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Southern Man Winter Round Robin

The southern South Island is well known of its spectacular scenery. The combination of rugged snow capped mountains, vast valleys, glaciers, rivers and fiords leaves most people in awe over our great south island, which really makes us lucky to live in such a beautiful contry for flying.

This weeks SNO is going to be a round-robin between 4 unqiue airports: Dunedin (NZDN), Queenstown (NZQN), Te Anau/Manapouri (NZMO), and Invercargill (NZNV) in the south sector. However, we're planning to change it up, each pilot will be given different legs between the 4 unquie airports to create a challenge for the controllers and keep them awake and on high alert!

Here's how it works:

1. The order of the airports is as follows:

NZDN (A-F)
NZQN (G-L)
NZMO (M-S)
NZNV (T-Z)

2. Your starting airport is based on the first letter of your last name. I.e, if your last name falls between A and F, you start at NZDN, if it falls
between G and L, you start at NZQN and so on. For example, my last name is Walsh so I           would start at NZNV.

3. The next airport you fly to is based on the first letter of your first name in same way as in 2. For example, my first name is David, so I would fly to NZDN next.

If your first and last name fall under the same airport, the next airport you fly to would be the next one on the list. E.g if you first and last same fell between A and F, you would start in NZDN and the fly to NZQN next.

4. Complete the round roblin by cycling through the list until you have flown to each airport and have ended back at the airport you started at. Skip any airports you have already visited, so that you only visit each airport once.

For example, I started at NZNV and I then flew to NZDN. I then work through the list - NZQN, then NZMO then end back at NZNV.

Therefore, my route is: NZNV - NZDN - NZQN - NZMO - NZNV

5. Another example - John Doe:

1. J falls between G and L, so we start at NZQN
2. D falls between A and F, so we fly to NZDN next
3. Then we cycle through the list until we make it back to NZQN. From NZDN we go to NZMO (We skip NZQN because we have already been there) and then NZNV and then back to NZQN.

The route for John Joe, therefore is: NZQN - NZDN - NZMO - NZNV - NZQN

 

Event details:

  • Start Time: 0700Z / 1900 NZDT / 1700 EST
  • Date:  Sunday 31st July
  • Suitable aircraft for event: High performance single engine aircraft -> Turboprob aircraft

Routes between airports:

 

Dunedin (NZDN)

To NZQN: SW H434 SH
To NZMO: SW H375 LX H249 MO
To NZNV: DNNV1 (HL H264 NV)

Queenstown (NZQN)
Caution: There is mountainous terrain in every direction at NZQN, and the arrival and departure procedures reflect this. Familiarise yourself with the arrival procedures before you arrive in the area!

To NZDN: SH H434 SW
To NZMO: SH H188 MO
To NZNV: SH H438 NV

Te Anau/Manapouri (NZMO)

To NZDN: MO H375 LX H249 MO
To NZQN: MO H188 SH
To NZNV: MO H188 NV

Invercargill (NZNV)

To NZDN: NVDN1 (NV H264 BE)
To NZQN: NV H438 SH
To NZMO: NV H188 MO

Airports

Positions

 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-S_CTRChristchurch Control129.300
TWRNZDN_TWRDunedin Tower120.700
 NZQN_TWRQueenstown Tower118.100