The Taumarunui Aerodrome, located at Taringamotu, adjacent to the Taumarunui-Ngapuke Road, was constructed during the mid 1960’s, following the acquisition of five separate properties by a joint Taumarunui County and Taumarunui Borough Council consortium.
The Aerodrome has a terminal building, clubrooms erected by the Aero Club, fertiliser bin, agricultural fuelling pad and security shed, helicopter service area and three small private aircraft hangars. The airfield has been reconfigured to provide a grass runway, the size of which will accept landing and take-off of a DC3 aircraft. Smaller aircraft are the regular users and it is unknown when a large aircraft last used the airfield.
The Aerodrome operations comply with the requirements of Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) Part 139, which provided acceptable design standards necessary for non-certified airfields servicing aeroplanes at or below 5,700kg Maximum Certified Take Off Weight (MCTOW).
The availability of the Aerodrome is considered to have 24 hour public accessibility. However, flying operations can only be carried out between sunrise and sunset, unless an emergency situation develops which enable flying operations outside these times.
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