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VOR / DME challenge

This week is an opportunity to practice a VOR/DME arrival, into either New Plymouth or Gisborne airports.

The intention is to fly directly over the arrival airports VOR (ie NP or GS), then follow the instructions as explained in the arrival/approach section.

Essentially you cross the VOR at 3,000 feet, turn onto the outbound radial heading, then at 8 or 10 DME, turn in and land, you should reference the VOR DME arrival chart for full instructions.

It's not really that complicated!

Airports

Positions

 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-B_CTRBay Approach119.500
 NZCH-T_CTRChristchurch Control123.700
 NZOH_CTROhakea Control125.100
TWRNZGS_TWRGisborne Tower127.300
 NZNP_TWRNew Plymouth Tower124.700

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