[Arrived] AF-KLM presents Destination Saturdays Vol. 19: Queenstown I @ YMML - 091700ZJUN18

Air France - KLM Virtual Group Presents

Destination Saturdays Vol 19: Queenstown

YMML - 091700ZJUN18


Event Description

Are you ready to test your non-precision approach skills? Queenstown – which topped a list of the Top 10 Most Stunning Approaches in the world – is the next stop on our global tour. Departing from Melbourne, Australia we head southeast across the Tasman Sea towards New Zealand. Nestled between a magical landscape of mountains, lakes and wild rivers, our approach into Queenstown International Airport will be as thrilling as it is beautiful.

Air France – KLM Virtual cordially invites you to experience Destination Saturdays, our signature event series dedicated to traversing the most iconic destinations, beautiful airports, and challenging approaches across the globe. Some describe it as career mode for the world traveller at heart, while others say we’ve set out to finish what Amelia Earhart started. However, you look at it, Destination Saturdays is sure to deliver fun times flying with friends (old and new). Be part of the journey every other week as we pick up where we last left off!


Event Details

Melbourne [YMML] to Queenstown [NZQN]

Server: Training Server 1 [TS1]
Region: Oceania
Date: 09th of June 2018
Start Time: 17:00z
Air Time: 2h 48m
End Time: 19:00z


Flight Details

Air Frame: CRJ-700 [HOP!, Delta, or Infinite Flight Livery] or Embraer E190 [KLM Livery]
Distance: 1206NM
Block Fuel: 6,464 KG
Departure Runway: 27
Arrival Runway: 23

Climb Profile:
2100 ft. /min @ 250 kts until FL110
2100 ft. /min @ 320 kts until FL248
1100 ft. /min @ 320 kts until FL390

FL390 @ M 0.77

Descent Profile:
Begin Descent at Waypoint 4437S/16656E
-2200ft. /min @ M .74 until FL290
-2200ft. /min @ 290-240 kts until FL056
-300ft. / min @ 210 kts until FL040

Visual Approach:
From ADKOS into the VOR/DME C at NZQN with right-hand circling turn to Rwy 23




Flight Plan

YMML CORRS 3843S/14718E LOLLY SMIFF BUGBA 4425S/16551E ADKOS 4437S/16656E 4436S/16721E 4438S/16800E 4439S/16825E LADIP 4458S/16829E 4460S/16824E NZQN



  • Departure gates will be assigned to all participants and will be noted above upon receipt of RSVP in the comments section.
  • FPL will be available from me [Air France 005].
  • Air France-KLM Virtual and DLVA pilots, please include your issued call signs when you RSVP. Non-VA members and IFC pilots attending, please state clearly what call sign you wish to fly with and use that call sign when you fly the event.
  • Pilots are expected to conduct themselves professionally at ALL TIMES. This includes showing courtesy to fellow airmen during taxi, maintaining proper spacing in flight, and following ATC instruction. Failure to do so may result in pilot’s removal from the VA.

Crew Resources

YMML Charts: http://www.fly-sea.com/charts/YMML.pdf

NZQN Charts: Welcome to AIP New Zealand | AIP New Zealand

Queenstown Airport Rwy 23 Visual Approach Video:



Gate E01: @Omar_DeWindt
Gate E03: @Luke_Around
Gate E05: Captain Daniel KLM 109
Gate E07: @Karl.Luebs
Gate E09: @CraftyCat05
Gate E10: @John_Ryan
Gate E08: Aidan McGregor
Gate E06: John P KLM 130
Gate E04: @Ozzy
Gate E02: @peporini

Gate F11: @Adrian_Lostaunau
Gate F13: @KevinEarley10
Gate F15: @Leonard_Paulson
Gate F17: @AmarKler
Gate F19: @Goran12
Gate F20: @Bajisa
Gate F18: @Owen_123
Gate F16: @rhett_mysta
Gate F14: @Pranay
Gate F12: @Callum_Brough1

[More Gates Available]

Air Traffic Control

YMML Ground: @Georges180305
YMML Tower: @Georges180305

NZQN Tower: @ADDY28
NZQN Ground: @ADDY28


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Buddy add me in… i should make it this time… 😃😃 @Omar_DeWindt


@Luke_Around awesome!! It’s going to be a lot of fun.

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Hopefully I can make this one. Looks great how you organised everything. Will definitely be looking to make it but I can’t confirm yet.


Add me - DLVA328 please


@Karl.Luebs thank you! I’ll set you up with a tentative spot and if you end up not being able to make it I can free the gate.

@kznawsm you are confirmed! Great to have the DLVA crew joining us!

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hey !! happy birthday buddy haha

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Its not my birthday but thanks for the congrats anyway hahah

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It means that I joined the community today three years ago


Can I have a gate please? KLM 169


;) ya’ll need it.
Good luck with this event

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I’ll take a gate please DLVA702


I’ll take a gate please gentlemen DLVA702

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Can I get a gate? AFKLM104 with IF livery CRJ-700.


Do u want me to control the tower??

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This is a great event you have here and it’s great to see you up and running fully once again despite the events over the last month good luck!!

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Can I please have YMML Ground and Tower ? Thank you.

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@Panther thanks for sharing the approach tutorial. Looking forward to reviewing it! If you want to join, you are more than welcome to btw.

@KevinEarley10 @Leonard_Paulson @MathAviation7 your gates have been confirmed! Looking forward to flying with you next week. This will be one of our most memorable Destinations, I’m sure.

@Georges180305 I confirmed you for YMML Ground/Tower. @ADDY28 I’ve assigned you to NZQN Tower/Ground. Thank you both for volunteering your services. Expect a pre-event briefing group chat about an hour or two prior to the event so that the three of us can communicate.

@OC212 thank you for your note! We are full speed ahead :-). Cheers!

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Thank you excited for the event

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