Thames Airfield (NZTH)

Thames airfield

Named in honour of former Thames resident Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park, Commander of 11 Group Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.

About Thames

Thames is a historical New Zealand town situated between the calm waters of the Firth of Thames and the majestic ranges of the Coromandel in New Zealand. Thames is a great place to base yourself when visiting the Coromandel Peninsula. Most places on the Coromandel are within 1 to 1.5 hours drive from the township and of course there's lots to keep you busy - whether you enjoy browsing through our numerous and varied speciality shops, delving into Thames' colourful history, participating in some of our sporting activities or experiencing our beautiful forests and coastlines.


Owner and Operator

Thames-Coromandel District Council is the owner and operator of the Airfield. For further information call us on (07) 868 0200 or email us.

The aerodrome is available for general use.


Airfield landing fees

Payment options for landing fees:

  1. An honesty box is available at the aero club for cash/cheque payments.
  2. By cheque to Thames-Coromandel District Council, Private Bag, Thames.

General Operations

From time to time NOTAMS will be issued for the airfield, please check NOTAMs here.  AVGAS or JET A-1 is available at Heli Plane Services

Download the aerodrome chart here.

  1. Take-off RWY 05 — Turn right as soon as practical.
  2. Aircraft movements restricted to runways and taxiways only.
  3. Sharp edged tailskids prohibited.
  4. CAUTION: Road and telephone lines to east of aerodrome. Downdraughts and turbulence in N and NE wind conditions.
  5. Intensive gliding operations may take place particularly during weekends and public holidays.
  6. CAUTION: Bird hazard at all times.
  7. Surface soft after heavy rain and in winter.
  8. Skydiving operations may take place at any time.

 

ELEV 11

Radio frequency: 124.5

S 37 09 24 E 175 33 01*


Emergency Procedures

Rescue Fire
Call 111 in the event of any emergency. Check back on this site for a comprehensive Emergency plan that is being formulated.

Incident and Accident Procedure
In the event of an accident or incident at Pauanui Beach Aerodrome all media requests for information or comment should be referred to the Thames-Coromandel District Council or to the CAA.

Report an accident - 0508 ACCIDENT (0508 222 433)

Report other safety concerns - 0508 4SAFETY (0508 472 338)

If required, you may contact the Civil Aviation Authority by email or write, fax or call:
 
The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Aviation House
1 Market Grove
PO Box 31 441
Lower Hutt
New Zealand

Phone : 04 560 9400
Fax : 04 569 2024

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