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  2. Spilled Milk Run - Port Moresby

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    Trent, You spelled BN-ARA_CTR wrong, you wrote BN-ARL_CTR
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  4. NOTAM: AIRAC1906

    NOTAM - AIRAC1906 Sector File and Client Installer Downloads 1 INTRODUCTION The VATPAC sector files are produced and developed by the operations department every 3 months. The version released today is AIRAC 1906, effective on the 22nd of May 2019. The sector files provided support both the Virtual Radar Client and the Euroscope Client. 2 DETAILS Minor updates to Controlled and Restricted airspace. Minor updates to aerodromes. Australian and NVVV SIDs and STARs. Australian IFR and VFR fixes. Australian Airways. All Australian VFR routes (displayed as STARs) updated with reference to OnTrack, VTC charts and the ERSA. ADS-B site updates for Tasmania. Position frequencies updated: BN_DEL freq 118.85, BN_DEP North freq 133.45, YPJT_ATIS 128.65. 3 AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 4 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Director Operations would like to thank and acknowledge the hard work of Peter Story (AIS Manager) in preparing these important resources for our enjoyment. 5 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will cancel at 15 AUG 19 - 23:59UTC.
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  6. Resignation: Event Coordinator

    Today I received Tristan Doncombe's resignation from the role of Event Coordinator. Tristan's time has proved invaluable to the events department since he was first appointed back in August 2017, contributing to many of the events that have run over the last year and a half. We thank you for your work Tristan and wish you the best for the future.
  7. Cross the Ditch: Winter 2019

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    Cross the Ditch 16: Winter 2019 The days have grown short and winter has returned to Australasia. From New Zealand's snow-covered South Island to the beaches of Australia's Gold Coast, from wild and windy Wellington to cosmopolitan Melbourne and bustling Sydney, aircraft everywhere are taking to the skies to Cross the Ditch! Check out the official Cross the Ditch website Apply to provide ATC Book your Flights now! View the Event Schedule Check out the Virtual Airline Leaderboard Grab the recommended add-on scenery for each of the event airports What's it all about? For twenty hours this December, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch. An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from two-and-a-half to four hours flight time. Throughout the event, the Oceania region's two divisions – VATNZ and VATPAC – will be providing full ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event. This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight! If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze. Event Times This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world join the fun: UTC: Saturday 15th June 2019 18:00 - Sunday 16th June 2019 14:00 AEST: Sunday 16th June 2019 04:00 - Monday 17th June 2019 00:00 NZST: Sunday 16th June 2019 06:00 - Monday 17th June 2019 02:00 Waves This season's event is organised in waves. Each airport will have a three-to-four hour departure window, during which time flights will be able to leave for the next destination. As the window closes, the departure window will open at the next destination. Given each of the flights is 2.5 - 4hrs in length, the previous wave's flights will be arriving at the same airport as the next wave departs, maximising the amount of traffic at each airport. NOTE: in order to ensure that you have ATC coverage throughout your flight, you MUST fly the wave route that is active at the time of your departure. The individual routes are designed to ensure as much opposing traffic enroute as possible. Each flight passes from one Oceania division to the other, and the result is six mini-flyins over the course of twenty hours! The Waves for Cross the Ditch 16 - Winter 2019 are: Wave Flight Departure Window UTC AEST NZST 1 Christchurch (NZCH) to Sydney (YSSY) 1800-2030 0400-0630 0600-0830 2 Sydney (YSSY) to Queenstown (NZQN) (B753/A321 and smaller) 2030-0000 0630-1000 0830-1200 2a Sydney (YSSY) to Christchurch (NZCH) (Wide-body aircraft only) 2030-0000 0630-1000 0830-1200 3 Queenstown (NZQN) to Gold Coast (YBCG) (B753/A321 and smaller) 2330-0300 0930-1300 1130-1500 3a Christchurch (NZCH) to Gold Coast (YBCG) (Wide-body aircraft only) 2330-0300 0930-1300 1130-1500 4 Gold Coast (YBCG) to Wellington (NZWN) 0300-0630 1300-1630 1500-1830 5 Wellington (NZWN) to Melbourne (YMML) 0630-1000 1630-2000 1830-2200 Calling all Pilots and Controllers Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section. Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute. Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page.
  8. Cross the Ditch 16: Winter 2019 The days have grown short and winter has returned to Australasia. From New Zealand's snow-covered South Island to the beaches of Australia's Gold Coast, from wild and windy Wellington to cosmopolitan Melbourne and bustling Sydney, aircraft everywhere are taking to the skies to Cross the Ditch! Check out the official Cross the Ditch website Apply to provide ATC Book your Flights now! View the Event Schedule Check out the Virtual Airline Leaderboard Grab the recommended add-on scenery for each of the event airports What's it all about? For twenty hours this December, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch. An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from two-and-a-half to four hours flight time. Throughout the event, the Oceania region's two divisions – VATNZ and VATPAC – will be providing full ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event. This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight! If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze. Event Times This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world join the fun: UTC: Saturday 15th June 2019 18:00 - Sunday 16th June 2019 14:00 AEST: Sunday 16th June 2019 04:00 - Monday 17th June 2019 00:00 NZST: Sunday 16th June 2019 06:00 - Monday 17th June 2019 02:00 Waves This season's event is organised in waves. Each airport will have a three-to-four hour departure window, during which time flights will be able to leave for the next destination. As the window closes, the departure window will open at the next destination. Given each of the flights is 2.5 - 4hrs in length, the previous wave's flights will be arriving at the same airport as the next wave departs, maximising the amount of traffic at each airport. NOTE: in order to ensure that you have ATC coverage throughout your flight, you MUST fly the wave route that is active at the time of your departure. The individual routes are designed to ensure as much opposing traffic enroute as possible. Each flight passes from one Oceania division to the other, and the result is six mini-flyins over the course of twenty hours! The Waves for Cross the Ditch 16 - Winter 2019 are: Wave Flight Departure Window UTC AEST NZST 1 Christchurch (NZCH) to Sydney (YSSY) 1800-2030 0400-0630 0600-0830 2 Sydney (YSSY) to Queenstown (NZQN) (B753/A321 and smaller) 2030-0000 0630-1000 0830-1200 2a Sydney (YSSY) to Christchurch (NZCH) (Wide-body aircraft only) 2030-0000 0630-1000 0830-1200 3 Queenstown (NZQN) to Gold Coast (YBCG) (B753/A321 and smaller) 2330-0300 0930-1300 1130-1500 3a Christchurch (NZCH) to Gold Coast (YBCG) (Wide-body aircraft only) 2330-0300 0930-1300 1130-1500 4 Gold Coast (YBCG) to Wellington (NZWN) 0300-0630 1300-1630 1500-1830 5 Wellington (NZWN) to Melbourne (YMML) 0630-1000 1630-2000 1830-2200 Calling all Pilots and Controllers Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section. Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute. Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page.
  9. Pacific Link June: Moresby - Wewak

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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 neighboring 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 (01/06/2019) from 0800z - 1100z: Flying around PNG can be daunting but can also fresh and exciting! This week we invite you to join us in Port Moresby to the holiest and most amazing past Iron Mic award winner Airport Weedwak! The Route: AYWK - AYPY WK DCT NZ B586 PY AYPY - AYWK PY B462 KIBAV DCT WK Aircraft Type: Recommended Aircraft for this event is up to either an A320/B73x(737 series)/B3xM(737 Max series) and Prop liners Charts: As it currently stands we have no publicly available charts due to PNG's AIP website being broken, However those that own a Navigraph subscription are more than welcome to use their own charts. Posted later will be Key Details for STARS, SIDS and RWY's for Moresby and Wewak 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-ARA_CTR (Brisbane Center) - Optional 133.700 AYPM_CTR (Moresby Center) 123.400 AYPY_APP (Jackson Approach) 125.800 AYPY_TWR (Jackson Tower) 118.100 AYPY_GND (Jackson Ground) 121.700 AYWK_TWR (Wewak Tower) 118.500 Scenery: AYPY: ORBX, P3D - https://orbxdirect.com/product/aypy Payware Harry Karmel, FSX - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=193170 Freeware Cami De Bellis, Xplane - https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/29957-aypy-jacksons-international-airport/l Freeware AYWK: ORBX, P3D - https://orbxdirect.com/product/aypy Payware *Included in AYPY Bundle Cami De Bellis, Xplane - https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/35429-aywk-wewak-boram-airport-png/ 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!
  10. Saturday Australia Tour (YBRM- YPPD)

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    What is Saturday Australia Tour? Australia Tour is a new fortnightly event that aims to tour Australia’s airports and show this country’s beauty. Every fortnight you’ll be starting another leg of the Australia wide flight! The tour will start in Sydney and end in Sydney commencing in January and ending in November! With 23 legs touring every state of the country you’ll experience the many different areas, from the booming southeast to the dusty west, there will be something for everyone! Australia Tour is a fortnightly event that occurs every second Saturday from 0900z – 1200z (6pm-9pm AEDT & 7pm-10pm AEST). This Week (22/06/2019) from 0900z - 1200z: Depart the beautiful town of Broome inbound the cozy regional town of Port Headland. This route sees no regional carriers conducting weekly services between the pair. Aircraft as small as light passenger jets up to the size of Dash 8 and Boeing 737's could be suitable for this flight. The Route: BRM SAFIR J151 YPPD Aircraft Type: It is recommended that this event is flown in any aircraft similar to a turboprop, business jet or a small commercial jet (Equivalent to a B712/DH8D) Charts: Charts for Broome can be found here Charts for Port Headland can be found here 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. Scenery: ORBX Australia (Enroute), FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/au (PAYWARE) ORBX Simulations (YBRM), FSX/P3D - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybrm (PAYWARE) ORBX Simulations (YBRM), XPlane - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybrm/xp11 (PAYWARE) FlightSim.Com West Australian Airport Pack (YBRM) - https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=71301456 (FREEWARE) AVSIM Library (YPPD), FSX/P3D - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=204324 (FREEWARE) If you have any questions or feedback, please email Joshua Micallef - [email protected] with your feedback, we would be happy to hear any feedback you have!
  11. World Discovery - New Zealand North Island Tour

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    Well that was cool thanks Daniel. The flight over (and around) Mt Tarawera was very cool and for me a highlight. Thanks for organising this. It was my first VATSIM flight so I have lots of questions now so will head over to forums to raise queries but just wanted to say thanks for a very cool scenic flight. Having bought the ORBX add-on before ever flying over this ground I have no comparison to give but if it was like the usual FSX-SE type of ground then the add-on made it spectacular.
  12. Saturday Australia Tour (YPKU - YBRM)

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    What is Saturday Australia Tour? Australia Tour is a new fortnightly event that aims to tour Australia’s airports and show this country’s beauty. Every fortnight you’ll be starting another leg of the Australia wide flight! The tour will start in Sydney and end in Sydney commencing in January and ending in November! With 23 legs touring every state of the country you’ll experience the many different areas, from the booming southeast to the dusty west, there will be something for everyone! Australia Tour is a fortnightly event that occurs every second Saturday from 0900z – 1200z (6pm-9pm AEDT & 7pm-10pm AEST). This Week (08/06/2019) from 0900z - 1200z: Depart the regional town of Kununurra inbound to the beautiful town of Broome - Completing the next stage of the Airnorth Regional Service between YPDN - YPKU from our previous leg. Aircraft as small as light passenger jets up to the size of Dash 8 and possibly even Boeing 717's could be suitable for this flight. The Route: KU J93 BRM Aircraft Type: It is recommended that this event is flown in any aircraft similar to a turboprop, business jet or a small commercial jet (Equivalent to a B712/DH8D) Charts: Charts for Kununurra can be found here Charts for Broome can be found here 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. Scenery: ORBX Australia (Enroute), FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/au (PAYWARE) XPlane11 Scenery (YPKU), XPlane - https://gateway.x-plane.com/scenery/page/YPKU (FREEWARE) ORBX Simulations (YBRM), FSX/P3D - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybrm (PAYWARE) ORBX Simulations (YBRM), XPlane - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybrm/xp11 (PAYWARE) FlightSim.Com West Australian Airport Pack (YBRM) - https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=71301456 (FREEWARE) If you have any questions or feedback, please email Joshua Micallef - [email protected] with your feedback, we would be happy to hear any feedback you have!
  13. Saturday Australia Tour (YPDN - YPKU)

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    What is Saturday Australia Tour? Australia Tour is a new fortnightly event that aims to tour Australia’s airports and show this country’s beauty. Every fortnight you’ll be starting another leg of the Australia wide flight! The tour will start in Sydney and end in Sydney commencing in January and ending in November! With 23 legs touring every state of the country you’ll experience the many different areas, from the booming southeast to the dusty west, there will be something for everyone! Australia Tour is a fortnightly event that occurs every second Saturday from 0900z – 1200z (6pm-9pm AEDT & 7pm-10pm AEST). This Week (25/05/2019) from 0900z - 1200z: Depart the RAAF base of Darwin inbound for the rural town of Kununurra, this airport pair sees daily flights by Airnorth Regional in E170. Aircraft as small as light passenger jets up to the size of Dash 8 and possibly even Boeing 717's could be suitable for this flight. The Route: HELLI J151 ZAMMI DCT KU Aircraft Type: It is recommended that this event is flown in any aircraft similar to a turboprop, business jet or a small commercial jet (Equivalent to a B712/DH8D) Charts: Charts for Darwin can be found here Charts for Kununurra can be found here 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. Scenery: ORBX Australia (Enroute), FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/au (PAYWARE) AVSIM Library (YPDN), FSX/P3D - https://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=50145 (FREEWARE) Ants Aussie Airports Complete (YPDN), FSX/P3D - https://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html (FREEWARE) XPlane11 Scenery (YPKU), XPlane - https://gateway.x-plane.com/scenery/page/YPKU (FREEWARE) If you have any questions or feedback, please email Joshua Micallef - [email protected] with your feedback, we would be happy to hear any feedback you have!
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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 : 110 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Piper Warrior, Orion Maule 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 : YLMQ YWVA YSOM YMVM WSMF KRMD NEPN MYF YSCN TWRN YSBK 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 ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Sydney Overlay Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" LAKE MACQUARIE [YLMQ] Takeoff Formerly Aeropelican [YPEC] elev : 5 rwy : 07/25 sealed CTAF : 132.10 (FSINN 131.25) WARNERVALE [YWVA] T&G - H-213° D-15 elev : 25 rwy : 02/20 bitumen CTAF : 132.10 SOMERSBY [YSMB] T&G - H-211° D-10 elev : 830 rwy : 04/22 dirt CTAF : 132.10 (FSINN 131.25) MANGROVE MOUNTAIN [YMVM] T&G - H-306° D-7 elev : 1027 rwy : 01/19 dirt CTAF : 131.25 WISEMANS FERRY [WSMF] Overfly - H-229° D-13 IF RIC TWR active, request transit of R469/470 at or below A015 KURMOND [KRMD] Overfly - RIC VFR CORRIDOR D-18 NEPEAN BRIDGE [NEPN] Overfly - RIC VFR CORRIDOR D-13 MAYFIELD [MYF] Overfly - H-175° D-12 CAMDEN [YSCN] T&G - H-133° D-6 elev : 230 rwy : 06/24 asphalt rwy : 10/28 grass CTAF : 120.10 TWO RN [TWRN] Overfly - H-045° D-12 IF BANKSTOWN Tower is Active then contact them with an inbound call and do not proceed into the Bankstown Control Zone until instructed to do so Typical call - "BANKSTOWN TOWER [AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] TWO RN 1500ft received information [ATIS IDENTIFIER] inbound" BANKSTOWN [YSBK] Land - H-069° D-5 elev : 34 rwy : 11R/29L 11L/29R 11C/29C asphalt CTAF : 132.80 NDB : BK BANKSTOWN SYDNEY 416.0 Chart
  15. Sydney Bankstown to Lake Macquarie via Victor 1

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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 : 165 nm Est Flight Time : approx 70 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 : YSBK YWBN YMIG YWOL JIBN SYHD HBB NOHD LRF BRNJ YLMQ 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 ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Sydney Overlay Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" BANKSTOWN [YSBK] Takeoff elev : 34 rwy : 11R/29L 11L/29R 11C/29C asphalt CTAF : 132.80 NDB : BK BANKSTOWN SYDNEY 416.0 WEDDERBURN [YWBN] T&G - H-197° D-18 elev : 850 rwy : 35/17 bitumen CTAF : 122.55 MITTAGONG [YMIG] T&G - H-211° D-22 elev : 1840 rwy : 06/24ns dirt CTAF : 126.70 WOLLONGONG [YWOL] T&G - H-102° D-16 elev : 31 rwy : 08/26 16/34 asphalt CTAF : 127.30 NDB : WOL WOLLONGONG 239.0 JIBBON POINT [JIBN] Overfly - Coastal D-34 SYDNEY HEADS [SYHD] Overfly - VICTOR 1 D-16 HARBOUR BRIDGE [HBB] Overfly - visual Pilots intending to execute a circuit of Sydney Harbour will need to contact Sydney Approach if it is active and request a "Circuit of Sydney Harbour" NORTH HEAD [NOHD] Overfly - VICTOR 1 D-5 LONG REEF [LRF] Overfly - VICTOR 1 D-5 BARRENJOEY HEAD [BRNJ] Overfly - Coastal D-10 LAKE MACQUARIE [YLMQ] Land - Coastal D-35 Formerly Aeropelican [YPEC] elev : 5 rwy : 07/25 sealed CTAF : 132.10 (FSINN 131.25) Chart
  16. 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.
  17. It is with pleasure that the Board of Governors announces the appointment of Aidan Stevens to the position of VATGOV6, Vice President of Web Services and the formal move of Matt Cianfarani to the position of VATGOV3, Vice President, Network Systems. Aidan has been serving as the Assistant to VP Web for the past 12 months and is the lead tech behind several VATSIM tech projects currently being rolled out. His dedication and proven leadership will make him an excellent addition to the team. We look forward to seeing the continued development of VATSIM Technology over the coming months! [VATSIM BOG]
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  19. VATOCE Q1 Reports

    At the request of Dick Tucker VATOCE3: https://www.vatoce.net/documents/2019/Q1/VATOCE_Q1_Report.pdf
  20. Spilled Milk Run - Port Moresby

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    We hope you enjoyed the recent Election. In the spirit of Democracy, we held a poll for Spilled Milk Run Monday location at The Vatsim Australia Facebook group- the majority voted for Spilled Milk Run Monday in May to take place in Port Moresby. The Majority has spoken! The election results must stand! Today we fly to Port Moresby! Routes YBCS - AYPY DCT CS R210 PY DCT AYPY - YBCS DCT PY R210 CS DCT ATC CS_ATIS 131.10 CS_DEL 128.75 CS_GND 121.70 CS_TWR 124.90 CS_APP 118.40 BN-TBP_CTR 120.55 BN-ARL_CTR 133.70 AYPM_CTR 123.40 AYPY_APP 125.80 AYPY_TWR 118.10 AYPY_GND 121.70 AYPY_ATIS 128.00
  21. Aurukun to Pormpuraaw

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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 : 97 nm Est Flight Time : approx 65 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna C172, Orion Maule, Britten-Island Normander or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias. Communications : Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. 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. For pilots connecting to VATSIM using VPilot, there is a work around that enables these pilots to also take advantage of online voice CTAF. Refer to this informative VATPAC Forum post to learn how to implement the work around. Similarly, this work around has been reported to be successfully adopted for X-Plane using the X-Squawkbox client. As of yet there are no available instructions for doing this. Swift Swift is a recent alternative VATSIM Pilot Client 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 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed (not for the faint of heart), 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/<ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/ygte". For airports without an 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 : YAUR YWNI YCPW POONKO YPMP 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 ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" AURUKUN [YAUR] Takeoff elev : 29 rwy : 16/34 sealed CTAF : 126.70 WATHANIN [YWNI] T&G - H-198° D-23 elev : 30 rwy : 13/31 17/35 dirt CTAF : 131.25 CAPE KEER-WEER [YCPW] T&G - H-203° D-10 elev : 36 rwy : 3/21 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) POONKO T&G - H-159° D-39 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 63 rwy : 08/26 dirt CTAF : 131.25 PORMPURAAW [YPMP] Land - H-181° D-26 elev : 11 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 Chart
  22. Pormpuraaw to Aurukun

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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 : 114 nm Est Flight Time : approx 70 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna C172, Orion Maule, Britten-Island Normander or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias. Communications : Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. 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. For pilots connecting to VATSIM using VPilot, there is a work around that enables these pilots to also take advantage of online voice CTAF. Refer to this informative VATPAC Forum post to learn how to implement the work around. Similarly, this work around has been reported to be successfully adopted for X-Plane using the X-Squawkbox client. As of yet there are no available instructions for doing this. Swift Swift is a recent alternative VATSIM Pilot Client 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 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed (not for the faint of heart), 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/<ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/ygte". For airports without an 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 : YPMP YSOW YTTE YKNC YWNI YAUR 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 ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" PORMPURAAW [YPMP] Takeoff elev : 11 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 SOUTHWELL AIRPORT [YSOW] T&G - H-042° D-34 elev : 168 rwy : 10/28 gravel CTAF : 131.25 TI TREE (QLD) [YTTE] T&G - H-319° D-39 elev : 33 rwy : 17/35 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) KENCHERANG [YKNC] T&G - H-329° D-9 elev : 30 rwy : 06/24 dirt CTAF : 131.25 WATHANIN [YWNI] T&G - H-344° D-9 elev : 30 rwy : 13/31 17/35 dirt CTAF : 131.25 AURUKUN [YAUR] Land - H-018° D-23 elev : 29 rwy : 16/34 sealed CTAF : 126.70 Chart
  23. TWR Controller - Michael Wall

    Congratulations to Michael on satisfying all the requirements to be recognized as an S2 controller. Well done, Michael!
  24. Saturday Australia Tour YTNK - YPDN

    What is Saturday Australia Tour? Australia Tour is a new fortnightly event that aims to tour Australia’s airports and show this country’s beauty. Every fortnight you’ll be starting another leg of the Australia wide flight! The tour will start in Sydney and end in Sydney commencing in January and ending in November! With 23 legs touring every state of the country you’ll experience the many different areas, from the booming southeast to the dusty west, there will be something for everyone! Australia Tour is a fortnightly event that occurs every second Saturday from 0900z – 1200z (6pm-9pm AEDT & 7pm-10pm AEST). This Week (11/05/19) from 0900z - 1200z: This week explore the NT as you fly from outback Tennant Creek to the capital of the state Darwin. The Route: TNK J30 TN Q23 DN Aircraft Type: It is recommended that this event is flown in any aircraft of a size below or equal to a B738/A320 Charts: Charts for YTNK can be found here Charts for YPDN can be found here 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........................................................................Frequency 133.200 DN_APP................................................................................Frequency 134.100 DN_TWR...............................................................................Frequency 133.100 Scenery: ORBX Australia (Enroute), FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/au (PAYWARE) Flukeys Tennant Creek (YTNK), FSX/P3D - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1q89kWymZoKiS0Y3MD3-5vzK94wOFReVc (FREEWARE) Flukeys NT Airports (including YPDN), FSX/P3D - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1w7pLNZHfcS7HE350B0r_bxNTRmpbm54Q (FREEWARE) If you have any questions or feedback, please email Joshua Micallef - [email protected] with your feedback, we would be happy to hear any feedback you have!
  25. Finke (Apatula) to Alice Springs

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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 : 116 nm Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Britten-Norman Islander BN-2 or similar capable of 115 to 135 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 outside Alice Springs Controlled Airspace until a clearance is obtained from any ACTIVE ATC Flightplan File as : YFNE YHSB YMYV DPW OOR EWI YBAS GPS Flightplan is available for FSX/P3D 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. Note - The FSX P3D flightplan does not support starting a plan at an unrecognised airport such as YFNE Finke. To work around this short coming the plan has intentionally be prepared to commence from distant YOOD Oodnadatta where the first waypoint is YFNE Finke. The first leg should be entirely ignored and the flight should commence at the first waypoint. 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 ORBX Australia ORBX Alice Springs [YBAS] ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane (Necessary for Finke the departure airport) OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Note to FSX and P3D pilots The Ozx scenery depicting YFNE Finke the departure airport is not in the simulation database and as such pilots will be unable to spawn themselves at the departure airport. For those that flew on Friday and remembered to save the situation can use this to place themselves at the airport. For those without a saved situation a work around is to spawn at any airport, load the accompanying FSX/P3D flightplan and accept being located at the departure airport. Doing this will place the plane at YOOD Oodnadatta. From that location, open the simulation map then drag the plane to the first waypoint in the depicted plan. Ensure to close the map by clicking okay. This should relocate the plane in the vicinity of the airport in the scenery. Use slew and an overhead view to place the aircraft at the departure airport. Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" FINKE [YFNE] Takeoff elev : 915 rwy : 15/33 dirt CTAF : 126.70 (FSINN 131.25) HORSESHOE BEND AIRPORT [YHSB] Overfly - H-317° D-28.2 nm MARYVALE [YMYV] T&G - H-334° D-36.6 nm elev : 1266 rwy : 12/30 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) DEEP WELL [DPW] Overfly - H-353° D-17.5 nm X-Plane pilots may at their discretion undertake a Touch and Go at Deep Well [YDPW] airstrip located in close proximity to this visual reference point IF ATC is active Pilots should contact ATC advising their position at Deep Well and request clearance to continue inbound via VFR Route 5 MOUNT OORAMINNA [OOR] Overfly - VICTOR 5 D-16.2 nm EWANINGA [EWI] Overfly - VICTOR 5 D-7.5 nm ALICE SPRINGS [YBAS] Land - VICTOR 5 D-10.7 nm elev : 1789 rwy : 17/35 12/30 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.30 VOR/DME : AS 115.90 NDB : AS 335.0 WAN Chart Alice Spring VTC
  26. Alice Springs to Finke (Apatula)

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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 : 170 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias. 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 outside Alice Springs Controlled Airspace until a clearance is obtained from any ACTIVE ATC Flightplan File as : YBAS EWI OOR STT YADO YFNE 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 ORBX Australia ORBX Alice Springs [YBAS] ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane (Necessary for Finke the destination airport) OZX 3.5 AU Scenery YADO Andado (P3D) by Phoenix Taylor Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" ALICE SPRINGS [YBAS] Takeoff elev : 1789 rwy : 17/35 12/30 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.30 VOR/DME : AS ALICE SPRINGS 115.90 NDB : AS ALICE SPRINGS 335.0 EWANINGA [EWI] Overfly - VICTOR 4/5 D-10.8 nm MOUNT OORAMINNA [OOR] Overfly - VICTOR 4/5 D-7.5 nm SANTA TERESA [STT] Overfly - VICTOR 4 D-20.4 nm X-Plane pilots may have an opportunity to undertake a Touch and Go at an airstrip located in close proximity to this visual reference point ANDADO [YADO] T&G - H-141° D-91.6 nm Scenery to be download for FSX/P3D. Refer to scenery list above elev : 553 rwy : 13/31 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) FINKE [YFNE] Land - H-248° D-40.1 nm elev : 915 rwy : 15/33 dirt CTAF : 126.70 (FSINN 131.25) FSX/P3D Pilots intending to fly Sunday's Return Flight commencing at this airport should save the flight so it can be loaded to commence again Sunday. This airport is not part of the FSX/P3D database and pilots can not spawn here to begin a flight.' Alice Spring VTC WAN Chart
  27. Technical Updates on VATSIM

    It's been a busy few months for the whole developer community on VATSIM, as we speed towards release of VATSIM's new voice technology. We are also making excellent progress on other modernizations and enhancements which will ensure VATSIM remains the biggest and best online flying network. While we continue to make this progress, we have had some staff changes as well. I'm saddened to announce that Jamie Fox has recently stepped down from his role as Vice President, Network Systems due to personal commitments. Jamie has played a central part over several years in getting VATSIM's server infrastructure in order and in a stable state, as well as contributing to numerous projects across VATSIM in that time also. On behalf of the Board of Governors, I'd like to thank Jamie for his work and wish him the very best for the future. Jamie’s departure gives us an opportunity to reevaluate the needs of technical positions on the Board of Governors. While we complete that evaluation, Matt Cianfarani will execute the responsibilities of Vice President, Network Systems and Vice President, Web Services. These two roles are closely intertwined, and it makes sense that in this critical stage of our delivery of Audio for VATSIM, we have an aligned approach to launching this and other projects in the community. Aidan Stevens has been appointed Director of Web Services to assist Matt with his additional responsibilities. Aidan has been critical in the past year assisting VATSIM development assisting or taking the lead on many of our improvement projects. Thank you to both Matt and Aidan for stepping up. In tandem with this announcement, Zach Biesse-Fitton, our Vice President Technical Development, has published a blog post which gives a more detailed update on Audio for VATSIM amongst other topics. I would urge you to read it here, as it's sure to be of interest! Thank you for being a part of VATSIM. [VATSIM BOG]
  28. Moranbah to Hamilton Island via Mackay

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    Uploaded a small scenery of Moranbah as I saw we were flying this tonight. Scenery was created in ADE & sBuilderX. Only for ESP platforms Prepar3D & FSX. https://send.firefox.com/download/512db0531dee62c1/#3Z_l7-gwDIcMgItaNMI4Dg
  29. World Discovery - New Zealand North Island Tour

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    This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 29TH May 2019 commencing 8.00pm AEST Flight created by YMA555 New Zealand North Island Tour Flight continues clockwise tour of NZ North Island. Leg 15 being Wairoa to Wellington The tour can be flown in FSX, P3D and X-Plane 11.30 All scenery for FSX and P3D can easily be located via Orbx North Island product. All airports appear to be already in XP11.30 with some other versions downloadable from Xplane.Org This is left to pilots discretion.. Flight Details: NZWO-NZWN Aircraft: Capable of 150 kias Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder Flight Route: NZWO NZNR NZHS NZYP NZDV NZMS NZWN suggested Altitude: Follow flight plan Distance: 189nm Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying. Flight Plan:(NZWO-NZWN)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX or PlanG or XP BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE THANKS FOR FLYING VATPAC WORLD DISCOVERY FLIGHTS JOIN US IN FLIGHT, IN OUR CHAT ROOM "DAILY FOCUS VFR" IN TEAMSPEAK 3.
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