Welcome to WINGS PARK - EAST LONDON

Wings park is a vibrant private community owned airfield.
Our runways are long enough to facilitate most general aviation aircraft.
Our focus is on lifestyle aviation where family, friends and visitors are welcome.


About us

A little about our history

In 2006, four of the current shareholders (James Wardle, Patrick Hill, Steve Onions & Willie Pieterse) were the early pioneers who set about to find a suitable new home for general aviation in East London as the local airport offered little expansion possibility. Once the sale land had been negotiated with the owners at the time, the pioneering team set about to establish and develop a facility that could include the larger local aviation community. Over the past few years, WIngs Park has been evolved and developed into the stunning facility that it is today.

  • ✶ Facilities - Two runways and linking taxiways
  • ✶ Fuel - Wings Park has a full refuelling station that offers Mogas & Avgas - onsite credit card facilities.
  • ✶ Recreational Boma - A fully equipped double storey entertainment facility is in regular use by shareholders and guests.
  • ✶ Game Reserve - Several game species can be found in our game fenced reserve.
  • ✶ La Avion - We have a stunning Wedding and Conference Venue with excellent upmarket facilities

Meet the Exco



Pilot information


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 arrange refuelling,
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.




Flying Weather


Macleantown Weather: (Closest station to Wings Park)

East London Airport Weather


Flight Safety


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

TAXI RULES
91.06.11
(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
91.06.12
(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.



Flight Training


Border Aviation Club operates a licensed flight training facility (ATO) at Wings Park that covers ab initio training, flight renewals and aircraft type conversions that covers a range of aircraft from microlights to fixed wing aircraft.



Visit Border Aviation Club for flight training

Wings Park vision


Wings Park is the resulting development after an extensive search by several individuals to find a suitable airfield that could accommodate the present and future needs of general aviation in the East London region. The vision is for an air park that will allow individuals to erect their hanger on an exclusive use piece of ground with sufficient common runway and security facilities to accommodate the majority of general aviation aircraft requirements in this region.

The vision also allows for significant growth of facilities forming part of this estate, but the idea is to keep the operating cost to the shareholders and pilots as low as practically possible and using supplemental income from renting out the farm house and grazing land to subsidize the estate maintenance costs. It was envisioned that separate tracks of land could further be leased out to entrepreneurial parties to conduct entertainment services for the greater community like quad bike riding, paintball games, flea market, tea garden and many other such activities, the location venue being conducive for such.

The primary focus for Wings Park is that of an airfield and aviation activities are to be encouraged from not only the shareholders, but also invited commercial operators, aviation clubs and the general public. “Noise has the right of way” at Wings Park. It is therefore fair to interpret the venue as a family oriented venuethat caters not only for general aviation, but also the outdoor needs of our shareholder’s families. With safety of prime concern, current and future developments will focus on enhancing the shareholder’s pleasure and enjoyment of this magnificent facility. It is important that we have preservation of the initial vision, for that is what the bulk of early shareholders bought into and that is their expectation.

Wings Park membership


The philosophy of operations at Wings Park is based on the concept of the "user pays" principle so that individuals do not end up cross subsidising others. Although we welcome visitors to fly in an visit us, those who do so on a very frequent basis or those that fly shareholders aircraft or keep and operate their own aircraft out of shareholder's hangers, will appreciate that it's only fair that they should also contribute to the maitenance of the runways and facilities. If you are one of these individuals then we would appreciate you becoming a member of Wings Park.

Shareholders section


The shareholders of Wings Park collectively own and manage all the common assetts. Each year, the EXCO is voted into place by the shareholders at the companies AGM. The EXCO then chooses a Chairman for the year period. All documents, financials and any legal related content is available to all shareholders in the private shareholders section.

Shareholder's Communication is via a managed Telegram group which remains private

Wings Park shareholder's manual

Wings Park events


Our calender shows all Wings Park sepcific events as well as events for Border Aviation club and the wider aviation community.
Should you wish to have an event added, please e-mail the information to us




contact us


Please contact the relevany individual in matters relating to the operational aspects of Wings Park. Please do not contact any of the listed individuals or channels if you are selling / advertising or marketing any products. We reserve the right to be contacted only in instances where matters have a direct bearing to the functioning of wings park as an entity and registered company

✶ Contact an individual on the Team

✶ Contact (e-mail) the Exco

✶ Contact (e-mail) the Administrator

✶ Contact (e-mail) the Web Master

Accountants & Auditors ❙ Knickelbein and Hartmann ❙ Tel: +27 (0) 43 743 6644


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Any Individual, Pilot, Passenger or Visitor to Wings Park accordingly Indemnify all persons 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 and negligence of the pilot, the owner, Wings Park (Pty) Limited, its Directors, Shareholders, Lessees, Employees or Agents.