Aussie Group Flights Team: Aussie Heart - Moomba to Leigh Creek

Aussie Heart: In this event we explore Australia by flying from east to west. Commencing at Ballina on the east coast and ending up at Jandakot on the west coast.

Aircraft for this leg: King Air

The series will cover fourteen events across Australia as follows:

Leg 1: Ballina(YBNA) to Inverell(YIVL)
Leg 2: Inverell(YIVL) to Lightning Ridge(YLRD)
Leg 3: Lightning Ridge(LRD) to Bourke(YBKE)
Leg 4: Bourke(YBKE) to Wanaaring(YWAG)
Leg 5: Wanaaring(YWAG) to Moomba(YOOM)
Leg 6: Moomba(YOOM) to Leigh Creek(YLEC)
Leg 7: Leigh Creek(YLEC) to Coober Pedy(YCBP)
Leg 8: Coober Pedy(YCBP) to Alice Springs(YBAS)
Leg 9: Alice Springs(YBAS) to Ayers Rock(YAYE)
Leg 10: Ayers Rock(YAYE) to Jameson(YJAM)
Leg 11: Jameson(YJAM) to Kalgoorlie(YCTW)
Leg 12: Kalgoolie(YCTW) to Windarling(YWDG)
Leg 13: Windarling(YWDG) to Cunderdin(YCUN)
Leg 14: Cunderdin(YCUN) to Jandakot(YPJT)

Leg 6: Moomba(YOOM) to Leigh Creek(YLEC)

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2023-09-22T10:00:00Z


Route: Moomba(YOOM) Tenneco Station One(YTNE) Tenneco Station Two(YTOS) Balcanoona(YBLC) Rawnsley Park(YRYK) Wilpena Pound(YHAW) Leigh Creek(YLEC).

Take off from Moomba(YOOM)
Track 185 deg to Tenneco Station One(YTNE) 39nm
Touch and Go at Tenneco Station One(YTNE)
Track 178 deg to Tenneco Station Two(YTOS) 50nm
Touch and Go at Tenneco Station Two(YTOS)
Track 201 deg to Balcanoona(YBLC) 66nm
Full Stop Landing at Balcanoona(YBLC) +++ 10min Break +++
Take off from Balcanoona(YBLC)
Track 202 deg to Rawnsley Park(YRYK) 77nm
Touch and Go at Rawnsley Park(YRYK)
Track 203 deg to Wilpena Pound Airport(YHAW) 14.1nm
Touch and Go at Wilpena Pound Airport(YHAW)
Circumnavigate the Pound, then from Wilpena Pound Airport(YHAW)
Track 351 deg to Leigh Creek(YLEC) 75nm
Full Stop Landing at Leigh Creek(YLEC).

Altitude: The route can be flown up to 4,500’ to be clear of terrain.

Airport details

Elev: 143’
RW 12/30 Asphalt

Tenneco Station One(YTNE)
Elev: 84’
RW 17/35 Dirt

Tenneco Station Two(YTOS)
Elev: 11’
RW 13/31 Dirt

Elev: 474’
RW 05/23 Bituminous

Rawnsley Park(YRYK)
Elev: 1,399’
RW 03/21 Dirt

Wilpena Pound(YHAW)
Elev: 1,052’
RW 18/36 Asphalt

Leight Creek(YLEC)
Elev: 856’
RW 11/29 Asphalt
RW 02/20 Asphalt

For comprehensive airport details refer: Aeronautical Information Package - Airservices .
The information is available under the latest ERSA. Simply search for the airport.

Aircraft: King Air

IMPORTANT: In the interest of keeping it REAL, please refrain from selecting inappropriate aircraft, like airliners. Unless it is appropriate for the event. This only detracts from the immersion of the flight.

Seeing Aircraft Correctly: You need to do two things to ensure you can see the other pilots in the event and see them in the aircraft they selected.

Select the same server: To do this, proceed as follows:

From the Welcome Screen, click on your Username (top right)
From the list of servers, under Servers, select South East Asia.

Turn off Generic Planes: To do this, proceed as follows:

From the Welcome Screen, click on OPTIONS
Click on GENERAL
With TRAFFIC selected, scroll down to the last option and set USE GENERIC PLANE MODELS to OFF

Turning off Crash/Damage:

Select Options/Assistance
Expand Failure & Damage
Disable Crash Damage
Disable Aircraft Stress Damage
Disable Engine Stress Damage
Accept the changes

Voice Room: My personal Discord server is used for voice comms. If you haven’t already joined my server, click on the below link to request access. I will set you up as a Member so you can access the server. Ensure you do this prior to the flight, as latecomers will need to wait for the next event.

Link to join the Voice Room: Aussie Group Flights Team - On-line Flying

Note: this link is only valid for 7 days from posting.

Weather/Time: We will set the time to 8am. This will allow us to fly in daylight and choose REAL weather so that the winds are correct.

From the World Map view, click on Flight Conditions (upper right of screen)
Click on All Players, Live Traffic, Custom
Under Weather and Time, select Live Weather and move the time slide bar to show 8:00am. 
Click Close and Fly from the World Map view.

We can start departing from 10:00z. There will be no need for official radio calls. Lets just have some fun taking in the scenery and the social aspects of the event.

Turning on Points of Interest

Select Options/Assistance
Expand POI
Set Landmark Markers to ON
Set City Markers to ON
Set Airport Markers to ON
Accept the changes

Turning on Name Tags (This will assist you in following the group if you get disoriented):

Select Options/GeneralTraffic
Set Show Traffic Nameplates to On
Accept the settings

Still confused, check out the multiplayer video tutorial from SimHangar Flight Simulation: MSFS | MULTIPLAYER | How To Guide | Everything You Need To Know | Fly in events coming soon. - YouTube

Let me know if there’s anything else that I’ve missed that you need to know.,

Regards, Paul

Flight plans for the event …

Little NavMap: VFR Moomba (YOOM) to Leigh Creek (YLEC).lnmpln (2.3 KB)

MSFS: VFR Moomba (YOOM) to Leigh Creek (YLEC).pln (2.9 KB)

Print this flight card out for your easy reference during the flight (Note: only available up to the date of the flight): Dropbox - Flight Card_AH.pdf - Simplify your life

Coffee Stop - YBLC Balcoona

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