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  2. "Brisbane Radio, Brisbane Radio" The ATC Training Department has a new oceanic course that is now live and eagerly awaiting new controllers! Are you a C1 and haven't got your Oceanic Endorsement? Why wait any longer! Come and get your Oceanic Endorsement through the VATPAC ATC Training Department today! Did you know that you don't even need to be a local controller for this course? That's right, we also accept visiting controllers and once you've finished the course you'll be able to control eight oceanic positions under the VATSIM Pacific Oceanic Agreement. The VATPAC ATC Training Department hope you enjoy the course as much as we did making it. Get started today by heading https://academy.vatpac.org/. For more information, you can refer to https://pacificoceanic.vatsim.net/. See you all at the VATPAC ATC Training Academy, Cam, Will and the ATC Training Department
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    By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC. Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc). Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT. Route YMML-YSSY: ML H129 DOSEL Y59 TESAT YSSY-YMML: TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 ML ATC SY_ATIS 126.25 SY_DEL 133.80 SY_GND 121.70 SY_TWR 120.50 SY_APP 124.40 ML-WOL_CTR 125.00 ML-SNO_CTR 124.00 ML_APP 132.00 ML_TWR 120.50 ML_GND 121.70 ML_DEL 127.20 ML_ATIS 118.00 Scenery Melbourne Airport - Freeware for FSX Orbx YMML Melbourne v3 (FSX/P3D) Melbourne Airport for Xplane (ISDG) Sydney YSSY freeware, FSX version | P3D version Sydney YSSY by FlyTampa (FSX & P3D) Sydney YSSY for Xplane (ISDG)
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    Absolutely, any aircraft is fine
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    Is using an a319 okay?
  7. Please review these documents prior to the event which have been put together by Sam Keast and Matt Kelly respectively. ATC Briefing Package: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZYoKza8UDdJN45qrusg27tIyXUqTQONG/view?usp=sharing For anyone controlling, please download and review the ATC Briefing Package. It has been designed in a way that you should only need to click on your position in the contents to jump to the section relevant to you (Works in the downloaded PDF version). Pilot Briefing Package: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bx0P7UaUvJLBvH5eFRVo0YLWpPcPL7Gz/view?usp=sharing If you're departing or arriving into Brisbane or Gold Coast, use this document to find out information about the new SIDs/STARs, Published holds, fuel recommendations, route recommendations, frequency allocations, airspace allocations and heaps more! It's a must read for anyone wanting to fly in/out!
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    This Weeks Flight on 10th June 2020 takes us to Papua (Irian Jaya Indonesia) to do some Papua bush flying with some very difficult airfields. These airfields will definitely separate the men from the boys!! Flight suggested by Col Williams YMA123 The flight departs Wamera (WAJW) to the south west in a clockwise direction and returns to Wamera (WAJW) Scenery highly recommended: Susi Air Scenery Papua and East Timor has 30 airfields each as a separate install. Just install the airfields relevant to this flight. Total download only 7MB The following airfields can only be landed in one direction and therefore full stops will be required. Wewak (WT66) land runway 06 Makki (WW01) land runway 36 Pass Valley (WW56) land runway 26 Yogosem (WT75) land runway 27 Aircraft: STOL is necessary i.e. Cessna Caravan, Kodiak, Twotter, PC-6 or similar Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC Flight Plan: LINK Distance: Approx 135nm Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable. Flight Plan:(WAJW-WAJW)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX, P3D and XP11
  9. Well done to Connor on passing his S2 assesment. Welcome to the VATPAC ATC ranks!
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    Thanks to everyone who applied for ATC in Panic Stations Brisbane / Gold Coast. We received an enormous responce of applications and for that reason were not able to roster everyone who applied. The ATC roster can be found at the event site https://events.vatpac.org/panic-stations-brisbane-and-gold-coast. If you were not rostered do not worry! Feel free to log on at a nearby airport prior to the event in order to provide departure services for those flying into YBBN/YBCG!
  11. Thanks to everyone who applied for ATC in Panic Stations Brisbane / Gold Coast. We received an enormous responce of applications and for that reason were not able to roster everyone who applied. The ATC roster can be found at the event site https://events.vatpac.org/panic-stations-brisbane-and-gold-coast. If you were not rostered do not worry! Feel free to log on at a nearby airport prior to the event in order to provide departure services for those flying into YBBN/YBCG!
  12. Well done to Luke on achieving his S2 rating, congratulations!
  13. It's last minute but with such a fast changing real world environment, we need to move quickly to keep up! Welcome back to VATPAC's newest event series, Friday Night Live! We're bringing you some Friday Night Entertainment that the pubs and clubs can't! Visit a new location or perhaps an old favourite, the possibilities are endless. This Week This week, we're inbound for the beautiful islands of the coast of Mainland Australia! Fly between Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Brisbane as we staff up these beautiful islands for your enjoyment! Controllers: We are looking to staff up the Brisbane TMAs, as well as the Tasman and Nadi Oceanic sectors! (See Recommended ATC below for what we are looking to staff!) The event won't have specified start or end times as the purpose of this event is to bring all of our ATC together to provide a highly realistic experience! Additionally, There'll also be members of the training department around giving everyone tips and tricks on positions they may not have controlled before! We'll also be available to show you how to setup a Tower Cab in your simulator and provide phraseology guidance Come along and show your support! Routes YBBN - NVVV: DCT GUMKI Y88 HARVS R587 VLI DCT NVVV - YBBN: DCT VLI R587 ATROP DCT TEBOT DCT YBBN - NWWW: DCT GUMKI B578 LTO DCT NWWW - YBBN: DCT LTO B578 MEPEM Q144 ATROP DCT TEBOT DCT NVVV - NWWW: DCT VLI B590 LTO DCT NWWW- NVVV: DCT LTO B590 VLI DCT YBBN - NFFN: COODA B578 TEBUR B602 ATPEN B599 ALBAB MI NFFN - YBBN: ALBAB B599 ATPEN B602 TEBUR B578 MEPEM Q93 SAVER NFFN - NVVV: CHARLI NN B598 VLI NVVV - NFFN: BISUN B598 NN NFFN - NWWW: ALBAB B599 MESUS NWWW - NFFN: LTO ADORA MESUS B599 ALBAB NN Details/Charts (ATC + Pilots) The following positions are looked to being staffed for this event Name: Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: Brisbane Approach (North) BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.400 Brisbane Tower BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 Brisbane SMC BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 Brisbane Center (Downs) BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Center 135.600 Brisbane Radio (Tasman) BN-TSN_FSS Brisbane Radio 128.600 FJ Nadi Oceanic NFFF_FSS Nadi Radio 123.600 FJ Nadi Approach NFFN_APP Nadi Approach 119.100 FJ Nadi Tower NFFN_TWR Nadi Tower 118.100 VU Port Vila Centre NVVV_CTR Vila Centre 120.700 VU Port Vila Tower NVVV_TWR Vila Tower 118.300 NC Noumea Approach NWWW_APP Tontouta Approach 128.300 NC Noumea Tower NWWW_TWR Tontouta Tower 118.100 Other Information: Australia: ATC Assist - https://atc.vatpac.org/ Local Instructions Brisbane - https://operations.vatpac.org/documents/li/Brisbane Area Local Instructions.pdf DAP Charts - http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/dap/AeroProcChartsTOC.htm# Oceanic Reporting Tool: https://vatpac.org/pilots/pilot-tools/oceanic-reporting-tool/ Oceanic Tutorial: https://vatpac.org/pilots/tutorials/oceanic/ Brisbane -- FSX/P3d - ORBX: https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybbn & https://orbxdirect.com/product/auv2 xPlane - https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/48557-brisbane-international-ybbn-2020/ La Tontouta (NWWW) -- xPlane - https://gateway.x-plane.com/scenery/page/NWWW FSX - https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=77654618 P3d - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=208020 Bauerfield (NVVV) -- xPlane - https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/28054-nvvv-bauerfield-international-airport/ FSX/P3D - http://www.pterosaur.org.uk/FSX/01_Civil/Vanuatu/Vanuatu.html Nadi (NFFN) -- xPlane - https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/27920-nffn-nadi-international-airport/ FSX/P3d - https://secure.simmarket.com/nxgn-simulations-nadi-x-fsxp3dv1p3dv2.phtml
  14. Please note that if you downloaded the sector files before 0500z yesterday you will need to re-download the files above due to a minor amendment. Provided you have the Euro scope Client Updater the update will automatically be downloaded.
  15. Congratulations to Tim who put in a very solid assessment performance to earn himself an S2 rating. I wouldn't say he was enthusiastic but literally his very first question post assessment was, "How do I sign up for MRM?" Go get 'em Tim!
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    VATPAC invites you to a Real Operations event featuring Sydney as the host airport. Fly into or out of Sydney inbound many of the locations the aerodrome services on a daily basis. Whether you prefer a 1 hour hop with multiple sectors, or a long hall either starting or ending with full ATC, this event is for you! What is real ops? Sydney Real Ops is a major event hosted within VATPAC's airspace on the VATSIM Network. The aim of this 8 hour event is to closely replicate and simulate the real schedules of Sydney airport. Given the unprecedented circumstances that surround us, Sydney Airport's traffic levels have significantly decreased, however we have been able to secure schedules prior to COVID-19. This year we have decided to open and dedicated 8 hours of full time controlling to capture the peak arrivals and departures for Sydney, we have based these slot times on a typical weekday schedule. This year we have been blessed with the knowledge from some of our community members on how YSSY operates both on paper and in practice. With this knowledge we are able to create a simulated environment that almost mimics real world operations. How does it work? To simulate Sydney's real world environment we have carefully laid out slot times for Pilots to book, these slot times are replicated to the best of our ability given the current set of circumstances. A pilot will need to secure their slot prior to logging onto the network, if a Pilot decides to logon to the network without a slot they will need to contact Sydney Coordinator to secure a spare slot, if a pilot is inbound from another Airport into Sydney you will receive slot information from the Flow Controller. Event Details: Real Ops Sydney is designed to allow pilots and controllers the ability to receive full ATC service as they transition in and out of the busiest airport in the country. Fly either domestically or internationally as you hurtle your way to/from the airport! The possibilities are endless. Throughout this event, ATC will be tasked at keeping appropriate separations standards whilst pilots move about the TMA and ground joining the arrival and departure streams. The challenge is to keep Sydney busy for the entire event! and we can only do that with heaps and heaps of pilots! All VATPAC, VATNZ and Visiting Controllers may apply for a position to control at this event, we intend on splitting the 8 hours into 2-3 shifts depending on the traffic load and ATC applications. To apply for ATC please visit the link below. Apply for ATC here! Dependent on the number of ATC Applications will ultimately persuade the number of controller positions that are eventually published and rostered. Positions that are planned to be rostered are below. Name: Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: Sydney Delivery SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 133.800 Sydney SMC East *NS* SY-E_GND Sydney Ground 121.700 Sydney SMC West SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 Sydney ADC East *NS* SY-E_TWR Sydney Tower 124.700 Sydney ADC West SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 Sydney Approach North SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 Sydney Departures North *NS* SY_DEP Sydney Departures 123.000 Sydney Director West *NS* SY-D_APP Sydney Director 126.100 Brisbane Centre (Downs) BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 Brisbane Centre (Mudgee) BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000 Melbourne Center (Snowy) ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 Melbourne Center (Wollongong) ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 Sydney Flow SY-FLW_CTR Booking System: VATPAC is proud to announce the return of a slot booking system. Courtesy of the Dutch vACC with integration into VATPAC services from Paul Tudball and Harrison Scott, we are happy to once again welcome a pilot booking system to VATPAC events. PILOT BOOKINGS OPENING SOON. Stay tuned for more information! Book your flight here! Aircraft Slots have been created to simulate real world schedules ( To the best of our ability ), one week prior to the event slots will be opened for booking, Pilots may choose more than one slot to book if their arrival or departure slot times don't overlap. Once your slot is booked you'll receive a confirmation email, please read over this to ensure the information is correct. 24 hours prior to the event commencement you will receive the following information by email: - Confirmed Slot Time including take off time. - Confirmed Gate Allocation for Sydney. - Confirmed Route. - All Documentation. Important Pilot Information - Please read the Pilot Briefing, this will include important airspace information including ATC flow and who to contact. - Please make sure you login with the correct Call sign, Gate / Stand etc at least 20 minutes prior to slot time. - Please ensure you're using your assigned route, these routes are based on real world, if you can't use your route please email events or converse with SY_COORD on the day. - Please be courteous, if for some reason you miss your slot we will endeavor to fit you in. - If you decide to fly without a slot please note, we will do our best to fit you in however there maybe lengthy delays. - Most importantly have fun! Documentation for Pilots and ATC will be posted here as it becomes available. Prepar3d FlyTampa YSSY: Buy ORBX YMML: Buy ORBX YSCB: Buy ORBX YBBN: Buy ORBX YBCG: Buy ORBX YSTW: Buy ORBX AUv2: Buy xPlane ISDG YSSY: Download ISDG YMML: Download CDG YBBN: Download
  18. VATPAC invites you to a Real Operations event featuring Sydney as the host airport. Fly into or out of Sydney inbound many of the locations the aerodrome services on a daily basis. Whether you prefer a 1 hour hop with multiple sectors, or a long hall either starting or ending with full ATC, this event is for you! What is real ops? Sydney Real Ops is a major event hosted within VATPAC's airspace on the VATSIM Network. The aim of this 8 hour event is to closely replicate and simulate the real schedules of Sydney airport. Given the unprecedented circumstances that surround us, Sydney Airport's traffic levels have significantly decreased, however we have been able to secure schedules prior to COVID-19. This year we have decided to open and dedicated 8 hours of full time controlling to capture the peak arrivals and departures for Sydney, we have based these slot times on a typical weekday schedule. This year we have been blessed with the knowledge from some of our community members on how YSSY operates both on paper and in practice. With this knowledge we are able to create a simulated environment that almost mimics real world operations. How does it work? To simulate Sydney's real world environment we have carefully laid out slot times for Pilots to book, these slot times are replicated to the best of our ability given the current set of circumstances. A pilot will need to secure their slot prior to logging onto the network, if a Pilot decides to logon to the network without a slot they will need to contact Sydney Coordinator to secure a spare slot, if a pilot is inbound from another Airport into Sydney you will receive slot information from the Flow Controller. Event Details: Real Ops Sydney is designed to allow pilots and controllers the ability to receive full ATC service as they transition in and out of the busiest airport in the country. Fly either domestically or internationally as you hurtle your way to/from the airport! The possibilities are endless. Throughout this event, ATC will be tasked at keeping appropriate separations standards whilst pilots move about the TMA and ground joining the arrival and departure streams. The challenge is to keep Sydney busy for the entire event! and we can only do that with heaps and heaps of pilots! All VATPAC, VATNZ and Visiting Controllers may apply for a position to control at this event, we intend on splitting the 8 hours into 2-3 shifts depending on the traffic load and ATC applications. To apply for ATC please visit the link below. Apply for ATC here! Dependent on the number of ATC Applications will ultimately persuade the number of controller positions that are eventually published and rostered. Positions that are planned to be rostered are below. Name: Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: Sydney Delivery SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 133.800 Sydney SMC East *NS* SY-E_GND Sydney Ground 121.700 Sydney SMC West SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 Sydney ADC East *NS* SY-E_TWR Sydney Tower 124.700 Sydney ADC West SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 Sydney Approach North SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 Sydney Departures North *NS* SY_DEP Sydney Departures 123.000 Sydney Director West *NS* SY-D_APP Sydney Director 126.100 Brisbane Centre (Downs) BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 Brisbane Centre (Mudgee) BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000 Melbourne Center (Snowy) ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 Melbourne Center (Wollongong) ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 Sydney Flow SY-FLW_CTR Booking System: VATPAC is proud to announce the return of a slot booking system. Courtesy of the Dutch vACC with integration into VATPAC services from Paul Tudball and Harrison Scott, we are happy to once again welcome a pilot booking system to VATPAC events. PILOT BOOKINGS OPENING SOON. Stay tuned for more information! Book your flight here! Aircraft Slots have been created to simulate real world schedules ( To the best of our ability ), one week prior to the event slots will be opened for booking, Pilots may choose more than one slot to book if their arrival or departure slot times don't overlap. Once your slot is booked you'll receive a confirmation email, please read over this to ensure the information is correct. 24 hours prior to the event commencement you will receive the following information by email: - Confirmed Slot Time including take off time. - Confirmed Gate Allocation for Sydney. - Confirmed Route. - All Documentation. Important Pilot Information - Please read the Pilot Briefing, this will include important airspace information including ATC flow and who to contact. - Please make sure you login with the correct Call sign, Gate / Stand etc at least 20 minutes prior to slot time. - Please ensure you're using your assigned route, these routes are based on real world, if you can't use your route please email events or converse with SY_COORD on the day. - Please be courteous, if for some reason you miss your slot we will endeavor to fit you in. - If you decide to fly without a slot please note, we will do our best to fit you in however there maybe lengthy delays. - Most importantly have fun! Documentation for Pilots and ATC will be posted here as it becomes available. Prepar3d FlyTampa YSSY: Buy ORBX YMML: Buy ORBX YSCB: Buy ORBX YBBN: Buy ORBX YBCG: Buy ORBX YSTW: Buy ORBX AUv2: Buy xPlane ISDG YSSY: Download ISDG YMML: Download CDG YBBN: Download
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    NICE. Can I do it twice in a row?
  20. NOTAM - AIRAC2006 Sector File and Client Installer Downloads 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC Operations Department has updated the sector files, Euroscope Client Installer and Controller Client Updater. The version released today is AIRAC 2006, effective on the 21st May 2020. The sector files provided support both the Virtual Radar Client and the Euroscope Client. Introduced in this AIRAC are major changes to Brisbane SID/STAR's which include those for RWY 19L/R and RWY 01L/R. Furthermore, the sectorfiles include the new ground layout for Brisbane which includes the parallel runway. Currently the runway is closed and is scheduled to be opened on the 12th July 2020. Controllers should not assign Runway 01L/19R to any aircraft except where the pilot has specifically requested Runway 01L/19R. Controllers may indicate in their ATIS "Runway 01L/19R available on request". Please note, pilots will already have the new runway SID's/STAR's in their aircraft FMC's and some may also have the new scenery. Therefore, it can be expected that during controlled and uncontrolled operations some pilots may wish to operate on the runway. Official information regarding the opening of the RWY will be released via NOTAM following the real world opening. 2. DETAILS Brisbane airport layout and SID/STARs Continental Australia Class E LL now FL 125 instead of FL 180 Sunshine Coast Class C and D boundaries Brisbane and Gold Coast Approach Boundaries Removal of Sunshine Coast 12-30 Runway New Class E levels for Ayres Rock Townsville Class C, E and Terrain labels updated Hobart Runway 30 extended 3. DOWNLOAD LINKS VRC: Sector Files & POF Euroscope: VATPAC Euroscope Package AIRAC2006.1 & Sector Files 4. AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 5. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self cancel on 13th August 2020.
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    Minor note, could you amend the instructions given above? Rather than reporting adventure world if requested, just report adventure world: the instruction you will get when reporting boatyard or powerhouse will be "C/S, maintain 1500", with no mention of adventure world - you should then report adventure world regardless.
  22. It's last minute but with such a fast changing real world environment, we need to move quickly to keep up! Welcome back to VATPAC's newest event series, Friday Night Live! We're bringing you some Friday Night Entertainment that the pubs and clubs can't! Visit a new location or perhaps an old favourite, the possibilities are endless. This Week This week, we're inbound for the beautiful islands of the coast of Mainland Australia! Fly between Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Brisbane as we staff up these beautiful islands for your enjoyment! Controllers: We are looking to staff up the Brisbane TMAs, as well as the Tasman and Nadi Oceanic sectors! (See Recommended ATC below for what we are looking to staff!) The event won't have specified start or end times as the purpose of this event is to bring all of our ATC together to provide a highly realistic experience! Additionally, There'll also be members of the training department around giving everyone tips and tricks on positions they may not have controlled before! We'll also be available to show you how to setup a Tower Cab in your simulator and provide phraseology guidance Come along and show your support! Routes YBBN - NVVV: DCT GUMKI Y88 HARVS R587 VLI DCT NVVV - YBBN: DCT VLI R587 ATROP DCT TEBOT DCT YBBN - NWWW: DCT GUMKI B578 LTO DCT NWWW - YBBN: DCT LTO B578 MEPEM Q144 ATROP DCT TEBOT DCT NVVV - NWWW: DCT VLI B590 LTO DCT NWWW- NVVV: DCT LTO B590 VLI DCT YBBN - NFFN: COODA B578 TEBUR B602 ATPEN B599 ALBAB MI NFFN - YBBN: ALBAB B599 ATPEN B602 TEBUR B578 MEPEM Q93 SAVER NFFN - NVVV: CHARLI NN B598 VLI NVVV - NFFN: BISUN B598 NN NFFN - NWWW: ALBAB B599 MESUS NWWW - NFFN: LTO ADORA MESUS B599 ALBAB NN Details/Charts (ATC + Pilots) The following positions are looked to being staffed for this event Name: Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: Brisbane Approach (North) BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.400 Brisbane Tower BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 Brisbane SMC BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 Brisbane Center (Downs) BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Center 135.600 Brisbane Radio (Tasman) BN-TSN_FSS Brisbane Radio 128.600 FJ Nadi Oceanic NFFF_FSS Nadi Radio 123.600 FJ Nadi Approach NFFN_APP Nadi Approach 119.100 FJ Nadi Tower NFFN_TWR Nadi Tower 118.100 VU Port Vila Centre NVVV_CTR Vila Centre 120.700 VU Port Vila Tower NVVV_TWR Vila Tower 118.300 NC Noumea Approach NWWW_APP Tontouta Approach 128.300 NC Noumea Tower NWWW_TWR Tontouta Tower 118.100 Other Information: Australia: ATC Assist - https://atc.vatpac.org/ Local Instructions Brisbane - https://operations.vatpac.org/documents/li/Brisbane Area Local Instructions.pdf DAP Charts - http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/dap/AeroProcChartsTOC.htm# Oceanic Reporting Tool: https://vatpac.org/pilots/pilot-tools/oceanic-reporting-tool/ Oceanic Tutorial: https://vatpac.org/pilots/tutorials/oceanic/ Brisbane -- FSX/P3d - ORBX: https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybbn & https://orbxdirect.com/product/auv2 xPlane - https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/48557-brisbane-international-ybbn-2020/ La Tontouta (NWWW) -- xPlane - https://gateway.x-plane.com/scenery/page/NWWW FSX - https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=77654618 P3d - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=208020 Bauerfield (NVVV) -- xPlane - https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/28054-nvvv-bauerfield-international-airport/ FSX/P3D - http://www.pterosaur.org.uk/FSX/01_Civil/Vanuatu/Vanuatu.html Nadi (NFFN) -- xPlane - https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/27920-nffn-nadi-international-airport/ FSX/P3d - https://secure.simmarket.com/nxgn-simulations-nadi-x-fsxp3dv1p3dv2.phtml
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    Wow! What a tremendous presentation. I hope I'll be able to participate with all of the VATPAC VFR enthusiasts! Well done Russell Diehl!
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    Jandakot Aerodrome For this part we build upon the previous Jandakot event. Pilots may wish to forego this flight in favour of flying the previous event if for some reason they were unable to participate at the time. Another alternative available to pilots is to do some combination of the two. For example fly the circuit component of the previous event and then fly the exit and entry into Jandakot as a Victor 65 departure. There are of course many ways to interleave the two events and when combined with the presence of other aircraft and the potential of ATC coverage would make for a unique, challenging and enjoyable experience. The details for the previous Jandakot event can be found in the VATPAC calendar or by simply clicking this link 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 Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX Perth Jandakot [YPJT] ORBX Australia OZX 3.5 AU Scenery OZX Libraries 1.2 (required for all OZX scenery) X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Voz1.8 (Vista Australis) for X-Plane Scenery limitations Jandakot recently underwent some changes when the 12/30 runway was extended. Any documentation at Air Services Australia for recent AIRACs will reflect these changes. Sadly, simulation scenery for P3D/FSX and X-Plane has failed to keep pace. Both simulations still depict Jandakot as displayed in the accompanying CASA manuevring chart displayed below. Airport Diagram is extracted from CASA Jandakot manoeuvring area map Circuit Directions Note : Circuit runway 24L/06R is only available when ATC is active Tower Active RWY 06L - Left RWY 06R - Right RWY 24L - Left RWY 24R - Right RWY 12 - Left RWY 30 - Left ATC may at their discretion alter these. Also, when parallel operations are in progress, there may be one tower dedicated to the circuit runway 06R/24L as well as a tower dedicated to the main 06L/24R runway. Check with Jandakot ATIS pior to starting. Tower Inactive RWY 06L - Right RWY 12 - Left RWY 24R - Left RWY 30 - Left RWY 24L/06R - Unavailable Frequencies CTAF : 118.10 TWR : 118.10 / 119.40 SMC : 124.30 ATIS : 128.65 / 281 NDB : JT 281.0 Recommended Resources Here are some resources to assist with Jandakot familiarisation. Jandakot in ERSA : NOTE Airport layout will reflect the changes introduced with the extension of runway 12/30 and will not reflect simulation scenery. Perth VTC (Visual Terminal Chart) Indispensible pilot resource when flying VFR around Perth/Jandakot. A small exerpt is provided below for convenience. Air Services Australia Tips for flying at Jandakot A good insight to expectations in regards to flying circuits and making radio calls at Jandakot. Coincidently, charts in this publication precede the recent upgrades and reflect the current simulation sceneries that will be used for this event. Live ATC - Jandakot A good way to get a feel for radio calls used at the aerodrome. Especially useful with reference to Aerodrome charts and VTC OnTrack - Jandakot Operations CASA video to provide pilots with greater situational awareness when operating at Jandakot Youtube video - Approach into Jandakot Airport with ATC Provides insight into just how busy Jandakot can be, especially when the duty runway is 12/30. The arrival also illustrates the unique feature of exiting at taxiway "V" and not having to get clearance to cross runway 06R. 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. Flight Details ATC ACTIVE Contact Jandakot Tower/Perth Approach and request clearance for Jandakot departure via the Victor 65 Set transponder as advised by ATC CTAF Set transponder 1200 and determine active runway. Adopt the runway in use by active aircraft otherwise consult the local weather and choose accordingly. ATC ACTIVE - '[AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] [POSITION] REQUEST TAXI [B1/B5] RUN UP BAY' CTAF ADVISE taxi to [B1/B5] RUN UP BAY Complete run up checks then prepare to taxi to the duty runway. ATC ACTIVE - '[AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] [POSITION] REQUEST TAXI RUNWAY [DUTY RUNWAY]' CTAF ADVISE taxi to [B1/B5] RUNWAY [DUTY RUNWAY] At the hold point of the duty runway. ATC ACTIVE announce "Ready hold point [DUTY RUNWAY] received [ATIS ID] for departure via VICTOR 65" CTAF announce TAKING OFF RUNWAY [DUTY RUNWAY] departing via VICTOR 65 JANDAKOT [YPJT] Takeoff elev : 99 rwy : 12/30 06R/24L 06L/24R asphalt CTAF : 118.10 NDB : JT JANDAKOT 281.0 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 Expect to be released by ATC if under their control and set transponder 1200 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 A1500 set Transponder 3000 INBOUND CALL - IF ATC ACTIVE "[AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] OAKFORD 1500 RECEIVED INFORMATION [ATIS ID] INBOUND" - expect a request to report FORRESTDALE LAKE @1500 JANDAKOT [YPJT] Land - Visual D-7 elev : 99 rwy : 12/30 06R/24L 06L/24R asphalt CTAF : 118.10 NDB : JT JANDAKOT 281.0 Perth VTC advisory regarding the use of VICTOR 65 Perth VTC 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.
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    Jandakot Aerodrome This event is designed to expose pilots to the sort of activities commonly conducted during routine training and general aviation operations at the aerodrome. Pilots familiar with Jandakot may at their discretion undertake their own activities during the event however should be mindful about minimising any denial of active runways whilst they are undertaking their own activities. Event requirements are in two parts. One part is conducted as circuit operations and the second a short flight requiring the pilot to exit and then re-enter the control zone. Each can be conducted at pilot's discretion as they can be undertaken in no particular order. There is an advantage to attempting to conduct the circuit component initially as a clearance is required before engine start. Typically, ATC will limit then number of aircraft in the circuit to no greater than six. If a request for circuits is not granted then pilots can continue the flight out of and into the Jandakot control zone as an alternative. Upon return pilots can then seek to conduct circuit operations. Pilots unfamiliar with operating out of Jandakot are strongly encouraged to refer to the section "Recommended Resources" below. In particular, read through "Jandakot ERSA" and check out "tips for flying at Jandakot". A good OFFLINE run through prior to the event will help inspire additional confidence and familiarity when it comes time to fly in the event. Event Details To best simulate real world ops, pilots should consider themselves as operating under those conditions. Pilots are also free to employ the use of different aircraft for each of the components. Both components are to be conducted independently. That is, the initial use of an aircraft from one of the southern, central or northern aprons should require taxi to a run up bay to conduct final checks pior to taxiing to the active runway. After the completion of the first component, pilots can opt to continue using the same aircraft and immediately transition to the runway to complete the remaining component or return to the apron, change aircraft and start again. Unless there is critical time pressure, pilots are to avoid flying both components by transiting from one to the other whilst operating the aircraft. For example, requesting to depart via Fremantle Golf Course to fly to Rottnest after conducting a sequence of circuits is discouraged. Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Night ops for this event is unavailable. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Aircraft : Single piston engine training aircraft such as Cessna 152/172 or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias. Better yet, fly two differing types for each component. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D ORBX Perth Jandakot [YPJT] ORBX Australia OZX 3.5 AU Scenery OZX Libraries 1.2 (required for all OZX scenery) X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Voz1.8 (Vista Australis) for X-Plane Scenery limitations Jandakot recently underwent some changes when the 12/30 runway was extended. Any documentation at Air Services Australia for recent AIRACs will reflect these changes. Sadly, simulation scenery for P3D/FSX and X-Plane has failed to keep pace. Both simulations still depict Jandakot as displayed in the accompanying CASA manuevring chart displayed below. Airport Diagram is extracted from CASA Jandakot manoeuvring area map Circuit Directions Note : Circuit runway 24L/06R is only available when ATC is active Tower Active RWY 06L - Left RWY 06R - Right RWY 24L - Left RWY 24R - Right RWY 12 - Left RWY 30 - Left ATC may at their discretion alter these. Also, when parallel operations are in progress, there may be one tower dedicated to the circuit runway 06R/24L as well as a tower dedicated to the main 06L/24R runway. Check with Jandakot ATIS pior to starting. Tower Inactive RWY 06L - Right RWY 12 - Left RWY 24R - Left RWY 30 - Left RWY 24L/06R - Unavailable Frequencies CTAF : 118.10 TWR : 118.10 / 119.40 SMC : 124.30 ATIS : 128.65 / 281 NDB : JT 281.0 Recommended Resources Here are some resources to assist with Jandakot familiarisation. Jandakot in ERSA : NOTE Airport layout will reflect the changes introduced with the extension of runway 12/30 and will not reflect simulation scenery. Perth VTC (Visual Terminal Chart) Indispensible pilot resource when flying VFR around Perth/Jandakot. A small exerpt is provided below for convenience. Air Services Australia Tips for flying at Jandakot A good insight to expectations in regards to flying circuits and making radio calls at Jandakot. Coincidently, charts in this publication precede the recent upgrades and reflect the current simulation sceneries that will be used for this event. Live ATC - Jandakot A good way to get a feel for radio calls used at the aerodrome. Especially useful with reference to Aerodrome charts and VTC OnTrack - Jandakot Operations CASA video to provide pilots with greater situational awareness when operating at Jandakot Youtube video - Approach into Jandakot Airport with ATC Provides insight into just how busy Jandakot can be, especially when the duty runway is 12/30. The arrival also illustrates the unique feature of exiting at taxiway "V" and not having to get clearance to cross runway 06R. Circuit Operations Good airmanship is essential to flying a busy controlled aerodrome circuit. Pilots have to maintain good situational awareness whilst flying and communicating on the radio. This can make for a busy and at times, stressful cockpit environment. Pilots should choose an aircraft with which they are familiar and comfortable flying. Most of all, flying a busy circuit with ATC can be immensely rewarding and more importantly, fun. Preflight preparation File flightplan Altitude 1000ft Route - "CCTS" Set transponder to 3000 if ATC is active, otherwise set transponder to 1200. If NOT transitioning directly from flying circuits - ATC ACTIVE Obtain Jandakot ATIS then obtain startup clearance for circuits CTAF - determine the feasibility of conducting uncontrolled circuits under CTAF. Choose CICUIT RUNWAY based on aircraft already in the circuit. Note, circuit runway 24L/06R is not available. There is a limit of five aircraft in the circuit when Jandokot is not controlled. ATC ACTIVE - '[AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] [POSITION] REQUEST TAXI [B1/B5] RUN UP BAY' CTAF ADVISE taxi to [B1/B5] RUN UP BAY Complete run up checks then arrange to taxi to the duty runway. ATC ACTIVE - '[AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] [POSITION] REQUEST TAXI RUNWAY [CIRCUIT RUNWAY]' CTAF ADVISE taxi from [B1/B5] to the [CIRCUIT RUNWAY] At the hold point of the circuit runway. ATC ACTIVE announce "Ready hold point [CIRCUIT RUNWAY] received [ATIS ID] for CIRCUITS" CTAF ADVISE ENTERING and TAKING OFF [CIRCUIT RUNWAY] for circuits CIRCUITS REQUIRE MANDATORY CALLS ON THE DOWNWIND LEG. "[AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN][POSITION] DOWNWIND [INTENTION] / {OPTIONAL}[APPROACH REQUEST]" [AIRCRAFT TYPE] - Simple reference to the aircraft such "cessna","piper","katana","grob" etc... [CALLSIGN] - Phonetics of the aircraft registration, or company callsign. ie VH-VFR - 'Victor Foxtrot Romeo' or 'Rescue 1' [POSITION] - Location with reference to the circuit. The ciruit diagram below breaks up three of the legs into 'early' (typically assumed when not included. Used more often in reference to traffic in the circuit by ATC) 'mid' or 'late'. Also employed by ATC to advise positions of other traffic in the circuit. example "Late Downwind" [INTENTION] - Typically requests either "FULL STOP", "TOUCH AND GO" or "STOP AND GO" amongst others. [APPROACH REQUEST] - May include non standard activities such as "GLIDE", "FLAPLESS", "ASSYMETRIC" among others. Common example 'CESSNA Victor Foxtrot Romeo DOWNWIND TOUCH AND GO' a more complex example 'TOBAGO Victor Romeo Delta MID DOWNWIND FULL STOP GLIDE APPROACH' NOTE : During this event, Pilots may request a SINGLE SUCCESSFUL "STOP AND GO" to be undertaken at the discretion of ATC. A pilot who wishes to do one of these should do so with some consideration to the pilot behind. Try to avoid executing the stop and go at a time when the pilot behind is likely to request an abnormal "GLIDE" or "FLAPLESS" approach. The pilot will obviously want to avoid being forced to abandon a non standard approach with a go around because they were denied access to the runway by an aircraft executing a stop and go. Pilots can get a more detailed explanation as to the likely responses ATC will provide and the appropriate read backs to be made by pilots in the Air Services Australia Tips for flying at Jandakot. The circuit diagram in this publication is provided below for convenience. Tasks to complete whilst flying the circuits Start with at least 1 successful STANDARD (STD) circuit before undertaking NOB-STANDARD (NON-STD) approaches. After a STD circuit or Go Around, execute 1 successful NON-STD GLIDE APPROACH On downwind call append "GLIDE APPROACH" as a [APPROACH REQUEST] IF ATC acknowledges then reduce throttles to idle mid-downwind and conduct a sweeping turn to the runway. Be sure to know the best glide speed for the aircraft being flown After a STD circuit or Go Around, execute 1 successful NON-STD FLAPLESS APPROACH On downwind call append "FLAPLESS APPROACH" as a [APPROACH REQUEST] IF ATC acknowledges then extend downwind an additional 5 seconds to accommodate the shallower approach angle and allow extra distance for a slightly higher approach speed and fly to the runway without deploying any flap. (not applicable on aircraft types without flaps) Execute at least 2 "GO AROUNDS". There is a likelihood this will occur naturally as a part of flying the circuits, otherwise, do so by intention. Announce [CALLSIGN] GOING AROUND. DO NOT fly along runway center line. If parallel runways are in use then fly to the "LIVE" side of the center line otherwise fly "DEAD" (opposite side to the side of the circuit direction) side. Once all of the above has been completed announce "FULL STOP" on downwind call, land and then taxi clear of the runway Once clear set transponder to STD BY and contact Ground/Tower if active otherwise announce taxi intentions. This will either be to taxi to one of the aprons (NORTHERN, CENTRAL or SOUTHERN) or to taxi to a runway to depart for Rottnest Island. Flight out and into Jandakot Control Zone A simple flight to Rottnest Island (Touch and Go Optional) then return and land at Jandakot. For more advanced pilots, there is an alternative option of flying via the Victor 65 scenic city route. This is part of the next Jandakot event and details of the departure are described for the event and can be found by clicking this link. Pilots are of course free to fly anywhere in Class G once clear of the control zone and should not feel compelled to fly the leg to Rottnest Island. Other alternatives include flying north or south along the coast. Pilots should refer to the local Perth VTC as they will be required to remain clear of Perth Class C and the numerous restricted areas in the vicinity. Preflight preparation File flightplan Altitude 2000ft Route : YPJT FREM YRTI POWR 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. The GPS Flight plan is useful in assisting pilots to locate the visual reporting points of FREM & POWR where scenery may not provide sufficient detail in the simulator to verify the locations accurately ATC ACTIVE Set transponder to 3000 and obtain Jandakot ATIS CTAF Set transponder 1200 and determine active runway. Adopt the runway in use by active aircraft otherwise consult the local weather and choose accordingly. If NOT transitioning directly from flying circuits - ATC ACTIVE - '[AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] [POSITION] REQUEST TAXI [B1/B5] RUN UP BAY' CTAF ADVISE taxi to [B1/B5] RUN UP BAY Complete run up checks then prepare to taxi to the duty runway. ATC ACTIVE - '[AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] [POSITION] REQUEST TAXI RUNWAY [DUTY RUNWAY]' CTAF ADVISE taxi to [B1/B5] RUN UP BAY At the hold point of the duty runway. ATC ACTIVE announce "Ready hold point [DUTY RUNWAY] received [ATIS ID] for departure via Fremantle Golf Course", otherwise announce departure on CTAF JANDAKOT [YPJT] Takeoff FREMANTLE GOLF COURSE [FREM] Overfly - H-297° D-6 Once clear of the control zone set transponder 1200 ROTTNEST I [YRTI]Overfly or T&G at Pilot's discretion - H-284° D-12 elev : 12 rwy : 09/27 asphalt CTAF : 126.00 POWERHOUSE [POWR] Overfly - H-118° D-12 A1500 INBOUND call JANDAKOT TOWER - Set transponder 3000 and Call "[AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] POWERHOUSE 1500 RECEIVED INFORMATION [ATIS ID] INBOUND" - Only proceed into the control zone if Tower acknowledges with further instructions. Expect to remain 1500 and be requested to call reaching the intermediate visual reference at "ADVENTURE WORLD" CTAF - Announce position and intentions. ADVENTURE WORLD [ADWD] Overfly - H-090° D-3 Advise ATC "[CALLSIGN] ADVENTURE WORLD" if previously requested. Expect join instructions JANDAKOT [YPJT] Land - Visual D-3 Perth VTC 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.
  27. NOTAM: Reserved Positions for Panic Stations Brisbane & Gold Coast 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under reference to section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of positions for the purpose of Panic Stations Brisbane & Gold Coast 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0700z to 1000z on Sunday the 24th May 2020. BN_APP, BN-S_APP, BN-F_APP, BN_DEP, BN_TWR, BN_GND, BN-S_GND, BN-N_GND CG_APP, CG_TWR, CG_GND BN-DOS_CTR, BN-KPL_CTR, BN-MDE_CTR, BN-TBP_CTR 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the Authority of the following; Sam Hall - Director of Events and Communications (events[at]vatpac.org) 4 CONTACT The following people are contactable throughout the duration of the event. Sam Hall - Director of Events and Communications - VATPAC5 (events[at]vatpac.org) Joshua Micallef - Events Coordinator (j.micallef[at]vatpac.org) Nicholas Naumovski - Events Coordinator (n.naumovski[at]vatpac.org) 5 CANCELLATION This NOTAM self cancels at 1000z on Sunday 24th May 2020
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