Wayne Thompson wrote in The New Zealand Herald (January 2008) that an airpark developer wants to build eight lots next to Kaipara Flats Airfield.
Pilots want eight fly-in homes
By Wayne Thompson
The idea of living with your aeroplane is taking off in rural Auckland where an American-style air park is proposed for a little-used private airstrip.
“People who are into light aviation are similar in an emotional sense to boaties whose ultimate is to step from their waterways home on to their boat,” said Tiger Moth owner Jim Schmidt, of Warkworth.His company wants to develop eight house sites alongside Kaipara Flats Airfield runway. Rodney District already has the 70-lot Dairy Flat Aero Park at busy North Shore Airfield.
The lure for aviators is to taxi their planes into their home’s own hangar – like driving a car into the garage.
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