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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'

 

 

Drones at Rangitoto?   Drones are certainly making themselves known of recent times.   Hitting one would likely be worse than hitting a bird, as some parts (motors, batteries) are harder and denser than anything a bird has on board and could easily come though the windscreen if they missed the prop.   The Auckland Airspace Users group writes:

Hi everyone,

 I have received communication from a guide who takes tour groups to the summit of Rangitoto Island.  He is up there very regularly, and has advised that it is not unusual for a number of drones to be operating overhead and around the crater area.  Some have been seen to fly at heights not dissimilar to that at which aircraft overflying the summit operate.

 He doesn’t know who the drone operators are but given the numbers involved, and the way they are being operated, it would appear that they are freelance individuals rather than commercial operators.  At least one commercial helicopter operator has raised an aviation related concern with CAA over this matter.

 This message is a heads-up to all as Rangitoto Island Summit is a known focal point for local sightseeing flights.

 Regards,

AUCKLAND AIRSPACE USERS GROUP

Qwilton Biel

027 493 5655

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.

 

First Solo...    Ilana Greeff being congratulated by instructor John Issott after her first solo.   An occasion that one never forgets...  well done Ilana!  (and John).

John Issott and Ilana Greef with the Tecnam ZK-CDL

 

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Coming Events:

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Saturday 21st April:   Matakohe Hall (no airfield nearby)

 


 

 

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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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