NOTAM: JUN 5 2021
Hello MacAir, as some may have already noticed. The website may be "missing" a few things you are used to seeing. This was done intentionally.
Steve K. has worked very hard on providing an amazing event in celebration of our anniversary. To ensure we keep the integrity of the event intact we have removed the list of completed pending pireps for the public to see.
We realized that it is possible for pilots to see trends in submitted pireps and discover the location of the event. This will have no affect on your ability to submit pireps and have them accepted in a timely manner.
I appreciate everyone understanding. I will take this opportunity to thank Steve K. again for putting it all together and hope everyone participates.
Airport: NZCH – Christchurch, New Zealand
This airport was New Zealand’s first international airport opening in May 1940, but fell to the second busiest and largest once Auckland was also renovated and upgraded to international status in 1966.
NZCH has a distinctive problem with winds at different times of the year. To combat it the airport’s two primary runways are perpendicular, with the active based on current winds. Unfortunately the horizontal runway (11/29) is much shorter in length than RWY 20/02 which prevents most long range capable aircraft from using it when fully loaded. Efforts are underway to procure lands to extend this runway so that both can be used by any size or weight-laden aircraft.
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CAPTAIN MAC LEG #6 !!!
Leg #6 – 2MW cutoff date = 31 May 22
1. If you’ve correctly guessed all prior legs then you’ll notice only one continent is left untouched. While the next destination is “geographically” part of your last continent, it is politically controlled by a nation elsewhere on the globe.
2. It is home to one of the world’s largest astronomical telescopes.
3. It was the site of the worst disaster in aviation history.