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Auckland/Wellington Return

This week's SNO is all about the New Zealand's big smoke Auckland and capital city Wellington.

Always a favourite, this is the country's busiest mainline route and past experience suggests a heavy turn-out from both pilots and ATC.

Pilots should start at either airport and fly multiple sectors to the other airport and back. The goal is to fill the skies and keep the controllers busy.

This is a great opportunity for all of our new controllers to get some action in the tower positions at either end of the North Island. There's plenty of approach and center-level positions for our more senior controllers too.

These routes suit a variety of aircraft: real-world Air NZ and Jetstar fly the 737 and A320s but feel free to come along in whatever you think you'll be able to land in one piece.  Why not even consider mixing it up a bit in a non-Jet to have the controllers working harder!

Typical sector length in a 737/A320 will run a little under an hour.



AAWN3 AA H384 KARRL Y506 PADMU Y738 WN (Reach cleared level by 10NM priorto SILVO)

AAWN8 AA Q277 OPABI Q472 AVKEX Q235 WN (10,000ft and below)


WNAA2 (Jets only) WN Y127 OPABI Q277 AA

WNAA6 (Non-jets) WN Y127 OPABI Q126 LIKTU Y273 PEPPE H182 AA

Remember to book your intention to fly or provde ATC in Vroute so that your booking appears on the VATNZ Homepage.


NZAA Auckland, New Zealand


 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-R_CTRAuckland Control126.000
 NZCH-T_CTRChristchurch Control123.700
APPNZAA_APPAuckland Approach124.300
 NZWN_APPWellington Approach119.300
TWRNZAA_TWRAuckland Tower118.700
 NZWN_TWRWellington Tower118.800