PLANES, DRONES & AIRCRAFTS
Our airstrip is different to other airstrips out there: infrastructure is basic and it is in a remote part of the world.
Make sure you familiarise yourself with our local rules before you embark on your flight: all pilot info can be FOUND HERE.
Tankwa Town’s airstrip is an access point for AfrikaBurn and because of this, if you are landing here and would like to access the event, you need to have a valid event ticket.
You will also need to buy an Airspace pass. The Airspace pass is required for everyone entering the event via the airstrip gate. More Information HERE.
LOOKING FOR A FLIGHT TO AFRIKABURN?
We have lots of people who are looking for aircraft rides to the burn – if you are a pilot
looking for passengers or a passenger looking for a flight, try our SHARE A FLIGHT TO AFRIKABURN Facebook group.
NON AIRPORT USERS BEWARE!
The airport environment is completely out of bounds to everyone at AfrikaBurn (yes, even you!). Unless you are working or volunteering for the airspace crew and have been properly trained or you are being escorted by a qualified pilot. Access is then only through our terminal building. The area will be fenced off - please do not climb through the safety barrier fence. Aircraft are extremely dangerous - collision with a moving aircraft or spinning propeller will result in death.
driving your car to the airstrip to pick up passengers is not permitted. The same rules related to vehicles in Tankwa Town apply: only Mutant Vehicles, crew and emergency vehicles are OK’d to drive around our event site. If you plan to fly, or have friends doing so, a Mutant Vehicle is the only way passengers can be picked up, or dropped off. Any vehicle approaching the airstrip that is not authorised to drive on site will be turned away.
Besides being an invasion of privacy, drones are also not allowed to be flown close to an active airstrip. With this in mind, and because of Civil Aviation Authority regulations,
RECREATIONAL DRONES ARE NOT PERMITTED AT AFRIKABURN.
If you are a licensed UAV/RPAS pilot, and have the appropriate documentation and insurance, you may apply to operate your professional drone within a defined area. Please email [/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection [email protected]] to supply the certification required and so that we can coordinate your activities with other airspace users.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
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