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    • 25 January 2019 09:30 AM Until 11:30 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 : 258 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 95 mins
      Aircraft : Twin engine aircraft such as a DC-3, DeHavilland DHC6 Twin Otter, Canadair CL-215, Grumman Goose or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias. Perfect opportunity to fly an amphibious aircraft.
      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 : Not above A9500
      Flightplan
      File as : YTYA YTDN YLEG YYRM YM49 YKII
      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
      TYABB [YTYA] Takeoff
      elev : 88
      rwy : 17/35 bitumen
      rwy : 08/26 grass
      CTAF : 128.00
      TOORADIN [YTDN] T&G - H-075° D-12.1 nm
      elev : 10
      rwy : 04/22 asphalt
      CTAF : 124.20
      LEONGATHA [YLEG] T&G - H-128° D-26.4 nm
      elev : 263
      rwy : 04ns/22 sealed
      rwy : 18/36ns gravel
      CTAF : 126.70
      YARRAM [YYRM] T&G - H-084° D-42.2 nm
      elev : 60
      rwy : 05/23 grass
      rwy : 09/27 dirt
      CTAF : 126.70
      YOLLA A [YM49] Overfly - H-196° D-88.1 nm
      Drilling platform - Heliport only
      KING ISLAND [YKII] Land - H-255° D-89.4 nm
      elev : 132
      rwy : 10/28 asphalt
      rwy : 17/35 gravel
      CTAF : 126.85
      NDB : KII KING I 332.0
      Chart

    • 26 January 2019 09:00 AM Until 12:00 PM
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      What is Australia Tour?
       
       
      Australia Tour is a 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 south east to the dusty west, there will be something for everyone! Australia Tour is a fortnightly event that occurs every second Saturday from 0900z – 1200z (8pm-11pm AEDT).
       
       
      This Week (26/01/2019) 2000 AEDT – 2300 AEDT
       
       
      To celebrate Australia Day we’ll be visiting the capital of Queensland: Brisbane. Brisbane Airport (YBBN) is the primary airport serving the Brisbane region and is one the largest airports in Australia, serving over 22.7 million passengers in 2016. Brisbane serves many destinations international and domestic, serving 31 airlines and over 70 destinations both international and domestic, there is definitely something for everyone!
       
       
      The Route
      YCFS – YBBN 
      DCT TUCAB W192 CG
       
      Charts
      Charts are available here
       
      For the Air Traffic Controllers
       
      The below positions are required however, If they become full, we welcome you to logon to additional positions.
       
      YCFS Airport
       
      CFS_TWR - Tower
       
      Centres
       
      BN-DOS_CTR - Brisbane (Downs)
      BN-MDE_CTR - Brisbane (Mudgee)
       
      YBBN Airport
       
      BN_GND - Ground
      BN_TWR - Tower
      BN_APP - Approach
      Scenery
                                    
      YCFS, Coffs Harbour Airport - X-Plane 10 | https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/36306-ycfs-coffs-harbour-airport-nsw-australia/ (Freeware)
       
      YCFS, Coffs Harbour Airport - FSX/P3D | https://orbxdirect.com/product/ysch (Payware)
       
      YCFS, Coffs Harbour Airport - FSX/P3D | http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=102870 (Freeware)
       
      YBBN, Brisbane Airport - FSX/P3D| https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/8914/fsx-brisbane-international-airport-ybbn-scenery/ (Freeware)
       
      YBBN, Brisbane Airport - FSX/P3D| https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybbn (Payware)
       
      YBBN, Brisbane Airport - X-Plane 10/11| https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/48557-brisbane-international-ybbn-2020/ (Freeware)
       
      If you are uncertain or unsure how to operate within a procedural tower's airspace as an IFR aircraft, more information can be found here. 
       
      If you have any questions or feedback, Please post in the the Event Discussion Forum. We hope to see you there!  
    • 27 January 2019 09:30 AM Until 11:30 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 : 187 nm
      Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins
      Aircraft : Twin engine aircraft such as a DC-3, DeHavilland DHC6 Twin Otter, Canadair CL-215, Grumman Goose or similar capable of 155 to 185 kias. Perfect opportunity to fly an amphibious aircraft.
      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 : Not above A9500
      Flightplan
      File as : YKII YM50 YAPO AIREY.INLET YTQY YTYA
      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
      KING ISLAND [YKII] Takeoff
      elev : 132
      rwy : 10/28 asphalt
      rwy : 17/35 gravel
      CTAF : 126.85
      NDB : KII KING I 332.0
      THYLACINE A [YM50] Overfly - H-298° D-59.3 nm
      APOLLO BAY [YAPO] T&G - H-040° D-44.9 nm
      elev : 80
      rwy : 07/25 13/31 grass
      CTAF : 131.25
      AIREY'S INLET T&G - H-035° D-26.4 nm
      elev : 127
      rwy : 06/24 grass
      CTAF : 131.25
      TORQUAY [YTQY] T&G - H-043° D-17.5 nm
      elev : 30
      rwy : 18/36 13/31 09/27 grass
      CTAF : 119.00
      TYABB [YTYA] Land - H-076° D-38.2 nm
      elev : 88
      rwy : 17/35 bitumen
      rwy : 08/26 grass
      CTAF : 128.00
      Chart

    • 28 January 2019 06:00 AM Until 12:00 PM
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      Welcome to focus month Milk Run Monday! Throughout the month all Milk Run Mondays will be based between Adelaide and an additional designated airport each week.
      This week (28/01/2019) due to the long Australia day weekend, MRM will be kicking off earlier in the day and running for longer. From 0600z - 1200z we will be featuring a Triangle between Alice Springs, Brisbane and Adelaide.
      Whether you visit the heart of the land or the edge of the sea there is bound to be a route to fly.
       
      Routes:
      YPAD - YBBN:
      DCT SEDAN Y19 PARRY Y195 GLENN 
       
      YBBN - YPAD:
      DCT HUUGO Q116 NBR WOONA Q60 BLACK
       
      YPAD - YBAS:
      DCT HAWKY J58 WHA J251 AS
       
      YBAS - YPAD:
      DCT SARAH J251 WHA H84 MARGO
       
      YBAS - YBBN:
      DCT PULOL T11 ROM Y195 GLENN
       
      YBBN - YBAS:
      DCT WACKO V179 VILOL T11 AS
       
       
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