The journey across the North Island of New Zealand takes you through picturesque landscapes, wonderful coastal areas and to some film locations of “Lord of the Rings”.
In the first part you fly over the North Island, from north to south. You fly with the DA62. The plane has sufficient speed to cover the distances and has a good climb rate to fly over the volcanoes between the Kaimai Range and the Rakumara Range.
Note: The magnetic variation in New Zealand is very high. At the departure airport it is 18.8 degrees east and in Wellington 22.9 degrees east. The compass directions in the navigation log refer to the true compass direction without consideration of the magnetic deviation.
During your trip you will need to refuel and there is plenty of fuel at almost all airfields. But you must remember this!
The second part of the trip takes you across the South Island of New Zealand. The landscapes remain breathtakingly beautiful and the mountain and fjord scenery make it unique and worth seeing.
Although the routes on the South Island are a bit longer, you will fly with the Cessna 172 (depending on the installation with G1000 or with analog instruments).
Note: The magnetic variation in New Zealand is very high. At the starting airport in Wellington 22.9 degrees east, at the destination in Queenstown it is already 24.8 degrees east. The information of points of the compass in the navigation log refers to the true point of the compass without consideration of the magnetic deviation.
During your trip you will have to refuel. Fuel is not available at all airports, so make sure that you can reach your destination in time.