Taieri Aerodrome


Taieri Aerodrome (IATA: NZTI) is an aerodrome 2.7 NM (5 km) west of Dunedin, New Zealand.

Taieri Aerodrome
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerDunedin City Council
OperatorOtago Aero Club
LocationMosgiel, Dunedin, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates45°51′36″S 170°21′30″E
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 2,667 813 Grass
11 2,230 680 Grass
29 2,457 749 Grass

History


Taieri Aerodrome was the most southerly Royal New Zealand Air Force flying station during World War II. No. 1 Elementary Flying School, No. 307 Elementary Ground Training School and a flight which managed stored Lockheed Hudsons were located there.[1]

Present day


Taieri Aerodrome is home to the Otago Aero Club, New Zealand's oldest aero club,[2] being established in 1927. In addition to being a social organisation, the aero club offers flying school. There are also a number of businesses that operate from the airfield, including those that specialise in maintenance and aircraft restoration. These include Southair Aviation (GA aircraft maintenance provider), Custom Aviation (light aircraft maintenance and construction), Heliotago, and Highland Helicopters.

The aerodrome is host to the popular biennial Wings & Wheels day, which sees a variety of aircraft and vintage cars on display.[3]

Operational information


Taieri has four grass runway vectors 05/23 and 11/29.

Avgas is available via Z Energy swipecard, east of northern end RWY 05 and Jet A1 is available from HeliOtago.[4]

See also


References


  1. Ross, J.M.S. (1955). Royal New Zealand Air Force. Wellington: Historical Publications Branch. p. 286.
  2. "Otago Aero Club". Otago Aero Club. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  3. "Thousands at Wings and Wheels". Otago Daily Times. Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  4. "gen0_6 NZTI AD 2 - 52.1" (PDF). AIP New Zealand. Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 1 November 2017.