Transponder codes will be allocated by ATC when VATNZ Controllers are online.

To assist ATC it is really helpful if you squawk 'standby' while on the ground.

Instrument Flights Rules (IFR)


If you are flying IFR and have not been allocated a specific code then you should squawk 2000.

This applies to both the New Zealand Oceanic and Domestic Flight Information Regions.

Visual Flight Rules (VFR)

Fixed wing VFR Flights should squawk 1200 and VFR Helicopters should squawk 1500.