and Flight Briefings and Flight Situation File Downloads
the required GAAR 2011 Event & Flight Briefings document file containing the detailed
Event and Flight Briefings.
GAAR 2011 Event
& Flight Briefings
Download the relevant MSFS, version
specific, GAAR 2011 Flight Situation Files for FS9 or FSX. Unzip the enclosed files to your Flight Simulator files
folder. The default location for FS9 is c:\Documents and Settings\user\My
Documents\Flight Simulator Files. The default location for FSX is c:\Documents and
Settings\user\My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files.
Note: The Flight Situation
Files have been created using a standard installation of FS9 and FSX. Any add-on
scenery you have installed may realign runway positions and, therefore, the aircraft
starting position. In the event of this occurring, re-position the aircraft at the
designated runway or runway of your choice.
GAAR 2011 Flight
Situation Files (FS9)
GAAR 2011 Flight
Situation File (FSX)
Required Scenery Files
The following MSFS version specific scenery files are
required and can be downloaded from FlightSim.com
Unfortunately, aaa8ybd2.zip is approx 54 MB.
FS9 - ldyelit3.zip
(Now available as a download. Just click on the link)
FSX - aaa8ybd2.zip and aaa8ybd3.zip
The weather information for each Flight Leg is contained in
the following MS Word (doc) files. The GAAR 2011 Weather (Detailed) file provides
more detail, in particular, winds aloft information. Whilst the information is
provided in a table, the data is generally consistent with the METAR format.
GAAR 2011 Weather
Information (Simplified) (doc format)
GAAR 2011 Weather
Information (Detailed) (doc format)
Information on the METAR format is provided at the
Fireworks Scenery File (by John Lawler)
John Lawler, our resident pyrotechnics master, and with a
seemingly unlimited budget, has produced a series of excellent fireworks displays
for the GAAR 2011 befitting the celebrations of the 10th Anniversary. This small
scenery file will add extra bang and colour to your flying.
GAAR 2011 Fireworks
Flight Timer (Version 4) (by Tom Goodrick)
Tom Goodrick has updated his Flight Timer to take into
account strong winds on landing and to minimise the chance of it resetting to zero and is
available from the following link.
Aerodrome and Procedure Charts
For those participants who are serious about Departure and
Approach Procedures, the respective Aerodrome and Procedures Charts (real world charts)
are available for download / printing at the web link below. If it's not there, it
and Procedures Charts
There are a range of freeware scenery add-ons that will
enhance the scenery for the GAAR 2011. In particular, the VOZ freeware scenery, for
FS9, by Vista Australis is excellent, albeit large in size. It can be downloaded
effectively on a broadband DSL or cable connection, otherwise it is offered on CD by many
online flight sim stores for the price of the CD and postage. Version 1.8 has been
released and this is a complete package, not an upgrade of previous versions. For
FSX, there is also some excellent freeware scenery add-ons. All these are available
at the link below
A range of freeware terrain mesh is also available
and adds good relief to a sometimes featureless default terrain, particularly in
FS9. The Australian SRTM terrain mesh by Andy Weir is excellent and can be
downloaded as a complete set for the whole of Australia at the link below.
Unfortunately, this file is quite large at approx 645MB.
Andy Weir's Australian Terrain
The individual State terrain mesh files are not currently
available from the AVSIM web site and I have not been able to locate an alternative source
For FSX users, Holger Sandmann's terrain mesh is
recommended. It can be downloaded at the link below. Note:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.x must be installed on Windows XP PC prior to installation.
Holger Sandmann's Terrain Mesh