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Milford Sound to Pukaki

This week we will be focusing on getting our aircraft from Milford Sound to Pukaki, it's a short scenic flight and very easily navigated in a small aircraft like the Cessna 172.

Anyone can come and join in on these flights and we would be more than happy to have a few more people of any skill level.


  • Spiral climb to 4,500 feet over Milford Sound, so you will have enough height, to cross the range the Homer Tunnel goes through.
  • Fly to Glenorchy (NZGY) via SH94 & Elfin Bay, perform t&g.
  • From Glenorchy track via lake Wakapitu until at Queenstown then follow SH6 east to Cromwell Racecourse (NZCS)
  • from cromwell follow SH8 or the Clutha River south east to Alexandra (NZLX) Perform t&g,
  • Track to Wanaka (NZWF) from Alexandra via the Clutha River to the north west of Alexandra, perform t&g,
  • From Wanaka follow Lake Wanaka to the north until you reach Minaret Bay, then turn heading in a north east direction direct to Pukaki (NZUK), be sure to fly over Lake Ohau, this will be your final stop.

Maps showing flight path


  • Meet in the VATNZ Flight Club TeamSpeak room.
  • server =
  • nickname = first name space last name space vatsim id
  • password = Temporary TeamSpeak password for event will be the event departure airport name in lower case.

Event designed by

  • Wesley St George


NZLX Alexandra, New Zealand

NZGY Glenorchy, New Zealand

NZUK Pukaki, New Zealand