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West Auckland Airport, 76 Green Rd, Parakai, West Auckland. Road Map.. Ph 09 420.8010



West Auckland Airport Parakai is available for General Aviation, drop-in visitors welcome. Radio 123.5 in MBZ.  Due to frequent skydiving, please join downwind, base or final (not overhead).  Visitor parking by the hangars down taxiway 'B'


Places to Go... Dargaville Airfield NZDA: AIP listed as NZDA. 50 miles north of West Auckland at S35 56' E173 53', a pleasant flight on a winter's day.   It shows how big the Kaipara Harbour is, that both Parakai and Dargville are on the same harbour and 50 nm apart in a straight line.   The airfield is easy to find near the bridge, across the river from Dargaville town. Fuel available. A popular cross-country point for West Auckland students, either during the week or for Dargaville's famous Saturday Lamb on a spit for all fly-ins.  Website : Dargaville Aero Club/Northern Wairoa Aero Club

Dargaville Airfield from the East, on left base for runway 22 and about to turn final. The bridge and Dargaville town in the background.


West Auckland Airport Parakai: Facilities & Services. Visitor facilities with tea / coffee / cold drinks / toilets in Pilot Lounge.   Icecreams and more cold drinks are often available at the skydiving base across the road.  

Courtesy car for aviators by arrangement (35 mins to Auckland CBD, 30 mins to Albany, 25 mins to  Silverdale), and Studio apartment on airport can be booked for overnight stays.

Aircraft Engineering, Aerobatics, Skydiving, Introductory flights and Flight Training for PPL/CPL, Microlights and Gyrocopters. Aircraft parking, Hangarage, Hangar building sites.

Phone first 09 420 8010 if you will need fuel, as sometimes we're all off flying. Commercial opportunities exist for new operators at West Auckland.


Quiet morning with Fog Clearing...  Overhead the Airport looking North, with the fog lingering over the Kaipara Harbour.   Mornings like this are usually calm with clear skies, and once the fog burns off they leave a nice sunny winter's day for flying.  


Kaipara River mouth looking north (John Issott photo)




Coming Events:



DARGAVILLE: Every Saturday. Fly in for lunch. Famous throught the north for it's lamb on a spit, and usually draws a good crowd of hungry aviators. Clubhouse Ph 09 439 8024. Click here for airfield details.

COROMANDEL: Lunch 2nd Sunday of each month from 12:30. Clubhouse Ph 07 866 2055. Click here for airfield details.

WHANGAREI: Last Saturday of each month at hangar 10, the Western end of the row of hangars.  Whangarei Flying Club meeting at 10:30 with lunch to follow.  Clubhouse phone 09 436 4053.  Click here for airfield details.



Tower and Engineering

 West Auckland Airport Parakai, from the NE on mid right base for 25. Click for larger photo


 West Auckland Airport Parakai, from the SW (non traffic side).  Click for larger photo

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