Airspace changes in Queenstown – information for VFR pilots
05 September 2012
VFR pilots operating in the Queenstown area are invited to attend one of two upcoming information evenings to hear about airspace changes coming into effect on 15 November 2012.
Airways New Zealand is hosting these evenings in conjunction with Queenstown Tower. Details are as follows:
Date and time: Wednesday 10 October, 6-8pm
Venue: Queenstown airport terminal building
Parking: Parking is available in the main car park – barrier arms will be raised at the conclusion of the presentation.
Date and time: Thursday 11 October, 6-8pm
Venue: Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
The new charts, B5/B6 and C9/C10, will be on sale during these evenings for $15 each. Please bring cash and exact change.
For further information please contact:
- Airways is a world leading commercial Air Navigation Service Provider, based in New Zealand.
- Airways delivers air traffic control and engineering training; provides ATM/CNS and AIM/AIS design; project management and procurement consultancy in over
- For more information about Airways please visit www.airways.co.nz
What is Air Traffic Control?
Air Traffic Control comprises the various aircraft navigation and communication systems that use computers, radar, radios, and other instruments and devices to provide guidance to flying aircraft.
Trained personnel working as air traffic controllers at stations on the ground constantly monitor these systems and track the locations and speeds of individual aircraft. Controllers can warn aircraft should they come too close to each other. Air traffic control is also used for the safe coordination of landings and takeoffs at airports.
Aviation plays a crucial role in New Zealand’s economic wellbeing.
Projected long-term growth of the aviation sector globally means it is essential to maintain the vitality of aviation through safe, effi cient, cost effective and environmentally sustainable air navigation services. To ensure this, future Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems must provide for optimum use of enhanced technology capabilities; both airborne and ground based.