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West Coast

This week's SNO is focussed on the west coast of the South Island. The west coast is one of the most sparsely populated areas of New Zealand but it is also famous for its amazing scenery and unique environment. Tourists flock to the West Coast to visit the Franz Joseph Glacier, The west coast is also famous for its mining. Other tourist attractions include the pancake rocks, Hamner springs and Milford Sound.

The aim of this SNO is to fly to and from the West Coast airports - Greymouth (NZGM), Hokitika (NZHK) and Westport (NZWS) to Christchurch (NZCH), Wellington (NZWN) and Nelson (NZNS). You can complete as many trips as you like during this time.

For flight plans, please see the flight planner on the VATNZ website.


NZCH Christchurch, New Zealand


 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-K_CTRChristchurch Control129.400
 NZCH-S_CTRChristchurch Control129.300
APPNZCH_APPChristchurch Approach126.100
 NZWN_APPWellington Approach119.300
TWRNZCH_TWRChristchurch Tower118.400
 NZNS_TWRNelson Tower127.400
 NZWN_TWRWellington Tower118.800
GNDNZCH_GNDChristchurch Ground121.900
 NZWN_GNDWellington Ground121.900