VHF Rating & Equipment

As we are launching from within 10 nm of a registered airport all pilots will need the required VHF radio licence & air-band VHF radio.  
Previously we had an exemption to the law CAR 166. This will no longer be the case so all pilots flying at Forbes will need a VHF radio licence and radio.

Please make sure you are licenced before the competition. This can be done with most CFI's.

For all International pilots we will have a VHF radios course on the 31st December at HQ and have air-band VHF radios available to rent during the comp.

Please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend this course.

 

CASA NOTAM

C119/14 OPERATIONAL FREQUENCY REQUIREMENTS IN LIEU OF CURRENT AIP INFORMATION REGARDING OPERATIONS AT OR IN THE VICINITY OF NON-CONTROLLED AERODROMES, PILOTS MUST USE THE FOLLOWING FREQUENCIES FOR BROADCASTS:  

  1. IN THE VICINITY OF AN AERODROME DEPICTED ON AERONAUTICAL CHARTS, WITH A DISCRETE FREQUENCY, THE DISCRETE CTAF SHOWN (INCLUDING BROADCAST AREA CTAF), OR OTHERWISE;   
  2. IN THE VICINITY OF AN AERODROME DEPICTED ON AERONAUTICAL CHARTS, WITH NO DISCRETE FREQUENCY SHOWN, THE CTAF 126.7; OR  
  3. IN ALL OTHER CASES, AREA VHF. PROCEDURES INCORPORATED IN AIP EFFECTIVE 21 AUG 2014. FROM 07 180435 TO 08 201559