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Bluegrass Airlines, January 2011

Mount Cook Airlines by Allan Lowson

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(picture copyright Bjorn Larsson www.timetableimages.com)

 

Mount Cook Airlines is currently a subsidiary of Air New Zealand operating internal flights within New Zealand as one of three companies forming Air New Zealand Link.

 

The original airline grew from a group of companies founded and operated by the Wigley family to encourage tourism to the Mount Cook area of South Island. The airline had several false starts before establishing regular scheduled flights in 1960 with DC-3s as shown in these routes.

These routes were taken from a timetable from 1963 which is displayed on www.timetableimages.com .

As the flights run down Lake Pukaki, I have included the overhead bearing for Pukaki airfield to keep the route it is not a stop. An airfiled at Cromwell is listed in the timetable as an alternate for Queenstown, but it is not available in the default fs9 airfields so we have not included it here.

Christchurch Dunedin Route (MC1 & MC2) Mon,Wed,Fri

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

260

0

1040

Christchurch

NZCH

1645ar

-

105.0

181

105.0

1150lv

Mount Cook

NZMC

1545lv

082

28.2

230

28.2

-

(Pukaki)

NZUK

-

001

75.4

132

75.4

1245lv

Queenstown

NZQN

1450lv

051

81.9

-

81.9

1330ar

Dunedin

NZDN

1400

311

0

 

Christchurch Invercargill Route (MC3 & MC4) Sun,Tue,Thu

 

Heading

Distance

Down

City Name

ICAO

Up

Heading

Distance

260

0

0940lv

Christchurch

NZCH

1645ar

-

105.0

181

105.0

1050lv

Mount Cook

NZMC

1545lv

082

28.2

230

28.2

-

(Pukaki)

NZUK

-

001

75.4

235

75.4

1155lv

Queenstown

NZQN

1440lv

051

55.3

153

55.3

1230lv

Te Anua/ Manapouri

NZMO

1405lv

056

59.7

-

59.7

1300ar

Invercargill

NZNV

1330lv

332

0

 

 


(picture copyright Bjorn Larsson www.timetableimages.com)

Flight Simulator Files

A repaint for the default DC-3 in a Mount Cook scheme is available in Mcdak.zip from the download section at www.fs-snowman.com, where you can also get a Mount Cook DHC-6 by Markus Hellwig.