This is a long leg and affords the opportunity to employ a high performance aircraft to complete the leg in a reasonable time frame. Since the departure and first intermediate airport are military, a military aircraft is recommended for this particular leg.
Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Distance :376 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 90 mins
Aircraft :Military turbo prop aircraft such as Lockheed C-130 Hercules or similar capable of 270 to 285 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 :Upto A9500
Navigation : Pilots familiar with the area can navigate visually using the Ghan Railway Line or Stuart Highway. For those less familiar the accompanying GPS Flightplan is the recommended method of navigating the flight plan.
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.