Final assessment report on proposed airfield available for comment

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
The Final Basic Assessment Report for the proposed development of a private runway at Kragga Kamma has been published for comment and review ahead of being submitted to the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tour-ism for a decision.

The Final Basic Assessment Report for the proposed development of a private runway at Kragga Kamma has been published for comment and review ahead of being submitted to the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism for a decision.

The documentation on the proposed Wings Park airstrip shows that the development involved a single landing strip and taxiway, each about 17 metres wide.

The runway will be less than 1.4 kilo-metres in length.

Associated infrastructure for the project includes the development of 25 hangars within the first five years of operation with an additional seven to be built thereafter, a boma, two underground fuel tanks, each with a capacity of 23 000 litres and an ablution facility.

Two of the initial hangars will be used for maintenance activities including repairs and assembly/completion of kit aircraft components. A gravel road will be constructed to provide access to the landing strip from the Lakeside Road.

The documentation points out that the only private airfield within Nelson Mandela Bay is the Progress aerodrome that is situated about five kilo-metres from the proposed Wings Park airstrip from which a commercial flying school operates.

Currently, it adds, “there is no privately owned airfield/aerodrome that can accommodate recreational fliers within the municipality other than the main airport.” - metrominutes

 

IMAGE sourced from pbase.com