Come join us for the first Friday Fly-in of April and Kaitaia Airport!
Friday Night Fly-Ins are designed to bring the experience of a General Aviation fly-in to VATSIM. While we can't simulate the fun that fly-in's provide once you arrive, we can certainly provide the fun experience of actually flying in.
These events will be moving around airports in NZ and could be Controlled and Un-controlled airports but the flying is primarly focused on VFR flying.
Fly-in time is scheduled for 8:30pm NZ time, (0730 UTC) so plan to arrive at Kaitaia around then.
Located in the top of the North Island, Kaitaia (NZKT) is a small airport serving as the most northern main airport in the country. Operating off of a 1682m long seal 12/30, and a 1390m long grass 18/36, Kaitaia is serviced by 2 of the smaller NZ airlines, Great Barrier Air and Sunair. It also serves as a stopping and refueling point for many aircraft looking to make the bucket list trip to be the northern most aircraft in NZ by flying around the Cape Reinga lighthouse at the northern most point of New Zealand.
There shorter flights are limited to this airport as mainly being from Kerikeri (NZKK) or Kaikohe (NZKO). Longer flights could include departing from airports such asWhangarie (NZWR), North Shore (NZNE) or even Auckland (NZAA).
If you want the IFR option, Kaitaia is serviced by both NDB and RNAV approaches for all your GA IFR needs..
After arriving, be sure to stick around to watch and listen to the other traffic coming in and out for the airport for the event, then why not pick a different airport to depart to and enjoy the fantastic scenery the area has to offer.
Or you could even make that bucket list trip in the simulator and fly around Cape Reinga!
ATC for Core positions will be rostered on by the Events Director for Friday Fly-in events.
This decision was made due to the high interest in controlling and limited positions available.
To apply please use the applications tab above. Applications will close at the end of the Wednesday this week.
Core positions will be the positions listed below on this page.
Kaitaia is an uncontrolled airfield, with controlled airspace only above FL135. So make sure to listen out and make good position reports on 122.8!
NZKT Kaitaia, New Zealand
The controller positions for this event are being rostered by the event organisers.
You can no longer apply to provide ATC for this event.
We encourage pilots to book your intention to fly using vroute.
These bookings display on the VATNZ website and allow others to know when and where to expect pilots and controllers to be online.
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