aviation

Rural airports alarm

Informal airports restricted to two flights per day could be allowed to pop up across Queenstown country-side. Queenstown council's proposed district plan (PDP) lets anyone establish and use a backyard landing strip or heli-pad on rural land, if certain rules...
Ever wondered what it would be like to over-shoot or under-shoot Queenstown Airport's runway? Fifty years ago, pilot Brian Waugh crash-landed in the Shotover River and lived to tell the tale. This tale and others will doubtless be retold at an aviation reunion this...
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