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    • 22 July 2018 10:00 AM Until 12:20 PM

      Event Details
      Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
      Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
      Distance : 155 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins
      Aircraft : Twin engine aircraft such as Douglas DC-3, Britten BN-2 Islander, DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin otter or similar capable of 145 to 165 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.
      Altitude : Not above FL125
      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 : Due to the lack of visual references pilots are encouraged to navigate using the accompanying GPS Flightplan.
      Recommended Scenery
      REQUIRED - OZx Pilbara Region Airports WA - - NOTE - There is a potential of a clash with YFDF and YCWA if the corresponding Alan Blencoe scenery is in installed. If so consider deactivating the Alen Blencoe or Robert Fluke so only one for each is active. ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details
      PARABURDOO [YPBO] Takeoff
      elev : 1406
      rwy : 06/24 asphalt
      CTAF : 126.80 (FSINN 127.60)
      NDB : PBO PARABURDOO 278.0
      WEST ANGELAS [YANG] T&G - H-087° D-53 nm
      elev : 2346
      rwy : 04/22 asphalt
      CTAF : 127.05 (FSINN 127.60)
      WEST ANGELES MINE Overfly - H-126° D-4.3 nm
      COONDEWANNA [YCWA] T&G - H-010° D-13 nm
      pos : P077-60- R-N-295-61.1
      elev : 2327
      rwy : 08/26ns asphalt
      CTAF : 127.05 (FSINN 127.60)
      BARIMUNYA [YBRY] T&G - H-046° D-26.2 nm
      pos : P-068-84.4 R-N-320-57.0
      elev : 2082
      rwy : 10ns/28 asphalt
      CTAF : 127.05 (FSINN 126.70)
      RHODES RIDGE [YRRG] T&G - H-156° D-27.8 nm
      pos : P-086-89.5 R-N-306-31.1
      elev : 2185
      rwy : 10/28 dirt
      CTAF : 131.25
      MT NEWMAN MINE Overfly - H-131° D-23.3 nm
      NEWMAN [YNWN] Land - H-116° D-7.9 nm
      elev : 1724
      rwy : 05/23 asphalt
      CTAF : 122.00 (FSINN 127.60)
      VOR/DME : NWN NEWMAN 117.20
      NDB : NWN NEWMAN 233.0

    • 23 July 2018 09:00 AM Until 12:00 PM

      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.

    • 25 July 2018 10:00 AM Until 11:30 AM

      World Discovery Flight for 25th July 2018
      ROCKY MOUNTAIN AIRPORT TOUR created by Peter Smith YMA489
      A very hard flight plan in common GA Aircraft. I flew this with a Carenado B58. VFR Flight with wild swings in Altitudes. Maintain 16000 feet for most of the flight to and from the airports. You will have to fly around mountains on approaches with steep short field finals. GPS flight plan is just a guide. You will have to follow the mountain passes from some airports in order to attain sufficient altitude (in some cases). Don't wimp out! Max load your plane. I have broken this flight up into 3 Legs, the most difficult take off is at Buckhorn Ranch and the toughest area between airports is from KASE to KEGE.
      Depart from KDRO and finish the final leg at KHDN
      Leg 1    KDRO C24 C08 2CO2
      Flight Details:   Leg 1
      Flight Plan for FSX, PlanG and X11  Flight Plan Leg 1
      Aircraft: Default Baron 58 so we all fly the same aircraft.
      Scenery: Recommended but not mandatory Orbx NA Freeware Airfields, Orbx Global Base and Orbx North America OLC
      Weather: Fair/Spring (it gets pretty bad up here)

    • 26 July 2018

      Ladies and Gentlemen,
      Welcome to the new and improved Australia Online! Thursdays are the new Tuesdays and with that will see the return of one of our longest running events. 
      This week, we want to keep you in your comfort zone. Join us up the coast between Sydney and Brisbane

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