Cross the Land: Asia Pacific is here!

Cross the Land… Asia Pacific Edition is here! Join us in the 14th April for a flight from Australia towards the Southeast Asia! Will you spot the kangaroo in the sky? Airport pairs will be announced soon, let’s see between which airports will you be most interested to fly!



:earth_asia: Cross the Land: Asia Pacific | Airports Announced!

VATSIM Cross the Land: Asia Pacific is excited to announce the Airports for our Inaugural edition!

From Australia we have:
:australia: YSSY - Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
:australia: YMML - Melbourne International Airport
:australia: YPDN - Darwin International Airport

From Southeast Asia we have:
:indonesia: WIII - Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
:malaysia: WBKK - Kota Kinabalu International Airport
:philippines: RPLL - Ninoy Aquino International Airport

:earth_asia: Cross the Land: Asia Pacific 2024 | Flight Booking


Prepare for an exhilarating journey across the Asia Pacific with Cross the Land! You can now secure your flight slots from April 1st, 1400z to April 13th, 1400z, based on your departure city.

Booking Links:
Departing from Melbourne: Book Now
Departing from Sydney: Book Now
Departing from Darwin: Book Now

:pencil: Pilot Briefings
Last but not least, we are working hard with the airports that are participating in the departure and arrival phases to deliver the pilot briefings to you 24 to 48 hours prior to the event.

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Dear Captains,

As the Cross the Land Asia Pacific 2024 event is just around the corner, we want to ensure that everyone is well-prepared for this exciting journey. Our first slot is scheduled to depart at 0245z tomorrow morning, and as part of the planning team, we believe now is the perfect time to share some essential reminders:

Up-to-Date AIRAC
We strongly recommend having an up-to-date AIRAC installed for your chosen aircraft. This ensures accuracy and alignment with current navigation data.

Aircraft Familiarity
Familiarity with your chosen aircraft is crucial. This is not the time to learn how to operate a new aircraft type. Confidence in your aircraft’s systems will enhance your experience.

Verify Your FMC Route
Do not solely rely on imported flight plans from sources like Simbrief or PFPX. Double-check your FMC route against your paper flight plan. Ensure that all waypoints are correctly ordered in your FMC. Even with an outdated AIRAC, the waypoints themselves rarely change, so you can manually add them if necessary.

Follow Your Issued Route
Stick to the route you are issued. Deviating from it may lead to reroutes and significant delays. Routes are chosen carefully for a reason.

Patience Is Key
While you have a slot, delays can happen, whether due to controller actions or other factors. Please be patient; we are committed to ensuring you have an enjoyable event.

Fuel Planning
Fuel planning is a critical aspect of this event. Consider the following factors:

  • Weather Conditions:
    If your arrival airfield is forecasted to have weather below or close to minimums, carry extra fuel.
  • Slot Timing:
    Early slots with high-cruising Mach Number aircraft may experience fewer delays.
  • Optimum Flight Level:
    Plan for not reaching your optimum flight level, as this can significantly affect fuel burn for long-haul aircraft.

Frequency Etiquette
Standard VATSIM etiquette applies. Pay close attention to the frequency you are on. Avoid excessive transmissions, and refrain from talking over others. Listening to the frequency before transmitting helps prevent communication conflicts.

Above all, we want to ensure that your Cross the Land experience is enjoyable and memorable. We eagerly anticipate your participation in this event and look forward to seeing you on the scopes. Safe travels, and may your flights be smooth and exhilarating

Where are the details? Can’t find a link.