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Waitangi Weekend

The airspace above Kerikeri is uncontrolled, therefore you must inform other pilots of your intentions, via text on the unicom (122.8) frequency.

Aircraft are still required to get clearance from NZCH-R_CTR (126.0) on the ground at Kerikeri, which is normally then validated on the taxi.

Landing aircraft must report to NZCH-R_CTR (126.0) once landed & vacated the runway. 

February 6th is New Zealand's national day - Waitangi Day. While the rest of us make the most of the late summer weather, the country's political leaders, their hangers-on, and the media all descend on Waitangi, the small Northland community where the nation's founding document was signed.

This is the busiest day of the year for nearby Kerikeri Airport (NZKK) as the regional airport is overrun with flights carrying the VIPs to and from the commemorations.

Jets are left behind in Auckland as we break out the props to shuttle the dignitories from the big smoke to the Far North. Depending on your aircraft, flight time should be 30-45 minutes each way, so time should allow you to fly a couple of legs.

 

Airports

NZAA Auckland, New Zealand

Positions

 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-R_CTRAuckland Control126.000
APPNZAA_APPAuckland Approach124.300
TWRNZAA_TWRAuckland Tower118.700

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