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  1. Please note that if you downloaded the sector files before 0500z yesterday you will need to re-download the files above due to a minor amendment. Provided you have the Euro scope Client Updater the update will automatically be downloaded.
  2. NOTAM - AIRAC2006 Sector File and Client Installer Downloads 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC Operations Department has updated the sector files, Euroscope Client Installer and Controller Client Updater. The version released today is AIRAC 2006, effective on the 21st May 2020. The sector files provided support both the Virtual Radar Client and the Euroscope Client. Introduced in this AIRAC are major changes to Brisbane SID/STAR's which include those for RWY 19L/R and RWY 01L/R. Furthermore, the sectorfiles include the new ground layout for Brisbane which includes the parallel runway. Currently the runway is closed and is scheduled to be opened on the 12th July 2020. Controllers should not assign Runway 01L/19R to any aircraft except where the pilot has specifically requested Runway 01L/19R. Controllers may indicate in their ATIS "Runway 01L/19R available on request". Please note, pilots will already have the new runway SID's/STAR's in their aircraft FMC's and some may also have the new scenery. Therefore, it can be expected that during controlled and uncontrolled operations some pilots may wish to operate on the runway. Official information regarding the opening of the RWY will be released via NOTAM following the real world opening. 2. DETAILS Brisbane airport layout and SID/STARs Continental Australia Class E LL now FL 125 instead of FL 180 Sunshine Coast Class C and D boundaries Brisbane and Gold Coast Approach Boundaries Removal of Sunshine Coast 12-30 Runway New Class E levels for Ayres Rock Townsville Class C, E and Terrain labels updated Hobart Runway 30 extended 3. DOWNLOAD LINKS VRC: Sector Files & POF Euroscope: VATPAC Euroscope Package AIRAC2006.1 & Sector Files 4. AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 5. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self cancel on 13th August 2020.
  3. 1. INTRODUCTION: 1.1 Elements of RAAFvirtual.org (VSOA) and will be conducting a wide range of military/formation flying training in the airspace surrounding RAAFv Base Williamtown. 1.2 Training period begins on the 16th May 2020 and will cancel upon notification. ● Saturday’s 0800z– 1400z 1.3 The Training will involve F/A18, F35, HAWK127,E737, KC30A, C17A, C130/C30J, C27J, B350, P8 and PC21 aircraft operating from RAAFv Base Williamtown. 2. AIRSPACE ACTIVATION 2.1 For the duration of the NOTAM, activity is anticipated for the entire time period as set out in 1.2. 2.2 The following Temporary Modified Restricted and AAR, AEW&C airspace are established at Williamtown (YWLM), and will be activated by NOTAM: a. YWLM/R580 CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA2 (Transit) MILITARY FLYING LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Set Out by airspace outline in Appendix VERTICAL LIMITS: 4500 – F125 HOURS OF ACTIVITY: NOTAM CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: VATPAC b. YWLM/R583A CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA2 (Transit) MILITARY FLYING LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Set Out by airspace outline in Appendix VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC – F125 HOURS OF ACTIVITY: NOTAM CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: VATPAC c. YWLM/R574 CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA3 (Primary) MILITARY FLYING LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Set Out by airspace outline in Appendix VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC – F600 HOURS OF ACTIVITY: NOTAM CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: VATPAC/RAAFv 3. AIRSPACE ACTIVATION TIMING. 3.1 Training Sorties are planned to take place as set out in 1.2 of this NOTAM 4. FLIGHT PLANNING AND ROUTE LIMITATIONS. 4.1 All waypoints inside exercise lateral boundaries will be available above FL 355 during the exercise. 4.2 Upper limits are set out in section 2.0 of this NOTAM 5. MILITARY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS 5.1 High-speed military jet & turboprop aircraft will be on random tracks without communications within all exercise airspace. Traffic information will not be provided to or about exercise aircraft operating in the exercise area. (Intentions may be handed to ATC by the flight lead on a flight by flight basis) 5.2 Aircraft operating out of Williamtown (YWLM) will operate on the appropriate CTAF channels when ATC is not online. 5.3 When outside CTAF areas, military aircraft will tune UNICOM until established within active restricted airspace. Upon entering active restricted airspace military aircraft will be virtually NOCOM. (See para 5.4) 5.4 Regardless of the phase of flight, military aircraft will endeavour to monitor UNICOM text (122.800) for mutual separation when ATC is offline. 5.5 The below list outlines the civil frequencies that military aircraft will operate on when outside of restricted airspace. 5.6 It is expected that RAAFvirtual will provide AEW&C capability within R574 as per the VATPAC LOA. Location Frequency YWLM TWR: 118.30 YWLM APP: 130.350 All Other (UNICOM) 6. PRIORITIES 6.1 During exercise activity periods, access to the exercise airspace may not be available due to high density/high energy military operations. 6.2 Every endeavour will be made to adjust exercise activities and minimise delays to facilitate the transit of civil aircraft. 7. CANCELLATION 7.1 This NOTAM will NOT self cancel. 8. DISTRIBUTION 8.1 VATPAC Forums/Website 8.2 RAAFvirtual Forums/Website 9. CONTACTS 9.1 VATPAC Director Operations - [email protected] 9.2 vAIRMSHL Tom Richards - RAAFv – [email protected] Appendix Exercise Area:
  4. Please join me in congratulating Clem Wu who has successfully passed his S3 rating. We look forward to seeing you control soon Clem!
  5. NOTAM - AIRAC 2005 and the Marshall Islands 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC sector file updates are normally issued by the Operations Department every 3 months. However, VATPAC has decided to implement three standard controller positions within the Marshall Islands. Procedural tower profiles have also been updated. Hence, the issuance of AIRAC 2005. It also serves as the initial release for the VATPAC Controller Client Updater. I invite you all to utilise this great piece of software which will ensure that your information is always up to date. To find out how the updater works and how to utilise it, follow the link to the post below. The authority to control the Marshall Islands is designated to the Oceania Region under section 3.03 (B) of the VATSIM Code of Regulations. This new AIRAC affects only those users who utilise the ES Package procedural tower profiles and those who wish to control the Marshall Islands. I'd like to thank Sean Harrison and Peter Story for their efforts in compiling the required information to introduce the standard controller positions. 2. New Standard Controller Positions Bucholz Ground (PKWA_GND) - 121.900 Bucholz Tower (PKWA_TWR) - 118.800 Kwaj Approach (PKWA_APP) - 126.200 3. Marshall Islands SOP Information The operations department has compiled a small document which details key information about the Marshall Islands airspace, standard controller positions, phraseology requirements, ATIS requirements, transition level and oceanic coordination. Marshall Islands SOP's 4. Sector File Update Summary Euroscope and VRC New sector files for the Marshall Islands (PKWA) and an updated pof file for VRC VATPAC Euroscope Package New Sector files as above. Updated Procedural Tower Profiles. For a procedural Tower choose the TMA profile which will provide a separate approach and ground display. 5. DOWNLOAD LINKS Euroscope: VATPAC Euroscope Package Or Sector Files VRC: Sector Files and POF 6. AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 7. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will cancel at 21st May 2020.
  6. NOTAM - AIRAC2003.1 Sector File and Client Installer Downloads 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC sector file updates are normally issued by the operations department every 3 months. However, due to errors within the latest AIRAC, we have decided to release an amended AIRAC which rectifies these issues. The sector file issues affect only Euroscope users. 2. DETAILS OF AMENDMENT Primary Radar now works as expected. 3. DOWNLOAD LINKS Whilst the web pages are being updated, links to the updated files are listed below. Please note the latest iteration of the VRC POF is AIRAC2003 Euroscope: VATPAC Euroscope Package & Sector Files 4. AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 5. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will cancel at 21st May 2020.
  7. NOTAM - AIRAC2003 Sector File and Client Installer Downloads 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC Operations Department has updated the sector files and Euroscope client installer to reflect the latest AIRAC. The version released today is AIRAC 2003, effective on the 27th February 2020. The sector files provided support both the Virtual Radar Client and the Euroscope Client. 2. DETAILS AIP updates, SID/STAR updates for NFFN, NWWW and NWWM YAMB and YPED NDB's decommissioned, Airways updated RNP SIDS added: YBAS MINIM and OCTAV, YBCG: BURLI and CUDGN Frequency updates: YPED ATIS 126.25, YGIG ATIS 134.0, WLM_DEL 130.35 STAR diagrams now terminate at the end of the STAR Euroscope only: ADS-B ground stations added in Vanuatu at Bauerfield, Santo Pekoa and Whitegrass airports 3. DOWNLOAD LINKS VRC: Sector Files & POF Euroscope: VATPAC Euroscope Package AIRAC2003 & Sector Files 4. AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 5. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self cancel on 21st May 2020.
  8. Congratulations to Bishoy Megally for successfully passing the VATPAC S2 controller course this evening! We look forward to seeing you on the network!
  9. Congratulations to Steve Duggan who recently passed his Tower Controller rating! Steve's passion and ability to control will be a great addition to our community!
  10. NOTAM - AIRAC1912.2 Sector File and Client Installer Downloads 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC sector file updates are normally issued by the operations department every 3 months. However, due to errors within the latest AIRAC, we have decided to release an amended AIRAC which rectifies these issues. The sector file issues affect both VRC and EuroScope sector files. 2. DETAILS OF AMENDMENT YMML SID Fixes YBCG STAR Fix (SUNNY) 3. DOWNLOAD LINKS Whilst the web pages are being updated, links to the updated files are listed below. Please note the latest iteration of the VRC POF is AIRAC1911. VRC: VRC Sector Files Euroscope: VATPAC Euroscope Package & Sector Files 4. AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 5. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will cancel at 27th February 2020.
  11. NOTAM - AIRAC1912 Sector File and Client Installer Downloads 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC sector file updates are normally issued by the operations department every 3 months. The version released today is AIRAC 1912, effective on the 7th November 2019. The sector files provided support both the Virtual Radar Client and the Euroscope Client. 2. DETAILS YMHB Airspace update - change of HB_TWR boundary YPED rwy extension and airport layout update YWOL is now YSHL YPPH airport layout updated YPJT rwy extension and airport layout update YBBN CTZ updated - new SW area C LL007 YBBN airport layout - SUP H48(removal of Rapid Exits A5 and A5S) & 50/19 (new taxiway labels C12 and C13) DAP SID and STAR updates as well as AIP SUPs H109/19(YMLT), H110/19(YMHB), H132/19(YBCG), H103/19(YPJT) Additional IFR fix updates - SUP H134/19 Amended Airways in Tasmania - SUP H132/19 New Alias in Euroscope Package for Enroute Controllers contacting pilots in extended sectors (.freq) 3. DOWNLOAD LINKS Whilst the web pages are being updated, links to the updated files are listed below. Please note the latest iteration of the VRC POF is AIRAC1911. VRC: VRC Sector Files Euroscope: VATPAC Euroscope Package & Sector Files 4. AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 5. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will cancel at 27th February 2020.
  12. 1. Introduction Worldflight 2019 will arrive from the north transiting from Surabaya to Darwin, Darwin to Cairns followed by a final Cairns to Sydney leg. VATPAC will provide ATC services for the departure legs using controllers who have registered to control via the VATPAC Events website (https://events.vatpac.org). This NOTAM contains details of controller positions reserved for use during the event and procedures developed and implemented to manage traffic levels throughout the day. This content is relevant to both ATC and pilots participating in Worldflight legs. 2. Reserved Controller Positions The following control positions are hereby reserved under VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy 4.1 for Worldflight operations during the indicated times (format DDHHMM eg. 022030 refers to 2030z on the 2nd November UTC). 082330 to 090530 BN-TRT_CTR 082330 to 090430 DN_DEL, DN_GND, DN_TWR, DN_DEP, DN_APP 090130 to 0901130 BN-ARA_CTR, BN-BAR_CTR, BN-TBP_CTR, BN-ISA_CTR 090230 to 090830 CS_DEL, CS_GND, CS_TWR, CS_APP, CS_DEP 090530 to 091130 BN-MDE_CTR, BN-DOS_CTR, ML-WOL_CTR 090630 to 091130 SY_GND, SY-E_GND, SY_TWR, SY-E_TWR, SY_APP, SY-S_APP, SY_DEP, SY-D_APP, SY-DE_APP 3. Worldflight ATC Coordinators The following persons are nominated Worldflight ATC Coordinators. Mr Callum Strawbridge (VATPAC1) Mr Harrison Scott (VATPAC2) 3.1. Un-rostered or unfilled ATC Positions While unreserved ATC positions may be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, any un-rostered controller wishing to contribute on the day should contact any of the above coordinators to offer and coordinate their services. 4. AIRAC 1912 Please note that AIRAC 1912 has come into effect since the Worldflight departure leg. AIRAC 1912 is in effect come the 7th November 2019. All procedures below refer to AIRAC 1912. 5. Procedures 5.1. Pre-Departure Clearance Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC) may be available on request via VATSIM client based PVT TEXT only. PDC via external ACARS clients is NOT guaranteed. 5.2. Arrivals Procedure – Darwin Expect DONYA7A Arrival. Holding available at DONYA 5.3. Departure Procedure – Darwin Coded clearance WORLFFLIGHT ROUTE 43 ABL to all aircraft planned via “PALGA SOCAR J61 KONDA”. Pilots should request coded clearance using the following phraseology. “DARWIN DELIVERY, QFA25 REQUEST CLEARENCE WORLDFLIGHT ROUTE 43.” Clearance shall be provided as follows. “QFA25, CLEARED TO CAIRNS VIA WORLDFLIGHT ROUTE 43, SQUAWK XXXX” All aircraft departing via the DARWIN 6 DEPARTURE expect left turn, maintain 5000. 5.4. Cairns Arrival Procedures Non-published holding point at KONDA. Arrivals expect CODIE7AKONDA RWY 15 or HENDO8AKONDA RWY33. 5.5. Cairns Departure Procedures Coded clearance WORLFFLIGHT ROUTE 44 ABL to all aircraft planned via “SWIFT Y153 ROKUU H12 BOREE”. Pilots should request coded clearance using the following phraseology. “CAIRNS DELIVERY, QFA25 REQUEST CLEARANCE WORLDFLIGHT ROUTE 44.” Clearance shall be provided as follows. “QFA25, CLEARED TO SYDNEY VIA WORLDFLIGHT ROUTE 44, SQUAWK XXXX.” Generic Departure Instructions ACFT less than B777 expect intersection B2 or B5 departure. If requiring backtrack, advise ATC upon request for airways clearance. RWY 15 Active JET ACFT cleared via SWIFT assigned SWIFT8 DEP, climb via SID to 6000. CAUTION TERRAIN STH OF CAIRNS: this procedure calls for an immediate left turn to intercept the 080-Radial outbound. DO NOT turn DCT SWIFT until above 4000ft and established on the radial. Contact CS_DEP 126.100 airborne. RWY 33 Active JET ACFT cleared via SWIFT assigned CAIRNS TWO DEPARTURE. Expect right turn, maintain 6000. Contact CS_DEP 126.100 airborne. 5.6. Sydney Arrival Procedures Holdings available at CORKY or BOREE Expect BOREE1A ARRIVAL. 6. Authority Director, Operations – [email protected] 7. Cancellation This NOTAM self cancels at 1130z 9th November 2019
  13. 1. Introduction Worldflight 2019 will depart from Sydney (YSSY) on the morning of the 3rd November (Local Time) and travel across the Tasman to Christchurch. VATPAC will provide ATC services for the departure legs using controllers who have registered to control via the VATPAC Events website (https://events.vatpac.org). This NOTAM contains details of controller positions reserved for use during the event and procedures developed and implemented to manage traffic levels throughout the day. This content is relevant to both ATC and pilots participating in Worldflight legs. 2. Reserved Controller Positions The following control positions are hereby reserved under VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy 4.1 for Worldflight operations during the indicated times (format DDHHMM eg. 022030 refers to 2030z on the 2nd November UTC). 022030 until 030230 SY_DEL, SY_GND, SY-E_GND, SY_TWR, SY-E_TWR, SY_APP, SY_DEP, ML-WOL_CTR, ML-OCN_CTR, BN-MDE_CTR, BN-TSN_CTR, BN-HWE_CTR. 3. Worldflight ATC Coordinators The following persons are nominated Worldflight ATC Coordinators. Mr Callum Strawbridge (VATPAC1) Mr Harrison Scott (VATPAC2) 3.1. Un-rostered or unfilled ATC Positions While unreserved ATC positions may be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, any un-rostered controller wishing to contribute on the day should contact any of the above coordinators to offer and coordinate their services. 4 Procedures 4.1. Pre-Departure Clearance Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC) may be available on request via VATSIM client based PVT TEXT only. PDC via external ACARS clients is NOT guaranteed. 4.2. Departure Procedures – Sydney ACFT that operationally REQ RWY 34L/16R should connect at the INTL Apron. Coded clearance WORLDFLIGHT ROUTE 1 AVBL to all aircraft planned via “CAWLY M636 PLUGA N750 VANDA”. Pilots should request coded clearance using the phraseology: “SYDNEY DELIVERY, QFA25 REQUEST CLEARANCE WORLDFLIGHT ROUTE 1.” Clearance will be provided as follows (see below for SID and climb instructions): “QFA25, CLEARED TO CAIRNS VIA WORLDFLIGHT ROUTE 1, RWY nn SQUAWK nnnn.” Mode 9 (34L&R Departures) Aircraft departing 34L assigned RIC5 Departure RADAR transition, climb via SID to 5000. Aircraft departing 34R assigned MARUB6 Departure, RADAR transition, climb via SID to 5000. Contact SY_DEP 123.000 airborne. Mode 10 (16L&R Departures) Aircraft departing 16R assigned KAMPI5 Departure RADAR Transition, climb via SID to 5000. Aircraft departing 16L assigned KEVIN6 Departure RADAR Transition, climb via SID to 5000. Contact SY_DEP 123.000 airborne. 4.3. Further Procedures For further procedures please consult the briefing package linked below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BFpBAaG4MZaVqMunHHsqTw6dRVDUBhbG/view?usp=sharing 5. Authority Director, Operations – [email protected] 6. Cancellation This NOTAM self cancels at 0230z 3rd November 2019
  14. NOTAM - VATSPY and ServInfo AIRAC1911 1 INTRODUCTION In light of the recent AFv changes in regards to sector extensions. The VATPAC Operations department has released an updated set of VATSPY and ServInfo files. You may download the files via the following two links below. Instructions on how to update the files can be found here. 2 DETAILS When extending sectors on AFV, instead of using the controller's primary frequency across all extended sectors, the controller now uses the frequency assigned to each standard sector. For example, if ML-SNO_CTR is logged in and is extending to WOL, the controller will be transmitting and receiving on both 124.0 (SNO) and 125.0 (WOL). Therefore, aircraft in WOL will be out of range of the SNO frequency and will need to tune the WOL frequency (125.0) to contact the controller. The new pilot clients only display the controllers primary frequency, not the extended enroute frequencies the controller has cross coupled to his primary frequency. We have updated the VATSPY and ServInfo files to assist in pilot's knowing the next en-route frequency. Examples of how this works has been attached below. You are flying in the Katomba sector (YKAT) and ML-SNO_CTR is logged in and is extending to WOL. If you hover your mouse over YKAT in VATSpy or InfoServ you will see: Melbourne (Katomba) 133.5* (125.0) FIR, Australia This tells you that Katomba is a non-standard sector (the* indicates this) and the frequency to use to contact the controller is the frequency for the standard sector Katomba is part of :- 125.0 (WOL). If during an event Katomba has been activated with ML-KAT_CTR logged in, you would use Katomba's dedicated frequency 133.5. If you hover you mouse over YWOL you will see: Melbourne (Wollongong) 125.0 FIR, Australia This tells you WOL is a standard sector with the frequency 125.0 and all the other non-standard sectors that are part of WOL will have (125.0) in their name. 3 DOWNLOAD LINKS Whilst the web pages are being updated, links to the updated files are; VATSPY: Here ServInfo: Here 4 AUTHORITY Director Operations - [email protected] 5 CANCELLATION This NOTAM does not self-cancel.
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