Event Info

Event Details

For this flight, we follow the old dismantled rail line used when the Ghan travelled between Alice Springs and Adelaide

Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.

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

Distance :240 nm

Est Flight Time : approx 70 mins

Aircraft :Single or Twin engine turboprop such as Beechcraft King Air, Pilatus PC-12/PC-9, North American Mustang or similar capable of 200 to 240 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 familiar with the area can navigate visually, 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.

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.

  • EWANINGA [EWI] Overfly - VFR Route 5

  • MOUNT OORAMINNA [OOR] Overfly - VFR Route 5

  • DEEP WELL [DPW] Overfly - VFR Route 5

  • FINKE (APATULA) [YFNE] T&G - H-153° D-80
    elev : 915'
    rwy : 15/33 dirt
    CTAF : 131.25

  • OODNADATTA [YOOD] Land - H-153° D-127
    elev : 386'
    rwy : 13/31 sealed
    rwy : 04/22 gravel
    CTAF : 126.70

Alice Springs VTC - Available as PDF

WAN

The Ghan

Routes

Flightplan : YBAS EWI VFR5 DPW YFNE YOOD

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