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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

 

 

Notifications of Drone activity:   The Auckland Airspace Users Group writes:

Hi everyone,

I have recently been contacted by a pilot flying commercial UAV’s to discuss the possibility of the Auckland Airspace Users Group facilitating the establishment of a notification service for operations below 1000 feet within the Auckland City MBZ.

For those that are familiar with the RNZAF Low Level Flight Advice system, the concept is broadly similar.  Anyone interested would be added to an e-mail distribution list, whenever an aircraft operator (either UAV or manned) wants others notified of a planned operation they request that a notification be issued, and an e-mail notification is transmitted to all on the distribution list.

Between Airshare and the respective control towers, feedback indicates that interfaces between manned and unmanned aircraft within controlled airspace are functioning ok.  The feedback also indicates that outside controlled airspace this interface could be improved.  Basically this is an attempt to improve communications and remove the surprise element when multiple aircraft arrive to operate in the same location.

I would be interested in any feedback on this concept, along with an indication of whether you would want to be included on the distribution list.  The area initially being considered is the Auckland City MBZ below 1000 feet.

Regards,

AUCKLAND AIRSPACE USERS GROUP

Qwilton Biel

027 495 6555

 

 

West Auckland Airport Parakai - proposal for airport authority status

Application to become an Airport Authority:
West Auckland Airport, Parakai, has made an application to the Ministry of Transport to become an airport authority.
The powers and responsibilities the Airport has under legislation will change should the application be granted.

A meeting was notified for Public Consultation, and was held with approx 80 attendees at the Helensville Library Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 23rd May 2019.

You can learn more about the application here: https://www.transport.govt.nz/air/west-auckland-airport-authority-status/

Alternately you can contact the airport manager to discuss: 09 420 8010 or manager@WestAucklandAirport.co.nz

 

 

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.  

Aircraft Engineering, 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.

 

 

Whangarei Flying Club hangar:   Hangar 10 at Whangarei Airport NZWR is home to the Whangarei Flying Club.    Always a warm welcojme for visiting aviators, and an interesting mix of aircraft in the hangar... including increasing numbers of gyros.

 
Whangarei Flying Club hangar at NZWR, lots of gyros
 
 

 

 

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Coming Events:

 

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RECURRING EVENTS:

DARGAVILLE NZDA: 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 NZCX:  Second Sunday of each month from 12:30. Clubhouse Ph 07 866 2055. Click here for airfield details.

WHANGAREI NZWR: 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.

MATAMATA NZMA:   Last Sunday of every month from 12 noon. BBQ flyin.  BYO meat for BBQ + gold coin.  Click here for airfield details.

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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

This is webpage is updated weekly, apart from 'Coming Events' which are updated as soon as known.Parakai Aero

 
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