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    • Callum Strawbridge

      VATPAC Launches Discord Trial   04/18/2018

      The VATPAC Board is excited to announce a community trial of Discord as an alternative voice communication client to Teamspeak. The purpose of this trial is to establish whether a new permanent voice client will be used. The trial will last for a period of twelve (12) months during which the Teamspeak and Discord will work side by side to ensure no disruption to any activities. During this time, we encourage the use of both clients so that we can gather as much feedback as possible from a large variety of members.    To assist you in installing and setting up Discord, we have created a tutorial available on the VATPAC website. If you already have Discord, you can connect to our server by clicking here.   The 12-month trial may be reduced or extended by a unanimous Board vote and after consultation with the community through the forums. If the decision to reduce is made, and we officially deem discord to be the preferred chat medium, Teamspeak will nevertheless remain available, with reduced capacity for the whole of the initial 12 month period.    The VATPAC Teamspeak & Discord policy has been updated to reflect these changes and in accordance with the review schedule. Please make yourself familiar with this policy should you choose to connect to one of our community voice services.    If you wish to provide feedback on the trial, you can do so through the feedback form on the VATPAC website using the category 'Community Voice Client Trial'.   Otherwise, if you have any questions, please feel free to approach a staff member or get in touch via email. 
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  • Upcoming Events

    • 23 April 2018 09:30 AM Until 12:00 PM
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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.
       

       
       
       
       
    • 25 April 2018 06:00 AM Until 11:00 AM
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      This week  VATNZ & VATPAC have a combined event.
      Fly from Wellington (NZWN) to Canberra (YSCB). Fly from our capital over to Australia's capital for ANZAC celebrations. Flights normally take approximately 3.5 hours, it is suggested to depart near the beginning of the event to maximise ATC although most positions should be staffed throughout the event. Join us for this mini cross the ditch event.
      Maximum aircraft size is an A350 or Boeing 777-200.
      To assist with position reports, feel free to use the Oceanic Reporting Tool.
       
      Routes -
      NZWN to YSCB -      TANEN M636 SASRO M636 TESAT H65 RAZZI
       
      ATC Requested - 
      CB_GND           121.700 CB_TWR           118.700 CB_APP           124.500 ML-SNO_CTR  124.000  
       
    • 26 April 2018 08:30 AM Until 11:30 AM
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      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
       
       
       
       
    • 27 April 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 : 215 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 95 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin engine piston aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Pilatus PC-12 or similar capable of 185 to 215 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 : Remain below Launceston Class C and D steps until cleared by any active ATC to enter the zone
      Flightplan
      File as : YDPO LKEC YWDM JSL CJN HYH BEN.LOMOND YSTH
      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 have a choice of alternatives for this flight. There is the obligatory accompanying flight plan for those that embrace the latest technology. For the more adventurous pilots the radial and distances are provided allowing the flight to be navigated using ground based radio and visual navigation techniques.
      Recommended Scenery
      ORBX Launceston [YMLT] ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details
      DEVONPORT [YDPO] Takeoff
      elev : 33'
      rwy : 06/24ns asphalt
      14/32 grass
      *ns - non standard right circuit
      CTAF : 126.90
      CLAUDE RD T&G - H-193° D-17.4 nm
      pos : LT R-265° D-43.3
      elev : 710'
      rwy : 05/23 dirt
      CTAF : 131.25 ("rw1.vatpac.org/VIRTUALVFR")  
      LAKE MACKENZIE Overfly - H-145° D-16.2 nm
      pos : LT R-243° D-37.7  
      LAKE ECHO [LKEC] Overfly - H-146° D-31.1 nm
      pos : LT R-200° D-44.0  
      WADDAMANA [YWDM] T&G - H-115° D-6.3 nm
      pos : LT R-193° D-46.1
      elev : 2190'
      rwy : 03/21
      CTAF : 131.25  
      INTERLAKEN PRIVATE STRIP T&G - H-059° D-17.8 nm
      pos : LT R-173° D-35.8
      elev : 2690'
      rwy : 08/26
      CTAF : 131.25  
      JACOBS SUGARLOAF [JSL] Overfly - H-018° D-14.6 nm
      pos : LT R-157° D-23.8  
      CONARA JUNCTION [CJN] Overfly - H-028° D-8.8 nm not above A3500
      pos : LT R-136° D-19.6
      ** LAUNCESTON INBOUND REPORTING - If Launceston Tower is active, make inbound call for touch and go
      LAUNCESTON TOWER [AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] POSITION CONARA JUNCTION RECEIVED INFORMATION [ATIS ID] INBOUND TOUCH AND GO  
      LAUNCESTON [YMLT] T&G - H-315° D-19.9 nm
      elev : 562'/>rwy : 14R/32L asphalt
      rwy : 14L/32R 18/36 grass
      TWR/CTAF : 118.70
      VOR/DME : LT 112.60
      NDB : LT 242.0
      ILS : ILT 109.5 (rwy 32L)  
      SYMMONS PLAINS [SYP] Overfly - H-152° D-6.8 nm
      pos : LT R-152° D-6.6  
      HUMMOCKY HILLS [HYH] Overfly - H-165° D-4.7 nm
      pos : LT R-158° D-11.2  
      VALLEYFIELD T&G - H-140° D-4.9 nm
      pos : LT R-153° D-16.0
      elev : 550'
      rwy : 12/30 18/36 grass
      CTAF : 131.25  
      BEN LOMOND T&G - H-034° D-22 nm
      pos : LT R-079° D-20.1
      elev : 4700'
      rwy : 12/30 dirt
      CTAF : 131.25  
      MATHINNA T&G - H-050° D-11.2 nm
      pos : LT R-069° D-30.4
      elev : 1050'
      rwy : 16/34 grass
      CTAF : 131.25  
      ST HELENS [YSTH] Land - H-050° D-19.8 nm
      elev : 158'
      rwy : 08/26 gravel
      CTAF : 119.10  
      WAN Chart

      Launceston VTC Chart


    • 29 April 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 : 215 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 95 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin engine piston aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Pilatus PC-12 or similar capable of 185 to 215 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 : Remain below Launceston Class C and D steps until cleared by any active ATC to enter the zone
      Flightplan
      File as : YDPO LKEC YWDM JSL CJN HYH BEN.LOMOND YSTH
      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 have a choice of alternatives for this flight. There is the obligatory accompanying flight plan for those that embrace the latest technology. For the more adventurous pilots the radial and distances are provided allowing the flight to be navigated using ground based radio and visual navigation techniques.
      Recommended Scenery
      ORBX Launceston [YMLT] ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details
      DEVONPORT [YDPO] Takeoff
      elev : 33'
      rwy : 06/24ns asphalt
      14/32 grass
      *ns - non standard right circuit
      CTAF : 126.90
      CLAUDE RD T&G - H-193° D-17.4 nm
      pos : LT R-265° D-43.3
      elev : 710'
      rwy : 05/23 dirt
      CTAF : 131.25 ("rw1.vatpac.org/VIRTUALVFR")  
      LAKE MACKENZIE Overfly - H-145° D-16.2 nm
      pos : LT R-243° D-37.7  
      LAKE ECHO [LKEC] Overfly - H-146° D-31.1 nm
      pos : LT R-200° D-44.0  
      WADDAMANA [YWDM] T&G - H-115° D-6.3 nm
      pos : LT R-193° D-46.1
      elev : 2190'
      rwy : 03/21
      CTAF : 131.25  
      INTERLAKEN PRIVATE STRIP T&G - H-059° D-17.8 nm
      pos : LT R-173° D-35.8
      elev : 2690'
      rwy : 08/26
      CTAF : 131.25  
      JACOBS SUGARLOAF [JSL] Overfly - H-018° D-14.6 nm
      pos : LT R-157° D-23.8  
      CONARA JUNCTION [CJN] Overfly - H-028° D-8.8 nm not above A3500
      pos : LT R-136° D-19.6
      ** LAUNCESTON INBOUND REPORTING - If Launceston Tower is active, make inbound call for touch and go
      LAUNCESTON TOWER [AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] POSITION CONARA JUNCTION RECEIVED INFORMATION [ATIS ID] INBOUND TOUCH AND GO  
      LAUNCESTON [YMLT] T&G - H-315° D-19.9 nm
      elev : 562'/>rwy : 14R/32L asphalt
      rwy : 14L/32R 18/36 grass
      TWR/CTAF : 118.70
      VOR/DME : LT 112.60
      NDB : LT 242.0
      ILS : ILT 109.5 (rwy 32L)  
      SYMMONS PLAINS [SYP] Overfly - H-152° D-6.8 nm
      pos : LT R-152° D-6.6  
      HUMMOCKY HILLS [HYH] Overfly - H-165° D-4.7 nm
      pos : LT R-158° D-11.2  
      VALLEYFIELD T&G - H-140° D-4.9 nm
      pos : LT R-153° D-16.0
      elev : 550'
      rwy : 12/30 18/36 grass
      CTAF : 131.25  
      BEN LOMOND T&G - H-034° D-22 nm
      pos : LT R-079° D-20.1
      elev : 4700'
      rwy : 12/30 dirt
      CTAF : 131.25  
      MATHINNA T&G - H-050° D-11.2 nm
      pos : LT R-069° D-30.4
      elev : 1050'
      rwy : 16/34 grass
      CTAF : 131.25  
      ST HELENS [YSTH] Land - H-050° D-19.8 nm
      elev : 158'
      rwy : 08/26 gravel
      CTAF : 119.10  
      WAN Chart

      Launceston VTC Chart


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