Challenge #3: NDB/DME Approach to Te Anau/Manapouri (NZMO)
Friday, 24 September 2010
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Te Anau/Manapouri Airport (NZMO) is located between the towns of Te Anau and Manapouri, in the far South-Western corner of the South Island.
Te Anau is situated on the shores of Lake Te Anau and is the gateway to the famous Fiordland National Park, providing spectacular views and some of the best walking tracks on the planet.
To complete this challenge you are going to have to go back to the basics. There is no radar coverage, no Approach or Tower service and there is no VOR. There is no RNAV approach either. All you have is an NDB and a DME. There is only one minor complication though - the NDB and DME is 3.5nm from, and perpendicular to, the Runway.
Fly the NDB/DME Approach to NZMO.
- The maximum size of aircraft suitable for this airport is an AT72 or similar.
- The NDB/DME is located 3.5 from the airport.
From Queenstown (NZQN) - 55nm
SH H188 MO
From Invercargill (NZNV) - 60nm
NV H188 MO
From Dunedin (NZDN) - 151nm
BE Q796 SH H188 MO (RNAV)
SW H375 LX H249 MO (Non-RNAV)
From Christchurch (NZCH) - 239nm
CH H291 SH H188 MO
Te Anau/Manapouri Charts
Manapouri-Te Anau Airport 2008 - FS2004 (Avsim) / X-Plane (X-Plane)
New Zealand Landclass - FS2004 (Sim Pilot Experience) / FSX (Avsim)
New Zealand 75m Mesh - FS2004 (Geographx)
New Zealand Landclass - FSX (Vector Landclass)
New Zealand 25m Mesh - FS2004 (Sim Pilot Experience)
New Zealand Rivers and Roads - FS2004 / FSX (Sim Pilot Experience)
Non-precision approach tutorial - Part 1
Non-precision approach tutorial - Part 2
Position Reporting in Uncontrolled Airspace
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 October 2010 )