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When arrival holding is required by AA Terminal, what are the requirements?

No flights may enter the AA TMA sector without approval of the AATMR or AATP controller


The passing of what information has been delegated from ATM sector to RAN sector for flights inbound to RAN sector?

New weather/NOTAM information


Who determines priority during ATF holding?



What are the entry gates into AA TMA from RAN?

1 - AA160R to AA149R 10,000ft and below
2 - AA160R to AA149R 11,000ft and above


When using AMAN, what action is necessary when the aircraft will be +/- 2 minutes of the RTA at the feeder fix?

The aircraft may need assistance to compy with the delay advice displayed. No coordination required except that any ATC assigned speed shall be entered into the XNOTE


When using AMAN, what proviso allows the RAN sector to permit direct tracking through the gate to DAVEE or PEPPE?

RAN should modify the FPL to reflect as accurately as possible the new routing of the aircraft


When using AMAN, what is the minimum distance between a preceding long STAR aircraft and following short STAR aircraft?

The minimum distance is 20NM in trail with no closure


Under what circumstances can NP TWR issue diversionary climbs without coordinating with RAN sector?

NP TWR need not coordinated diversionary climbs between the NP300R and the NP090R for aircraft destination NZAA or NZHN, provided that prior to transfer of control, aircraft are issued instructions to regain track. Those aircraft that are GNSS or RNAV equipped may track direct to DADUK after separation has been resolved


Describe the aircraft route structure via Ohura Gate and Water Gate with North and Southbound flights

Via Ohura Gate: Northbound only at F150 and above. Bi-directional below F150
Via Water Gate: Southbound only at 12,000ft and above. Bi-directional below 12,000ft


Regarding RAN restricted flow:
What are the minimum spacing requirements from OH and NAK?

- minimum spacing from OH: turboprops from OMBUB 10NM and no closure
- minimum spacing from NAK: jets 10NM from POKOM and no closure, turboprops 10NM from PEPPE and no closure


Regarding RAN restricted flow:
What are the speed control requirements?

- jets minimum clean
- turboprops 180kts or less
- speed to be annotated in the XNOTE


Regarding RAN restricted flow:
Is direct routing permitted?

No direct routing


When may a RAN controller change the STAR allocated, or a previously passed STAR, for AA flights without coordination with AA TMA?

Changing a short STAR to a long STAR


When may RAN manually change a sequence in the AMAN timeline?

RAN may change a sequence of aircraft under their control that area adjacent on the AMAN timeline


What effect does changing the Auckland runway have?

All airborne flights will be reissued a long STAR


What happens when the PAC field is degraded from VIS to another value?

All flights in receipt of a short STAR will be issued a long STAR


What are the names and directions of the enroute holding patterns that may be used?



What are the RTF points for flights from RAN to FIO for BAY TIS?

Passing 10,000ft contact Christchurch Information on:
- DEST NZHN or NZHH on 125.3
- East of a line TM to HN on 123.8
- West of a line TM to HN on 129.8


What are the RTF points for flights from RAN to FIO for Manawatu TIS?

At point of entry contact Christchurch Information on 125.1


What are the RTF points for flights from RAN to FIO for Taranaki TIS?

At point of entry contact Christchurch Information on 129.8


By what distance from SILVO shall an aircraft be in level flight on a AAWN1 SRC?



How may speed control from NAK to RAN be coordinated?



What standard descent may NAK issue for flights destination NZAA?

NAK may issue minimum descent of F270


What direct routing may BAY/HAM apply without coordination?

Direct to:
- TM


What shall a clearance include when holding at a published significant point on an ATS route or arrival procedure?

Clearance shall include:
- instruction to hold
- name of the significant point
- limiting distance (if required)
- level instructions
- direction of inbound track
- direction of holding pattern
- timing of outbound leg (only if limiting distance is not specified
e.g. HOLD AT (name of significant point)(level), INBOUND TRACK (3 digits), (direction) HAND PATTERN, OUTBOUND TIME (time)


What are the RTF and TOC points from OH to RAN?

The common sector boundary


What action should be taken by the RAN controller for aircraft in RAN airspace when using AMAN and AA TMA coordinate an aircraft direct WI-TOMAS or WI-KAURI?

Cancel the STAR and RTA and pass the required routing ("(callsign) CANCEL STAR AND RTA, AFTER POKOM TRACK WI-TOMAS/KAURI") to the aircraft. Click passed after a correct readback


When NP TWR issue clearances to departing IFR flights, what shall they endure the clearances provide separation from?

New Plymouth Tower shall ensure that clearances issued to departing IFR flights provide separation from all previously departed IFR flights still within NP TWR's area of responsibility, and all inbound IFR flights for which NP TWR has received a posting, estimate message or approval request, prior to activating the departing flight airborne


Describe the unattended procedures at NP

1- RAN is responsible for any separation issues and/or traffic information for arriving and departing flights
2- NAK shall coordinate all IFR arrivals and departures operating south of NP with RAN for IFR traffic information
3- RAN retains control of the EPL/flight plan handling and is responsible for SAR watch unless otherwise coordinated
4- Due to the proximity of 123.7 Alt, NAK are able to speak to arriving and departing flights


What is the descent for AA-NP flights?

Flights at or below 11,000ft shall be at cruise level, or
Flights above 11,000ft shall be at cruise level or issued descent to a minimum of 11,000ft, unless otherwise coordinated


Unless OCR have approved a higher flight level, what maximum level can RAN clear international departures from HN?



Where can the sectors manually allocated codes be found?



What action shall RAN take once advice is received that TEW MSSR is unservicable?

Change auto-bypass radar setting to RUA


State the locations of the main RX/TX for RAN frequencies

126.0 Main OHURA, Alternate RUA
120.5 Main TX Wiroa Island, RX AA Tower


How close may RAN operate flights from the OH area boundary without coordination?

RAN may operate flights up to the boundary of OH area


When is coordination not required reference flights tracking from OH to RAN?

Provided flights have departed OH TMA, coordination is not required from OH to RAN for flights:
- on or east of the ARETI-PARRA track, or
- tracking aircraft direct to OMBUB


When shall RAN force a flight progress strip to OH?

When the EPL has TM in the route field for an aircraft operating within RAN sector


What STAR shall RAN not pass?

Flights destination Whanganui (NZWU)


When OH is off watch, to which sectors will radio guard be transferred and what are the frequencies?

At or below 9,500ft to Christchurch Information on 125.1
Above 9,500ft to Christchurch Control on 123.7


During arrival holding, EOCT shall be issued. How is the EOCT calculated and what is the exception?

EOCT = ETA of holding pattern + 10 mins unless EAT has been issued by AA TMA


When may AA clear an aircraft direct to NS without coordination?

- aircraft enters RAN sector via the gateway west of KARRL, and
- DEST is CH, and
- aircraft is a jet, and
- the FPL includes NS


Which flights operating from RAN to AA do not require revisions to cruise levels and what is the proviso?

Destination NZAA, NZWP, NZNE, NZAR provided the aircraft has an operational transponder


Who is responsible for doing an approval request with AA for HN jet departures northbound through AA TMA that will be entering oceanic airspace?



What actions shall RAN do when in receipt of a request for clearance from NZNE?

RAN shall coordinate with AATP and relay the IFR clearance to the aircraft


When shall NP TWR coordinate holding aircraft with RAN?

Any flights that have been instructed to hold at or above 7000ft


What minimum vertical spacing must RAN retain above NP airspace without having to coordinate?



What are the transfer of control and RTF points for flights departing NP?

At or passing 7,000ft, or 20 DME NP for flights below 7,000ft


What are the transfer of control and RTF points for flights arriving into NP?



When are level revisions not required for flights with destination NP?

Provided that the flights are:
- above 11,000ft, and
- subject to a minimum descent, and
- the level is below the level posted to NP TWR, and
- the new level is entered in the datablock


Describe parachute operations at NP - below 9,500ft

- NP TWR shall request release of the AA CTA/D up to 9,500ft
- NP TWR shall advise RAN when parachute operations up to 9,500ft are complete


Describe parachute operations at NP - above 9,500ft

- NP TWR shall coordinate with RAN individually for all parachute operations above 9,500ft
- RAN shall coordinate these requests with NAK
- RAN shall advise NP TWR of the requirements for the operations
- when parachute operations above 9,500ft are complete NP TWR shall advise RAN who will then advise NAK


Where can you find the procedures for the NP TWR contingency plan?



Describe Sector 1 of the NAK TIS

Below CH CTA/D 6,500ft to F600, area to the southeast of NP


Who shall RAN instruct aircraft with destination NZHA to contact, what frequency, and when shall this be done by?

Christchurch Information (FIO) on 129.8 prior to leaving controlled airspace


What are the RTF procedures for flights entering RAN from Manawatu, Taranaki or BAY TIS?

Manawatu - At (exit point) contact AA Control on 126.0
Taranaki - At (exit point) contact AA Control on 126.0
BAY - Passing 9,000ft contact AA Control on 126.0


Describe boundary operations with Oceanic

RAN - may operate upto the RAN/OCR boundary as displayed on the Skyline map
OCR - shall remain 5NM clear of the RAN/OCR boundary except at the point where the AA TMA/OCR/RAN boundaries meet, OCR is permitted to operate up to this line whilst tracking aircraft in the direction of PEBLU/VELMO. Should aircraft potentially conflict in this region, AA TMA shall be responsible for ensuring that separation exists between all affected flights


What is the TOC and RTF and OCR frequency from RAN to OCR?

TOC - the common sector boundaries
Frequency - 123.9


State any provisions required and direct tracking that NAK may issue without coordination with RAN

Under own navigation tracking direct to the next point in the FPL provided:
- the flight is F150 or above, and
- the flight crosses through Ohura Gate as depicted on Skyline map


State and conditions/exceptions for RAN to track aircraft direct to NS without coordination

- flight is under own navigation, and
- aircraft in 12,000ft or above, and
- flight crosses boundary gate on or west of SILVO, and
- except for HN departures


What are NAK ATF requirements to RAN?

- IFR jet aircraft
- minimum 5NM spacing at Ohura Gate (measured from POKOM)
- no closure, in trail


Regarding AREA contingency - when sequencing traffic through Water Gate, what are the minimum spacings required?

Between jets - 20NM and no closure
Between turboprops - 20NM and no closure


Regarding AREA contingency - what time requirement shall be requested between jet aircraft departing NZAA?

Request AA TMP provide a 3 minute departure separation for jet aircraft leaving AA and entering RAN


Regarding AREA contingency - how shall speed control be coordinated?

Speed control shall be annotated in the XNOTE


Regarding AREA contingency - is direct routing or CVFR in to NAK available?

Direct routing and CVFR not available


What is the standard descent for aircraft destination NZHN?



Who is responsible for ATF to AA for flights tracking via PEPPE 10,000ft or below and flights tracking via the AA149R?



What exceptions to general rules of coordination apply when HAM sector is open?

- RAN shall coordinate any flights affection HAM sector with HAM approach
- RAN shall coordinate any flights affection Bay sector with BAY radar


What shall a clearance include when instructing an aircraft to hold in a published holding pattern?

- instructions to join holding pattern
- identification of the holding pattern
- level instructions (at or above minimum holding level)
- maximum holding speed if required (e.g. for lateral separation or terrain)
e.g. "HOLD AT (sig pt. or name of navaid) (level)"


What shall a clearance include when holding at a distance, or between two distances, on a VOR radial?

- the instruction to hold on the VOR radial number
- the name of the VOR
- distance or distances
- level instructions
- direction of inbound tack
- direction of holding pattern
- timing of outbound leg (only required if one distance is specified)
e.g. "HOLD ON THE (3 digits) RADIAL (name of VOR) VOR AT (distance) (name of VOR) (or between distance and distance, name of VOR), (level) INBOUND TRACK (3 digits), (direction) HAND PATTERN, OUTBOUND TIME (time)


What are the standard timing for the outbound leg of a holding pattern?

- one minute if at 14,000ft or below, or
- one and a half minutes if above 14,000ft, or
- until the appropriate limiting distance is attained, where distance is specified


What separation applies in class C and D airspace with regards to parachuting?

- IFR flights shall be kept clear of an active PDA or PDS unless visual separation can be applied-
- traffic information shall be passed to known VFR flights in respect to PDA, except that VFR aircraft shall be kept clear of PDA when a clearance to drop through cloud has been given
- VFR aircraft shall be kept clear of an active PDS unless visual separation can be applied


Define PDA (parachute drop area)

A dynamic column of airspace within a control area, created by ATC for the purpose of providing separation between IFR flights and a parachutist descending within that airspace