[31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-AKL

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[31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-AKL

#1 Post by Zain Khan » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:28 pm

Air New Zealand 767 - One Final Journey

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The Boeing 767 has been loved dearly by many aviation enthusiasts around New Zealand and the world for the past 32 years it has been in service with Air New Zealand starting with the -200ER series in 1985 then followed by the -300ER series in 1991. The 767 has since carried millions of passengers on many routes, ranging from trans-Tasman flights to long-haul Asia/Hawaii flights and the Auckland-Rarotonga-Los Angeles service.

The final 767 service for Air New Zealand, from Sydney to Auckland as NZ108/ANZ108 will take place on the 31st March 2017. To commemorate this, we will host this event on the same day, from 7pm NZDT (0600z) to midnight NZDT (1100z) minutes after the scheduled arrival of the last 767 flight in the real world. The Sydney-Auckland route is usually served with 777s, 787s, the 767 and A320s, but we will be taking the 767 for one last flight after 32 years of graceful service.

Flight plan route:
TESAT L521 AA

Sydney Charts (Scroll down until you see Sydney (YSSY)): http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip ... sTOC.htm#S
Auckland Charts: http://www.aip.net.nz/NavWalk.aspx?sect ... e=Auckland

To book controller positions or flights, you are more than welcome to do so via Vroute
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ATC positions:

Auckland Radio (NZZO_FSS) 128.900
Christchurch Control-Raglan (NZCH-R_CTR) 126.000
Auckland Control (NZAA_APP) 124.300
Auckland Tower (NZAA_TWR) 118.700
Auckland Ground (NZAA_GND) 121.900

Oceanic Position Reports are required while in Oceanic airspace. Prior to entering Oceanic airspace, squawk 2000 for the Oceanic Transition. Also set your sim time to real time to make Position Reports easier to do,

Oceanic Position Report tool (Recommended for pilots who are not too sure with doing a Position Report): http://www.vatnz.net/pilots/oceanic-report-tool/

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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#2 Post by Alex Dent » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:58 pm

Has there been any official word from Air NZ as to if this is actually the last flight? Thinking of booking tickets but can't find any official info.
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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#3 Post by Zain Khan » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:51 am

Alex Dent wrote:Has there been any official word from Air NZ as to if this is actually the last flight? Thinking of booking tickets but can't find any official info.
Only piece of info regarding this:

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... arch-2017/

But however Air New Zealand does not comment on such stuff but checked the schedules on the Air New Zealand website and its said that the flight is being operated with the 767, possibly for the last time.
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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#4 Post by Zain Khan » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:37 pm

This event is gaining traction in VATPAC though,

http://forums.vatpac.org/index.php/topic,17939.0.html

To be honest, why don't we come along in VATNZ as well and do this event with VATPAC as well?
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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#5 Post by Eric Coufmann » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:30 pm

Zain, looks like a great idea, I will post it on the events calendar over the next few days.

However I have already asked you before to please ask me first if you want to run an event, normally the idea works and we can incorporate it into the schedule. Another thing is please don't claim that you have some official support on another forum before you even ask. Finally be careful about what your claiming to be your idea, Alek asked me in November last year to do this event.

That aside I will go ahead and setup the event on the calendar this week.

Thanks for the idea.
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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#6 Post by Alex Dent » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:38 pm

Got it confirmed by Air NZ on twitter DM today Zain, already got my tickets booked.
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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#7 Post by Zain Khan » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:10 pm

Alex Dent wrote:Got it confirmed by Air NZ on twitter DM today Zain, already got my tickets booked.
Nice, so 31st it is?
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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#8 Post by Alex Dent » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:36 pm

Zain Khan wrote:
Alex Dent wrote:Got it confirmed by Air NZ on twitter DM today Zain, already got my tickets booked.
Nice, so 31st it is?
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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#9 Post by Grant Powell » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:13 am

Now here is where the confusion will be.

The only official VATNZ event I can find is 18th March NCRG - NZAA http://www.vatnz.net/events/good-bye-767

The unofficial event, which is now claimed as being "supported by VATNZ" in its VATPAC topic is detailed as: The final 767 service for Air New Zealand, from Sydney to Auckland as NZ108/ANZ108 will take place on the 31st March 2017. To commemorate this, we will host this event on the same day, from 5pm AEDT (0600z) to 10pm AEDT (1100z) minutes after the scheduled arrival of the last 767 flight in the real world.

Which puts it at 7pm to midnight on the 31st March I think NZ time.

Which one is running? Or are both going ahead? If the unofficial event is not going ahead, can I request that the topic is removed on VATPAC to avoid further confusion?
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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#10 Post by Eric Coufmann » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:55 pm

We will do both, they are different events after all. The official one is our standard SNO event and this will be something extra.
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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#11 Post by Zain Khan » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:33 pm

Hey Eric, there's a error in your posting on the VATNZ website

It shows the YSSY-NZQN route OPTIC Y84 TONIM P766 ADKOS,

Whilst it's meant to be YSSY-NZAA TESAT L521 AA or EVONN L521 LUNBI

Mind fixing it? Thanks
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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#12 Post by Eric Coufmann » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:41 am

Fixed, thanks for letting me know.
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Re: [31 Mar 2017] Air New Zealand 767-One Final Journey SYD-

#13 Post by Grant Powell » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:15 pm

Cheers Eric
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