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  1. Sydney Bankstown Return via Katoomba

    Event Details This easter weekend, VATPAC concludes it's Iron Mic attempt at Sydney. VFR Operations flies out and returns to Sydney Bankstown to add some GA traffic to the weekend's mix. Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight. Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. Distance : 111 nm Est Flight Time : approx 75 mins Aircraft : Single Engine Piston such as Cessna 172 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. Altitude : remain outside Sydney class C airspace Flightplan File as : YSBK WAD YKAT MYF YSCN YWIO TWRN YSBK Navigation : Unless pilots are visually familiar with this area, the accompanying GPS Flightplan is recommended. GPS Flightplan is available for FSX, FS9 and X-Plan FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive. Recommended Scenery X-Plane - Sydney ORBX Australia Bankstown by By Robert Fluke (Flukey), Ben Odonnell (FBK289) & Garry Moore(GAZZA) ORBX Australia ANTS AUSSIE AIRPORTS OZX AU Scenery BANKSTOWN PROCEDURES Bankstown is a general aviation class D aerodrome and is located in close proximity to Sydney International Airport and RAAF Airbase Richmond. An excellent source of information for Bankstown VFR operations inbound and outbound can be found in CASA's "Ontrack" Online Reference Resource. Pilots unfamiliar with Bankstown Operations are encouraged to visit the site and review available information prior to operating within Bankstown airspace. Flight Details PILOTS SHOULD ENSURE THEY SET THEIR TRANSPONDER TO MODE "C" (normal) AS THEY ENTER THE RUNWAY SO ATC WILL SEE AIRCRAFT ALTITUDE IN THEIR SCOPE BANKSTOWN [YSBK] Takeoff elev : 34' rwy : 11C/29C 11R/29L 11L/29R asphault TWR/CTAF : 132.80 NDB : BK 416.0 WARRAGAMBA DAM [WAD] Overfly - H-264° D-19.9 KATOOMBA [YKAT] T&G - H-314° D-18.7 elev : 3280' rwy : 06ns/24 10/28 unsealed CTAF : 126.70 * ns - non-standard right circuit PINNICAL HOMESTEAD Overfly - H-213° D-7.3 elev : 2100' rwy : 10/28 dirt CTAF : 131.25 MAYFIELD [MYF] Overfly - H-110° D-23.8 CAMDEN [YSCN] T&G - H-146° D-5.6 elev : 230' (circuit A1200) rwy : 06/24ns asphault rwy : 10/28ns grass * ns - non-standard right circuit TWR/CTAF : 120.10 WILTON [YWIO] T&G - H-171° D-10.8 elev : 610' rwy : 03/21 15/33 unsealed CTAF : 131.25 TWO RN (2RN) [TWRN] Overfly - H-020° D-20.2 Inbound reporting point for Bankstown. If TWR active set transponder 3000 and Call "BANKSTOWN TOWER [AIRCRAFT TYPE][CALLSIGN]2RN A1500 RECEIVED [ATIS ID] INBOUND" DO NOT ENTER CONTROL ZONE UNLESS TWR HAS PROVIDED JOIN INSTRUCTIONS BANKSTOWN [YSBK] Land - H-082° D-5.0 Sydney VTC