Dargaville Aerodrome

Dargaville Aerodrome
IATA: DGRICAO: NZDA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Northern Wairoa Aero Club (Inc)
Location Dargaville
Elevation AMSL 635 ft / 194 m
Coordinates 35°56′23″S 173°53′37″E / 35.93972°S 173.89361°E / -35.93972; 173.89361Coordinates: 35°56′23″S 173°53′37″E / 35.93972°S 173.89361°E / -35.93972; 173.89361
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 3,280 1,000 Rolled limestone
04/22 2,952 900 Grass
Dargaville Airfield from the East

Dargaville Aerodrome (IATA: DGRICAO: NZDA) is a small airport located 1 Nautical Mile (1.9 km) southeast of Dargaville township in Northland, New Zealand.

The airfield has an active aero club which provides training in advanced microlight aircraft, and has a regular 'fly-in' lunch once a week that attracts aviators from the north of the NZ North island.

It is a base for topdressing aircraft working the surrounding area, and has Avgas available with a Mobil swipecard.

Dargaville airfield is at sea level at the northern end of the large Kaipara harbour, forming a pair with the similar sea level West Auckland Airport, at Parakai at the southern end of the harbour some 50 miles away.

Operational Information

  • Airfield Elevation: 6ft AMSL
  • Runway 04/22 - 1000 x 12 meters rolled limestone
  • Runway 04/22 - 931 x 11 metres grass
  • Runway Strength - 02/20: ESWL 2500
  • No runway lighting available
  • Circuit:
    • Runways 04 – Right Hand
    • Runways 22 – Left Hand

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