Peter Story - VATPAC | VATSIM Australia Pacific Jump to content

Peter Story

Deputy Director
  • Content count

    477
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    10

Peter Story last won the day on August 15

Peter Story had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

92 Excellent

About Peter Story

  • Rank
    Deputy Director, AIS & I.T Developer
  1. Procedural Tower Airspace Administration

    1 INTRODUCTION With the improved surveillance coverage available from ADSB and the mandatory requirement for aircraft transponders, the en route surveillance services at some regional Class D airports has been increased. 2 DETAILS The responsibility for administering airspace between A085 and A045 has changed from tower positions to en route positions at Tamworth, Alice Springs, Albury, Launceston and Hobart. When the Hobart and Launceston Towers are closed, en-route surveillance Class D services are provided between 1,500 and 4,500 ft. Further details can be found in the ERSA FAC pages and the procedural tower diagrams below. 3 DOWNLOAD LINKS Whilst the Documentation web page is being updated, links to the updated diagrams are below; Albury Alice Springs Hobart Launceston Tamworth 4 AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected]
  2. Updated Local Instructions

    Updated Local Instructions (Perth, Brisbane, Cairns and Sydney) DETAILS The Perth Local Instructions have been updated with new formatting and the key changes noted below; Navaids, SIDs and STARs, 2,400m reduced separation, removal of LAHSO operations, JT VFR fixes, Pearce airpsace administration and TCU Airspace Diagrams Minor updates have also been made to Brisbane: Updated the reference to VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy Cairns: Updated index formatting Sydney: Runway assignment under PROPS (Para 2.3.2.1) and BK Coordination (para 6.4.1.2) DOWNLOAD LINKS Whilst the web page is being updated, links to the updated diagrams are below; Perth Brisbane Cairns Sydney ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I would like to thank Tristan Garratt for his work in updating the Perth local instructions An update for the Melbourne Local Instructions will be available shortly
  3. NOTAM: AIRAC 1909

    NOTAM - AIRAC1909 Sector File and Client Installer Downloads 1 INTRODUCTION The VATPAC sector file updates are normally issued by the operations department every 3 months. The version released today is AIRAC 1909, effective on the 15th of August 2019. The sector files provided support both the Virtual Radar Client and the Euroscope Client. 2 DETAILS SIDs and STARs updated IFR and VFR fixes updated CTR Lower Levels for YBAS, YMAY, YMHB, YMLT and YSTW updated to 4,500 in Euroscope and Procedural Diagrams updated (see separate NOTAM) Euroscope Sector Definitions and VRC highlighted regions updated for new YBAS, YMAY, YMHB, YMLT and YSTW CTR boundaries Euroscope LL labels added for Darwin and updated for Cairns and Adelaide Removed Woomera and Gin Gin ATIS. Updated YSRI ATIS to 126.3, YWLM ATIS to 134.45, YBAS ATIS to 123.0 Euroscope Package Alias.txt updated for climb via SID and descend via STAR Euroscope Package Controller ATIS line4 line changed to "ATC Feedback - feedback.vatpac.org" Euroscope Package Readme.prf updated to explain the optional use of Navigraph for more accurate Flight plan and Route Probe information 3 DOWNLOAD LINKS Whilst the web pages are being updated, links to the updated files are; VRC: VRC Sector Files and POF file Euroscope: VATPAC Euroscope Package If you don't use the Euroscope package, you will need the updated Euroscope Sector Files and will need to manually update the voice file and any profiles with the new comms frequencies and ATIS line4. 4 AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 5 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will cancel at 6 Nov 19 - 23:59UTC.
  4. Updates to Local Instructions

    The following Local Instructions have been updated with new formatting and the key changes noted below Adelaide: Navaids, STARs, separation requirements for curfew operations and 2400m reduced runway Brisbane: Operation Positions, Navaids, SMC maneuvering area, YBAF aerodrome control, TMA airspace administration Canberra: TMA airspace upper limit amended to FL245. Departure coordination with ENR no longer required. Assignment of a STAR for aircraft departing to Sydney not required. Cairns: Navaids, VFR procedures Sydney: VTC diagrams These updated instructions are available on the documents page Acknowledgement I would like to thank Eoin Motherway, Blake Hendrie, Greg Barber and Tristan Garratt for their great work in updating these local instructions Updates for Perth and Melbourne will be available shortly
  5. 1. INTRODUCTION: 1.1 Elements of RAAFvirtual.org (VSOA) and Virtual United States Navy (VSOA)will be conducting a wide range of military/formation flying training in the airspace surrounding RAAFv Base Amberley. 1.2 Training period begins on the 22th July 2019 0000z and will self-cancel on 31st August 2019 2359z as follows: · Airspaces will be active for the duration of the NOTAM period 1.3 The Training will involve F/A18, E737, KC30A, C17A, C130/C30J, C27J, B350, P8, F22, F35 and PC-21 aircraft operating from RAAFv Base Amberley. 2. AIRSPACE ACTIVATION 2.1 For the duration of the NOTAM, activity is anticipated for the entire time period as set out in 1.2. 2.2 The following Temporary Modified Restricted and AAR, AEW&C airspace are established at Amberley (YAMB), and will be activated by NOTAM: a. YAMB/R625D CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA1 (Transit) LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Setout by airspace outline in Appendix VERTICAL LIMITS: 8500– F210 CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: If online AMB_APP, otherwise Range Control Authority (see below) b. YAMB/R639 (A, B, C &D) CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA2 (Transit) LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Setout by airspace outline in Appendix VERTICAL LIMITS: 10000 – F280 CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: Range Control Authority (see below) c. YAMB/R637 (A, B, C &D) CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA3 (Primary) LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Setout by airspace outline in Appendix VERTICAL LIMITS: 5000 – F380 CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: Range Control Authority (see below) d. YAMB/R644 CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA2 (Primary/AAR/AWACS) LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Setout by airspace outline in Appendix VERTICAL LIMITS: 5000 – F280 CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: Range Control Authority (see below) d. YAMB/R650A & B CONDITIONAL STATUS: RA3 (Primary) LATERAL LIMITS: Limits are Setout by airspace outline in Appendix VERTICAL LIMITS: 5000 – F280 CONTROLLING AUTHORITY: Range Control Authority (see below) 3. AIRSPACE ACTIVATION TIMING. 3.1 Training Sorties are planned to take place throughout the period of activation 4. FLIGHT PLANNING AND ROUTE LIMITATIONS. 4.1 All waypoints inside exercise lateral boundaries will be available at and above FL390 – R637 FL220 – R625 FL290 – R639, R644, R650 4.2 RA Conditional Status Legend RA1: Pilots may flight plan through the restricted area and expect a clearance from ATC RA2: Pilots must not flight plan through a restricted area unless on a route specified in ERSA GEN FPR, however a clearance from ATC is not assured. RA3: Pilots must not flight plan through a restricted area. Clearance is unlikely and will be subject to Military activity. 5. PROCEDURES 5.1 Military pilots are present in the activated Restricted Areas (VSOA in flight plan remarks) 5.1.1 Pilots: If unable to conduct flights without transiting the Restricted Areas at or above the levels in para 4.1 BN-DOS_CTR active: contact Brisbane Centre on 135.6 who will coordinate with the Range Controller to arrange access – note rerouting may be required to avoid an area with RA2 or RA3 Conditional Status. BN-DOS_CTR not active: contact the Range Controller (via private message). 5.1.2 Range Controller Contact: If access is required, contact the Range Controller callsign in the following order: WGTL***, BUCK***, COLT*** 5.2 Military pilots are not present in the activated Restricted Areas 5.2.1 Pilots and ATC: There are no restrictions on accessing the activated Restricted Areas. 6. MILITARY AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS 6.1 High speed military jet & turboprop aircraft will be on random tracks without communications within all exercise airspace. Traffic information will not be provided to or about exercise aircraft operating in exercise area. (Intentions may be handed to ATC by the flight lead on a flight by flight basis) 6.2 Aircraft operating out of Amberley (YAMB) will operate on the appropriate CTAF channels when ATC is not online. 6.3 When outside CTAF areas, military aircraft will tune UNICOM until established within active restricted airspace. Upon entering active restricted airspace military aircraft will be virtually NOCOM. (See para 6.4) 6.4 Regardless of the phase of flight, military aircraft will endeavour to monitor UNICOM text (122.800) for mutual separation when ATC is offline. 6.5 The below list outlines the civil frequencies that military aircraft will operate on when outside of restricted airspace. Location Frequency YAMB TWR: 118.30 YAMB APP: 134.600 All Other (UNICOM) 7. PRIORITIES 7.1 During exercise activity periods, access to the exercise airspace may not be available due to high density/high energy military operations. 7.2 Every endeavour will be made to adjust exercise activities and minimize delays to facilitate transit of civil aircraft. 8. CANCELLATION 8.1 This NOTAM will self-cancel on 31st August 2019 9. DISTRIBUTION 9.1 VATPAC Forums/Website 9.2 RAAFvirtual Forums/Website 10. CONTACTS 10.1 VATPAC Operations 10.2 vAIRMSHL Nathan Noble - RAAFv – [email protected] Appendix Exercise Area –
  6. NOTAM: AIRAC 1907

    NOTAM - AIRAC1907 Sector File and Client Installer Downloads 1 INTRODUCTION The VATPAC sector files are normally produced and developed by the operations department every 3 months. Due to a mid cycle update, the version released today is AIRAC 1907, effective on the 20th of June 2019. The sector files provided support both the Virtual Radar Client and the Euroscope Client. 2 DETAILS YSSY BOREE Arrival updated ATIS frequencies updated: YMAV ATIS freq 118.2, YSNW ATIS freq 125.65, YBHM ATIS freq 128.35, YPDN ATIS freq 128.25 3 DOWNLOAD LINKS Whilst the web pages are being updated, links to the updated files are; VRC: VRC Sector Files and POF file Euroscope: VATPAC Euroscope Package If you don't use the Euroscope package, you will need the updated Euroscope Sector Files and will need to manually update the voice file and any profiles with the new comms frequencies. 4 AUTHORITY Deputy Director, Operations – [email protected] 5 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will cancel at 14 AUG 19 - 23:59UTC.
×