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NOTAM 16JUL16 - WF2016 Procedures in VATPAC Airspace

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NOTAM 16JUL16 - WORLDFLIGHT 2016 PROCEDURES IN VATPAC AIRSPACE

 

1. INTRODUCTION

 

On 6 Nov 2016 at 0500 AEST, the WorldFlight group will commence their annual around-the-world flight. This will depart from Sydney (YSSY) for their first stop in Queenstown (NZQN).

 

The event will re-enter VATPAC Airspace in the early hours of 12 Nov 2016 en route to Alice Springs. It will then travel to Melbourne, Hobart and Canberra before its final leg to Sydney which will arrive at approximately 1850 AEST.

 

It is anticipated that significant traffic levels will be present along the routes to these locations. Past events have seen in excess of 200 aircraft on the first leg with the last flights departing Sydney over 2 hours after the official departure time.

 

This NOTAM will provide pilots with information about ATC requirements with regard to air traffic management. Pilots should endeavour to comply with these requirements to minimize delays and disruption.

 

2. PRE-DEPARTURE CLEARANCES

 

ATC may elect to issue pre-departure clearances instead of a normal airways clearance. This is only available to pilots of jet aircraft that have planned via the routes listed below. When pre-departure clearances are in use, pilots will be notified by ATIS, for example:

 

"PDC AVBL. ACFT IN RECEIPT OF PDC TO MNTN 5000FT AND DEPART VIA [iNSERT DEPARTURE]"

 

In order to reduce radio congestion, pilots of eligible aircraft shall contact airways clearance delivery by text only and request "PDC REQ" with the ATIS identifier. For example: "PDC REQ with INFO A". ATC will respond with one of the following:

 

"QFA25, RUNWAY 34L, SQUAWK 2034" (if PDC is AVLB)

 

or

 

"QFA25, PDC NOT AVLB, CONTACT ME ON 123.45" (if PDC is not AVLB)

 

Please note that ATC will not be actively checking flight planned routes for conformance. Pilots must not use this procedure unless they have planned via an approved route. Failure to do so will result in the clearance being invalid and may result in a loss of separation.

 

The following are the only approved PDC routes:

 

(a) YSSY-NZQN: DCT OPTIC Y84 TONIM P766 OMKIN P766 ADKOS DCT

 

(b) YBAS-YMML: DCT AS A461 LEC H119 ML DCT

 

© YMML-YMHB: DCT ML H169 CLARK W519 HB DCT

 

(d) YMHB-YSCB: DCT HB J163 MAKRL POLLI CB DCT

 

(e) YSCB-YSSY: DCT CB W423 CULIN Y59 TESAT DCT

 

If you were successfully issued a PDC, contact ground and request taxi.

 

3. SYDNEY AIRWAYS CLEARANCE DELIVERY

 

Two airways clearance delivery frequencies will be in use at Sydney. To balance radio traffic and workload, it is essential that pilots use the correct frequency for their parking location.

 

Aircraft parked west of Runway 16R/34L - use 133.80 MHz

Aircraft parked east of Runway 16R/34L - use 127.60 MHz

 

4. REPORTING "READY"

 

Pilots should not report "ready" to the Tower controller until:

 

(a) the aircraft is at or approaching the holding point for departure

 

(b) the aircraft is the first aircraft at the holding point

 

© the aircraft is configured such that the pilot can taxi the aircraft onto the runway and take-off without delay

 

5. AIRCRAFT CLIMB AND DESCENT SPEEDS

 

After departure, pilots of jet aircraft are expected to utilize either a standard, NADP1 or NADP2 climb profile. In any case, upon p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ing 3000 FT above aerodrome level, pilots are expected to accelerate to 250 KT or minimum clean speed (which ever is higher) without delay. Pilots should notify ATC immediately if they expect to deviate significantly from a normal climb profile.

 

On descent, pilots of jet aircraft are expected to descend at Mach 0.78 into 280 KT above 10 000 FT AMSL. Pilots must comply with Standard Terminal Area Arrival Speeds (STAAS) listed on STAR charts unless an alternative clearance is issued by ATC. Pilots must notify ATC immediately if they are unable to comply with STAAS or other speed restriction issued by ATC.

 

6. HOLDING FUEL

 

During legs within VATPAC-administered airspace, ATC anticipate a maximum airborne delay of 1 hour. Pilots should carry sufficient holding fuel to absorb this delay.

 

7. CONTACT

 

For operational matters, contact Joel Richters, VATPAC Director Operations, at [email protected]

 

8. DISTRIBUTION

 

This NOTAM is issued by VATSIM Australia Pacific (VATPAC) and shall be distributed via:

 

(a) VATPAC Forums

 

(b) VATSIM Forums

 

© WorldFlight Forums

 

9. CANCELLATION

 

This NOTAM self-cancels at 12 November 2016 2359 AEST.


Joel Richters

 

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