General Information

Link to NZ AIP:

GPS Coordinates: S 37 44 42 E 175 09 31*

Circuit and Operations: RWY 05- Right HandRWY 23 – Left HandRADIO FREQ: 123.75 MHz Black Sands CFZ

Availability: Available for general use and private operations. Pilot to determine suitability for operation. Refer to current NZAIP and NOTAMs under Te Kowhai Aerodrome and NZTE prior to operating at this Aerodrome.

GPS: S 37 44 42 E 175 09 31*

Elevation: 115’ ft

Runway: 05 / 23 is 983m long

Aircraft Parking: Visitor parking on the grass adjacent to the BP Fuel Pump.

Fuel: BP Avgas Available.

Airspace: Lower level of Hamilton controlled airspace over the aerodrome is 2500ft.

Facilities: Pilot’s Flight Office, Internet, Guest Wifi, Visitors Lounge, Tea/coffee, Toilets, Hot Shower, Rental car (for bookings phone 027 666 6637).

Be co-operative and respect other Aerodrome users. Should any problems arise of a general nature please discuss these directly with other Aerodrome users.

If you have any concerns of an operational nature or any safety related issues please email your concerns to Safety Working Group at

Safety Working Group: The Safety Working Group members include a representative from each type of Aerodrome user. This group meets as required to discuss any areas of concern or incidents or other matters that may arise. All operational and safety concerns will be reviewed by the Safety Working Group and any recommendations made to NZTE Operations management for consideration. To ensure integrity of the reporting system all information submitted must contain your full name and contact details in email or written form.

Car Parking and Vehicles: Pilots and visitors please park in the car park areas provided and walk to your hangar unless you intend to park your vehicle in your own personal Hangar. Do not leave or park cars outside another persons Hangar. Visitors vehicles must not enter or drive on any operational or restricted areas of the Aerodrome.
Walking on the operational restricted areas: Access to the operational areas is restricted to the holders of an aviation document, license or certificate. Any other personnel must be under their direct supervision.

Use Of Hangars: Hangar doors must not be left open without a person in attendance. Aircraft removed from shared hangars must be returned to the hangar unless the owner is present.

Refuelling: Aircraft must vacate the refuelling area when fuelling is complete.
Aircraft Washing: Water hose is located beside the fuel pump and washing is to take place on the grass. Please do not wash detergents into the drains on the concrete as it will affect the underground separation tanks.

Departures: To avoid congestion complete all engine run-up and before take-off checklists prior to entering the active runway. Do not hold on the runway unless required for operational reasons.
Circuit and Arrival: Refer to the NZTE AIPNZ for operating restrictions and cautions. Do not overfly the retirement village. Circuit direction is non-standard. All circuits are to the south.

Radio Calls: AIMM System in operation. Ensure all radio transmissions are clear and unambiguous. Report your position accurately when arriving and follow the NZTE AIPNZ radio procedures to transmit joining instructions at least 3nm from the Aerodrome.