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  1. Greek Isles - Karpathos to Ioannis Daskalogiannis

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    Event Details This Greek Isles flight created by Peter Smith [YMA489] Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 166 nm Est Flight Time : approx 65 mins Aircraft : Single or piston engine aircraft such as Mooney Bravo, Beechcraft Bonanza or similar capable of between 150-170 kias. Communications United States uses Unicom 122.80 for radio comms at all airfields. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. The client is a little challenging to get installed and configured. Some further guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64). Altitude : Not above A6500 Flightplan File as : LGKP LGKS LGST LGIR LG54 LGSA 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 FSX / P3D Default scenery X-Plane 10/11 Default scenery Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" KARPATHOS [LGKP] Takeoff elev : 66 rwy : 12/30 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 KASSOS [LGKS] T&G - H-269° D-11 elev : 35 rwy : 09/27 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 SITIA/VITSENTZOS KORNAROS [LGST] T&G - H-252° D-42 elev : 376 rwy : 05/23 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS [LGIR] T&G - H-278° D-46 elev : 115 rwy : 12/30 09/27 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 TYMPAKI [LG54] T&G - H-228° D-26 elev : 7 rwy : 09/27 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 IOANNIS DASKALOGIANNIS [LGSA] Land - H-310° D-41 elev : 490 rwy : 11/29 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 Chart
  2. Mudgee to Tamworth

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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 : 145 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Orion Maule or similar capable of 115 to 135 kias. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Remain OCTA below Class C & D Tamworth Steps. If ATC is active clearance will be required prior to passing Duri Gap Flightplan File as : YMDG YGGG YBUT YCAH YADU YBVL YQDI WEK GST DUA YSTW 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 FSX / P3D ORBX Tamworth Airport [YSTW] ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" MUDGEE [YMDG] Takeoff elev : 1545 rwy : 04/22ns asphalt rwy : 16ns/34 grass CTAF : 126.70 NDB : MDG MUDGEE 398.0 GULGONG [YGGG] T&G - H-339° D-16 elev : 1443 rwy : 09/27 dirt CTAF : 131.25 BUTHEROO [YBUT] T&G - H-336° D-33 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1388 rwy : 11/29 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) COOLAH [YCAH] T&G - H-081° D-10 elev : 1654 rwy : 08/26 gravel CTAF : 126.70 ARDGOUR [YADU] T&G - H-061° D-23 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1725 rwy : 15/33 grass CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) BLACKVILLE [YBVL] T&G - H-048° D-8 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1404 rwy : 11/29 1/19 grass CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) QUIRINDI [YQDI] T&G - H-060° D-18 elev : 1058 rwy : 06/24 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 127.80 NDB : QDI QUIRINDI 386.0 WERRIS CREEK [WEK] Overfly - H-029° D-11 GATE SOUTH [GST] Overfly - H-012° D-5 not above A3500 DURI GAP [DUA] Overfly - H-356° D-6 not above A3500 IF ATC active obtain clearance to enter Tamworth CTA TAMWORTH [YSTW] Land - H-035° D-10 elev : 1334 rwy : 12R/30L 12L/30R asphalt rwy : 06/24 18/36 grass CTAF/TWR : 119.40 NDB : TW TAMWORTH 341.0 VOR/DME : TW TAMWORTH 116.00 Tamworth VTC Mudgee to Tamworth VNC
  3. Tamworth to Mudgee

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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 : 140 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Orion Maule or similar capable of 115 to 135 kias. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Once clear of Tamworth CTA remain OCTA below Class D & C Steps Flightplan File as : YSTW WASL CURR YGGO WBH YMBS YSCO YDEN YWID YMDG 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 FSX / P3D ORBX Tamworth Airport [YSTW] ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" TAMWORTH [YSTW] Takeoff elev : 1334 rwy : 12R/30L 12L/30R asphalt rwy : 06/24 18/36 grass CTAF/TWR : 119.40 NDB : TW TAMWORTH 341.0 VOR/DME : TW TAMWORTH 116.00 WARRAL SILO [WASL] Overfly - H-159° D-4 CURRABUBULA [CURR] Overfly - H-210° D-9 GOONOO GOONOO [YGGO] T&G - H-100° D-10 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1496 rwy : 12/30 grass CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) WALLABADAH [WBH] Overfly - H-187° D-14 MIDDLE BROOK STATION T&G - H-170° D-26 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 930 rwy : 18/36 grass CTAF : 131.25 SCONE [YSCO] T&G - H-153° D-4 elev : 745 rwy : 11/29 asphalt CTAF : 128.00 NDB : SCO SCONE 209.0 DENMAN [YDEN] T&G - H-196° D-23 elev : 401 rwy : 13/31 gravel CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) WIDDEN (PRIVATE) [YWID] T&G - H-226° D-16 elev : 652 rwy : 01/19 grass CTAF : 131.25 MUDGEE [YMDG] Land - H-254° D-37 elev : 1545 rwy : 04/22ns asphalt rwy : 16ns/34 grass CTAF : 126.70 NDB : MDG MUDGEE 398.0 Tamworth VTC Scone to Mudgee VNC
  4. NASA Space Centre - Florida

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    Event Details This flight provides an opportunity to explore the NASA Space Centre in Florida. Pilots using X-Plane have some additional scenery to compliment the existing default for the area. This scenery is set post Shuttle and depicts the current practice of launching unmanned vehicles. Those flying legacy FSX have default scenery depicting the launch and retrieval of Shuttle missions. Atypically, pilots are encouraged to fly a small jet aircraft. This is to emulate the use of the Northrop T38 Talon used by NASA astronauts as their personal qualifying and taxi service. So pilots with the aircraft in their personal hangar are encouraged to use it for the flight. Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 160 nm Est Flight Time : approx 65 mins Aircraft : Small single or twin engine jet aircraft such as Cirrus Vision, Pilatus PC-24, Northrop T-38 Talon or similar capable of up to 250 kias below A10,000. Communications United States uses Unicom 122.80 for radio comms at all airfields. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. The client is a little challenging to get installed and configured. Some further guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64). Altitude : Not above A6500 Flightplan File as : KVQQ KSGJ KDAB KTIX KCOI COCOA.BEACH KXMR KTTS 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 FSX / P3D Default scenery - FSX depicts the area during the latter days of the Shuttle Era The depiction in P3D is unknown at the time of publishing this event X-Plane 10/11 KXMR Cape Canaveral Air Force Station 3.5 Depicts the area post Space Shuttle Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" CECIL [KVQQ] Takeoff elev : 80 rwy : 09L/27R 18R/36L 09R/27L 18L/36R asphalt CTAF : 122.80 FLEMING ISLAND Overfly - H-135° D-11 NORTHEAST FLORIDA REGL [KSGJ] T&G - H-118° D-21 elev : 10 rwy : 02/20 06/24 13/31 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 DAYTONA BEACH INTL [KDAB] T&G - H-167° D-49 elev : 34 rwy : 07R/25L 16/34 07L/25R asphalt CTAF : 122.80 LAKE HARNEY Overfly - H-185° D-26 SPACE COAST REGL [KTIX] T&G - H-142° D-20 elev : 34 rwy : 09/27 18/36 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 MERRITT ISLAND [KCOI] T&G - H-155° D-12 elev : 6 rwy : 11/29 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 COCOA BEACH Overfly - H-102° D-4 CAPE CANAVERAL AFS SKID STRIP [KXMR] T&G - H-021° D-8 elev : 10 rwy : 13/31 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 NASA SHUTTLE LANDING FACILITY [KTTS] Land - H-326° D-11 elev : 9 rwy : 15/33 asphalt CTAF : 122.80 Chart
  5. Ravensthorpe to Albany

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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 : 182 nm Est Flight Time : approx 85 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. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". 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. Recommended Scenery FSX / P3D Gnowangerup YGNW ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" RAVENSTHORPE [YNRV] Takeoff elev : 209 rwy : 14/32 06/24 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 RAVENSTHORPE [YRAV] T&G - H-320° D-20 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 996 rwy : 11/29 18/36 clay CTAF : 131.25 JERRAMUNGUP [YJGP] T&G - H-246° D-57 (Scenery not depicted in P3D) elev : 1049 rwy : 12/30 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) GNOWANGERUP [YGNW] T&G - H-267° D-45 elev : 907 rwy : 12/30 oil treated CTAF : 131.25 NARRIKUP T&G - H-195° D-52 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 385 rwy : 18/36 12/30 dirt CTAF : 131.25 ALBANY [YABA] Land - H-166° D-8 elev : 233 rwy : 05/23 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 127.85 NDB : ABA ALBANY 240.0 DME : ABA ALBANY 109.70 Chart
  6. Albany to Ravensthorpe

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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 : 178 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. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YABA YDEK YHPE YNRV 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 FSX / P3D ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery X-Plane 10/11 Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" ALBANY [YABA] Takeoff elev : 233 rwy : 05/23 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 127.85 NDB : ABA ALBANY 240.0 DME : ABA ALBANY 109.70 DENMARK [YDEK] T&G - H-272° D-20 elev : 230 rwy : 09/27 bitumen CTAF : 127.85 (FSINN 126.70) NARRIKUP T&G - H-069° D-20 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 385 rwy : 18/36 12/30 dirt CTAF : 131.25 GAIRDNER RIVER T&G - H-071° D-89 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 35 rwy : 09/27 18/36 dirt CTAF : 131.25 HOPETOUN [YHPE] T&G - H-059° D-41 elev : 70 rwy : 01/19 11/29 dirt CTAF : 131.25 RAVENSTHORPE [YNRV] Land - H-025° D-7 elev : 209 rwy : 14/32 06/24 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 Chart
  7. Flinders Island to Launceston

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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 : 160 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. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Once clear of Launceston, remain below Launceston CTA Flightplan File as : YFLI YKCK PALANA YLDB YCBN YCKD SWAN.IS YBDP TAP NUA YMLT 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 Launceston [YMLT] (P3D/FSX) Flinders Island (P3D/FSX) ORBX Australia (P3D/FSX ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS (P3D/FSX OZX 3.5 AU Scenery (P3D/FSX Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" FLINDERS ISLAND [YFLI] Takeoff elev : 34 rwy : 05ns/23 14ns/32 sealed CTAF : 127.80 KILLIECRANKIE [YKCK] T&G - H-322° D-16 elev : 100 rwy : 09/27 dirt CTAF : 131.25 PALANA T&G - H-016° D-7 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 250 rwy : 09/27 grass CTAF : 131.25 LADY BARRON [YLDB] T&G - H-138° D-30 elev : 43 rwy : 07/25 dirt CTAF : 131.25 CAPE BARREN ISLAND [YCBN] T&G - H-208° D-16 pos : LT R-014 78.0 elev : 152 rwy : 08/26 gravel rwy : 02/20 12/30 grass CTAF : 131.25 CLARKE ISLAND [YCKD] T&G - H-133° D-9 pos : LT R-020 74.0 elev : 185 rwy : 11/29 05/23 09/27 grass CTAF : 131.25 SWAN ISLAND T&G - H-168° D-13 pos : LT R-026 62.6 elev : 41 rwy : 09/27 grass CTAF : 131.25 BRIDPORT [YBDP] T&G - H-227° D-36 elev : 54 rwy : 10/28 gravel CTAF : 131.25 TARGA GAP [TAP] Overfly - H-175° D-18 NUNAMARA [NUA] Overfly - Visual D-5 LAUNCESTON [YMLT] Land - Visual D-10 elev : 562 rwy : 14R/32L asphalt rwy : 18/36 14L/32R grass CTAF/TWR : 118.70 NDB : LT LAUNCESTON 242.0 NDB : LT LAUNCESTON LAUNCESTON TAS 242.0 VOR/DME : LT LAUNCESTON 112.60 Chart
  8. Launceston to Flinders 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 : 190 nm Est Flight Time : approx 90 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. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Once clear of Launceston, remain below Launceston CTA Flightplan File as : YMLT TID GVH BNE YGTO YBDP YICE YPSI YLDB PALANA YKCK YFLI 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. Recommended Scenery ORBX Launceston [YMLT] (P3D/FSX) Flinders Island (P3D/FSX) ORBX Australia (P3D/FSX) ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS (P3D/FSX) OZX 3.5 AU Scenery (P3D/FSX) Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" LAUNCESTON [YMLT] Takeoff elev : 562 rwy : 14R/32L asphalt rwy : 18/36 14L/32R grass CTAF/TWR : 118.70 NDB : LT LAUNCESTON 242.0 NDB : LT LAUNCESTON LAUNCESTON TAS 242.0 VOR/DME : LT LAUNCESTON 112.60 TAMAR ISLAND [TID] Overfly - Visual D-11 GRAVELLY BEACH [GVH] Overfly - Visual D-8 BATMAN BRIDGE [BNE] Overfly - Visual D-5 GEORGE TOWN [YGTO] T&G - H-324° D-9 elev : 131 rwy : 06/24 bitumen rwy : 14/32 11/29 grass CTAF : 127.30 BRIDPORT [YBDP] T&G - H-083° D-26 elev : 54 rwy : 10/28 gravel CTAF : 131.25 ICENA [YICE] T&G - H-060° D-35 elev : 108 rwy : 09/27 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) PASSAGE ISLAND [YPSI] T&G - H-007° D-23 elev : 121 rwy : 14/32 09/27 grass CTAF : 131.25 LADY BARRON [YLDB] T&G - H-332° D-19 elev : 43 rwy : 07/25 dirt CTAF : 131.25 PALANA T&G - H-317° D-30 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 250 rwy : 09/27 grass CTAF : 131.25 KILLIECRANKIE [YKCK] T&G - H-196° D-7 elev : 100 rwy : 09/27 dirt CTAF : 131.25 FLINDERS ISLAND [YFLI] Land - H-143° D-16 elev : 34 rwy : 05ns/23 14ns/32 sealed CTAF : 127.80 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 : 110 nm Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins Aircraft : Single piston engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Piper Warrior, Orion Maule or similar capable of 105 to 125 kias. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YLMQ YWVA YSOM YMVM WSMF KRMD NEPN MYF YSCN TWRN YSBK GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan. Recommended Scenery ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Sydney Overlay Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" LAKE MACQUARIE [YLMQ] Takeoff Formerly Aeropelican [YPEC] elev : 5 rwy : 07/25 sealed CTAF : 132.10 (FSINN 131.25) WARNERVALE [YWVA] T&G - H-213° D-15 elev : 25 rwy : 02/20 bitumen CTAF : 132.10 SOMERSBY [YSMB] T&G - H-211° D-10 elev : 830 rwy : 04/22 dirt CTAF : 132.10 (FSINN 131.25) MANGROVE MOUNTAIN [YMVM] T&G - H-306° D-7 elev : 1027 rwy : 01/19 dirt CTAF : 131.25 WISEMANS FERRY [WSMF] Overfly - H-229° D-13 IF RIC TWR active, request transit of R469/470 at or below A015 KURMOND [KRMD] Overfly - RIC VFR CORRIDOR D-18 NEPEAN BRIDGE [NEPN] Overfly - RIC VFR CORRIDOR D-13 MAYFIELD [MYF] Overfly - H-175° D-12 CAMDEN [YSCN] T&G - H-133° D-6 elev : 230 rwy : 06/24 asphalt rwy : 10/28 grass CTAF : 120.10 TWO RN [TWRN] Overfly - H-045° D-12 IF BANKSTOWN Tower is Active then contact them with an inbound call and do not proceed into the Bankstown Control Zone until instructed to do so Typical call - "BANKSTOWN TOWER [AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN] TWO RN 1500ft received information [ATIS IDENTIFIER] inbound" BANKSTOWN [YSBK] Land - H-069° D-5 elev : 34 rwy : 11R/29L 11L/29R 11C/29C asphalt CTAF : 132.80 NDB : BK BANKSTOWN SYDNEY 416.0 Chart
  10. Sydney Bankstown to Lake Macquarie via Victor 1

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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 : 165 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. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YSBK YWBN YMIG YWOL JIBN SYHD HBB NOHD LRF BRNJ YLMQ GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan. Recommended Scenery ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Sydney Overlay Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" BANKSTOWN [YSBK] Takeoff elev : 34 rwy : 11R/29L 11L/29R 11C/29C asphalt CTAF : 132.80 NDB : BK BANKSTOWN SYDNEY 416.0 WEDDERBURN [YWBN] T&G - H-197° D-18 elev : 850 rwy : 35/17 bitumen CTAF : 122.55 MITTAGONG [YMIG] T&G - H-211° D-22 elev : 1840 rwy : 06/24ns dirt CTAF : 126.70 WOLLONGONG [YWOL] T&G - H-102° D-16 elev : 31 rwy : 08/26 16/34 asphalt CTAF : 127.30 NDB : WOL WOLLONGONG 239.0 JIBBON POINT [JIBN] Overfly - Coastal D-34 SYDNEY HEADS [SYHD] Overfly - VICTOR 1 D-16 HARBOUR BRIDGE [HBB] Overfly - visual Pilots intending to execute a circuit of Sydney Harbour will need to contact Sydney Approach if it is active and request a "Circuit of Sydney Harbour" NORTH HEAD [NOHD] Overfly - VICTOR 1 D-5 LONG REEF [LRF] Overfly - VICTOR 1 D-5 BARRENJOEY HEAD [BRNJ] Overfly - Coastal D-10 LAKE MACQUARIE [YLMQ] Land - Coastal D-35 Formerly Aeropelican [YPEC] elev : 5 rwy : 07/25 sealed CTAF : 132.10 (FSINN 131.25) Chart
  11. Aurukun to Pormpuraaw

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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 : 97 nm Est Flight Time : approx 65 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna C172, Orion Maule, Britten-Island Normander or similar capable of 105 to 125 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. Similarly, this work around has been reported to be successfully adopted for X-Plane using the X-Squawkbox client. As of yet there are no available instructions for doing this. Swift Swift is a recent alternative VATSIM Pilot Client now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed (not for the faint of heart), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/ygte". For airports without an ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YAUR YWNI YCPW POONKO YPMP GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan. Recommended Scenery ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" AURUKUN [YAUR] Takeoff elev : 29 rwy : 16/34 sealed CTAF : 126.70 WATHANIN [YWNI] T&G - H-198° D-23 elev : 30 rwy : 13/31 17/35 dirt CTAF : 131.25 CAPE KEER-WEER [YCPW] T&G - H-203° D-10 elev : 36 rwy : 3/21 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) POONKO T&G - H-159° D-39 (Scenery not depicted in X-Plane) elev : 63 rwy : 08/26 dirt CTAF : 131.25 PORMPURAAW [YPMP] Land - H-181° D-26 elev : 11 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 Chart
  12. Pormpuraaw to Aurukun

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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 : 114 nm Est Flight Time : approx 70 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna C172, Orion Maule, Britten-Island Normander or similar capable of 105 to 125 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. Similarly, this work around has been reported to be successfully adopted for X-Plane using the X-Squawkbox client. As of yet there are no available instructions for doing this. Swift Swift is a recent alternative VATSIM Pilot Client now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed (not for the faint of heart), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/ygte". For airports without an ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Not above FL125 Flightplan File as : YPMP YSOW YTTE YKNC YWNI YAUR GPS Flightplan is available for FSX and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive. Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually, for those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan. Recommended Scenery ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" PORMPURAAW [YPMP] Takeoff elev : 11 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF : 126.70 SOUTHWELL AIRPORT [YSOW] T&G - H-042° D-34 elev : 168 rwy : 10/28 gravel CTAF : 131.25 TI TREE (QLD) [YTTE] T&G - H-319° D-39 elev : 33 rwy : 17/35 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) KENCHERANG [YKNC] T&G - H-329° D-9 elev : 30 rwy : 06/24 dirt CTAF : 131.25 WATHANIN [YWNI] T&G - H-344° D-9 elev : 30 rwy : 13/31 17/35 dirt CTAF : 131.25 AURUKUN [YAUR] Land - H-018° D-23 elev : 29 rwy : 16/34 sealed CTAF : 126.70 Chart
  13. Finke (Apatula) to Alice Springs

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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 : 116 nm Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins Aircraft : Single or twin engine aircraft such as Cessna 172, Britten-Norman Islander BN-2 or similar capable of 115 to 135 kias. Communications Australia uses CTAF (Common Traffic Advisory Frequency) for radio comms at uncontrolled airfields. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Remain outside Alice Springs Controlled Airspace until a clearance is obtained from any ACTIVE ATC Flightplan File as : YFNE YHSB YMYV DPW OOR EWI YBAS GPS Flightplan is available for FSX/P3D 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. Note - The FSX P3D flightplan does not support starting a plan at an unrecognised airport such as YFNE Finke. To work around this short coming the plan has intentionally be prepared to commence from distant YOOD Oodnadatta where the first waypoint is YFNE Finke. The first leg should be entirely ignored and the flight should commence at the first waypoint. 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 Alice Springs [YBAS] ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane (Necessary for Finke the departure airport) OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Note to FSX and P3D pilots The Ozx scenery depicting YFNE Finke the departure airport is not in the simulation database and as such pilots will be unable to spawn themselves at the departure airport. For those that flew on Friday and remembered to save the situation can use this to place themselves at the airport. For those without a saved situation a work around is to spawn at any airport, load the accompanying FSX/P3D flightplan and accept being located at the departure airport. Doing this will place the plane at YOOD Oodnadatta. From that location, open the simulation map then drag the plane to the first waypoint in the depicted plan. Ensure to close the map by clicking okay. This should relocate the plane in the vicinity of the airport in the scenery. Use slew and an overhead view to place the aircraft at the departure airport. Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" FINKE [YFNE] Takeoff elev : 915 rwy : 15/33 dirt CTAF : 126.70 (FSINN 131.25) HORSESHOE BEND AIRPORT [YHSB] Overfly - H-317° D-28.2 nm MARYVALE [YMYV] T&G - H-334° D-36.6 nm elev : 1266 rwy : 12/30 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) DEEP WELL [DPW] Overfly - H-353° D-17.5 nm X-Plane pilots may at their discretion undertake a Touch and Go at Deep Well [YDPW] airstrip located in close proximity to this visual reference point IF ATC is active Pilots should contact ATC advising their position at Deep Well and request clearance to continue inbound via VFR Route 5 MOUNT OORAMINNA [OOR] Overfly - VICTOR 5 D-16.2 nm EWANINGA [EWI] Overfly - VICTOR 5 D-7.5 nm ALICE SPRINGS [YBAS] Land - VICTOR 5 D-10.7 nm elev : 1789 rwy : 17/35 12/30 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.30 VOR/DME : AS 115.90 NDB : AS 335.0 WAN Chart Alice Spring VTC
  14. Alice Springs to Finke (Apatula)

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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 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. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Remain outside Alice Springs Controlled Airspace until a clearance is obtained from any ACTIVE ATC Flightplan File as : YBAS EWI OOR STT YADO YFNE 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 Alice Springs [YBAS] ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS Bazz's Australian and PNG Scenery for X-Plane (Necessary for Finke the destination airport) OZX 3.5 AU Scenery YADO Andado (P3D) by Phoenix Taylor Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" ALICE SPRINGS [YBAS] Takeoff elev : 1789 rwy : 17/35 12/30 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 118.30 VOR/DME : AS ALICE SPRINGS 115.90 NDB : AS ALICE SPRINGS 335.0 EWANINGA [EWI] Overfly - VICTOR 4/5 D-10.8 nm MOUNT OORAMINNA [OOR] Overfly - VICTOR 4/5 D-7.5 nm SANTA TERESA [STT] Overfly - VICTOR 4 D-20.4 nm X-Plane pilots may have an opportunity to undertake a Touch and Go at an airstrip located in close proximity to this visual reference point ANDADO [YADO] T&G - H-141° D-91.6 nm Scenery to be download for FSX/P3D. Refer to scenery list above elev : 553 rwy : 13/31 dirt CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) FINKE [YFNE] Land - H-248° D-40.1 nm elev : 915 rwy : 15/33 dirt CTAF : 126.70 (FSINN 131.25) FSX/P3D Pilots intending to fly Sunday's Return Flight commencing at this airport should save the flight so it can be loaded to commence again Sunday. This airport is not part of the FSX/P3D database and pilots can not spawn here to begin a flight.' Alice Spring VTC WAN Chart
  15. Moranbah to Hamilton Island via Mackay

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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 75 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. FSCopilot/FSInn 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. Swift Swift is a recent VATSIM Pilot Client alternative now released to the public as a beta release candidate. This pilot client is a one fits all alternative and will work with FSX, P3D V3/V4 and XPlane in either 32 bit Windows or 64 bit Windows, Mac and Linux. This client, once installed and configured (not for the faint of heart - some guidance can be found in this video tutorial for those with X-Plane on Windows x64), also provides a capability for pilots to designate a private voice channel to allow communication with other pilots in the same voice channel. However, to do this requires a frequency over ride to be set allowing the client to ignore the set frequency instead providing text entry into a text box. Into this box the name of the voice room needs to be entered to enable voice communication. A voice room is typically in the form of "some.server.org/<Airport ICAO>". The server component is ALWAYS "rw1.vatpac.org". So this week's departure would use "rw1.vatpac.org/<Airport ICAO>". For airports without an airport ICAO it is typical to use VATPAC VFR Virtual voice room acccessed using 131.25 in FSINN. The equivalent for SWIFT is "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr". Altitude : Remain clear of Hamilton Island and Mackay Class D airspace without prior clearance from any ACTIVE ATC Flightplan File as : YMRB YWEA YBMK YBPI YLAK AU05 YBHM 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. Recommended Scenery ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX 3.5 AU Scenery Flight Details * NOTE Frequency 131.25 - "rw1.vatpac.org/virtualvfr" MORANBAH [YMRB] Takeoff elev : 770 rwy : 16/34ns asphalt CTAF : 127.50 (FSINN 126.70) WANELLA STATION [YWEA] T&G - H-050° D-19 nm (not in FSX) elev : 600 rwy : 07/25 sealed CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) MACKAY [YBMK] T&G - H-037° D-62.6 nm elev : 19 rwy : 14/32 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 124.50 VOR/DME : MK MACKAY 112.70 NDB : MK MACKAY 308.0 BRAMPTON ISLAND [YBPI] T&G - H-005° D-22.8 nm (not in FSX) br />elev : 37 rwy : 14/32 sealed CTAF : 126.70 LAKESIDE AIRPARK [YLAK] T&G - H-272° D-37.4 nm (not in FSX) elev : 175 rwy : 04/22 grass CTAF : 126.70 LAGUNA QUAYS 3 [AU05] T&G - H-007° D-6 nm (not in FSX) elev : 38 rwy : 11/29 sealed CTAF : 122.80 (FSINN 131.25) HAMILTON ISLAND [YBHM] Land - H-041° D-21.7 nm elev : 15 rwy : 14ns/32 asphalt CTAF/TWR : 127.85 VOR/DME : HM HAMILTON I 114.40 Chart
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