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  1. Norfolk Island scenic tour

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    Event Details The evening's flight takes place from the eastern most airport within Australian airspace, Norfolk Island. For the flight it will be important for FSX users to install the photoreal scenery listed in the scenery section. The very short flight allows pilots to indulge in some really low slow flying in an aircraft of their choosing. Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 30 nm Est Flight Time : approx 65 mins Aircraft : Single engine light sport aircraft such as Piper Cub, Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat or similar capable 55 to 85 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. Altitude : Not above 3500 Flightplan File as : YSNF ANSON.PT STEELS.PT KINGSTON PHILLIP.ISL PT.ROSS YSNF 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. Recomended Scenery Norfolk Island Photoreal Scenery Flight Details NORFOLK ISLAND INTL [YSNF] Takeoff elev : 371' rwy : 11ns/29 asphalt rwy : 04ns/22 sealed * Non-standard right circuits CTAF : 118.10 VOR/DME : NF 112.40 NDB : NF 260.0 ROCKY POINT Overfly - H-222° D-1.2 nm ANSON POINT Overfly - H-338° D-2.6 nm POINT VINCENT Overfly - H-004° D-0.8 nm MOUNT BATES Overfly - H-117° D-1.4 nm MOUNT PITT Overfly - H-197° D-0.3 nm BURNT PINE Overfly - H-125° D-1.4 nm CATHEDRAL ROCK Overfly - H-336° D-1.8 nm BIRD ROCK Overfly - H-087° D-0.5 nm CASCADE BAY Overfly - H-129° D-1.3 nm STEELS POINT Overfly - H-091° D-1.3 nm BALL BAY Overfly - H-188° D-1.4 nm KINGSTON Overfly - H-236° D-1.4 nm NEPEAN ISLAND Overfly - H-157° D-0.9 nm PHILLIP ISLAND Overfly - H-175° D-2.9 nm POINT ROSS Overfly - H-330° D-3.5 nm NORFOLK ISLAND INTL [YSNF] Land - H-352° D-1.3 nm Chart
  2. Invercargill return via Rakiura / Stewart Island

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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 : 170 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Quest Kodiak, DeHavilland DHC-6 twin otter or similar capable of 145 to 175 kias. Communications : New Zealand 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. Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : NZNV N062 NZRC N061 NZOB NZNV 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 New Zealand South Island Flight Details INVERCARGILL [NZNV] Takeoff elev : 5' rwy : 12/30 04/22 asphalt Tower : 118.50 CTAF : 122.80 VOR/DME : NV INVERCARGILL 116.80 CENTRE ISLAND AIRSTRIP T&G - H-238° D-19.5 nm elev : 150' rwy : 10/28 grass CTAF : 122.80 CODFISH ISLAND Overfly - H-179° D-21.1 nm MOUNT RAKEAHUA Overfly - H-110° D-14.3 nm MOUNT ALLEN Overfly - H-178° D-9.4 nm CAPE ISLAND Overfly - H-214° D-18.6 nm PEARL ISLAND Overfly - H-050° D-12.9 nm PORT ADVENTURE Overfly - H-044° D-20.8 nm RYANS CREEK [NZRC] T&G - H-316° D-10.7 nm elev : 288' rwy : 04ns/22 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 RUAPUKE ISLAND Overfly - H-041° D-19.2 nm DOG ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE STRIP T&G - H-300° D-8.4 nm elev : 120' rwy : 07/25ns grass CTAF : 122.80 OCEAN BEACH [NZOB] Overfly - H-284° D-5.7 nm elev : 22' HELIPORT CTAF : 122.80 INVERCARGILL [NZNV] Land - H-312° D-10.5 nm elev : 5' rwy : 12/30 04/22 asphalt Tower : 118.50 CTAF : 122.80 VOR/DME : NV INVERCARGILL 116.80 Chart
  3. Halls Creek to Kununurra via Argyle

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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 : 170 nm Est Flight Time : approx 70 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 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. Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YHLC YARG YPKU 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 (SITE NOT AVAILABLE) OZx YHLC - Halls Creek Airport ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details HALLS CREEK [YHLC] Takeoff elev : 1346 rwy : 04/22 asphalt rwy : 08/26 clay CTAF : 126.70 NDB : HLC HALLS CREEK 245.0 MOUNT COGHLIN Overfly - H-051° D-23.4 nm MOUNT PARKER Overfly - H-016° D-52.6 nm LAKE ARGYLE MINE Overfly - H-006° D-28 nm ARGYLE [YARG] T&G - H-035° D-6 nm elev : 522 rwy : 01/19ns asphalt CTAF : 127.30 VOR/DME : ARG ARGYLE 113.90 MOUNT MISERY Overfly - H-037° D-30.8 nm KUNUNURRA [YPKU] Land - H-346° D-28.4 nm elev : 145 rwy : 12/30 asphalt CTAF : 127.00 NDB : KU KUNUNURRA 221.0 VOR/DME : KU KUNUNURRA 116.50 Chart
  4. Kununurra to Halls Creek

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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 : 205 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron, Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 155 to 185 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. Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YPKU EMMA.GORGE YHLC 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 (SITE NOT AVAILABLE) OZx YHLC - Halls Creek Airport ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details KUNUNURRA [YPKU] Takeoff elev : 145 rwy : 12/30 asphalt CTAF : 127.00 NDB : KU KUNUNURRA 221.0 VOR/DME : KU KUNUNURRA 116.50 EMMA GORGE T&G - H-253° D-34.6 nm elev : 370 rwy : 12/30 clay CTAF : 131.25 MOUNT THROSSELL Overfly - H-227° D-30.5 nm MOUNT REMARKABLE Overfly - H-182° D-57.7 nm KANGAROO HILL Overfly - H-257° D-13.2 nm MOUNT WELLS Overfly - H-216° D-15.6 nm HALLS CREEK [YHLC] Land - H-149° D-53.8 nm elev : 1346 rwy : 04/22 asphalt rwy : 08/26 clay CTAF : 126.70 NDB : HLC HALLS CREEK 245.0 Chart
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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 70 to 80 mins depending on whether a touch and go is conducted at NZAA Aircraft : Single engine piston aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 135 kias. This flight is also suitable for helicopter operations as well should the pilot wish to get close and personal to the local scenery. 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. Note : Voice support in New Zealand is limited to general unicom only. This flight uses unicom "rw1.vatpac.org/UNICOM_NZZC" Altitude : Remain outside Auckland International CTA for the most part. Obtain ATC clearance prior to overflying or executing a touch and go at Auckland. Flightplan File as : NZNE NZKE NZAR NZME NZAA NZNE 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 New Zealand North Island Ardmore GA Airport Observe entry and departure corridors whilst operating in the airport's airspace. Auckland International Airport Observe altitude restrictions whilst in close proximity to the airport. Obtain ATC clearance if active prior to entering the CTA Flight Details NORTH SHORE [NZNE] Takeoff elev : 212 rwy : 09/27 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 WAIHEKE [NZKE] T&G - H-095° D-22.6 nm elev : 445 rwy : 17/35 dirt CTAF : 122.80 BROOKBY Overfly - H-184° D-11.5 nm Note : Inbound VISUAL REFERENCE for entry into Ardmore ARDMORE [NZAR] T&G - H-178° D-2.8 nm elev : 111 rwy : 07/25 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 Depart to the south abeam "RED HILL" MERCER [NZME] T&G - H-134° D-15.3 nm elev : 30 rwy : 09/27 dirt CTAF : 122.80 KELLY FIELD [NZKC] T&G - H-256° D-2 nm elev : 49 rwy : 06/24 dirt CTAF : 122.80 PUKEKOHE Overfly - H-275° D-8.7 nm TAIHIKI RIVER ESTUARY Overfly - H-271° D-6 nm INBOUND VISUAL REFERENCE for entry into Auckland International. Make inbound ATC call with reference to this VRP/ALT and NZAA ATIS IDENTIFIER to either transistion to the North via Auckland CBD or Touch and Go departing NE via Auckland CBD AUCKLAND INTL [NZAA]Overfly OR T&G at Pilot's discretion - H-322° D-9.2 nm elev : 23 rwy : 05R/23L asphalt CTAF : 122.80 VOR/DME : AA AUCKLAND 114.80 AUCKLAND CBD Overfly - H-331° D-8.9 nm ALBANY Overfly - H-319° D-8.8 nm NORTH SHORE [NZNE] Land - H-315° D-4.6 nm elev : 212 rwy : 09/27 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 Chart
  6. North Shore return via Auckland CBD

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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 : 135 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single engine piston aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 135 kias. This flight is also suitable for helicopter operations as well should the pilot wish to get close and personal to the local scenery. Communications : New Zealand 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. Note : Voice support in New Zealand is limited to general unicom only. This flight uses unicom "rw1.vatpac.org/UNICOM_NZZC" Altitude : Remain outside Auckland International CTA Flightplan File as : NZNE NZHB BLOCKHOUSE.BAY NZMB HORWICK NZKE NZCX NZAG NZGR NZNE 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 New Zealand North Island Auckland International Airport Observe altitude restrictions whilst in close proximity to the airport Flight Details NORTH SHORE [NZNE] Takeoff elev : 212 rwy : 09/27 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 ("rw1.vatpac.org/UNICOM_NZZC") HOBSONVILLE AERO [NZHB] T&G - H-157° D-8 nm elev : 59 rwy : 05/23 10/28 14/32 grass CTAF : 122.80 HENDERSON Overfly - H-181° D-5.3 nm GREEN BAY Overfly - H-127° D-4.2 nm BLOCKHOUSE BAY Overfly - H-048° D-1.3 nm MECHANICS BAY HELIPORT [NZMB] Overfly - H-023° D-6.2 nm CTAF : 122.80 HORWICK Overfly - H-088° D-7 nm WAIHEKE [NZKE] T&G - H-041° D-8.8 nm elev : 445 rwy : 17/35 dirt CTAF : 122.80 COROMANDEL [NZCX] T&G - H-068° D-20.3 nm elev : 13 rwy : 12/30 dirt CTAF : 122.80 MATARANGI [NZAG] T&G - H-042° D-7.7 nm elev : 6 rwy : 03/21 grass CTAF : 122.80 GREAT MERCURY AIRPORT [NZGR] T&G - H-016° D-9.7 nm elev : 177 rwy : 14/32 grass CTAF : 122.80 FLETCHER BAY Overfly - H-273° D-19.6 nm NORTH SHORE [NZNE] Land - H-234° D-37 nm elev : 212 rwy : 09/27 03/21 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 Chart
  7. Paraburdoo to Newman - Pilbara Mines

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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 : 155 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Twin engine aircraft such as Douglas DC-3, Britten BN-2 Islander, DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin otter or similar capable of 145 to 165 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. Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YPBO YANG YCWA YBRY YRRG YNWN 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 : Due to the lack of visual references pilots are encouraged to navigate using the accompanying GPS Flightplan. Recommended Scenery REQUIRED - OZx Pilbara Region Airports WA - - NOTE - There is a potential of a clash with YFDF and YCWA if the corresponding Alan Blencoe scenery is in installed. If so consider deactivating the Alen Blencoe or Robert Fluke so only one for each is active. ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details PARABURDOO [YPBO] Takeoff elev : 1406 rwy : 06/24 asphalt CTAF : 126.80 (FSINN 127.60) NDB : PBO PARABURDOO 278.0 VOR/DME : PBO PARABURDOO 116.90 WEST ANGELAS [YANG] T&G - H-087° D-53 nm elev : 2346 rwy : 04/22 asphalt CTAF : 127.05 (FSINN 127.60) WEST ANGELES MINE Overfly - H-126° D-4.3 nm COONDEWANNA [YCWA] T&G - H-010° D-13 nm pos : P077-60- R-N-295-61.1 elev : 2327 rwy : 08/26ns asphalt CTAF : 127.05 (FSINN 127.60) BARIMUNYA [YBRY] T&G - H-046° D-26.2 nm pos : P-068-84.4 R-N-320-57.0 elev : 2082 rwy : 10ns/28 asphalt CTAF : 127.05 (FSINN 126.70) RHODES RIDGE [YRRG] T&G - H-156° D-27.8 nm pos : P-086-89.5 R-N-306-31.1 elev : 2185 rwy : 10/28 dirt CTAF : 131.25 MT NEWMAN MINE Overfly - H-131° D-23.3 nm NEWMAN [YNWN] Land - H-116° D-7.9 nm elev : 1724 rwy : 05/23 asphalt CTAF : 122.00 (FSINN 127.60) VOR/DME : NWN NEWMAN 117.20 NDB : NWN NEWMAN 233.0 Chart
  8. Newman to Paraburdooo - Pilbara Mines

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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 : 215 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Twin engine aircraft such as Beechcraft Baron or similar capable of 155 to 185 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. Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YNWN YCHK YFDF MARANDOO TOM.PRICE YPBO 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 : Due to the lack of visual references pilots are encouraged to navigate using the accompanying GPS Flightplan. Recommended Scenery REQUIRED - OZx Pilbara Region Airports WA - - NOTE - There is a potential of a clash with YFDF and YCWA if the corresponding Alan Blencoe scenery is in installed. If so consider deactivating the Alen Blencoe or Robert Fluke so only one for each is active. ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details NEWMAN [YNWN] Takeoff elev : 1724 rwy : 05/23 asphalt CTAF : 122.00 (FSINN 127.60) VOR/DME : NWN NEWMAN 117.20 NDB : NWN NEWMAN 233.0 JIMBLEBAR MINE Overfly - H-355° D-5.5 nm CHRISTMAS CREEK [YCHK] T&G - H-350° D-58.8 nm elev : 1453 rwy : 09ns/27 asphalt CTAF : 127.05 (FSINN 131.25) FORTESCUE DAVE FORREST [YFDF] T&G - H-286° D-12.7 nm elev : 1565 rwy : 12/30 asphalt CTAF : 127.05 (FSINN 126.80) MARANDOO MINE Overfly - H-252° D-75.1 nm MOUNT TOM PRICE MINE Overfly - H-250° D-21.4 nm PARABURDOO MINE Overfly - H-196° D-30.3 nm PARABURDOO [YPBO] Land - H-064° D-8.9 nm elev : 1406 rwy : 06/24 asphalt CTAF : 126.80 (FSINN 127.60) NDB : PBO PARABURDOO 278.0 VOR/DME : PBO PARABURDOO 116.90 Chart
  9. Cairns return via Port Douglas and Mareeba

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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 : 115 nm Est Flight Time : approx 70 mins Aircraft : Single engine piston aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 135 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. Altitude : Once clear of Cairns Control Zone remain clear of Cairns Class C steps until ready to return to Cairns Flightplan File as : YBCS WEST.VFR WAT LWI PTD MMA MMY SDG YMBA SCRK YBCS 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. CAIRNS PROCEDURES Cairns is a class C civil aerodrome. An excellent source of VFR procedural information for Cairns can be found in CASA's "Ontrack" Online Reference Resource. Pilots unfamiliar with Cairns Operations are encouraged to visit the site and review available information (video is very informative) prior to operating within Cairns airspace. In particular, review : Outbound North via the Western VFR Corridor Inbound from the West Recommended Scenery ORBX Australia ORBX Cairns [YBCS] ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details CAIRNS INTL [YBCS] Takeoff elev : 10 rwy : 15/33 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 124.90 (FSINN 122.80) VOR/DME : CS CAIRNS 113.00 NDB : CS CAIRNS 364.0 BUCHAN POINT [BUCP] Overfly - visual via western VFR corridor WANGETTI [WAT] Overfly - visual via western VFR corridor LOW ISLETS [LWI] Overfly - H-353° D-16.9 nm PORT DOUGLAS [PTD] Overfly - H-218° D-8.4 nm MOSSMAN [MMA] Overfly - H-279° D-5.5 nm MOUNT MALLOY [MMY] Overfly - H-183° D-13.4 nm SOUTHEDGE [SDG] Overfly - H-211° D-10.5 nm MAREEBA [YMBA] T&G - H-136° D-19.1 nm elev : 1560 rwy : 10/28ns bitumen CTAF : 126.70 DEPARTING OBTAIN CAIRNS ATIS- To return VFR via Stoney Creek, clouds need to be higher than A3000. IF not the case, either seek alternative arrival or request upgrade IFR from ATC before attempting to cross the high terrain. STONEY CREEK [SCRK] Overfly - H-045° D-17.5 nm CAIRNS INTL [YBCS] Land - H-081° D-5.6 nm elev : 10 rwy : 15/33 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 124.90 (FSINN 122.80) VOR/DME : CS CAIRNS 113.00 NDB : CS CAIRNS 364.0 Chart
  10. Cairns return via Innisfail

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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 : 125 nm Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins Aircraft : Single engine piston aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 135 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. Altitude : Once clear of Cairns Control Zone remain clear of Cairns Class C steps until ready to return to Cairns Flightplan File as : YBCS WEST.VFR GOV YIFL GNR FID GNIS YBCS 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. CAIRNS PROCEDURES Cairns is a class C civil aerodrome. An excellent source of VFR procedural information for Cairns can be found in CASA's "Ontrack" Online Reference Resource. Pilots unfamiliar with Cairns Operations are encouraged to visit the site and review available information (video is very informative) prior to operating within Cairns airspace. In particular, review : Outbound South via the Western VFR Corridor Inbound VFR from the North via Port Douglas and also Inbound from the South via the Coast Recommended Scenery ORBX Australia ORBX Cairns [YBCS] ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details CAIRNS INTL [YBCS] Takeoff elev : 10 rwy : 15/33 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 124.90 (FSINN 122.80) VOR/DME : CS CAIRNS 113.00 NDB : CS CAIRNS 364.0 EDMONTON [EDT] Overfly - visual via western VFR corridor GORDONVALE [GOV] Overfly - visual via western VFR corridor INNISFAIL [YIFL] T&G - H-148° D-31.1 nm elev : 46 rwy : 14/32 asphalt rwy : 03/21 clay CTAF : 132.90 (FSINN 126.70) NDB : IFL INNISFAIL 212.0 GIBSON REEF [GNR] Overfly - H-046° D-24.2 nm FITZROY ISLAND [FID] Overfly - H-311° D-30.8 nm GREEN ISLAND [GNIS] Overfly - H-348° D-10.5 nm NOT ABOVE A2500 IF CAIRNS ATC ACTIVE OBTAIN CAIRNS ATIS THEN CALL [CALLSIGN][AIRCRAFT TYPE] POSITION GREEN ISLAND [ALTITUDE] RECEIVED INFORMATION [CAIRNS ATIS IDENTIFIER] INBOUND Comply with ATC instructions CAIRNS INTL [YBCS] Land - H-232° D-14.8 nm elev : 10 rwy : 15/33 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 124.90 (FSINN 122.80) VOR/DME : CS CAIRNS 113.00 NDB : CS CAIRNS 364.0 VTC Chart
  11. Bedourie to Windorah via Birdsville

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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 : 283 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine high performance aircraft such as Beechcraft Kingair, Mitsubishi Solitaire, Honda Jet or similar capable of 235 to 265 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. Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YBIE YBDV YWDH 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 AU Scenery Flight Details BEDOURIE [YBIE] Takeoff elev : 300 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 CLUNY AIRSTRIP Overfly - H-133° D-13.2 nm (not depicted in FSX scenery) GLENGYLE AIRPORT Overfly - H-177° D-17.1 nm (not depicted in FSX scenery) BIRDSVILLE [YBDV] T&G - H-185° D-67.3 nm elev : 159 rwy : 14/32 asphalt rwy : 03/21 clay CTAF : 126.70 NDB : BDV BIRDSVILLE 413.0 ROSEBERTH AIRPORT Overfly - H-067° D-15.6 nm (not depicted in FSX scenery) DURRIE AIRPORT Overfly - H-069° D-33.6 nm (not depicted in FSX scenery) BETOOTA AIRPORT Overfly - H-084° D-27.9 nm (not depicted in FSX scenery) CUDDAPAN AIRPORT Overfly - H-075° D-41.8 nm (not depicted in FSX scenery) WAVERNEY AIRSTRIP Overfly - H-050° D-26.8 nm (not depicted in FSX scenery) WINDORAH [YWDH] Land - H-087° D-40.4 nm elev : 452 rwy : 04/22 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 NDB : WDH WINDORAH 407.0 Chart
  12. Windorah to Bedourie via Boulia

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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 : 300 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine high performance aircraft such as Beechcraft Kingair, Mitsubishi Solitaire, Honda Jet or similar capable of 235 to 265 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. Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YWDH YBOU YBIE 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 AU Scenery Flight Details WINDORAH [YWDH] Takeoff elev : 452 rwy : 04/22 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 NDB : WDH WINDORAH 407.0 DIAMANTINA LAKES AIRPORT Overfly - H-312° D-129.2 nm (not depicted in FSX scenery) SPRINGVALE AIRPORT Overfly - H-290° D-27.7 nm (not depicted in FSX scenery) BOULIA [YBOU] T&G - H-304° D-58.3 nm elev : 542 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 NDB : BOU BOULIA 398.0 MARION DOWNS AIRPORT Overfly - H-199° D-30.4 nm (not depicted in FSX scenery) BEDOURIE [YBIE] Land - H-184° D-59.7 nm elev : 300 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 Chart
  13. Goulburn to Moruya via Wollongong

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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 : 150 nm Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins Aircraft : Single engine piston aircraft such as Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 145 to 165 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. Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YGLB YMIG YWOL KMA CONG WOI WDN UDA BATB YMRY 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 AU Scenery and Moruya YMRY (Site is Temporarily unavailable) Flight Details GOULBURN [YGLB] Takeoff elev : 2141 rwy : 04/22 asphalt rwy : 08/26 grass CTAF : 127.15 NDB : GLB GOULBURN 407.0 MITTAGONG [YMIG] T&G - H-049° D-43.7 nm elev : 1840 rwy : 06/24ns dirt CTAF : 126.70 WOLLONGONG [YWOL] T&G - H-102° D-15.9 nm elev : 31 rwy : 08/26 16/34 asphalt CTAF : 127.30 NDB : WOL WOLLONGONG 239.0 KIAMA [KMA] Overfly - H-141° D-7 nm COMERONG ISLAND [CONG] Overfly - H-191° D-14.2 nm WOOLLAMIA [WOI] Overfly - H-191° D-9 nm WANDANDIAN [WDN] Overfly - H-229° D-8 nm ULLADULLA [UDA] Overfly - H-173° D-16.1 nm BATEMANS BAY [BATB] Overfly - H-201° D-26.4 nm MORUYA [YMRY] Land - H-177° D-11 nm elev : 17 rwy : 18/36 asphalt rwy : 04/22 bitumen CTAF : 126.70 Chart
  14. Moruya to Goulburn via Canberra

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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 : 150 nm Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins Aircraft : Single engine piston aircraft such as Mooney Bravo or similar capable of 145 to 165 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. Altitude : Below Canberra CTA steps Flightplan File as : YMRY BATB BRD MPG YSCB YGDO YGLB 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 ORBX YSCB Canberra Airport ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery and Moruya YMRY (Site is Temporarily unavailable) Flight Details MORUYA [YMRY] Takeoff elev : 17 rwy : 18/36 asphalt rwy : 04/22 bitumen CTAF : 126.70 BATEMANS BAY [BATB] Overfly - Visual coastal D-13 nm BRAIDWOOD [BRD] Overfly - H-298° D-24.8 nm MOUNT PALERANG [MPG] Overfly - H-262° D-9.7 nm A6500 IF Canberra Approach active request clearance to enter control zone CANBERRA APPROACH [CALLSIGN][AIRCRAFT TYPE] MOUNT PALERANG 6500 RECEIVED INFORMATION [YSCB-ATIS-IDENTIFIER] INBOUND REQUEST TOUCH AND GO DEPARTING NORTH CANBERRA [YSCB] T&G - H-278° D-21.2 nm elev : 1886 rwy : 12/30 17/35 asphalt CTAF : 118.70 NDB : CB CANBERRA 263.0 VOR/DME : CB CANBERRA 116.70 GUNDAROO [YGDO] T&G - H-346° D-16 nm elev : 1899 rwy : 36/18 asphalt rwy : 09/27 grass CTAF : 126.70 GOULBURN [YGLB] Land - H-047° D-27 nm elev : 2141 rwy : 04/22 asphalt rwy : 08/26 grass CTAF : 127.15 NDB : GLB GOULBURN 407.0 Chart
  15. Hervey Bay to Gympie

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    Event Details This week we visit a variety of airfields to practice circuit joins. The flight is best flown "PURSUIT STYLE" allowing a number of participating pilots to act as leading aircraft when joining an airport's circuit. Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 102 nm Est Flight Time : approx 90 mins Aircraft : Single engine piston aircraft such as Cessna 172 or similar capable of 105 to 135 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. Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : 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. Joining the Circuit Source : CASA Executing a touch and go Team Pursuit Style Recommended Scenery ORBX Australia ORBX Hervey Bay ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery Flight Details NOTE - Left circuits can be assumed except when the runway designation is accompanied with 'ns' indicating a non-standard right circuit. HERVEY BAY [YHBA] Takeoff elev : 60 rwy : 11/29 asphalt CTAF : 126.55 KINGFISHER BAY RESORT T&G - H-084° D-10.1 nm elev : 26 rwy : 10/28 grass CTAF : 131.25 KINGFISHER BAY SOUTH T&G - H-197° D-8.3 nm elev : 16 rwy : 13/31 gravel CTAF : 131.25 GOODWIN FIELD T&G - H-285° D-10.7 nm elev : 3 rwy : 09/27 18/36 grass CTAF : 131.25 DUNDROWAN T&G - H-306° D-6.9 nm elev : 12 rwy : 07/25 11/29 grass CTAF : 131.25 DUNDATHU T&G - H-167° D-10.1 nm elev : 10 rwy : 15/33 04/22 grass CTAF : 131.25 MARYBOROUGH [YMYB] T&G - H-192° D-3.4 nm elev : 38 rwy : 17/35 asphalt rwy : 12/30 grass CTAF : 126.55 MARYBOROUGH SOUTHWEST T&G - H-196° D-8.6 nm elev : 36 rwy : 04/22 grass CTAF : 131.25 BERENDORFF RD T&G - H-193° D-11.5 nm elev : 682 rwy : 06/24ns dirt CTAF : 131.25 BAUPLE T&G - H-142° D-1.6 nm elev : 715 rwy : 06ns/24 clay CTAF : 131.25 MT KANIGAN T&G - H-145° D-4.2 nm elev : 325 rwy : 18/36 grass CTAF : 131.25 GOOMBOORIAN T&G - H-129° D-13.8 nm elev : 260 rwy : 10/28 grass CTAF : 131.25 GYMPIE [YGYM] Land - H-186° D-12.9 nm elev : 259 rwy : 14/32 bitumen rwy : 03/21 grass CTAF : 126.70 Chart
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