Format Latitude Longitude Degrees S 43.2302760° E 171.7254308° Degrees, Minutes S 43°13.81656′ E 171°43.52585′ Degrees, Minutes, Seconds S 43°13’48.994″ E 171°43’31.551″ New Zealand TM Grid 5212738 1496495
Altitude: 2382 feet
Runway heading: 10/190
This landout site lies just to the east of the West Coast Rd, opposite Castle Hill. The ‘official’ paddock is paddock number 4 on the map below but especially when landing towards the south paddock number 1 might be a much better choice. Paddock 1 is also longer (550m) then paddock 4 (440m). Paddocks 2 and 3 are also an option.
Top view of L144. The non-areal photos below were all taken from where you see the yellow asterisk. The red lines are fences. The green numbered paddocks are the landable paddocks Paddock 1, long, easy road access, right across the street from Castle Hill car park, great for landing in both S and N direction Turned a little to the left: the paddock just north of paddock 1, sheep and with the fence in it not really long enough View of entrance to paddock 1 from across the road, Torlesse Range in the background This is the paddock just north of the Castle Hill car park, people have been known to land here but it’s not the recommended paddock Castle Hill on the right, the car park on the left and the paddock just north of it that is best avoided What used to be 1 paddock (the paddock between paddock 1 and 4) is now divided into 2 smaller ones with fences (for the lambs), likely not long enough to safely land in, best avoided View to the north, the green patch roughly in the center of the photo has seen some landouts as well Paddock 4 will be difficult to land in when landing to the south as you have the line of trees at the northern end Which reduces the space left to land Paddock 1 on the other hand doesn’t have this problem Paddock 1 again