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  1. Australia Online - Northbound

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the new and improved Australia Online! Thursdays are the new Tuesdays and with that will see the return of one of our longest running events. This week, we want to keep you in your comfort zone. Join us up the coast between Sydney and Brisbane
  2. Thursday: Australia Online

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the new and improved Australia Online! Thursdays are the new Tuesdays and with that will see the return of one of our longest running events. This week, we want to keep you in your comfort zone. Join us up the coast between Sydney and Brisbane
  3. Milk Run Monday

    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 Monday

    Spilled Milk Run Monday Ghan to Alice YPAD - YBAS HAWKY J58 WHA J251 AS YBAS - YPAD AS J251 WHA H84 MARGO AD_TWR 120.50 AD_APP 124.20 ML-TBD_CTR 125.30 ML-BKE_CTR 128.20 ML-ASP_CTR 131.80 AS_TWR 118.30
  5. Iron Milk Run Mic Monday

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    With Iron Mic running this week, today we open the week with a Spilled Milk run, heading to the Gold Coast
  6. Cross the Ditch - 11 Dec 2016

    Leg 1: 4am - 6:30am Leg 2: 6:30am - 10:30am Leg 3: 10am - 2pm Leg 4: 2pm - 6pm Leg 5: 5pm - 9pm Not sure if "9pm" is too early for ya... maybe we need a leg 6 I'm guessing there may be some European and American accents around for the first couple of legs.
  7. USA FNO Downunder

    Hi everyone. Weather forecast for tomorrow's event. A westerley jetstream provides a significant tail wind to aircraft flying Adelaide to Sydney, although the core of this is well north of the path, it should still provide up to 80kts in the corridor. The entire area between YSSY, YPAD and YMML sees some Clear Air Turbulence. Light turbulence forecast from FL245 - FL450 between YPAD and YMML, and between FL245-390 from YSCB to YMML. Sydney sees the tail end of a cold front move out as scattered cloud offshore in the early stages, and the wind moving from a Northerly to a heavy gusting westerly in the 2nd to 3rd hour of the event. Melbourne has a westerly from the onset of the event with low clouds, with possible showers later in the (Australian Saturday) morning, turning into moderate rain in the afternoon. Adelaide sees westerlies and showers of light rain, and cloud bases down to 2000ft scattered interspersed with moderate rain bringing visibility down to 5km occasionally toward the end of the event timeframe.
  8. Town Hall Meeting - Communications

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  9. Town Hall Meeting - Thankyou

    For anyone that missed it. Here's a replay.
  10. Australia Online: Christmas Island

    Depart Perth (or for a slightly shorter run, from Port Hedland) for Christmas Island. Route: DCT PH T12 XMX DCT or DCT PD R206 XMX DCT Airport Charts ATC PH_TWR PH_APP ML-PIL_CTR ML-IND_FSS
  11. [12 June to 25 June] VATMILEX 2015

    Hi David. I'm looking to shift Milk Run Monday to Darwin/Alice Springs or similar on 22nd of June to make use of the Diversion routes and planning things as a "1 week early" Spilled Milk Run (Aka next Monday) Any notes you'd like to make sure I provide on the calendar/facebook entries? aka page 18 of https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/sup/s15-h53.pdf
  12. [Sunday, March 15th, 2015] Beware the Ides of March!

    Lets see how this goes...
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