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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'


Air Force Exercises:  During their recent military exercises at the South Head military area, some of the Air Force's big helos used  West Auckland as a refuel base, both the save flight back to Whenuapai, and also to practice 'off base' refueling from a tanker.  These are big helos at 10,600kg, and blow a lot of grass around.



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.



Skydiving 'Sporty Boogie'.  The weekend Boogie went off well with much skydiving, no drama and normal flight operations not affected.   Some entertaining landings using the swooping pond to the North of the airport. 


Yellow Caravan ZK-JMP helped out the usual PAC ZK-SDF and small Cessna ZX-SDA with the work of lifting many sports skydivers during the 'Boogie'



Taxiway edges backfilling:  Whenever the ground dries out enough over this very wet summer, the digger contractor has been back to fill in more of the edges along the new taxiways, which we had expected to be finished long before this... too wet.    He has been able to do most of the main taxiway 'W' between the hangars and Alpha Apron, and it is easier without the risk of falling off the edge.   We've also beefed up the internal drains, and fitted tide gates to the pipes that run into the main drain, to impve the drainage or winter.


Edges of Taxiway 'W' backfilled.



Coming Events:

Mata Airfield

Sat 17th March:  (date changed again) Mata BBQ: NMC/Mata BBQ Flyin at Leo John’s airfield at Mata across the harbour to the south of Whangarei Airport. Tea, coffee and scones from 10am.   Click here for airfield details.


Kaipara Flats Airfield NZKF

Sat 31st March: [note change of date] Northland Microlight Club AGM at Kaipara Flats, Tim Harrison's hangar, 10:30am.    Click here for airfield details.



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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