Although located in Mount Maunganui, the airport serves Tauranga city and the surrounding districts. There is a lot of commercial activity with regular services by Air New Zealand and SunAir, maintenance services, plus Aeroclub and Gliding activities, and a good number of microlights. I visit this area frequently (my partner's family live locally), but do not get to the airport very much - more often seeing the aircraft flying over the city, around the Mount in the case of the gliders, or in the circuit.
17 August, 1996, Called by the airport on one of our periodic visits to Tauranga, and made these images while wandering around the hangers.
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