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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.
  2. 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-ARL_CTR 133.70 AYPM_CTR 123.40 AYPY_APP 125.80 AYPY_TWR 118.10 AYPY_GND 121.70 AYPY_ATIS 128.00
  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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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/
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Oz Flight Sim Expo

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    OZ Flightsim Expo is being run on the 17th and 18th of November, from 10am till 5pm. https://www.ozflightsim.com/ If you want to come down and discuss all things Flight Sim in person, then make your way to the Illawarra Regional Airport (YWOL) in person, and come to the HARS hangar main entrance (near the Qantas 747 tail). While we are on site, we will be showing off Vatsim at a display desk with several screens and an ATC station running a Controller client, a live Accumap sceen, and a flightsim, demonstrating how Vatsim Works. If you're interested, head on down! If you are unable to attend physically in Wollongong, why not help us demonstrate the region on Vatsim? Fly into, out of, or around Sydney YSSY or Control the Sydney TMA and surrounding Melbourne Centre position(s) If you'd like to control, let us know by filling in the form! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoEDBy7bFAPbtGSvGeSRSL6Npl4hYfq2tcx7s4DFEBSiFSNA/viewform Otherwise if you'd just like to fly your sim from home, then jump on and fly into the Sydney TMA!
  15. Spilled Milkrun Sydney GA & Heli ops in airspace

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    It's Spilled Milk Run Monday, and based on the ruminations in This Thread: It's time to brush up on our Helicopter Operations around Sydney. Pilots see the Sydney ERSA (https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/ersa/FAC_YSSY_16AUG2018.pdf ) especially from Pages 11 to 19 inclusive. Or Bankstown ERSA https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/ersa/FAC_YSBK_16AUG2018.pdf pages 4 through 7 inclusive. If you absolutely cannot fly a Helicopter, then see if you can get a small prop aircraft into the Sydney Approach airspace. Suggested activities include: Sydney Harbour Scenic flights, at 1500ft (inside controlled airspace, VFR) Fly a practice ILS approach at Sydney Airport (IFR clearance required, even in a Cessna) - perhaps with an IFR departure from Bankstown in a piston single! or pick up IFR in the air! ATC (And pilot) instructions at https://operations.vatpac.org/documents/li/Sydney Area Local Instructions.pdf VTC available at https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/aipchart/vtc/Sydney_VTC_24MAY2018.pdf Routes: Familiarise yourself with pages 18, 25, 27, 28 of https://operations.vatpac.org/documents/li/Sydney Area Local Instructions.pdf Why not try the Barracks 5, Maroubra 5, Cape Banks 5, Wanda 5, Georges River 5, Rosehill 5, Erskineville 5 or the Harbour Bridge 5 routes in a Helicopter? Land at Rosehill Racecourse, Transition from the Georges River 5 to Choppers South or return. Try the Wanda 5 to enter the Victor 1 northbound. Maybe the Barracks 5 on your way to Sydney Heads to transition onto the Bondi 5 southbound? Or hit Erskineville 5 for a landing at Star City Casino and Darling Harbour, or mix it with the traffic orbiting east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a close-up view of Sydney's famous Opera House. IFR ILS practice approaches at YSSY YSBK - YSSY BK DCT SY DCT BK (Remember to ensure your DG heading is aligned for potential vectors) Sydney Scenic flight from Bankstown YSBK - YSBK BK PRT HSY STI LRF HBB LRF HSY PSP BK (Ensure you get clearance to enter the Sydney TMA prior to proceeding south of Long Reef toward Harbour Bridge) Harbour Scenic One: Long Reef - Harbour Bridge - North Head - Long Reef Harbour Scenic Two: Long Reef - Chatswood - Manly Beach - Long Reef Fixed Based WorldFlight sims We will endeavour to have ML-WOL_CTR open for some runs between YSCB (or other nearby CTAF's such as Wagga, Albury or Newcastle) and YSSY. Remember, you can always go around. For the adventurous, why not try a touch and go at YSBK?
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