Aussie Group Flights Team: Great Aussie Crawl - Mornington Is to Groote Eylandt

The Great Australian Crawl: In this event we explore Australia by circumnavigating the continent but still getting a good feel for the terrain, vegetation and civilisation throughout this great land down under.

The series will cover forty events (colour coded by state) around Australia as follows:

Leg 12: Mornington Is.(YMTI) to Groote Eylandt(YGTE).

Details to follow. Hope you can join us.


Regards, Paul

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ATTENTION Aussie Flight Group Participants …

Group Flight: 2023-01-27T09:00:00Z


Route: Mornington Is(YMTI) Robinson River(YRBR) Mcarthur River Mine(YMHU) Ngukurr(YNGU) Numbulwar(YNUM) Groote Eylandt(YGTE).

Take off from Mornington Is(YMTI)
Track 263 deg to Robinson River(YRBR) 128nm
Touch and Go at Robinson River(YRBR)
Track 284 deg to Mcarthur River Mine(YMHU) 53nm
Full Stop Mcarthur River Mine(YMHU) +++ 10min Break +++
Take off from Mcarthur River Mine(YMHU)
Track 319 deg to Ngukurr(YNGU) 129nm
Touch and Go at Ngukurr(YNGU)
Track 061 deg to Numbulwar(YNUM) 63nm
Touch and Go at Numbulwar(YNUM)
Track 064 deg to Groote Eylandt(YGTE) 47nm
Full Stop Landing at Groote Eylandt(YGTE).

Altitude: The route can be flown up to 2,500’ to be clear of terrain.

Airport details

Mornington Is.(YMTI)
Elev: 33’
RW 09/27 Asphalt
RW 13/31 Grass

Robinson River(YRBR)
Elev: 227’
RW 13/31 Cement

Mcarthur River Mine(YMHU)
Elev: 136’
RW 06/24 Asphalt

Elev: 45’
RW 11/29 Asphalt

Elev: 31’
RW 15/33 Asphalt

Groote Eylandt(YGTE)
Elev: 53’
RW 10/28 Asphalt

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

Aircraft: GA aircraft of you choice. Would suit a TBM930 or similar.

IMPORTANT: In the interest of keeping it REAL, please refrain from selecting inappropriate aircraft, like airliners. 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 WEST USA

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 09:00z. 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 Mornington I. (YMTI) to Groote Eylandt (YGTE).lnmpln (2.2 KB)

MSFS: VFR Mornington I. (YMTI) to Groote Eylandt (YGTE).pln (2.6 KB)

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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_GAC.pdf - Simplify your life

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Event reminder …

Coffee Stop

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