Picton Aerodrome

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Picton Aerodrome
Airport type Private
Operator Sounds Air and Travel Ltd
Serves Picton (town)
Location Koromiko, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL 459 ft / 140 m
Coordinates 41°20′41″S 173°57′29″E / 41.3447°S 173.9580°E / -41.3447; 173.9580Coordinates: 41°20′41″S 173°57′29″E / 41.3447°S 173.9580°E / -41.3447; 173.9580
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 840 2,755 Bitumen
A Sounds Air aircraft arriving at Picton

Picton Aerodrome (IATA: PCNICAO: NZOK) is a Non-Certificated Aerodrome 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) south of Picton township in the Marlborough District of the South Island in New Zealand. Sounds Air has 5 flights per day to Wellington. The Marlborough Sounds Airpark is located nearby offering 16 private hangars adjacent to the main runway with remote control access for the owners to park their aircraft.[1] On 2 January in 1986 seven people died when a Cessna aircraft crashed on take off near Picton. Later a similar accident on 29 January 1996 Five died when a Cessna Caravan crashed near Picton.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Sounds Air Wellington

Operational information[edit]

Operator: Sounds Air Travel and Tourism Ltd, PO Box 116, Picton. Available for limited use by prior arrangement with Sounds Air on each occasion Tel 0800 505 005. Landing and parking fees payable.

Note: 1. Severe turbulence and windshear during moderate wind conditions. Extreme care should be exercised with low powered aircraft.
2. To comply with noise abatement requirements, no landings or run-ups permitted within 100m of northern and southern boundaries.
3. Frequent scheduled (passenger) air transport operations. Pilots transiting or joining advise intentions on 123.0 MHz prior to entering the Koromiko Valley.
4. Landings and take-offs prohibited while aircraft are parked outside terminal building.
5. Parking available along western boundary at northern end.
6. Sounds Air aircraft may use right hand circuit due to local wind conditions.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Beacon Hill Design Ltd. "Sounds Air Park | Residential airpark development located at Picton Airport in Marlborough, New Zealand.". soundsairpark.com. Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  2. ^ "History of NZ plane crashes - national | Stuff.co.nz". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2014-02-09.