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Historical Operations

For this special Sunday Night Ops find a classical aircraft and fly it between our two largest cities. In early 1966 Auckland Airport was officially opened for commercial flights and to celebrate this try and use any historical aircraft that was in service before 1970. These could vary from military aircraft like a Spitfire to a DC-9 and even the Concorde; you may be surprised at what aircraft were around in the 1960's and before. Aircraft from this area can be a challenge to fly and will hopefully test your piloting skills to the maximum while enjoying some first class ATC. 

Sadly not all pilot will have suitable aircraft for this event, so still join in and fly the route in your favourite aircraft.

Pilots and controllers alike are encouraged to post historical pilot stories and facts in this forum post in the week leading up to the event. Surprise us all with what you know!  

The focus for this event will be Auckland (NZAA) and Christchurch (NZCH).


Auckland - Christchurch

AACH1 AA H384 NP H252 NS Y288 CH(FL240 and above)

AACH5 AA H384 NP Y894 CH

Christchurch - Auckland

CHAA1 (Jets only) CH Y175 OMKUN Y655 POKOM Q277 AA

CHAA5 (Non-jets) CH H110 MUPAN Y781 RIVTA Y523 GULOV Y175 OMKUN Y311 DADUK Y273 PEPPE H182 AA


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NZAA Auckland, New Zealand

NZCH Christchurch, New Zealand


 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-K_CTRChristchurch Control129.400
 NZCH-R_CTRAuckland Control126.000
 NZCH-T_CTRChristchurch Control123.700
APPNZAA_APPAuckland Approach124.300
 NZCH_APPChristchurch Approach126.100
TWRNZAA_TWRAuckland Tower118.700
 NZCH_TWRChristchurch Tower118.400
GNDNZAA_GNDAuckland Ground121.900
 NZCH_GNDChristchurch Ground121.900