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Queenstown & Wellington

Challenging landings at both ends!

Fly between Wellington (NZWN) and Queenstown (NZQN) airports in either direction.

These airports can both be very challenging to land at. Wellington for its wind & short runway. (1815m)

Queenstown for its approach over the Southern Alps and even shorter runway. (1777m)

Routes

WNQN 2 - ANODO V306 SABDA Y622 MESIX H159 CH Y266 QN

QNWN 2 - QN Q787 TIMJO Y153 DOPKI Y533 GRETA Y393 WN (JET)
QNWN 4 - QN Q787 TIMJO Y153 CH Y393 WN (NON JET)

Bookings

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Day Time

  • Don't forget to set your sim for DAY TIME, as there are no night operations into Queenstown.

Note to pilots landing at Queenstown

  • eg If assigned the RNAV (GNSS) G approach and you want to do the RNAV (RNP) Y approach, just advise the controller.
  • Be familiar with your escape route ie missed approach procedure.
  • Make sure you fully understand the approach ie waypoints, heights, speeds, circling if applicable, holding pattern.
  • Do not fly a plane larger than an A320.
  • Practice the approach when nobody is about.

Note to pilots - Departures

  • If you don't have the SID on your FMC please tell the controller.
  • If you are not RNAV capable please advise the controller.
  • The controller will assign you a suitable departure.

 

"I agree"

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Airports

Positions

 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-K_CTRChristchurch Control129.400
 NZCH-S_CTRChristchurch Control129.300
APPNZWN_APPWellington Approach119.300
TWRNZQN_TWRQueenstown Tower118.100
 NZWN_TWRWellington Tower118.800