Simulation Date/Time : Current date set to daylight.
Weather : Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations.
Scenery : ORBX (Blue Region), Ozx Australia Complete and also Elias Smith NSW Scenery.
NOTE : A very useful addition is the VFR Reference Points available as a scenery file that will show the VRPs as intersections in the default FSX GPS available as a download from Anthony Lynch's Scenery Website
Distance :105 nm
Est Flight Time : approx 80 mins
Aircraft : A single engine aircraft such as Cessna 172 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 :Below BRISBANE Class C steps upto 6500
Navigation : Unless pilots are visually familiar with this area, the accompanying GPS Flightplan is recommended.
GPS Flightplan is available for FSX, FS9 and X-Plane FMS and also provided is the original Plan-G flightplan for those that find this useful all enclosed within a Zip archive.
Archerfield is a general aviation class D aerodrome and is located in close proximity to Brisbane International Airport and RAAF Base Amberley. An excellent source of information for Archerfield VFR operations inbound and outbound can be found in CASA's "Ontrack" Online Reference Resource. Pilots unfamiliar with Archerfield Operations are encouraged to visit the site and review available information prior to operating within Archerfield airspace.
NOTE : This flight penetrates AMBERLEY control zone and if the airspace is active will require clearance to enter prior to executing the touch and go at Harrisville
Flightplan : YBAF YAUL YKBN YCGA PKR YBAF
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.