24MAY20 | Panic Stations Brisbane & Gold Coast - Event Announcements - VATPAC | VATSIM Australia Pacific Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Joshua Micallef

24MAY20 | Panic Stations Brisbane & Gold Coast

Recommended Posts


With my recent return, and backed by popular acclaim, the VATPAC Events Department invite you to join us in one of our most popular events that has been long overdue... Panic Stations... Whether you like flying a B717, B737, DH8D or C172, this event is for you!
Once again, we are putting a spin on the traditional event by double-dipping into the 'pot' of awards that we dish out, providing you with double the opportunity to win!!! Fly into Gold Coast (YBCG) or Brisbane (YBBN) with an expectation of full ATC services from 0700z - 1000z!


Event Details:
Panic Stations is a simple yet quite challenging event. Get as many aircraft flying to the destination airport as possible, with only one objective. Arrive at or after the target time to enjoy bragging rights... Well, until the next panic stations event, that is!

VATPAC is putting another spin on this popular event. Instead of only one arrival aerodrome, we will provide pilots with two possible airports to win the award, with both airports providing the traditional awards in both JET & NON-JET categories. 

Available titles for people to win during this event;

  • JET & NON-JET Winner (YBCG)
  • JET & NON-JET Winner (YBBN)

Touch Down Time for this event is 0900z

Expect delays as we try and accommodate everyone whilst maintaining separation standards! We look forward to seeing you all there!


VATPAC recommends the following routes to fly into Brisbane or the Gold Coast. These are only some of the possible departure points you could do - Scenery for these recommended routes can be found below.







Controllers interested in controlling the event are encouraged to submit their ATC Applications here - Applications will remain open until 4 Days before the event date, of which the roster will be compiled on the website.

Dependent on the number of ATC Applications will ultimately persuade the number of controller positions that are eventually published and rostered. Positions that are planned to be rostered are below. Note: *NS* is Non-Standard Positions which will be rostered based on controller availability and position requirements

Name: Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency:
Brisbane Approach BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700
Brisbane Aprpoach South BN-S_APP Brisbane Approach 125.600
Brisbane Tower BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 118.100
Brisbane SMC BN_GND Brisbane Ground 119.900
Brisbane SMC (South) *NS* BN-S_GND Brisbane Ground 122.250
Gold Coast Approach CG_APP Gold Coast Approach 123.500
Gold Coast Tower CG_TWR Gold Coast Tower 118.700
Gold Coast SMC CG_GND Gold Coast Ground 121.800
Brisbane Centre (Downs) BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600
Brisbane Center (Grafton) *NS* BN-GRN_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.300
Brisbane Centre (Mudgee) BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000
Brisbane Centre (Tabletop) BN-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550


Previous Winners:

In the previous event (Transcon Panic Stations Perth) the following members took out the winning titles for their respective airports and categories.

  • JET/NON-JET from SY/ML/AS - YMA591 | Jason Beringer (860504) | 09:02:47z (YBAS)
  • JET/NON-JET from anywhere else - RSCU471 | Stephen Harrington (986657) | 09:01:05z (YPPH via YRTI & YGAD)

Will you be the next person to take out the Panic Stations trophy?


Departure Scenery Possibilities

Payware - FlyTampa (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX)
Freeware - AVSIM (P3D)
Freeware - ISDG (XPlane)

YBBN - Brisbane International Airport
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)

YBCG - Gold Coast Airport
Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)
Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)

MISC - Miscellaneous Items
Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Required by ORBX Airports*
Payware - Gold Coast Cityscape (FSX/P3D)


Should you have any questions, queries or suggestions, please contact the events department via the VATPAC forums or by emailing [email protected] 

We look forward to seeing you at our Panic Stations event!

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello everyone,

It was brought to my attention last night that the Login System was not working for some users, which made you unable to put your availability in for this position. 

I am pleased to advised this has been rectified by Tom overnight - Thank you for your work Tom and apologies to everyone for the error.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks to everyone who applied for ATC in Panic Stations Brisbane / Gold Coast. We received an enormous responce of applications and for that reason were not able to roster everyone who applied. The ATC roster can be found at the event site https://events.vatpac.org/panic-stations-brisbane-and-gold-coast. If you were not rostered do not worry! Feel free to log on at a nearby airport prior to the event in order to provide departure services for those flying into YBBN/YBCG!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Please review these documents prior to the event which have been put together by Sam Keast and Matt Kelly respectively. 


ATC Briefing Package: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZYoKza8UDdJN45qrusg27tIyXUqTQONG/view?usp=sharing

For anyone controlling, please download and review the ATC Briefing Package. It has been designed in a way that you should only need to click on your position in the contents to jump to the section relevant to you (Works in the downloaded PDF version). 


Pilot Briefing Package: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bx0P7UaUvJLBvH5eFRVo0YLWpPcPL7Gz/view?usp=sharing

If you're departing or arriving into Brisbane or Gold Coast, use this document to find out information about the new SIDs/STARs, Published holds, fuel recommendations, route recommendations, frequency allocations, airspace allocations and heaps more! It's a must read for anyone wanting to fly in/out! :D



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...