Destination Queenstown – landing at an iconic NZ airport

Queenstown is a popular destination of New Zealanders and overseas visitors. For pilots, it’s in the heart of a stunning part of New Zealand. But it’s no walk in the park. The airport is busy, with jets, other commercial flights, tourist helicopters and GA traffic. The terrain surrounding the airport is challenging.

Experienced pilots have a lot of knowledge to share, and flying in and out of an airport like Queenstown, we all need all the help we can get. So AOPA NZ asked experienced mountain pilot (and current President of AOPA NZ) Sue Kronfeld to show us the way.

In this video, you’ll get Sue’s best tips on how to prepare yourself for your first Queenstown landing and departure. Sue has three decades of experience flying around the Southern Alps knows this airport well.