IFR Arrivals & Departures

Due to parachuting, it is recommended that the following procedures are used.

4.1 Arrival
4.1.1 At 50 DME (or as soon as possible there after) call Taupo Traffic and advise estimated time of arrival accurate to one minute.
4.1.2 At 25 DME (or as soon as possible there after) call Taupo Traffic and advise present position and anticipated approach.
4.1.3 Maintain a continuous listening watch on 118.4 from 20 DME Taupo.
4.1.4 When parachuting is in progress call Taupo Traffic at 20 DME.
4.1.5 Call Taupo Traffic upon commencing a visual approach or entering Taupo MBZ.
4.1.6 Restrict speed to max 200 knots IAS within 10 DME and when below 4000′.
4.1.7 Call Taupo Traffic and advise position upon reaching 3 NM from runway  threshold.
4.1.8 In the event an IFR aircraft joins the circuit and a parachutist is in the vicinity of the PLA, the IFR aircraft shall widen its circuit to 3 DME Taupo to maintain separation.
4.1.9 Where possible avoid standard instrument approaches that require the aircraft to pass through the airspace above and windward of an active PLA.
4.2 Departure
4.2.1 Not call taxiing until in receipt of Airways clearance (to avoid unnecessary delays to other aircraft wanting to use the runway).
4.2.2 Advise Taupo Traffic prior to starting and taxiing.
4.2.3 Advise Taupo Traffic if carrying out an overhead departure, advise all airborne skydive aircraft.
4.2.4 Complete pre take-off checks prior to lining up on the active runway and then expedite take-off.
4.2.5 Delay take-off if parachutists are approaching over 17/35. Departure is deemed clear when all canopies are accounted for and observed to be clear of 17/35 and the departure area.
4.2.6 Where possible avoid standard instrument departures that require the aircraft to pass through the airspace above and to the windward of an active PLA.
4.2.7 Where possible in visual departures maintain runway heading to 3 DME and remain at least 3 DME from Taupo Airport.
4.3 Overshoot:
4.3.1 In the event of a baulked landing within 3 NM of runway threshold in VMC and a jump run has commenced, IFR aircraft shall continue the go-around maintaining runway center line until 3 DME and remain not above 2300 ft AMSL until abeam upwind threshold.
4.3.2 The IFR aircraft may rejoin the circuit whilst maintaining 3 DME separation from the PLA’s and remaining clear until all canopies are on the ground.