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  • Upcoming Events

    • 27 March 2019 09:30 AM Until 11:00 AM
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      This Weeks Flight for Wednesday 27h March 2019 commencing 8.30pm AEDT
      Flight created by YMA555
      New Zealand South Island Tour Leg 7
      Flight continues anti-clockwise tour of NZ South Island. Christchurch to Omaka (Blenheim)
      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 South 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: NZCH-NZOM
      Aircraft: Capable of 150 kias
      Comms: Tune Radio to 122.80MHz - Unless Advised by ATC or further detailed hereunder
      Flight Plan: NZCH NZFF NZRT T005 NZHR NZKI NZOM
      Suggested Altitude: Follow flight plan
      Distance: 158nm
      Weather: Real time weather, fair weather if conditions are not suitable for VFR Flying.
      Flight Plan:(NZCH-NZOM)< Just click on this link for Flight Plan for FSX or PlanG
      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.
    • 29 March 2019 09:30 AM Until 11:15 AM
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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 : 146 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins
      Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna 182, Cessna Caravan, Diamond DA-42 Twinstar or similar capable of 125 to 155 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.
      Altitude : Below Adelaide C class steps
      Flightplan
      File as : YPPF SKI DUB WHPL PT.WAKEFIELD RVTN YKAP SHER YWKI
      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 Flight Details
      PARAFIELD [YPPF] Takeoff
      elev : 57'
      rwy : 03L/21R asphault
      rwy : 03R/21L 08L/26R 08R/26R sealed
      TWR/CTAF : 118.70
      NDB : PF 416.0
      SAINT KILDA [SKI] Overfly - H-293° D-6.0
      CALVIN GROVE [YCVG] T&G - H-040° D-3.9
      elev : 46'
      rwy : 02/20 gravel
      CTAF : 131.25
      DUBLIN [DUB] Overfly - H-313° D-18.2
      WILD HORSE PLAINS [WHPL] Overfly - H-332° D-6.5
      PORT WAKEFIELD Overfly - H-327° D-12.4
      BALAKLAVA Overfly - H-072° D-13.3
      RIVERTON Overfly - H-086° D-16.5
      KAPUNDA [YKAP] T&G - H-121° D-9.7
      elev : 1193'
      rwy : 15/33 dirt
      CTAF : 131.25
      SUNDERLANDS Overfly - H-062° D-16.9
      MORGAN Overfly - H-072° D-22.7
      WAIKERIE [YWKI] Land - H-109° D-20.2
      elev : 138'
      rwy : 08/26 sealed
      rwy : 02/20 gravel
      CTAF : 126.70
      Parafield VTC

      WAN

    • 30 March 2019 09:00 AM Until 12:00 PM
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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 (30/03/2019) from 0900z - 1200z:
      This week depart from the sunny Cairns airport inbound for the regional town of Longreach. On this flight, you can expect great scenic views as you glide over the vast open wilderness that is North Queensland. Longreach features one daily flight from Barcaldine (BCI) by Qantaslink, in addition too on average 4 RFDS Flights each day. 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:
      SWIFT R346 TL Q30 BOXER
       
      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 B738/A321)
       
      Charts:
      Charts for Cairns can be found here.
      Charts for Longreach can be found here.
      Cairns Area Local Instructions https://operations.vatpac.org/documents/li/Cairns Area Local Instructions.pdf
       
      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 Carins (YBCS) , FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/ybcs (PAYWARE)
      AVSIM Craig Scott Cairns (YBCS) - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=185772 (FREEWARE)
      Ants Aussie Airports Complete (YLRE) - https://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html (FREEWARE)
       
      If you have any questions or feedback, please email Joshua Micallef - [email protected] or use feedback.vatpac.org with your feedback, we would be happy to hear any feedback you have!
    • 31 March 2019 09:30 AM Until 11:15 AM
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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 : 100 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins
      Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Orion Maule 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.
      Altitude : Below Adelaide Class C steps
      Flightplan
      File as : YWKI YSEA NUPA YRWF DMW YPPF
      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.
      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 Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Flight Details
      WAIKERIE [YWKI] Takeoff
      elev : 138'
      rwy : 08/26 sealed
      rwy : 02/20 gravel
      CTAF : 126.70
      BLANCHETOWN [BLANCH] Overfly - H-236° D-22.7
      SEDAN [YSEA] T&G - H-217° D-19.5
      elev : 289'
      rwy : 02/20 12/30 dirt
      CTAF : 131.25
      NURIOOTPA [NUPA] Overfly - H-279° D-17.3
      ROWLAND FLAT [YRWF] T&G - H-207° D-5.4
      elev : 825'
      rwy : 09/27 grass
      CTAF : 131.25
      MOUNT CRAWFORD Overfly - H-156° D-4.2
      WARREN RESERVOIR T&G - H-190° D-4.9
      elev : 1320'
      rwy : 14/32 gravel
      CTAF : 131.25
      CONSTITUTION HILL T&G Overfly - H-201° D-12.8
      elev : 1840'
      rwy : 07/25 grass
      CTAF : 131.25
      DAM WALL [DMW] Overfly - H-323° D-9.3
      Inbound radio call for Parafield. IF TWR ACTIVE call PARAFIELD TOWER, [CALLSIGN][AIRCRAFT TYPE] DAM WALL 1500 RECEIVED INFORMATION [ATIS IDENTIFIER] INBOUND
      PARAFIELD [YPPF] Land - H-244° D-4.8
      elev : 57'
      rwy : 03L/21R asphault
      rwy : 03R/21L 08L/26R 08R/26R sealed
      TWR/CTAF : 118.70
      NDB : PF 416.0
      WAN

      Parafield VTC

    • 01 April 2019 08:30 AM Until 11:00 AM
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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.
       

       
       
       
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