Mercer Airfield facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMercer Airfield
|IATA: none – ICAO: NZME|
|Operator||Palms On George Ltd|
|Location||Mercer, New Zealand|
|Elevation AMSL||30 ft / 9 m|
Mercer Airfield was developed by Jim and Libby Lyver. Little information is available however, Mercer Backpackers relocated their operations to the airport as far back as 2002.
In December 2010, Mercer Airport was put up for sale by its then-owner the Auckland Recreational Airparks Trust (ARA Trust); with a tender closing on 16 December 2010. It was published by the Sports Aviation Association (Auckland Chapter) Inc; that the airfield had been acquired by Niel Young.
In May 2014, the Auckland Aero Club held there annual Club Competition at Mercer Airfield.
In 2016, the 56th New Zealand Association of Women in Aviation Annual Rally and Conference was held at Mercer Airfield between June 1 and June 6. In addition to the NZAWA, members from the Australian Women Pilots' Association (AWPA) were also in attendance. In November 2016, Mercer Airfield hosted the Flying NZ Northern Region Competitions.
Under the ownership of the ARA Trust, the airfield was used primarily for recreational flying.
Mercer Airfield is used as a secondary training ground for Helicopter Flight Training Ltd.
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