Aussie Group Flights Team – Focus on Western Australia – Busselton to Jandakot

Scheduled for 2020-08-21T10:00:00Z
This scenic adventure sees us taking off from Busselton (YBLN) and tracking to points that are fairly coastal up to Jandakot (YPJT) near Perth. This showcases the beautiful western coastal areas leading up to Perth, Western Australia’s capital city.



Details to follow. Hope you can join us.

Regards, Paul


ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2020-08-21T10:00:00Z

Departure: Busselton (YBLN) GA Ramp.
Arrival: Jandakot (YPJT)


Route: YBLN Busselton – YBUN Bunbury – Lake Preston – Lake Chifton – YMUL Murray Field – BOAT (inbound reporting point) Boat Yard – YJPT Jandakot

Charts will be provided to assist locating VFR waypoints and recognising surrounding features.

  • Take off from Busselton
  • Track 038 deg to Bunbury (23nm)
  • Track 004 deg to Lake Preston (21nm)
  • Track 354 deg to Lake Chifton (14nm)
  • Track 027 deg to Murray Field (19nm)
  • Track 352 deg to Boat Yard (22nm)
  • Track 062 deg to Jandakot (7nm)
  • Land at Jandakot

Altitude: The route can be flown at 2,500’ safely but you can vary the altitude to suite the terrain.

You may choose to do a Touch and Go or Full Stop landing at any of the small airfields up the coast. There are a few.

Airport details:

Busselton (YBLN)
Elev: 56’
RW 03/21

Bunbury (YBUN)
Elev: 53’
RW 07/25

Murray Field (YMUL)
Elev: 56’
RW 05/23, 09/27

Jandakot (YPJT)
Elev: 99’
RW 06L/24R
RW 06R/24L
RW 12/30

Aircraft: Any GA aircraft would be suitable for the event.

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 WEST USA

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

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

Voice Room: Discord for Official MSFS Community: Event #1 or Event #2 are the voice rooms available to us. I need to see which is available on the day and reserve it. I will be in the room and get it authorised for our use. Just look for my Userid: VHFIB to determine which room to enter.

Note: if you are new to the Discord Server for MS FS, you will need to “react” to get access to the voice rooms.

To “react”, once in the Discord for Official MS FS , click on the Important - Info option and at the very bottom, click on the button (last item at the bottom of the screen) to react and provide access. Note: clicking on the button accepts the conditions etc., which you can read via the available links.

Weather/Time: We will set the time 12hrs prior, i.e., 8am. This will allow us to fly in daylight and choose Live Weather, so you get the current weather:

  1. From the World Map view, click on Flight Conditions (upper right of screen)
  2. Click on All Players, Live Traffic, Custom
  3. Under Weather and Time, select Live Weather and move the time slide bar to show 8:00am or say 7:45am if you arrive at 7:45pm (12hrs prior to current time).
  4. Click Close and Fly from the World Map view.

We can start departing from 8pm. 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.

Multiplayer Map: Currently, the VFR map won’t show Live players, so if you get lost, it’s difficult to find where the other flyers are. The free multiplayer map, will show the other players (that are using the map) and allow you to see their heading, speed, altitude and callsign. But it will only show those using the map. The below map tool is excellent but only as good as the volume of people using it.

Not mandatory but if you would like to use this map, see the below for details:

Link to moving map:

Once viewing the map, click on Join to download the client that connects MSFS for tracking your flights. Note the .NET Core Windows Runtime requirement that needs installing also.

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

Regards, Paul


Well most of my instructing flying career was around these parts. I used to run Murrayfield and flying competitions there!

There’s a little strip on the edges of each of Lake Preston and Lake Clifton. One of them has a DC3 there in real life on a pole. Sadly that’s not modelled hehe.

Jandakot isn’t a dirt runway though. Jandakot is the main GA airport of Perth and has 3 sealed runways with a 4th being planned/built.

Via Boat Yard, arriving traffic should fly at 1500’ to Adventure World before descending to right downwind 24R or left base 06L, or left downwind runway 30, or straight in runway 12. Circuit is at 1000’.

That last picture is Fremantle, just to clear it up.

From Jandakot, we could fly to Fremantle (directly west), climbing to 1500’, then climb further and fly west to Rottnest Island. It’s tricky to land there with a south westerly wind due to the rotors that come off the sand dunes. The bakery makes great hot crossed buns there!

Alternatively, from Fremantle, we get an ATC clearance and follow the river to Langley Park, which is a grass strip built between the high rises of Perth City and the river. They used it for the Red Bull Air Race too!


How funny. This is what comes from using previous events as a template. I completely forgot to change the details for Jandakot. I’ve since correct it. Thanks for pointing it out.

Regards, Paul


At this point, I’ve avoided trying to adopt correct procedures, so as to not scare people off from the events. It’s all a bit of fun at the moment.

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No worries at all, it is a bit of fun isn’t it. I’ll make sure the BBQ is hot and ready for us at YMUL. Hopefully there will be some nice crosswinds for us for the dirt runway there! :grin:


I will be out of town on the 21st. Have a great flight with the new release copy. See you’ll on the 28th. Cheers


Sounds excellent, looking forward to joining!


Thanks for organising. My old stomping grounds but haven’t been back to the West for a while. Looks good.


Will be nice to fly this in the Release version (which I have just installed) Yay!

Being West Australian born and bred I’m looking forward to this group flight.

Have spent many hours flying to and from Jandakot in real life.

See you in the skies on Friday night


maybe i will join im not an aussie so might be a crazy time for me lol

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:kangaroo: :kangaroo: :australia: :kangaroo: :kangaroo:

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I’d like to join in too, look forward to it.

I like the way you have the event time so it shows start time for different time zones. As I’m UK it’s very useful!


I hope to join you then.


This post may need to be re-created under the new events page…

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Excellent Paul, being at stage 4 of lockdown in Melbourne, it should be a great virtual getaway. Hope the weather is good on Friday (virtualy), certainly will try join !

P.S. is the 8:00 PM EST or Perth time?

Cheers, J


Is the event time planned departure/takeoff time or will you meet on the airfield and start taxiing? Cheers!

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Planned departure time, Start taxing out etc. Often though, we may get started a little late. Best to spawn 5mins early so we are ready to depart and any questions can be answered.


I was looking for something like this, and I flew this route many a time (simulated). Event penciled in and I shall start printing off the maps…

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EST. So 6pm Perth time. 2020-08-21T10:00:00Z

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