Cross the Ditch 13 Promotional Media

We appreciate your assistance in helping us spread the word about the latest Cross the Ditch event. By encouraging your organisation's members to take part you're helping to grow this series of events for all participants.

Please feel free to use the following promotional material on your sites/organisational communications/etc.

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Cross the Ditch 13: Summer 2016

It's December and summer once again in the Southern Hemisphere... Thousands will take to the waters of Australasia's harbour cities... But we're taking to the skies; it's time to Cross the Ditch!

Check out the official Cross the Ditch website

Apply to provide ATC

Book your Flights now!

View the Event Schedule

Check out the Virtual Airline Leaderboard

Grab the recommended add-on scenery for each of the event airports

What's it all about?

For twenty hours this December, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch.

An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from two to three and a half hours flight time.

Throughout the event, the Oceania region's two divisions – VATNZ and VATPAC – will be providing full ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event.

This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight!

If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze.

Event Times

This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world join the fun:

  • UTC: Saturday 10th December 2016 17:00 - Sunday 11th December 2016 13:00
  • AEDT: Sunday 11th December 2016 04:00 - Monday 12th December 2016 00:00
  • NZDT: Sunday 11th December 2016 06:00 - Monday 12th December 2016 02:00

Waves

This season's event is organised in waves. Each airport will have a three-to-four hour departure window, during which time flights will be able to leave for the next destination. As the window closes, the departure window will open at the next destination.

Given each of the flights is 2.5 - 3.5hrs in length, the previous wave's flights will be arriving at the same airport as the next wave departs, maximising the amount of traffic at each airport.

NOTE: in order to ensure that you have ATC coverage throughout your flight, you MUST fly the wave route that is active at the time of your departure.

The individual routes are designed to ensure as much opposing traffic enroute as possible.

Each flight passes from one Oceania division to the other, and the result is six mini-flyins over the course of twenty hours!

The Waves for Cross the Ditch 13 - Summer 2016 are:

Wave Flight Departure Window
UTC AEDT NZDT
1 Christchurch (NZCH) to Melbourne (YMML) 1700-1930 0400-0630 0600-0830
2 Melbourne (YMML) to Rotorua (NZRO)
(B737/A320 and smaller)
1930-2330 0630-1030 0830-1230
2a Melbourne (YMML) to Auckland (NZAA)
(Large aircraft only)
1930-2330 0630-1030 0830-1230
3 Rotorua (NZRO) to Brisbane (YBBN)
(B737/A320 and smaller)
2300-0300 1000-1400 1200-1600
3a Auckland (NZAA) to Brisbane (YBBN)
(Large aircraft only)
2300-0300 1000-1400 1200-1600
4 Brisbane (YBBN) to Wellington (NZWN) 0300-0700 1400-1800 1600-2000
5 Wellington (NZWN) to Sydney (YSSY) 0600-1000 1700-2100 1900-2300
Cross the Ditch 13 Route Map

Calling all Pilots and Controllers

Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section.

Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute.

Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page.

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[size=200][url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016]Cross the Ditch 13: Summer 2016[/url][/size]
It's December and summer once again in the Southern Hemisphere... Thousands will take to the waters of Australasia's harbour cities... But we're taking to the skies; it's time to [b][i]Cross the Ditch![/i][/b]

[list]
[*][url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016]Check out the details at the official [b]Cross the Ditch website[/b][/url]
[*][url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016/atc_applications]Apply to [b]provide ATC[/b][/url]
[*][url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016/book_flight][b]Book your Flights[/b] now![/url]
[*][url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016/event_schedule]View the [b]Full Event Schedule[/b][/url]
[*][url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016/virtual_airlines]Check out the [b]Virtual Airline Leaderboard[/b][/url]
[*][url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016/scenery]Grab the recommended [b]add-on scenery[/b] for each of the event airports[/url]
[*][url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016/media]Get the official promotional material and [b]promote Cross the Ditch[/b] within your community/organisation/contact list![/url][/list]


[url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016][img]http://static.crosstheditch.net/events/crosstheditch/summer2016/ctd13_300x300.jpg[/img][/url]


[size=150]What's it all about?[/size]
For twenty hours this December, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch.
An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half hours flight time.
Throughout the event, the Oceania region's two divisions - VATNZ and VATPAC - will be providing full ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event.
This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight!
If you're new to Oceanic Flying, [url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016/oceanicreport]our reporting tool[/url] makes taking part a breeze.


[size=150]Event Times[/size]
This[b] twenty hour event[/b] is timed to allow pilots from all over the world join the fun:

[list]
[*]UTC: Saturday 10th December 2016 17:00 - Sunday 11th December 2016 13:00
[*]AEDT: Sunday 11th December 2016 04:00 - Monday 12th December 2016 00:00
[*]NZDT: Sunday 11th December 2016 06:00 - Monday 12th December 2016 02:00[/list]


[size=150]Waves[/size]
This season's event is organised in waves. Each airport will have a three-to-four hour departure window, during which time flights will be able to leave for the next destination. As the window closes, the departure window will open at the next destination.
Given each of the flights is 2.5 - 3.5hrs in length, the previous wave's flights will be arriving at the same airport as the next wave departs, maximising the amount of traffic at each airport.

[b]NOTE: in order to ensure that you have ATC coverage throughout your flight, you MUST fly the wave route that is active at the time of your departure.[/b]

The individual routes are designed to ensure as much opposing traffic enroute as possible.
Each flight passes from one Oceania division to the other, and the result is six mini-flyins over the course of twenty hours!

[b]The Wave Route and Departure Windows for Cross the Ditch 13 - Summer 2016 are:[/b]

[list]
[*][b]Wave 1[/b] : 1700-1930z : Christchurch (NZCH) to Melbourne (YMML)
[*][b]Wave 2[/b] : 1930-2330z : Melbourne (YMML) to Rotorua (NZRO) (B737/A320 and smaller)  /  [i]Melbourne (YMML) to Auckland (NZAA) (Large aircraft only)[/i]
[*][b]Wave 3[/b] : 2300-0300z : Rotorua (NZRO) to Brisbane (YBBN) (B737/A320 and smaller)  /  [i]Auckland (NZAA) to Brisbane (YBBN) (Large aircraft only)[/i]
[*][b]Wave 4[/b] : 0300-0700z : Brisbane (YBBN) to Wellington (NZWN)
[*][b]Wave 5[/b] : 0600-1000z : Wellington (NZWN) to Sydney (YSSY)[/list]

[img]http://static.crosstheditch.net/events/crosstheditch/summer2016/ctd13_map_600x500.jpg[/img]


[size=150]Calling all Pilots and Controllers[/size]
Flight plans are available from the [url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016/flight_plans]Flight Plans section[/url].
Book your flights now from the [url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016/flight_bookings]Flight Bookings page[/url]. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute.

Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's [url=http://crosstheditch.net/summer2016/atc_applications]ATC Applications page[/url].

[b]Cross the Ditch is brought to you by VATNZ and VATPAC.[/b]