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  1. Milk Run Monday

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    By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC. Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc). Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT. Route YMML-YSSY: ML H129 DOSEL Y59 TESAT YSSY-YMML: TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 ML ATC SY_ATIS 126.25 SY_DEL 133.80 SY_GND 121.70 SY_TWR 120.50 SY_APP 124.40 ML-WOL_CTR 125.00 ML-SNO_CTR 124.00 ML_APP 132.00 ML_TWR 120.50 ML_GND 121.70 ML_DEL 127.20 ML_ATIS 118.00 Scenery Melbourne Airport - Freeware for FSX Orbx YMML Melbourne v3 (FSX/P3D) Melbourne Airport for Xplane (ISDG) Sydney YSSY freeware, FSX version | P3D version Sydney YSSY by FlyTampa (FSX & P3D) Sydney YSSY for Xplane (ISDG)
  2. Spilled Milk Run - South West

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    Join us June 24th from 1830 AEST to 2100 AEST as we spill the milk to the south west of WA.. Spilled Milk Run Monday - South West! This Spilled Milk Run Monday we will be exploring the South West of Western Australia and the many regional airports it has to offer with the focus of this event being Perth. This time around we are going to be taking a little bit of a different approach, both literally and figuratively. You may expect many different instrument approaches such as ILS and RNAV at the larger airports, or even GNSS, VOR and NBD approaches in some of our smaller fields. Much of these airports are in uncontrolled airspace so make sure you have your phraseology at its peak, ready for some more testing procedures for pilots and ATC alike. Recommended Routes YPPH - YPKG DCT AMANA Y31 KARAB Y69 BOSLI Y67 KG YPKG - YPPH DCT NALAR Q41 HAMTN Q158 BEVLY YPPH - YBLN DCT MANDU W20 BLN YBLN - YPPH DCT BLN W20 MANDU YPPH - YESP (Recommended for Non-Jet) DCT PH Z44 ESP YESP - YPPH (Recommended for Non-Jet) DCT ESP Q158 HAMTN Z52 GRENE YPPH - YABA (Recommended for Non-Jet) DCT SOLUS W172 ABA YABA - YPPH (Recommended for Non-Jet) DCT ABA W172 SOLUS ATC ATC is pretty straight forward with Perth being the hot-spot. However if TFC deems acceptable additional non-standard* positions may be opened (Particularly ENR) PH_DEL.......................................................118.550 PH_GND......................................................121.700 PH_TWR......................................................127.400 PH_APP.......................................................123.600 PH_DEP.......................................................118.700 ML-ESP_CTR..............................................123.950 PH-E_GND..................................................122.200 ML-PIY_CTR*.............................................133.900 ML-JAR_CTR*............................................120.300 ML-HYD_CTR*...........................................118.200 Please keep in mind that these non-standard* positions still require approval to open as per normal. Scenery ORBX Australia (Enroute) FSX/P3D (PAYWARE) MFSG Perth 2019 (YPPH) FS9/FSX/P3D (PAYWARE) ORBX Busselton (YBLN) FSX/P3D (FREEWARE) David Sheridan Kalgoorlie-Boulder (YPKG) FSX (FREEWARE) Mike Major Albany (YABA) FSX (FREEWARE) OZx Scenery 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and FSX libraries OZx Scenery 3.5 and P3D libraries YANG, YCHK, YCWA, YFDF, YBGD, YGIA, YSO & YKAL by Flukey (Requires P3D libraries above) https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=57973af8ec3ed258&id=57973AF8EC3ED258!8612&authkey=!AKjAElfPOBo5XtA
  3. Milk Run Monday

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    By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC. Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc). Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT. Route YMML-YSSY: ML H129 DOSEL Y59 TESAT YSSY-YMML: TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 ML ATC SY_ATIS 126.25 SY_DEL 133.80 SY_GND 121.70 SY_TWR 120.50 SY_APP 124.40 ML-WOL_CTR 125.00 ML-SNO_CTR 124.00 ML_APP 132.00 ML_TWR 120.50 ML_GND 121.70 ML_DEL 127.20 ML_ATIS 118.00 Scenery Melbourne Airport - Freeware for FSX Orbx YMML Melbourne v3 (FSX/P3D) Melbourne Airport for Xplane (ISDG) Sydney YSSY freeware, FSX version | P3D version Sydney YSSY by FlyTampa (FSX & P3D) Sydney YSSY for Xplane (ISDG)
  4. Spilled Milk Run - Port Moresby

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    We hope you enjoyed the recent Election. In the spirit of Democracy, we held a poll for Spilled Milk Run Monday location at The Vatsim Australia Facebook group- the majority voted for Spilled Milk Run Monday in May to take place in Port Moresby. The Majority has spoken! The election results must stand! Today we fly to Port Moresby! Routes YBCS - AYPY DCT CS R210 PY DCT AYPY - YBCS DCT PY R210 CS DCT ATC CS_ATIS 131.10 CS_DEL 128.75 CS_GND 121.70 CS_TWR 124.90 CS_APP 118.40 BN-TBP_CTR 120.55 BN-ARA_CTR 133.70 AYPM_CTR 123.40 AYPY_APP 125.80 AYPY_TWR 118.10 AYPY_GND 121.70 AYPY_ATIS 128.00
  5. Milk Run Monday

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    By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC. Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc). Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT.
  6. Spilled Milk Run - Launceston, Tasmania

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    Hope you had some good time off with friends and family last week. Now, it's time to collect those folk who took a nice Island Vacation this Autumn, and bring them back to civilization. Head to the Heart of Tassie to transport some folk between Launceston and the Mainland. Routes YMML - YMLT ML H169 IRSOM W105 LT YMLT - YMML LT H215 WAREN W687 ML ATC YMLT_ATIS 134.75 LT_TWR 118.70 ML-TAS_CTR 123.80 ML_APP 132.00 ML_TWR 120.50 ML_GND 121.70 ML_DEL 127.20 ML_ATIS 118.00
  7. Teamspeak Townhall

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    Town Hall Meeting Sunday 7 April 2019 at 1030 UTC/2030 AEST/2000 ACST/1730 AWST Via Teamspeak (Instructions) Call to Order / Welcome Board to present 2019 plan Questions to the board If you have any questions that you would like the Board to answer, you can either mail them to me at director at vatpac dot org or ask them during the Q&A. We will publish a list of answers to questions in writing so that is a way to get your question in if you can't attend. Please note that in daylight savings states, daylight savings ends on this day. All times listed above are in standard time.
  8. Spilled YBMK Run - Mackay

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    The Traditional End of Month Spilled Milk Run is today! There's some great freeware scenery available for FSX and P3D for Mackay! It's time to head up the Queensland coast to see what it's all about! Man your sims from 7:30pm AEST / AEDT to 9:30pm AEST / AEDT. AusFS Website Download Mackay Scenery for FSX/P3D Routes YBBN - YBMK BN Q26 CAPRI UQ493 PROBO V134 MK YBMK - YBBN MK V153 POONA Y61 RUROX Y177 BN YBBN - YBHM BN V134 MK B462 HM YBHM - YBBN HM B462 MK V153 POONA Y61 RUROX Y177 SMOKA ATC BN_ATIS 125.50 BN_DEL 118.60 BN_GND 121.70 BN_TWR 120.50 BN_APP 124.70 BN-DOS_CTR 135.60 BN-TBP_CTR 120.55 MK_TWR 124.50 MK_GND 121.70 ML_ATIS 128.00 HM_TWR 118.70 HM_ATIS 134.00
  9. Spilled Milk Run

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    The Traditional End of Month Spilled Milk Run is today! With the Real World gearing up for the Avalon Airshow today, why not head down to YMAV Avalon! Why not fly something a bit different? Fly inbound (or outbound) from YMAV Avalon today from such places as: YSRI Richmond YWLM Williamtown YMMB Moorabbin YSSY Sydney YWOL Wollongong VFR. IFR. Civillian. Military. modern or Historic. Whatever you chose to fly, Man your sims from 7:30pm AEST / AEDT to 9:30pm AEST / AEDT.
  10. Milk Run Monday

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    By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC. Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc). Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT.
  11. Milk Run Monday

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    By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC. Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc). Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT.
  12. Australia Day MRM

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    Welcome to focus month Milk Run Monday! Throughout the month all Milk Run Mondays will be based between Adelaide and an additional designated airport each week. This week (28/01/2019) due to the long Australia day weekend, MRM will be kicking off earlier in the day and running for longer. From 0600z - 1200z we will be featuring a Triangle between Alice Springs, Brisbane and Adelaide. Whether you visit the heart of the land or the edge of the sea there is bound to be a route to fly. Routes: YPAD - YBBN: DCT SEDAN Y19 PARRY Y195 GLENN YBBN - YPAD: DCT HUUGO Q116 NBR WOONA Q60 BLACK YPAD - YBAS: DCT HAWKY J58 WHA J251 AS YBAS - YPAD: DCT SARAH J251 WHA H84 MARGO YBAS - YBBN: DCT PULOL T11 ROM Y195 GLENN YBBN - YBAS: DCT WACKO V179 VILOL T11 AS
  13. Spilled Milkrun New Year

    It's New Years Eve. Midnight Awaits the bold. Routes Any ATC As much as possible Scenery https://archive.org/details/OZxWoS https://orbxdirect.com/category/oceania https://flightsimdev.com/downloads/
  14. Milk Run Monday

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    By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC. Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc). Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT.
  15. Spilled Milkrun Monday - Northern November

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    It's the end of the Month of November and we have some Milkrun to Spill. Why not head up North for some November fun? While Alice Springs and Darwin are the focus ports today, If a CTAF in the coverage area takes your fancy, feel free to head there too. Suggestions include YAYE, YTNK, YPTN, YMKT and any others that take your fancy in the Northern Territory. Routes YBAS - YPDN AS J251 TN Q23 DN YPDN - YBAS DN Y25 BEBUX UY83 GREGA J251 AS ATC YBAS_ATIS 134.00 AS_TWR 118.30 ML-ASP_CTR 131.80 BN-TRT_CTR 133.00 DN_APP 134.10 DN_TWR 133.10 DN_GND 121.80 DN_DEL 126.80 YPDN_ATIS 134.00 Scenery Alice Springs for FSX & P3D by Orbx Alice Springs for Xplane 10 & 11 Ayers Rock for FSX & P3D Ants Aussie Airports Complete (Includes Darwin, Tindal/Katherine) Darwin Airport for Xplane
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