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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'

 

Scary takeoff:  This clip from the USA is a great example of what NOT to do, as a skilful pilot pushes much too close to the limits but manages to pull it off.  Good debriefing on the soundtrack.   The commentator recommends a 50% runway safety margin, which is usually available around NZ with our cold air and generally low altitude airfields.   One's personal safety margin (for runway, winds, cloud base etc) should be decided well away from the plane, and obeyed.      

Some airfields in the USA are high altitude, and on a hot day with low pressure the air is very thin.  In this video the pilots realised it would be marginal, calculated it carefully and knew they had to do everything right.   Which they did (just)...  but no-one would want to go this close, and next time the same situation occurs they won't try it again.   Better to wait a day and leave in the cool air just after dawn tomorrow.   

Click for video     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmEVwyMRYIY

 

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.

Fuel for Tecnam ZK-CDL:  The new fuel tank has arrived, and is being set up with its filters, pumps etc to make it faster and easier to refuel the Airport's 'on line' Tecnam ZK-CDL.   Once ready, it will be installed alongside the other tanks at the Alpha apron.    At this stage it will be available for other aircraft only for emergency use, as the required fuel metering/billing equipment for regular use would require an uneconomically high selling price for the fuel.

 

New fuel system being prepared

 

 

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Coming Events:

 

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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