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Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS)
ATIS is a continuous broadcast of the operational information provided by the tower, and normally supplied to aircraft prior to take-off or landing.
It is transmitted on a discrete VHF frequency and amended when aspects of recorded conditions change.
The frequency for the Tauranga ATIS is:
You can call Tauranga Tower on:
- 07 547 4616, press 0 to hear the ATIS.
Active ATIS broadcasts are also available on:
- IFIS (www.ifis.airways.co.nz).
Listen to an example of an ATIS
The items normally included in ATIS broadcasts are:
- (name of aerodrome) Terminal Information Code letter of the transmission (e.g. Information ALFA or BRAVO etc)
- Issued at (time)
- Expect (type of approach, e.g. visual or NDBDME)
- Runway (in use)
- Surface conditions (wet or dry etc)
- Any other operational information
- Surface wind (in °M and knots)
- Present weather
- Temperature and dew point
- 2,000 ft wind
- The statement “ON FIRST CONTACT WITH TAURANGA TOWER, NOTIFY RECEIPT OF BRAVO”
Tauranga Information Juliet
Issued at 0125Z
Expect RNAV approach runway 25
Runway condition dry
Surface wind 320 degrees 8 knots varying between 290 and 350 degrees
Visibility 30 kms reducing 20kms
Present weather showers in vicinity
Cloud Few 1500 feet Sct 2600 Bkn 3500 feet
Dew point 18
Forecast 2000 foot wind 270 degrees 25 knots
On first contact with Tauranga Tower notify receipt of Juliet
On your initial call with the tower, let them know you have listened to the ATIS by transmitting the Letter and QNH.