The Mercury Bay Aero Club Inc.(MBAC) as owner and operator of the aerodrome makes the facility available for general use subject that the Club does not warrant that all amenities associated with the airfield are suitable for all aircraft under all conditions and are used at the absolute discretion and risk of the pilot and/or operator of the aircraft.

runway 04 approach to NE photo whitianga
 whitianga runway 22 approach SW photo
whitianga aerodrome map

Runway Specifications

**Important Note:

It is now Unattended 124.5

*** Please Note ***

Note prominent streetlights on approach to 04.

Watch for birds.

Airfield also used for microlight, model activity & helicopter training.

Club Facilities

  • Fuel (Avgas) Z Energy Swipecard
  • Hangar Hire

Landing and Facility Fees - INCLUSIVE OF ALL GST



Direct Bank

Charged with Admin Fee




Aeroplane & Helicopter






Private operations per day    






All transport operations per landing movement  



Single Engine Fixed Wing and Helicopters      



Multi-Engine Fixed Wing                                               



Direct Banking can be made to account 02 0496 0012856 00. Please include Aircraft Registration, PIC & date of operation. Direct Bank & cash payments must be made within 10 days or will revert to the Charge rate.

The MBAC may use any method for data collection, including but not limited to recording radio transmissions, visual observation and camera imaging. Such data may be used for Airfield Operational, Search & Rescue or other officially authorised purpose. However it will not be passed to any third party for commercial purposes. MBAC reserves the right to waive any charges at it’s discretion.

The Registered Aircraft Operator as per the CAA register at the time of an aircraft movement is liable for all fees which will be billed to that operator.

If a pilot fails to properly identify their aircraft in accordance with the CAA Aviation Regulations, the appropriate authorities may be advised. In the event that an operator incurs overdue charges, that operator may be prohibited from use of the Facility excepting for emergency in the interest of safety. These charges contribute to the viable operation of the Airfield and do not reflect the total cost. They are made with the interests of all aviators and avoidance puts the facility in jeopardy.

    Landing Charges are applicable to any

  • Landing
  • Touch & Go
  • Approach & Go Round
  • Missed Approach

All other aircraft must remain clear of the runway whilst those activities above are being conducted. Courtesy to others is expected from all participants.

Pursuant to CAA rule CAR 91.311(c) – An aircraft is not permitted to fly below 500ft except for the purposes of conducting a take-off or landing which may be balked or discontinued. CAA aerodrome/ airfield rules apply to the facility and circuit area.