to  → 
 to  → 
 to  → 
Christchurch and Palmy

This week we are flying between the Knowledge and Garden cities.

Everyone loves flying to Christchurch, VATNZ's second busiest airport and the largest population centre in the south island. The busy airspace warrants dedicated terminal controllers and is always a popular destination for online pilots and controllers alike.

Palmerston North is a the largest regional airport in the lower North Island and provides a scenic and exciting arrival onto runway 25 thanks to the Tararua ranges to the east of the field.

The flight route in between passes to the east and west of Wellington and features spectacular scenery and busy airspace crossing Cook Strait and skirting the South Island's stunning north-eastern coast.


CHPM 1 (Jets only) - CH Y393 CC Y465 KAMET H467 PM

CHPM 5 (Non-jets) - CH Y819 FOXTN H467 PM


PMCH 3 - PM Y226 FY Y694 MESIX H159 CH

PMCH 5 - PM H240 NS Y288 CH


To have your flight booking appear on the VATNZ Homepage to let others know you plan to fly, remember to book your flight in Vroute.


Events Mailing List

This mailing list is used to announce upcoming online events in the VATNZ calendar. Receive reminder emails before each event detailing what's happening and where.

Subscribe to this list at:vatnz-events


"I agree"

When clicking on an AIP link for the first time, you may come to the AIP NZ web page which requires you to click on "I agree". After doing this it is best to use the back arrow on your browser until you are back here again, or close the TAB that was opened. Then click on the link again and you will go straight to the PDF.



NZCH Christchurch, New Zealand


 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-K_CTRChristchurch Control129.400
 NZCH-T_CTRChristchurch Control123.700
 NZOH_CTROhakea Control125.100
APPNZCH_APPChristchurch Approach126.100
TWRNZCH_TWRChristchurch Tower118.400
 NZPM_TWRPalmerston North Tower120.600