A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: John D. Howard
Date: 2019 Jan 20, 09:21 -0800
The US regulations that Gary posted apply only to US certified airlines. Every country has there own regulations that are very simular. An international body called ICAO publish the agreed-upon international rules. New Zealand and Australia are members of ICAO.
If you look at a globe and the route there are a lot of landing airports. The Cook Islands, Easter Is. etc dot the Pacific. Rember, in a four engined airplane you can be three hours away from an airport - about 1600 NM. Looking at my globe, the route between Sydney and Santiago never goes south of 60 S.
John H. 41N 100W