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Worldflight Warmup: Samoa and Tonga

Next month's Worldflight event passes through two VATNZ airports: Auckland and Apia, Western Samoa. In preparation, this week we're focussing our Sunday Night Operations on the Samoan airspace by flying sectors between Apia (Faleolo: NSFA) and Nuku'alofa (Fua'amotu: NFTF) in Tonga.

It's also a chance for pilots to practice their Oceanic reporting: use the Oceanic Reporting Tool to figure out what needs to be in your report.

The complete flight takes less than an hour in a B737 or similar, so make sure to fly both sectors and help stress out the controllers with arrivals and departures.

Flight Routes

  • Nuku'alofa, Tonga (Fua'amotu) to Apia, Western Samoa (Faleolo):
    TBU A592 FA

  • Apia, Western Samoa (Faleolo) to Nuku'alofa, Tonga (Fua'amotu):
    FA A592 TBU


NSFA Faleolo, Western Samoa

NFTF Fua'amotu, Tonga


 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
FSSNZZO_FSSAuckland Radio128.900
APPNFTF_APPFua'amotu Control118.500
 NSFA_APPFaleolo Approach126.900
TWRNSFA_TWRFaleolo Tower118.100