Airspace Project

Welcome to the Airspace Project

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The purpose of this project is to produce tools for the creation of GPS compatible airspace files from NZ CAA airspace documentation. The NZ CAA produces printed airspace maps which may be used for flight planning and in-flight. They also publish PDF documents that contain a textural description of the airspace boundaries. These documents are of no practical use to pilots because they cannot be read by any device or software.


It is possible to create airspace on your GPS by manually entering routes. The effort required to do this is huge as is the potential for error. Maintaining any more than a handful of airspaces is impractical. This project is creating software tools that are capable of reading the published airspace definitions and turning them into airspace files that can be loaded into a map capable GPS or flight instrument for use in-flight.



The Airspace Project now has a new dedicated website where you can browse the airspace online, filter out items that you don't need, and download in the format you require.

You can find it at



  • All data and information contained in any of the data files are provided without guarantee as to their completeness or correctness. Any conclusions drawn from these data and information are the sole responsibility of the user.
  • This information may not be accurate or current and is not valid for navigation or flight planning. No warranty of fitness for any purpose is made or implied. Always consult the official publications for current and correct information. This service is provided free of charge with no warranties, expressed or implied.


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