Required Event and Flight Briefings
and Flight Situation File Downloads
the required Event & Flight Briefings document file containing the
detailed Event and Flight Briefings.
Event & Flight Briefings
Download the relevant MSFS, version specific, Flight
Situation Files for FS9 or FSX. Unzip the enclosed files to your
Flight Simulator files folder.
For Windows XP and Vista users, the default
location for FS9 is c:\Documents and Settings\username\My
Documents\Flight Simulator Files. The default location for FSX is
c:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\Flight Simulator X
Files. For Windows 7 users, the default location for FS9 is
c:\Users\username\My Documents\Flight Simulator Files and the default
location for FSX is c:\Users\username\My Documents\Flight Simulator X
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
Flight Situation Files (FS9)
Flight Situation Files (FSX)
There are no specific add-on
scenery files required for the event.
The weather briefing for each
Flight Leg is contained in the following MS Word (doc) files. The
Weather Briefin (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.
Weather Briefing (Simplified)
Weather Briefing (Detailed)
Information on the METAR
format is provided at the following link.
Fireworks Scenery File (by John Lawler)
Lawler, our resident pyrotechnics master, has again produced an
excellent fireworks displays for the GAAR 2014. These small scenery
files will add extra bang and colour to your flying.
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
For those participants who
are serious about Departure and Approach Procedures, the Australian
Aerodrome and Procedures Charts (real world charts) are available for
download / printing at the web link below. If it's not there, it
Official Aerodrome and Procedures Charts
John Allard at Mutley's Hangar, has produced Airport
Diagrams for all the airports associated with the Event. They are
available for download from Mutley's Hangar at the link
below. Note. You must log on to the Mutley's Hangar
Forum to access them.
Software's VFR flight planning application, Plan-G v3.0.7,
is an excellent tool. With the addition of the "Flight Plan
Elevation Profile", provided by adding a suitable Digital Elevation
Model (DEM), it provides immediate information to make decisions
regarding "cruise altitude". The Plan-G application is available
for download by clicking on the banner. Information
regarding the DEM is also provided on the web site.
There is a range
of freeware scenery add-ons, including terrain mesh, that will enhance
the scenery for the event. In particular, terrain mesh will add
good relief to a sometimes featureless default terrain, particularly in
FS9. Freeware add-on scenery can be sourced by clicking on the banners