West Melton Aerodrome

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West Melton Aerodrome
Owner Canterbury Aero Club
Location West Melton, New Zealand
Elevation AMSL 305 ft / 93 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 3,271 997 Bitumen/Grass
11/29 2,086 636 Grass
17/35 2,263 690 Grass

West Melton Aerodrome (IATA: WMLICAO: NZWL) is a small airport located in West Melton, Canterbury, New Zealand. West Melton Aerodrome is located just 6 nautical miles west of Christchurch International Airport. It is owned and operated by the Canterbury Aero Club.[1]

Operational Data[edit]

  • Runway strength
    • 04/22: ESWL 3180
    • 11/29: ESWL 3180
    • 17/35: ESWL 3180
  • Nil runway lighting available
  • Caution. Danger Area D827, an army firing range, lies just to the west of the aerodrome, designated permanently active, SFC to 1350ft.[2]


  1. ^ http://cac.co.nz/Facilities/our-airfields.html
  2. ^ http://www.aip.net.nz/pdf/NZWL.pdf

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