L126 Craigieburn Stn
|Degrees||S 43.1016635°||E 171.8590453°|
|Degrees, Minutes||S 43°06.09981′||E 171°51.54272′|
|Degrees, Minutes, Seconds||S 43°06’05.988″||E 171°51’32.563″|
|New Zealand TM Grid||5227178||1507151|
Altitude: 1815 feet
Runway heading: 134/314
This landout site is best avoided. If you really have to then by all means land here, but if you can avoid it, please do.
This paddock, which once was 1 large paddock has been divided into 2 paddocks with a fence between them. The eastern of these paddocks is uneven, boggy, has got sheep in it and is not very long (about 400 m). The western paddock on the other hand is flat, has no obstacles and is about 500 m long. That’s long enough to land in but not long enough to aero tow out again. A road retrieve is also going to be quite a mission as it will involve trying to find a way into the paddock via the farm where nobody might be home to help you (as was the case when this landout site was visited) and you’ll have to go via farm roads that might be best suited to the likes of tractors.
The yellow numbers on the second map correspond the numbers below the other photos so you know where the photos were taken.