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  1. Saturday Australia Tour YBHM - YBCS

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    What is 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 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 (6pm-9pm AEDT). This Week (09/03/2019) 1800 AEDT – 2100 AEDT This week we fly from the paradise that is Hamilton Island to the sunny coast of Cairns. On this Flight you'll be sure to get plenty of coastal views and the ability to test your skills departing a procedural aerodrome and approach into the Cairns TMA. This pair of destinations feature regular flight services using Qantas DH8D aircraft. Along with this, aircraft as large as light passenger jets could be suitable for this flight. The Route HM Q26 BARIA DCT Aircraft Type It's recommended that this route be flown in any aircraft such as a turboprop, business jet or a small commercial jet. The maximum recommended aircraft is a B738/A320 Charts Charts for Hamilton Island can be found here. Charts for Cairns can be found here. Hamilton Island Procedural Airspace Diagram: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Na5GbBTzy2dXN0WnliUUNFbXM/view Cairns Area Local Instructions: https://operations.vatpac.org/documents/li/Cairns Area Local Instructions.pdf For the Air Traffic Controllers The below positions are required however, If they become full, we welcome you to logon to additional positions. YBHM HM_TWR Centres BN-TBP_CTR YBCS CS_TWR CS_APP Scenery YBHM, Ants Aussie Airports Vol 9 FSX - https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=69125948 (FREEWARE) ENROUTE, ORBX Australia, FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/au (PAYWARE) YBCS, ORBX Carins , FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/ybcs (PAYWARE) YBCS, AFCAD AVSIM Craig Scott Cairns FSX - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=185772 (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!
  2. Saturday Australia Tour YBRK - YBHM

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    What is 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 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 (6pm-9pm AEDT). This Week (23/02/2019) 1800 AEDT – 2100 AEDT This week we travel from the beef capitol of Rockhampton, up to the sunny paradise that is Hamilton Island. On this Flight you'll be sure to get plenty of coastal views and the ability to test your skills flying to and from procedural aerodromes. Rockhampton and Hamilton Island service everything from GA aircraft up to small commercial jets, so no matter what your looking for you'll be sure to find something to fly! The Route Non Jet: RK DCT CARON W889 MK DCT HM Jet: RK V134 MK HM Aircraft Type It's recommended that this route be flown in any aircraft such as a turboprop, business jet or a small commercial jet. The maximum recommended aircraft is a B738/A320 Charts Charts for Rockhampton can be found here. Charts for Hamilton Island can be found here. Rockhampton Procedural Airspace Diagram: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3Na5GbBTzy2dnNZano1TWRIOEU Hamilton Island Procedural Airspace Diagram: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Na5GbBTzy2dXN0WnliUUNFbXM/view For the Air Traffic Controllers The below positions are required however, If they become full, we welcome you to logon to additional positions. YBRK RK_TWR Centres BN-DOS_CTR BN-TBP_CTR YBHM HM_TWR Scenery YBRK, Ants Aussie Airports Complete (Includes Rocky) FSX - https://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html (FREEWARE) ENROUTE, ORBX Australia, FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/au (PAYWARE) YBHM, Ants Aussie Airports Vol 9 FSX - https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=69125948 (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!
  3. Appointment: Event Coordinator

    Hello All, Please join me in congratulating Nicholas Naumovski, Nathan Noble and Joshua Micallef on their appointment as Events Coordinators within the Events Department. These 3 individuals share the experience, skills and enthusiasm for the position which will prove invaluable to the team. Thanks to everyone who applied and welcome to the team guys.
  4. Applications Open: Event Coordinator

    Applications have now close. For those who have applied you should have received an email now. If you applied and did not receive an email please contact myself via PM.
  5. Saturday Australia Tour YBBN - YBRK

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    What is 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 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 (6pm-9pm AEDT). This Week (09/02/2019) 1800 AEDT – 2100 AEDT This week we travel from beautiful coast of Brisbane up to Rockhampton, the beef capitol of Australia. On this Flight you'll be sure to get plenty of coastal views and the ability to test your skills flying into a procedural aerodrome. Rockhampton services everything from GA aircraft up to small jets, so no matter what your looking for Rocky's got it! The Route Non Jet: DCT SU V134 RK Jet: DCT CORAL Q26 LOAFA Q64 GEESE V134 RK Charts Charts for Brisbane can be found here. Charts for Rockhampton can be found here. Brisbane Local instructions: http://operations.vatpac.org/documents/li/Brisbane Area Local Instructions.pdf Rockhampton Procedural Airspace Diagram: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3Na5GbBTzy2dnNZano1TWRIOEU For the Air Traffic Controllers The below positions are required however, If they become full, we welcome you to logon to additional positions. YBBN BN_GND BN_TWR BN_APP Centres BN-DOS_CTR YBRK RK_TWR Scenery YBBN, ORBX Simulations Brisbane, FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/ybbn (PAYWARE) YBBN, Ants Aussie Airports Brisbane, FSX - https://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html (FREEWARE) YBBN, Fly Away Simulations Brisbane, FSX/P3D - https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/8914/fsx-brisbane-international-airport-ybbn-scenery/ (FREEWARE) YBBN, CDG Brisbane, XPlane 10/11 - https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/48557-brisbane-international-ybbn-2020/ (FREEWARE) YBRK, Ants Aussie Airports Complete (Includes Rocky) FSX - https://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html (FREEWARE) ENROUTE, ORBX Australia, FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/au (PAYWARE) 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!
  6. Applications Open: Event Coordinator

    Reminder to all that applications close this Saturday evening.
  7. Focus Month MRM

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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 (21/01/2019) from 0900z - 1200z we will be featuring Adelaide and Canberra. Come join us between the capitol and the heart of South Australia!
  8. Applications Open: Event Coordinator

    VATPAC is seeking potential candidates to join the Events team as Event Coordinator(s). Title: Event Coordinator Responsible to: • Director Events, VATSIM Australia Pacific Division Duties: • Work within a team to organize, promote and execute VATPAC Events. • Develops relationships with other divisions' and organizations' event staff to arrange support for VATPAC events as well as provide support for their events. • Liaises with operations staff for coordination of online ATC support of VATPAC events. • Assist with Maintenance of the VATPAC Events webpage(s). • Assist with promotion of VATPAC events to social media sites (such as VATSIM Forums, Vroute events, VATTASTIC Event, VATPAC, VATOCE and VATSIM Facebook pages) as required. • Maintains an online presence of 15 - 20 hours per month on the VATSIM network. Position Holder Attributes and Requirements: • Be a member of the VATPAC Division of VATSIM for a period of at least 6 months. • Be a member of good standing in VATSIM/VATPAC for at least 12 months at the time of application. • ATC experience is helpful, but not mandatory in organizing and facilitating events. • Be able to work well with other VATPAC Staff members as a whole. • Have the ability to maintain focus and organization over the long run. • Be able to work well within a voluntary organization. Where to apply? Members interested in being considered for the role should send your application, addressing the selection criteria listed above, via email to [email protected] APPLICATIONS IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE CLOSE AT 23:59 hours AEST on Saturday 2nd February 2019.
  9. Focus Month MRM

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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 (14/01/2019) from 0900z - 1200z we will be featuring Adelaide and Sydney. The airspace between this pair of airports is some of the busiest in the country, so why not kick off Iron Mic Adelaide with one of the busiest routes of the month? IRON MIC Iron Mic Adelaide will run from the 14th until the 20th and will be comprised of the following 3 primary positions being staffed as much as possible. AD_TWR (Adelaide Tower) AD_APP (Adelaide Approach) ML-TBD_CTR (Melbourne Centre)
  10. Focus Month MRM

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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 (07/01/2019) from 0900z - 1200z we will be featuring Adelaide and Melbourne. The airspace between this pair of airports is some of the busiest in the country and is looking to be a great way to start off this focus month.
  11. Iron Mic Adelaide

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    Welcome to the latest VATPAC Iron Mic attempt featuring Adelaide. Adelaide receives many passenger flights, charters and GA flights everyday from a variety destinations around Australia and many other countries from Oceania, Asia and the Middle East. With such a variety of routes, its perfect for anything so make sure our controllers are working hard! The following positions will be the primary positions: AD_TWR AD_APP ML-TBD_CTR To give us the best chance possible, please logon to the above positions at Adelaide prior to occupying others. Remember, There are no reserved positions so if one of the above positions is available, logon! What is Iron Mic? Iron Mic is a weekly competition that VATSIM holds to recognizes the positions with the most hours logged on the network. It is broken into 3 categories; TWR, APP and CTR. The position in each category that logs the most online hours over a 7 day period wins the Iron Mic. Iron Mic runs from 0000z on Monday to 2359z on Sunday (0859 Monday AEDT) How do we know about our progress? Click on this link (http://fsmine.dhis.org/stats/showstats.cgi) to view all the VATSIM ATC stats for the week. Remember, Our aim is to keep the TWR, APP and CTR positions open as much as possible. Coordinate with other controllers to ensure maximum coverage of the Cairns positions. You can do this on Facebook, Teamspeak or the forums. VATSIM has set out a few rules regarding Iron Mic which can be viewed here https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=11100 If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Good Luck VATPAC!
  12. Saturday Australia Tour YSSY - YCFS

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Events team is happy to announce the start of a new regular event - Australia Tour! What is 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 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 (6pm-9pm AEDT). This Week (12/01/2019) 1800 AEDT – 2100 AEDT This week we’ll be starting our tour of the country and we'll be visiting the beautiful Coffs Harbour. Coffs Harbour (YCFS) is a medium sized airport in the north of New South Wales. Coffs serves GA, RPT and Charter flights, having high quality scenery as well, you’ll surely love this airport. The Route YSSY – YCFS (JET) DCT ENTRA Y245 BANDA J70 CFS YSSY - YCFS (NONJET) DCT TESAT V140 WLM W182 NICLA W446 KADSI W196 CFS Charts Charts for both Sydney and Coffs Harbour are available here Sydney Area Local Instructions are available here Coffs Harbour Airspace Diagrams 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. YSSY Airport SY_GND - Ground SY_TWR - Tower SY_APP - Approach Centres BN-DOS_CTR - Brisbane (Downs) BN-MDE_CTR - Brisbane (Mudgee) ML-WOL_CTR - Melbourne (Woolongong) YCFS Airport CFS_TWR - Tower Scenery YSSY, FlyTampa Kingsford Smith International – P3D/FSX | http://www.flytampa.org/yssy.html (Payware) YSSY, Kingsford Smith International- FSX | https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/6684/fsx-kingsford-smith-intl-airport-scenery/ (Freeware) YSSY, Kingsford Smith International (ISDG) – Xplane 10/11 | https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/20882-yssy-sydney-kingsford-smith-intl-isdg/ (Freeware) 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) Just as a note if you are running any Simulator based upon Microsoft's Flight Simulator X platform, due to the older navigation database, Coffs most likely will be known as YSCH not YCFS, this is its old ICAO. 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!
  13. NOTAM: Reserved positions for Cross the Ditch 15 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under reference to section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of positions for the purpose of Cross the Ditch 15. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS (1800z 1st Dec - 1000z 2nd Dec) NFFF_FSS (2000z 1st Dec - 0000z 2nd Dec) NFFN_TWR, NFFN_APP (0200z 2nd Dec - 0700z 2nd Dec) NWWW_TWR, NWWW_APP (0900z 2nd Dec - 1300z 2nd Dec) BN-DOS_CTR, BN-TSN_FSS (1000z 2nd Dec - 1300z 2nd Dec) BN_GND, BN_TWR, BN_APP 3 AUTHORITY Sam Hall - Director of Events and Communications [email protected] 4 CANCELLATION This NOTAM self cancels at 1300z on December 2nd 2018
  14. Cross the Ditch 15

    Attention all CTD ATC! The CTD15 ATC roster has now been published and can be found at the link below. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mPnRwxd0yhlAP--Y-Pi4MvdAmKmV7alv-lTUZP-8PwE/edit?usp=sharing Any problems or questions feel free to contact myself [email protected]
  15. Cross the Ditch 15

    Breakfast in Tahiti, Supper in Australia, and all the South Pacific in between... VATNZ and VATPAC are proud to present the 15th Cross the Ditch! Check out the official Cross the Ditch website Apply to provide ATC Book your Flights now! View the Event Schedule Check out the Virtual Airline Leaderboard Grab the recommended add-on scenery for each of the event airports What's it all about? For twenty hours this December, the skies of the South Pacific will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch. To celebrate the 15th running of the event, this year's Cross the Ditch will stretch from one side of the South Pacific to the other, involving seven different airports in six different countries. The flight routes all range from two-and-a-half up to five hours flight time, so there is something for everyone. Throughout the event, the Oceania region's two divisions – VATNZ and VATPAC – will be providing full ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event. This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight! If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze. Event Times This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world join the fun: UTC: Saturday 1st December 2018 17:00 - Sunday 2nd December 2018 13:00 AEDT: Sunday 2nd December 2018 04:00 - Monday 3rd December 2018 00:00 NZDT: Sunday 2nd December 2018 06:00 - Monday 3rd December 2018 02:00 Waves This season's event is organised in waves. Each airport will typically have a three-to-five hour departure window, during which time flights will be able to leave for the next destination. As the window closes, the departure window will open at the next destination. Given each of the flights is 2.5 - 5hrs in length, the previous wave's flights will be arriving at the same airport as the next wave departs, maximising the amount of traffic at each airport. NOTE: in order to ensure that you have ATC coverage throughout your flight, you MUST fly the wave route that is active at the time of your departure. The individual routes are designed to ensure as much opposing traffic enroute as possible. Most flights pass from one Oceania division to the other, and the result is six mini-flyins over the course of twenty hours! The Waves for Cross the Ditch 15 - Summer 2018 are: Wave Flight Departure Window UTC AEDT NZDT 1A Tahiti, French Polynesia (NTAA) to Nadi, Fiji (NFFN) (5hr flight) 1700-1800 0400-0500 0600-0700 1B Tahiti, French Polynesia (NTAA) to Apia, Samoa (NSFA) (3.5hr flight) 1700-1900 0400-0600 0600-0800 2A Nadi, Fiji (NFFN) to Wellington, New Zealand (NZWN) 2030-2300 0730-1000 0930-1200 2B Apia, Samoa (NSFA) to Wellington, New Zealand (NZWN) 1900-2230 0600-0930 0800-1130 3 Wellington, New Zealand (NZWN) to Noumea, New Caledonia (NWWW) 2300-0330 1000-1430 1200-1630 4 Noumea, New Caledonia (NWWW) to Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) 0300-0700 1400-1800 1600-2000 5 Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) to Brisbane (YBBN) 0530-0930 1630-2030 1830-2230 Calling all Pilots and Controllers Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section. Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute. Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page. Hope to see you all there
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