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09 Feb Taupo UAS Flight Plans V1.2 

Taupo airspace advisories

Aerodrome OperatorPhoneMobileEmailLast Contact PersonWebAgreement
Taupo Hospital Helipad(07) 349 7946Pending
Centennial Park Aerodrome(07) 378 5627Pending
Heli Adventure Helipad (Huka Falls)(07) 384 28160275462226[email protected]DanielApproved < 200ft
Taupo Airport(07) 378 7771[email protected]Kim GardNotified
Taupo District Council(07) 376 0899[email protected]
Taupo Water Harbourmaster(07) 378 7176[email protected]CameronApproved <200ft
Lake Taupō Aerodrome(07) 378 7176[email protected]Kim Gard Approved <200ft

Permissions and Communications

Operating a drone at Huka falls and in the vicinity of could compromise safety in terms of Heli Adventures who operate a certificated helipad in the vicinity of Huka Falls. Providing you have Department of Conservation permissions it would be prudent that your proposed activity is communicated to Heli Adventures to avoid potential conflict.

Call Daniel, Base Manager before take off on 027 546 2226 for all Huka falls flights.

Up to 200ft AGL (Pre-approved)

If operating below 200ft AGL, providing permissions from Habourmaster, affected aerodrome operators, DOC and Iwi.

200ft AGL - 400ft AGL (Not approved without NOTAM and permission)

If operating above 200ft AGL requires a NOTAM and local frequency 118.4 to be monitored, this is a local rule due to low level flying activity in the Taupo region and will be up to the associated aerodrome to issue the NOTAM.


118.4 AWIB 125.2