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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



Sightseeing...  North of Whangarei.    Pataua is a little to the north of Whangarei on the east coast.    This view was take from 1000ft looking South, with the Whangarei heads mountain just to the left of the photo.   The coastline is much like this for the 300km from Auckland to Cape Reinga,  with many islands, harbours and beaches, and a low density of population.   Often no footprints on a beach.  

Pataua, looing south

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.


Gyro work...    When working on various types if aircraft, it helps to have the right gear.   On Gyros, the teeter bolt is critical, being the only thing keeping the rotors in contact with the remainder of the aircraft.    It has to be taken off at the specified intervals, checked and lubricated, and replaced.    This is not just a $1 bolt from the box at the local hardware, it is a crack tested critical aircraft part that is handled with respect, extracted and reinserted with care.

Gyro work Feb19... helps to have the good gear




Coming Events:


March 30th – 31st Kaitaia Aero Club are holding a FAR NORTH FLY-IN on March 30-31st

There will be beach landings, lunch, local flying, dinner and an evening function.

10.30am Saturday 30th a briefing on beach landings will be held.

11.30 – 12.00 fly to 90 mile beach.

12.00 – lunch will be offered for sale - a barbecue at the beach or a pizza at the airfield.

6.00 – 7.00pm Dinner – sheep on the spit, tuatua fritters, pauas in cream, rewena bread, local wines…..everything Far North!

7.00   A Hangar party….music with a local band……the Club bar will be open.

There is space for camping close to the clubrooms where there are toilets and showers.

Close by in Awanui there is Norfolk Motel with transport available, call Kim on 09 4067515.  There are several other motels available in Kaitaia.

The Kaitaia Airport Authority have agreed to allow one landing fee of $10 for the whole weekend

 The Catalina will also be in attendance for the weekend, offering rides.

Please let them know numbers of aircraft attending and to assist with catering, please pre-pay dinner tickets ($35 per person) by March 14th.

Payment can be made by cheque or direct credit to Kaitaia Aero Club Inc Account 12-3096-0197832-02.  Money will be refunded if the event is cancelled.

Contact Peter Upton 027 49604565 for any further information.

 Kaitaia NZKT


April 7th 2pm NAC AGM at Martin Farrand’s hangar, Kaipara Flats.  Fly in for a cuppa.


Kaipara Flats NZKF



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.



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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