GAP booklets are the best advice we can give on aviation practice.
Download your own copy of the booklets below or request printed copies via our online order form.
New Zealand airspace [PDF 2.4 MB]
It’s crucial to aviation safety that pilots, including drone operators, have a sound knowledge of airspace. This booklet explains the different classes of airspace, visual navigation charts, and the available air traffic services.
Revised January 2023
In, out and around Auckland [PDF 2.3 MB]
Auckland has some of the most complex airspace in the country. This revised booklet features 10 aerodromes, from Waiheke Island to Mercer.
Revised April 2023
In, out and around Christchurch [PDF 1.8 MB]
Canterbury is a busy and complex piece of airspace. This booklet brings pilots up-to-date with airspace requirements, and visual reporting points.
Revised February 2020
In, out and around Manawatu [PDF 1.7 MB]
This booklet gives pilots information, tips and warnings about operating in and around Manawatu - one of the country’s busiest and most complex pieces of airspace.
Revised January 2017
In, out and around Milford [PDF 1.5 MB]
Milford aerodrome and its surrounds present special challenges for pilots. This booklet provides a starting point for preflight considerations, including advice about weather and traffic. A full briefing is essential, but a check flight with an experienced Milford instructor is best.
Revised April 2019
In, out and around Mount Cook [PDF 3.6 MB]
While a unique and picturesque experience, flying in the Mount Cook area requires keen situational awareness. In, Out and Around Mount Cook provides a good overview of the weather and expected flight conditions in this area, as well as some mountain flying techniques.
Revised October 2011
In, out and around Queenstown [PDF 989 KB]
Flying in and out of this popular area presents some unique challenges: mountainous terrain, complex and busy airspace, and ‘character-building’ weather. This booklet contains advice on planning your flight around this remarkable area.
Revised May 2017