Mapua Regional Airport

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Significant earthworks going on up over the valley.

My bet is a new regional airport.

It’s nicely aligned with the prevailing northwesterlies, clear approach and departure routes  with no significant obstructions and a control tower appears to be in the works.

A bit short, but if someone were to retrofit the Q300s with JATO packs, they shouldn’t be payload-limited to Auckland.

Arrestor hooks woud be useful too.

Not quite sure how they’ll handle southwesterly crosswind ops though…….

 

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One Response to Mapua Regional Airport

  1. I suppose single engine craft wouldn’t have a problem with any future strip.

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