Hangars and Facilities:
Venue for Events: West Auckland Airport Parakai has a variety of buildings and facilities available for hire for club events, video production, meetings, marketing presentations etc. Phone Simon Lockie on 09 420 8010 for information and to book.
Fly-Ins: Flying Clubs are welcome to hold fly-ins at West Auckland Airport. Landing fees will be charged by the airport at the normal rates. There are a variety of buildings, and equipment available for spot landings, BBQs, tea and coffee etc, and if any of these are required please ask. Phone Simon Lockie on 09 420 8010 for information and to book.
Hangars: As of December 2016 there are 15 hangars, some of which may have storage available for new aircraft. Two hangars are used by Leading Edge Aviation for engineering and whole-aircraft parachute repacking, and the others are privately owned aircraft storage hangars. Phone Simon Lockie on 09 420 8010 for the contact details of any owner that he is aware might have storage space available. Or for information the future proposed new hangars. Outside tie-downs are always available for short or long stay aircraft parking.
Aircraft available for hire: (Ring for hirage rates).
- Tecnam P92 Echo Super (fly on PPL, LSA or Microlight licence);
Taxiway and Aprons
Fuel: Aviation Fuel 110 octane, Racing fuel 100 octane, and Mogas Premium Unleaded, are sometimes available. Payable by EFTPoS or credit card. No oil company swipe cards. Oil for Continental / Lycoming engines, and the Shell oil specifically blended Rotax 912 engines. Available most business hours and often at weekends, but sometimes we're all off flying so ring Simon Lockie on 09 420 8010 if refueling is going to be critical to continuing a flight.
Hall: Currently not in use.
Office building: Pilot Lounge, briefing area, kitchen, toilets showers... available to visiting pilots, usually able to be accessed 24/7/365. Also in this building is the Airport Office and 'Aimm' movement management ground base.
Available at Skydiving Base building (across the road): Cold Drinks and often Snacks/Pies, Icecreams.
Transport: Airport courtesy car available for visiting aviators by arrangement. 34mts to Auckland CBD, 30 mts Albany, 24 mts Silverdale.
Maintenance: Leading Edge Aviation Ltd (Bryn Lockie, L.A.M.E. and I.A.) based on the airport to service Certified, Sports and Microlight Aircraft. Metal or composite airframes. Leading Edge Aviation Ph 021 681-900.
Leading Edge Aviation's temporary hangar as it was in Feb 08. Leading Edge have since moved their operations into permanent metal hangars.
BFR and PPL to ML Conversions are able to be taken at West Auckland Airport.
Club members cooking at the BBQ on the Hall verandah to the right, with the Pilot Lounge and Airport office to the left (Brian Millett photo)
Commercial Opportunities: There are opportunities for many types of Aviation related business to operate from West Auckland Airport, with a short term shared use of the Pilot Lounge and briefing facilities, and the Hall available for long term rental. Click here for Commercial opportunities link.
Nearby Airfields: There are 100 airfields within a short flying time of West Auckland, click for details.
Airport personnel Contacts
Auckland Microlight theory, Auckland Microlight
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