Faleolo Airport is situated on the NW coast of the island of Upolu, approximately 25nm to the W of the town of Apia. There are high MSAs surrounding the airport reaching 8200ft in the NW sector, and a 1759ft peak 3nm SE of the aiport.
A good weather brief is available from Lan Chile at Easter Island. Isla de Pascua and Tahiti FIRs will probably offer blocks of cleared levels to enable cruise climb. Weather reports for Apia are available from Pago Pago.
Circling is prohibited to the S of the airport.
TAKE-OFF AND DEPARTURE
Departure to Townsville/Brisbane/Cairns – clearance from Auckland will be received during taxy out