15 A1500 INBOUND REPORTING POINT if Tower is active call to receive join instructions MOORABBIN TOWER [AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] POSITION CARRUM 1500 RECEIVED INFORMATION [ATIS IDENTIFIER] INBOUND MOORABBIN [YMMB] Land - Coastal D-7 elev : 55 rwy : 04/22 13R/31L 13L/31R 17R/35L 17L/35R asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.10 NDB : MB MOORABBIN MELBOURNE 398.0 Victorian VNC Melbourne VTC
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