Event Info

Event Details

For this flight, we follow the rail line currently in use by the Ghan

Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.

Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.

Distance :337 nm

Est Flight Time : approx 90 mins

Aircraft :Single or Twin engine turboprop or jet aircraft such as Beechcraft King Air, SAAB 340 (RPT for Regional Express), Lockheed Hercules, Cirrus Vision personal jet, BAE Hawk training jet or similar capable of 250 to 300 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 :Once out of controlled airspace below Alice Springs Class C/D steps

Navigation :Pilots are encouraged to follow the rail line for as much of the flight as possible once clear of the Alice Springs VFR route. The accompanying GPS Flightplan is there to provide guidance and a means of establishing an approximate indication of position along the journey.

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.

Flight Details

  • ALICE SPRINGS [YBAS] Takeoff
    elev : 1789'
    rwy : 12/30 17/35 asphalt
    CTAF/TWR : 118.80
    VOR : AS 115.90
    * Pilots with FTX Alice Springs may wish to overfly Alice Springs township and view the Ghan parked in the main rail terminal.

  • GAOL WATER TOWER [GWTR] Overfly - Visual H-239 5nm

  • HUGH RIVER [HUGH] Overfly - VFR Route 6

  • IMPADNA AIRPORT Overfly - H-184° D-43
    (Not depicted in FSX)

  • MARLA [YALA] T&G - H-174° D-131
    elev : 1076'
    rwy : 18/36 gravel
    CTAF : 131.25

  • CADNEY HOMESTEAD AIRPORT Overfly - H-142° D-41
    (Not depicted in FSX)

  • MOUNT CLARENCE AIRPORT Overfly - H-158° D-58
    (Not depicted in FSX)

  • COOBER PEDY [YCBP] Land - H-117° D-23
    elev : 740'
    rwy : 04/22 asphalt
    rwy : 14/32 gravel
    CTAF : 126.70
    NDB : CBP 341.0

Alice Springs VTC - Available as PDF

WAN

The Ghan

Routes

Flightplan : YBAS GTWR VFR6 HUGH YALA YCBP

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.

ATC

  • Alice Springs Approach/Tower

Scenery