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Mount Cook

This week's SNO takes us flying between Christchurch (NZCH) and Mount Cook (NZMC). Mount Cook is New Zealand's highest peak at 12,316ft (3754m) and the surrounding area provides some difficult terrain to navigate around.

The airfield is situated 20km south of the peak of Mount Cook and adjacent to the Tasman River at an elevation of 2153ft.

Each leg will take around 30 minutes so there is time for multiple legs to be flown during the event. The routes are typically suited to turboprop aircraft or smaller but if you feel like flying something else during the event then feel free to bring it along.

Flight Routes


Christchurch to Mount Cook

  • CH H203 RY

Mount Cook to Christchurch

  • (VFR to IRISH) IRISH H203 CH


NZCH Christchurch, New Zealand

NZMC Mount Cook, New Zealand


 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-S_CTRChristchurch Control129.300
APPNZCH_APPChristchurch Approach126.100
TWRNZCH_TWRChristchurch Tower118.400