[Arrived] Destination Saturdays, Vol 20: Auckland I @ NZQN - 141700ZJUL18

Air France - KLM Virtual Group Presents

Destination Saturdays Vol 20: Auckland

NZQN - 141700ZJUL18


Event Description

Our journey across the globe continues with the 20th installment of Destination Saturdays. Next stop: Auckland. Departing from the picturesque resort town of Queenstown, we head northeast above New Zealand’s magical landscape of mountains, lakes and wild rivers towards the country’s busiest airport. This route will feature the most stunning views yet of any Destination Saturdays leg, so get your submissions to Infinite Flight’s Best Photos ready!

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 traveler 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

Queenstown [NZQN] to Auckland [NZAA]

Server: Expert Server [Global v2]
Region: Oceania
Date: 14th of July 2018
Start Time: 17:00z
Flight Time: 1h 19m
End Time: 18:45z


Flight Details

Air Frame: A320 Family / B737 Family or Smaller (Any Livery)
Distance: 491NM
Block Fuel: 5,349 KG
Departure Runway: 23
Arrival Runway: 05R

Climb Profile:
1400 ft. /min @ 250 kts until FL110
1400 ft. /min @ 320 kts until FL248
1400 ft. /min @ 320 kts until FL370

FL370 @ M 0.77

Descent Profile:
TOD Waypoint: 3831S/17441E
-2300ft. /min @ M .74 until FL290
-2300ft. /min @ 290-240 kts until FL065
-400ft. / min @ 210 kts until FL040




Flight Plan

NZQN 4329S/16955E 4256S/17033E 4159S/17137E 3908S/17434E 3814S/17444E POKOM 3735S/17449E 3725S/17446E 3712S/17443E 3707S/17442E NZAA



  • NZQN has a limited number of gates so we will utilize staggered departures with 10 minute intervals. When RSVP’ing, please indicate which departure group (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc.) you would like to join.
  • Pushback/taxi will begin with the pilot in stand 01A and follow gate order until 08. Please do not push back/taxi before the pilot before you.
  • Departure gates will be assigned to all participants upon receipt of RSVP in the comments section.
  • Size restrictions are in place and will be enforced as NZQN cannot accommodate aircraft larger than a B737
  • FPL will be published above prior to the event and will also be available from me [Air Hop 005].
  • 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.

Crew Resources

NZQN Charts: http://www.aip.net.nz/NavWalk.aspx?section=CHARTS&tree=Queenstown

NZAA Charts: http://www.vatnz.net/airspace/airport/NZAA



Alpha Group
17:00Z Departure

Gate 01A: @Omar_DeWindt [Group Leader]
Gate 01: @John_Ryan
Gate 02A: @Georges180305
Gate 03: @Pranay
Gate 04: @onr2ylmz
Gate 05: @Diederick
Gate 06: @Matthew_20204
Gate 07: @Dart
Gate 08: @Teddybrooo

Bravo Group
17:10Z Departure

Gate 01A: @KingWings [Group Leader]
Gate 01: @Leonard_Paulson
Gate 02A: @Adrian_Lostaunau
Gate 03:
Gate 04:
Gate 05:
Gate 06:
Gate 07:
Gate 08:

Charlie Group
17:20Z Departure

Gate 01A: @AmarKler [Group Leader]
Gate 01: @2003iggy
Gate 02A: @Cristian_Gonzalez
Gate 03: @ChrisS
Gate 04: @miko99x
Gate 05:
Gate 06:
Gate 07:
Gate 08:


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Yes please Omar. I will take a gate. Look forward to it as always. Group Alpha

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Can I please get a gate in ALPHA group ? Looks like a wonderful event as always.

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Gate for me @Omar_DeWindt. Group Alpha

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@John_Ryan @Georges180305 @Pranay your gates are confirmed, gents! See you next weekend.

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I would like to fly with you guys, too. Please group Alpha

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Hey, can I get a gate in group Charlie please? Thanks!

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@skotshi @2003iggy your gates are confirmed! See you next week. Cheers.

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Wish I could join, but I will be attending a wedding at the time of a event.

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@MathAviation7 bummer! Next time then.

Can I have a gate? group alpha please

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@Diederick you are confirmed, my friend! See you next week.

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Can i get a gate at group Alpha

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@Matthew_20204 absolutely. You are confirmed! See you next week.

I’d like a gate but I applied for AFVA. Do you know when I will get a response

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@Dart excellent. I’m looping in @Luke_Around our HR manager so he can get you squared away with the application. Glad to have you aboard!

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Do you know if your VA is attending the summit tomorrow?

Would like to get a gate in the Alpha group :)

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@Dart yes, we will be there tomorrow. Flying from LFPG and EHAM.

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@Teddybrooo your gate is confirmed. We’ll see you next week!