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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

 

 

UK to NZ by Light Sport Aircraft:  To commemorate 100 years of the RAF,  Wg Cdr Chris Pote is flying his LSA from UK to NZ following the traditional route of the early aviators, and visiting as many former RAF bases and connections as possible.

 

 

EuroFox G-GBNZ

Jonathan Pote writes:

Chris starts his long flight this Saturday (13th October).   He has brought the departure forward to allow him to return to the UK from Australia to clear his in-tray, but arrival date in New Zealand is unchanged at 6 - 14th December.  
I would be most grateful if you could forward this email to your distribution lists if you think they might be interested.

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Chris Pote and his team leave East Kirkby in Lincolnshire for Whenuapai this Saturday.   You can follow this epic EuroFox light sport aircraft flight at


The press release is attached .
I would be very happy to answer any queries at <jonathanpote47@gmail.com>
Cheers
Jonathan Pote

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.

 

Drones again:  The Auckland Airspace Users group writes:

Hi everyone,

I have received an e-mail today advising that a drone was sighted operating above Westhaven Marina at about 1400 feet last weekend.  Its origin couldn’t be tracked, a 005 has been submitted to CAA, and the operator who came across it has asked that a message go out to local airspace users.

Anyone who has a similar occurrence is encouraged to firstly use the radio to warn other pilots in the vicinity, and secondly to file a 005 so that something goes on the record to show the 400 foot AGL demarcation is not always working.  Without reports being submitted we don’t have evidence, and without evidence it is very difficult to advocate for change.

Regards,

AUCKLAND AIRSPACE USERS GROUP

Qwilton Biel

 

With any new technology it takes time for a set of generally agreed expectations to develop.   With ATMs it gradually became accepted that it is offensive to stand close behind someone and look over their shoulders while they are entering their pin.  In time no doubt a set of expectations will also develop around drones... what is acceptable and what is not.  Hopefully soon as they sure are making their presence felt now.    

 

 

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Coming Events:

 

 

Weekend, 12th - 14th October:   Tiger Moth Spring Fly-in, Taumaranui. Annual return to the Tumaranui Club's roots... Contact Graeme Wood 027 293 2318  or woodsy@clear.net.nz.

 

Weekend, 2nd to 4th November:  Black Sands fly-in at Raglan, NZRA.   Annual fly-in organised by SAA, and always a very well attended event with often more than 100 aircraft on the ground at once.  Fly-around, food, socialising, and beach landings depending on conditions.  Contact Bruce Cooke, 021 112 2364.  bmcooke@waikato.ac.nz     web www.saa.org

 

 

Saturday 17th November:   RAANZ AGM 2018  at Feilding NZFI.    Feilding Flying Club clubrooms Feilding Airfield
For more details, papers, information, remits, etc check the RAANZ website which will be updated as preparations continue.

 

 

New Yera's Day, 1st January 2019:  Lower North Island new year's day fly in.  Airfield t.b.a.   Always the first aviation event of the year (anywhere) because of NZ's summer time being 13h ahead of UTC.    Aircraft fly in from all round the lower half of the North island, with usually some from Auckland, and the South island.  A good chance to see some different aircraft.   Moves around the local airfields... sometimes at Athbey Farm.

 

Weekend, 26th to 28th January 2019:  Autogyro Assn fly-in at Dannevirke.  Annual get together for gyros, with fixed wing also welcome.   Flyout to Athbey Farm, socialising, AGM, lunches and more.   For details see www.autogyro.org.nz

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Northland Aviators Club Events for the Coming Year.  

The Poker Run – to be organized by Paul Hopper, likely to be late January/early February 2019  Christmas Flyin at Kaipara Flats – to be organized by Tim Harrison/Keith Morris on Saturday 8 December 2018  Whananaki Flyin – to be organized by Martin Farrand, 30 December 2018  New event – Breakfast Flyin at Kaipara Flats Tim Harrison/Brian Millet on Saturday 19 January 2019  Mata Flyin – to be organized by Brian Millett – in February  Mangawhai Flyin – to be organized by Steve Williams  Kaikohe/Cape Reinga/Beach Landing/Dargaville – to be organized by Willie Morton  Waiheke Flyaway – to be organized by Trevor Dance, to be held mid-week


RECURRING 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.

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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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