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  1. Saturday Australia Tour (YBRM- YPPD)

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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 (22/06/2019) from 0900z - 1200z: Depart the beautiful town of Broome inbound the cozy regional town of Port Headland. This route sees no regional carriers conducting weekly services between the pair. Aircraft as small as light passenger jets up to the size of Dash 8 and Boeing 737's could be suitable for this flight. The Route: BRM SAFIR J151 YPPD 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 B712/DH8D) Charts: Charts for Broome can be found here Charts for Port Headland can be found here 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 Simulations (YBRM), FSX/P3D - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybrm (PAYWARE) ORBX Simulations (YBRM), XPlane - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybrm/xp11 (PAYWARE) FlightSim.Com West Australian Airport Pack (YBRM) - https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=71301456 (FREEWARE) AVSIM Library (YPPD), FSX/P3D - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=204324 (FREEWARE) If you have any questions or feedback, please email Joshua Micallef - [email protected] with your feedback, we would be happy to hear any feedback you have!
  2. Saturday Australia Tour (YPKU - YBRM)

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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 (08/06/2019) from 0900z - 1200z: Depart the regional town of Kununurra inbound to the beautiful town of Broome - Completing the next stage of the Airnorth Regional Service between YPDN - YPKU from our previous leg. 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: KU J93 BRM 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 B712/DH8D) Charts: Charts for Kununurra can be found here Charts for Broome can be found here 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) XPlane11 Scenery (YPKU), XPlane - https://gateway.x-plane.com/scenery/page/YPKU (FREEWARE) ORBX Simulations (YBRM), FSX/P3D - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybrm (PAYWARE) ORBX Simulations (YBRM), XPlane - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybrm/xp11 (PAYWARE) FlightSim.Com West Australian Airport Pack (YBRM) - https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=71301456 (FREEWARE) If you have any questions or feedback, please email Joshua Micallef - [email protected] with your feedback, we would be happy to hear any feedback you have!
  3. Saturday Australia Tour (YPDN - YPKU)

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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 (25/05/2019) from 0900z - 1200z: Depart the RAAF base of Darwin inbound for the rural town of Kununurra, this airport pair sees daily flights by Airnorth Regional in E170. 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: HELLI J151 ZAMMI DCT KU 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 B712/DH8D) Charts: Charts for Darwin can be found here Charts for Kununurra can be found here 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) AVSIM Library (YPDN), FSX/P3D - https://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=50145 (FREEWARE) Ants Aussie Airports Complete (YPDN), FSX/P3D - https://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html (FREEWARE) XPlane11 Scenery (YPKU), XPlane - https://gateway.x-plane.com/scenery/page/YPKU (FREEWARE) If you have any questions or feedback, please email Joshua Micallef - [email protected] with your feedback, we would be happy to hear any feedback you have!
  4. TWR Controller - Ben Cosier

    Biggest of congratulations to Ben Cosier (1436187) who is the latest VATPAC Member to show competency for the VATSIM S2 Rating - Enjoy your new Rating!
  5. TWR Controller - Sam Keast

    Congratulations to Sam Keast 1445607 who is the newest Controller who gained his S2 Badge - Congratulations Sam!
  6. Saturday Australia Tour (YLRE - YBMA)

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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 (13/04/2019) from 0900z - 1200z: This week, depart from the beautiful inland town of Longreach inbound the regional town of Mount Isa. 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: LRE J89 MA 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 Longreach can be found here. Charts for Mount Isa can be found here. 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) Ants Aussie Airports Complete (YLRE), FSX - https://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html (FREEWARE) Flukeys Mount Isa (YBMA), FSX/P3D - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H2412h1wGsmGUhS6TF2EH8NDB8kK1uRE (FREEWARE) P3Dv4 OZx Libraries, P3Dv4 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DQUv9je5k_PJjlbr1W3jsQCfOQ_AMOSY/view (FREEWARE) Avsim Library (YBMA), FSX/P3D - https://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=120183 (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!
  7. Once Again, VATPAC & VATNZ are teaming up to host another amazing event. This time, Fly from YMML - NZCH (Melbourne - Christchurch) during Saturday - Use this event to gear up for Cross The Ditch which will occur later this year. Event Details: You are invited to fly between Melbourne International Airport (YMML) and Christchurch Airport (NZCH) on Saturday 6th of April 2019 Departing Melbourne at around 0000z - Arriving at NZCH at 0400z Flight Time: The total flight time is approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes Flight Plan: CORRS Y260 ECKHO L508 MOLGI ATC: ATC are invited to log onto any of the following positions to provide ATC Services to pilots ML_DEL ML_GND ML_TWR ML_APP ML-SNO_CTR BN-TSN_FSS NZZO_FSS NZCH-K_CTR NZCH_APP NZCH_TWR NZCH_GND Please note; BN-TSN_FSS & NZZO_FSS require a Pacific Oceanic Partnership Oceanic Endorsement - https://pacificoceanic.vatsim.net/ Scenery: ORBX Simulations - YMML v3 (Payware) - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ymml ORBX Simulations - AUST Region (Payware) - https://orbxdirect.com/product/au FlyAway Simulations - YMML AFCAD (Freeware) - https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/11315/afcad-file-for-ymml/ ORBX Simulations - NZ South Island Region (Payware) - https://orbxdirect.com/product/nzsi FlyAway Simulations - NZCH AFCAD (Freeware) - https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/10409/afcad-file-for-nzch/ Charts Charts for YMML can be found here - http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/dap/AeroProcChartsTOC.htm#m Charts for NZCH can be found here - https://www.vatnz.net/airspace/airport/NZCH
  8. Tasman Crossing

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    Once Again, VATPAC & VATNZ are teaming up to host another amazing event. This time, Fly from YMML - NZCH (Melbourne - Christchurch) during Saturday - Use this event to gear up for Cross The Ditch which will occur later this year. Event Details: You are invited to fly between Melbourne International Airport (YMML) and Christchurch Airport (NZCH) on Saturday 6th of April 2019 Departing Melbourne at around 0000z - Arriving at NZCH at 0400z Flight Time: The total flight time is approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes Flight Plan: CORRS Y260 ECKHO L508 MOLGI ATC: ATC are invited to log onto any of the following positions to provide ATC Services to pilots ML_DEL ML_GND ML_TWR ML_APP ML-SNO_CTR BN-TSN_FSS NZZO_FSS NZCH-K_CTR NZCH_APP NZCH_TWR NZCH_GND Please note; BN-TSN_FSS & NZZO_FSS require a Pacific Oceanic Partnership Oceanic Endorsement - https://pacificoceanic.vatsim.net/ Scenery: ORBX Simulations - YMML v3 (Payware) - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ymml ORBX Simulations - AUST Region (Payware) - https://orbxdirect.com/product/au FlyAway Simulations - YMML AFCAD (Freeware) - https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/11315/afcad-file-for-ymml/ ORBX Simulations - NZ South Island Region (Payware) - https://orbxdirect.com/product/nzsi FlyAway Simulations - NZCH AFCAD (Freeware) - https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/10409/afcad-file-for-nzch/ Charts Charts for YMML can be found here - http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/dap/AeroProcChartsTOC.htm#m Charts for NZCH can be found here - https://www.vatnz.net/airspace/airport/NZCH
  9. City Pair (Bali - Perth)

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    Afternoon Mate; WADD Charts are hard to come by, so unless you have a Navigraph Subscription, your best bet will be something along these lines https://www.raafais.gov.au/Pdf/TERMRW_04Apr13/BALI_Ngurah_Rai.PDF (It is 8 Years out of date but is still mostly accurate.) YPPH Charts can be found here -> http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/dap/AeroProcChartsTOC.htm#p To answer your question, charts will be provided (free) but paid service charts will not
  10. [23MAR19 0800-1300z] City Pair (Bali - Perth)

    The ATC Roster has been released - It can be found here; VATPAC City Pair (Bali - Perth) ATC Roster
  11. TWR Controller - Will Eldred

    Biggest of congratulations to Will Eldred (1357213) who is the latest line of new S2 Controllers to hit the VATPAC Aerodromes. Have fun Will, You deserve it!
  12. TMA Controller - Farhad Ahmadi

    Congratulations to Farhad Ahmadi (1356372) who is the latest to attain his S3 rating, congratulations!
  13. TWR Controller - Tristan Garratt (VC)

    Congratulations to Tristan Garratt (1412849) - The newest Visiting Controller (VC) to hit the VATPAC ATC Town. For everyone else, expect LT_TWR to be staffed alot more than usual from now on
  14. It's time for another VATSIM Australia Pacific Event - This time, we are teaming up with VASIM South East Asia's Indonesia vACC to host a brand new VATPAC Event - A City Pair between Ngurah Rai International Airport (WADD) and Perth International Airport (YPPH)! Expect full ATC Coverage from 0800z to 1300z between WADD and YPPH! What is a City Pair Event? Put simply, a City Pair event is exactly what the name suggests - Two vACC's (or a vACC and Division in this case) Team up to provide Air Traffic Control Services between two airports of their choice. Recommended Route: VATSIM Australia Pacific has provided a Recommended Route for pilots to take during the even, this is; MURAI G578 EGATU L514 MUNNI L514 REVOP Q38 JULIM Pilots can also expect the MURAI2A or MURAI2B SID Departing WADD and the JUILM4A STAR Arriving into YPPH That's all good, but how do I get involved? What a great question! As there is no booking system for Pilots to utilize, you are free to load up at WADD with a departure window between 0800z - 0930z where you can expect full ATC Coverage from WADD -> YPPH (Yes, even over the Ocean!) For ATC Controllers: For VATSIM Australia Pacific & Indonesia vACC ATC - Please access the VATPAC City Pair Website -> events.vatpac.org/citypair <- and login via VATSIM SSO - Here you can apply to control, select the times and preferred positions you would like to control. The roster will be released on Thursday the 21st of March. (PLEASE NOTE: ATC APPLICATION HAVE NOW CLOSED - THE ROSTER CAN BE VIEWED HERE) We look forward to seeing you there! Calendar Event:
  15. City Pair (Bali - Perth)

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    It's time for another VATSIM Australia Pacific Event - This time, we are teaming up with VASIM South East Asia's Indonesia vACC to host a brand new VATPAC Event - A City Pair between Ngurah Rai International Airport (WADD) and Perth International Airport (YPPH)! Expect full ATC Coverage from 0800z to 1300z between WADD and YPPH! What is a City Pair Event? Put simply, a City Pair event is exactly what the name suggests - Two vACC's (or a vACC and Division in this case) Team up to provide Air Traffic Control Services between two airports of their choice. Recommended Route: VATSIM Australia Pacific has provided a Recommended Route for pilots to take during the even, this is; MURAI G578 EGATU L514 MUNNI L514 REVOP Q38 JULIM Pilots can also expect the MURAI2A or MURAI2B SID Departing WADD and the JUILM4A STAR Arriving into YPPH That's all good, but how do I get involved? What a great question! As there is no booking system for Pilots to utilize, you are free to load up at WADD with a departure window between 0800z - 0930z where you can expect full ATC Coverage from WADD -> YPPH (Yes, even over the Ocean!) For ATC Controllers: For VATSIM Australia Pacific & Indonesia vACC ATC - Please access the VATPAC City Pair Website -> events.vatpac.org/citypair <- and login via VATSIM SSO - Here you can apply to control, select the times and preferred positions you would like to control. The roster will be released on Thursday the 21st of March. We look forward to seeing you there!
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