This airfield is a private facility and is an unlicensed
airfield - any individual, pilot, passenger or visitor to wings park
accordingly indemnifies all person and legal entities who may be
considered vicariously liable in the operation of any aircraft or
activity at wings park airfield from all and any claims, whether due to
the act, omission or neglegence of the pilot, the owner, wings park
(Pty) ltd, it's directors, exco, shareholders,lessees,employees or
agents. No aircraft landing, taking off or manoevering is permitted at
wings park unless the pilot flying has completed and filed our
mandatory indemnification form.
Mandatory Pilot indemnity form
If you are a visiting pilot and would like to
contact one of the shareholders on this list
If there has been significant rain, the runways could be
unsuitable for aircraft operations.
If you are unsure as to their suitability, please contact a shareholder
or one of the team to enquire.
Macleantown Weather: (Closest
station to Wings Park)
East London Airport Weather
Wings Park encourages strict adherence to air law compliance. We invite you to review the relevant sections below to refresh your knowledge in terms of taxiing and flight operations on and in vicinity of Wings Park
(1) Aircraft which are landing or taking off, shall be given right of way by other aircraft and by vehicles.
(2) An aircraft shall, after landing, unless otherwise authorised or instructed by an ATSU, be moved clear of the runway in use, as soon as it is safely possible to do so.
(3) A vehicle which is towing an aircraft shall be given right of way by vehicles and by other aircraft which are not landing or taking off.
(4) An aircraft shall be given right of way by a vehicle which is not towing an aircraft.
(5) An aircraft or vehicle which is obliged by the provisions of this regulation to give right of way to another aircraft, shall, if necessary in the circumstances in order to do so, reduce its speed or stop.
(6) If danger of collision exists between an aircraft or vehicle and another aircraft or vehicle, such of the following procedures as may be appropriate in the circumstances, shall be applied:
---(a) When the two are approaching head-on or nearly head-on, each shall turn to the right;
---(b) when one is overtaking the other, the one which is overtaking shall keep out of the way of the other by turning to the right, and no subsequent change in the relative positions of the two shall absolve the one which is overtaking from this obligation, until it is finally past and clear of the other;
---(c) when the two are converging, the one which has the other on its right, shall give way to the other and shall avoid crossing ahead of the other unless passing well clear of it.
(7) A vehicle moving along a runway or taxiway, shall as far as practicable keep to the right side of the runway or taxiway.
(8) When an aircraft is being towed, the person in charge of the towing vehicle shall be responsible for compliance with the provisions of this regulation.
(9) An aircraft operated on a controlled aerodrome shall not taxi on the maneuvering area without clearance from the aerodrome control tower and shall comply with any instructions given by that unit.
(10) An aircraft taxiing on the maneuvering area of an uncontrolled aerodrome shall taxi in accordance with the ground control procedures which may be in force at such aerodrome.
(11) While taxiing, an aircraft shall –
---(a) stop and hold at all runway-holding positions unless otherwise authorized by the aerodrome control tower; and
---(b) stop at all lighted stop bars and may proceed further when the lights are switched off.
(12) Nothing in this regulation shall relieve the PIC of an aircraft or the person in charge of a vehicle, from the responsibility for taking such action as will best aid to avert collision.
OPERATION ON AND IN VICINITY OF AERODROME
(1) The PIC of an aircraft operated on or in the vicinity of an aerodrome, shall be responsible for compliance with the following rules –
---(a) observe other aerodrome traffic for the purpose of avoiding collision;
---(b) conform with or avoid the pattern of traffic formed by other aircraft in operation;
---(c) make all turns to the left when approaching for a landing and after taking off, unless otherwise instructed by an ATSU, or unless a right hand circuit is in force: Provided that a helicopter may, with due regard to other factors and when it is in the interest of safety, execute a circuit to the opposite side;
---(d) land and take off, as far as practicable, into the wind unless safety, the runway configuration or air traffic considerations dictate that a different direction is preferable, or unless otherwise instructed by an ATSU; and
---(e) fly across the aerodrome or its environs at a height of not less than 2 000 feet above the level of such aerodrome: Provided that if circumstances require such PIC to fly at a height of less than 2 000 feet above the level of the aerodrome, he or she shall conform with the traffic pattern at such aerodrome.
(2) If an aerodrome control tower is in operation, the PIC shall also, whilst the aircraft is within the aerodrome traffic zone –
---(a) maintain a continuous radio watch on the frequency of the aerodrome control tower responsible for providing aerodrome control service at the aerodrome, establish two way radio communication as necessary for aerodrome control purposes and obtain such clearances for his or her movements as may be necessary for the protection of aerodrome traffic; or
---(b) if this is not possible, keep a watch for and comply with such clearances and instructions as may be issued by visual means.
(3) If an aerodrome flight information service unit is in operation, the PIC shall also, whilst the aircraft is within the aerodrome traffic zone –
---(a) maintain a continuous radio watch on the frequency of the aerodrome flight information service unit responsible for providing aerodrome flight information service at the aerodrome, establish two-way radio communication as necessary for aerodrome flight information service purposes and obtain information in respect of the surface wind, runway in use and altimeter setting and in respect of aerodrome traffic on the maneuvering area and in the aerodrome traffic zone; or
---(b) if this is not possible, keep a watch for visual signals which may be displayed or may be issued by the aerodrome flight information service unit.
(4) An aircraft which is unable to communicate by radio shall, before landing at an aerodrome, make a circuit of the aerodrome for the purpose of observing the traffic, and reading such ground markings and signals as may be displayed thereon, unless it has the consent of the appropriate ATSU to do otherwise.
Specific Safety requirements
✶ Pilot's intentions must be broadcast at all times.
✶ Wings Park applies a left hand circuit.
✶ Circuit height minima is 750ft AGL OR 2000ft AMSL at all times.
✶ Runway inspections are permissible providing they are executed down the active runway and thereafter resume circuit height and circuit pattern and are followed back to final approach should a pilot wish to execute another runway inspection or land.
✶ There may be NO "teardrops" executed at either end of the thresholds for repeated bi-directional runway inspections.
✶ Over flying the hangars may only be executed at circuit height for the purpose of windsock inspection and at an appropriated circuit joining speed.