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    • 24 September 2018 09:00 AM Until 01:00 PM
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      It's Spilled Milk Run Monday, and based on the ruminations in This Thread:
      It's time to brush up on our Helicopter Operations around Sydney.
      Pilots see the Sydney ERSA (https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/ersa/FAC_YSSY_16AUG2018.pdf ) especially from Pages 11 to 19 inclusive.
      Or Bankstown ERSA https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/ersa/FAC_YSBK_16AUG2018.pdf pages 4 through 7 inclusive.
      If you absolutely cannot fly a Helicopter, then see if you can get a small prop aircraft into the Sydney Approach airspace. Suggested activities include: Sydney Harbour Scenic flights, at 1500ft (inside controlled airspace, VFR)
      Fly a practice ILS approach at Sydney Airport (IFR clearance required, even in a Cessna) - perhaps with an IFR departure from Bankstown in a piston single! or pick up IFR in the air!

      ATC (And pilot) instructions at https://operations.vatpac.org/documents/li/Sydney Area Local Instructions.pdf 
       
      VTC available at https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/aipchart/vtc/Sydney_VTC_24MAY2018.pdf

      Routes:
      Familiarise yourself with pages 18, 25, 27, 28 of https://operations.vatpac.org/documents/li/Sydney Area Local Instructions.pdf
      Why not try the Barracks 5, Maroubra 5, Cape Banks 5, Wanda 5, Georges River 5, Rosehill 5, Erskineville 5 or the Harbour Bridge 5 routes in a Helicopter?
      Land at Rosehill Racecourse, Transition from the Georges River 5 to Choppers South or return. Try the Wanda 5 to enter the Victor 1 northbound. Maybe the Barracks 5 on your way to Sydney Heads to transition onto the Bondi 5 southbound? Or hit Erskineville 5 for a landing at Star City Casino and Darling Harbour, or mix it with the traffic orbiting east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a close-up view of Sydney's famous Opera House.
      IFR ILS practice approaches at YSSY
      YSBK - YSSY
      BK DCT SY DCT BK (Remember to ensure your DG heading is aligned for potential vectors)
      Sydney Scenic flight from Bankstown
      YSBK - YSBK
      BK PRT HSY STI LRF HBB LRF HSY PSP BK 
      (Ensure you get clearance to enter the Sydney TMA prior to proceeding south of Long Reef toward Harbour Bridge)
      Harbour Scenic One: Long Reef - Harbour Bridge - North Head - Long Reef
      Harbour Scenic Two: Long Reef - Chatswood - Manly Beach - Long Reef
      Fixed Based WorldFlight sims
      We will endeavour to have ML-WOL_CTR open for some runs between YSCB (or other nearby CTAF's such as Wagga, Albury or Newcastle) and YSSY. Remember, you can always go around.
      For the adventurous, why not try a touch and go at YSBK?
    • 26 September 2018 10:00 AM Until 11:30 AM
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      This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 26th September 2018 commencing 8.00pm AEST
      Flight created by YMA555
      Reventin to Salvaza, France. This is the start of a group of flights taking advantage of Orbx freeware airports so download is highly recommended for this and future flights.
      Scenery:     https://orbxdirect.com/product/ftx-global-airport-pack
      Flight Details All information required is in the attached PDF file. Flight Details
      Aircraft: Capable of 160 kias
      Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
      Flight Plan: LFHH LFHO LFCR LFMU LFMK
      Suggested Altitude: Refer flight details
      Distance: 261nm
      Weather:Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
      Flight Plan:(LFHH-LFMK)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX or PlanG
      BELOW: MAP OF ROUTE


       

       
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    • 28 September 2018 10:00 AM Until 12:15 PM
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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 : 232 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins
      Aircraft : Twin Engine aircraft, preferrably amphibious such as Grumman Goose, Canadair CL-215/415, DC-3 (as a non-amphibious option) or similar capable of 160 to 200 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 : upto 9500
      Flightplan
      File as : YGEL YMEW CLIFF-HEAD PELSART.ISL NORTH.ISL YKBR
      No GPS Flightplan is provided for this flight.
      Navigation : Pilots will be required to fly without the assistance of a GPS flightplan. Navigational references to Geraldton VOR/DME is included to assist.
      Recommended Scenery
      Geraldton YGEL Alan Blencoe - Kalbarri Airport - Required Alan Blencoe - Mullewa - Recommended for return flight Sunday ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details
      GERALDTON [YGEL] Takeoff
      elev : 121'
      rwy : 03/21 asphault
      rwy : 14/32 sealed
      rwy : 08/26 gravel
      CTAF : 126.8
      VOR/DME : GEL 113.90
      NDB : GEL 359.0
        MINGENEW [YMEW] T&G - H-128° D-48
      pos : GEL R-128 D-48.0
      elev : 100'
      rwy : 18/36 dirt
      CTAF : 131.25
        CLIFF HEAD A [Platform] Splash & Go - H-249° D-32
      pos : GEL R-170 D-41.5
        PELSAERT ISLAND Overfly - H-302° D-56
      pos : GEL R-255 D-40.0
        RAT ISLAND Overfly - H-331° D-18
      pos : GEL R-276 D-48.5
        WEST - EAST WALLABY ISLAND Overfly - H-346° D-16
      pos : GEL R-292 D-56.0
        NORTH ISLAND Overfly - H-331° D-12
      pos : GEL R-297 D-65.5
        KALBARRI [YKBR] Land - H-045° D-51
      pos : GEL R-341 D-70.0
      elev : 514'
      rwy : 18/36 sealed
      CTAF : 131.25
        Chart

    • 30 September 2018 10:00 AM Until 12:15 PM
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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 : 236 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins
      Aircraft : Twin Engine aircraft, preferrably amphibious such as Grumman Goose, Canadair CL-215/415, DC-3 (as a non-amphibious option) or similar capable of 160 to 200 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.
      Altitude : upto 9500
      Flightplan
      File as : YKBR YMWA YMRW YMEW CLIFF-HEAD YGEL
      No GPS Flightplan is provided for this flight.
      Navigation : Pilots will be required to fly without the assistance of a GPS flightplan. Navigational references to Geraldton VOR/DME is included to assist.
      Recommended Scenery
      Geraldton YGEL Alan Blencoe - Kalbarri Airport - Required Alan Blencoe - Mullewa - Required ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details
      KALBARRI [YKBR] Takeoff
      elev : 514'
      rwy : 18/36 sealed
      CTAF : 131.25
        AJANA Overfly - H-129° D-23
      pos : GEL R-355 D-52.0
        MULLEWA [YMWA] T&G - H-125° D-59
      pos : GEL R-067 D-46.5
      elev : 950'
      rwy : 05/23 unsealed
      CTAF : 126.70
        MORAWA [YMRW] T&G - H-150° D-51
      pos : GEL R-111 D-73.0
      elev : 902'
      rwy : 15/33 sealed
      rwy : 09/27 gravel
      CTAF : 126.70
        MINGENEW [YMEW] T&G - H-263° D-31
      pos : GEL R-128 D-48.0
      elev : 100'
      rwy : 18/36 dirt
      CTAF : 131.25
        CLIFF HEAD A [Platform] Splash & Go - H-249° D-32
      pos : GEL R-170 D-41.5
        GERALDTON [YGEL] Land - H-348° D-41
      elev : 121'
      rwy : 03/21 asphault
      rwy : 14/32 sealed
      rwy : 08/26 gravel
      CTAF : 126.8
      VOR/DME : GEL 113.90
      NDB : GEL 359.0
        Chart

    • 01 October 2018 Until 07 October 2018
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      We know there's nothing more VATPAC'ers love more than some friendly competition. Join us for another Iron Mic series that takes it to the next level as we battle our neighbors across the ditch, VATNZ. Covering VATPAC's busiest airport, Sydney, we'll take on our Kiwi friends all week long. 
       
      The following positions will be the primary positions:
       
      SY_TWR
      SY_APP
      ML-WOL_CTR
       
      To give us the best chance possible, please logon to the above positions at Sydney prior to occupying others. Remember, There are no reserved positions so if one of the above positions is available, logon!
       
      What is Iron Mic?
       
      Iron Mic is a weekly competition that VATSIM holds which recognizes a position with the most hours logged on the network. It is broken into 3 categories; TWR, APP and CTR. The position in each category that logs the most online hours over a 7 day period wins the Iron Mic. 
      Iron Mic runs from 0000Z on Monday (1000 AEST) to 2359Z Sunday (0959 Monday AEST).
       
      How do we know about our progress?
       
      Click on this link (http://fsmine.dhis.org/stats/showstats.cgi) to view all the VATSIM ATC stats for the week.
       
      Remember, Our aim is to keep the TWR, APP and CTR positions open as much as possible. Coordinate with other controllers to ensure maximum coverage of the Sydney positions. You can do this on Facebook, Teamspeak or the forums.
       
      VATSIM has set out a few rules regarding Iron Mic which can be viewed here https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=11100
       
      If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Good Luck VATPAC!
       
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