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Military Operations Night

This Sunday Night Operations (SNO) is concentrated on movements emulating the three major RNZAF Bases in New Zealand, RNZAF Whenuapai (NZWP), RNZAF Ohakea (NZOH) and RNZAF Woodbourne (NZWB).

Come fly one of the currently military aircraft:

  • A109 LUH - Helicopter
  • Beech B200 King Air - ATS ID KNGxxxx - Voice "King Air"
  • Boeing 757 - ATS ID BOExxxx - Voice "Boeing"
  • Hercules C130 - ATS ID HERxxxx - Voice "Herc"
  • NH90 - Helicopter
  • P-3K2 Orion - ATS ID ORIxxxx - Voice "Orion"
  • Seapsrite - ATS SEAxxxx - Voice "Seasprite"
  • T-6C Texan II - Trainer
  • RNZAF Fact Sheet


You could even get out your favourite former RNZAF aircraft, A4 Skyhawk, MB339 Macchi, or something even older and bolder!

Come and experience flying into some airfields that you mightn't be used to flying in and out of.

Controllers Note: Military Aircraft should be manually assigned Squawk Codes in the 6000-6777 range.


WPOH 2 - WP H182 AA H211 HN H325 TM H182 OH

OHWP 3 - OH Q219 OPABI Q277 AA H182 WP (Maintain 10,000 ft to 30 OH)

OHWP 5 - OH H182 RUGVI Q102 OMBUB Y273 PEPPE H182 WP (For flights at 11,000 ft or above, maintain 10,000 ft to 30 OH)

OHWB 3 - OH Q169 AVKEX Q472 WB (For flights at 11,000 ft or above, maintain 10,000 ft to 30 OH)

WBOH 2 - WB Q472 AVKEX Q169 OH (Maintain 6000ft to AVKEX)


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 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-R_CTRAuckland Control126.000
 NZCH-T_CTRChristchurch Control123.700
 NZOH_CTROhakea Control125.100
APPNZAA_APPAuckland Approach124.300
 NZWN_APPWellington Approach119.300
TWRNZOH_TWROhakea Tower134.500
 NZWB_TWRWoodbourne Tower118.100
 NZWP_TWRWhenuapai Tower134.500