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Map of NZ airstrips

Old 21st Nov 2019, 06:45
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Map of NZ airstrips

I have just seen this remarkable map via a link on the Kiwi Pilots FB page:

It shows all the airstrips in New Zealand. There are 3179 of them in a country that is about the same size as the UK*

A lot of those are top-dressing (ag aircraft) strips, but even if you assume only one-third of them are "normal strips", that is still a hell of a lot!

Hw many strips are there in the UK?

* It's 8% larger.

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Old 21st Nov 2019, 09:23
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One of the flightguides a year or so ago (can't remember if it was Pooley's or AFE) had over 800 UK airfields including strips. On top of that I'd estimate there are at least a couple of hundred private strips not in any published guide.
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 08:53
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That map of NZ might well be based upon the openstreetmap project. I remember someone must have worked hard, there, to add all those airstrips - an impressive number indeed. My own list of European airfields, consolidated from several public sources and regularly updated, counts a total of 994 aerodromes in the UK, but that includes 213 closed fields.
The figures given by @BossEyed above look quite credible to me.
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