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|IATA: KKO – ICAO: NZKO|
|Operator||Far North Holdings Ltd.|
|Location||Kaikohe, New Zealand|
The Kaikohe Aerodrome built in 1942 as a US marines bomber base, is the largest grass strip in the southern hemisphere used now by general aviation, the airfield is south-east of Kaikohe in the Northland region of New Zealand. Other than powered aircraft, gliders use the airfield, and an area next to the runways is used by model airplane flyers. There are skydiving operations as well, with a landing spot near the old terminal.
Operational Information 
- Lighting: Nil
- Fuel: Air BP Avgas swipecard
Glider Operations 
Gliders commonly use the airfield. Runway 17/35 is used for gliding operations, and use the west side of the runway. Powered aircraft use the other side of the runway during these operations. The 140 meter wide runway is split so that powered aircraft use a 60+ meter wide section, and the remainder is for the gliders. However for an emergency landing all three runways are open, gliders tend to only use the strip Thursdays and weekends.
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