Based at the Kerikeri airfield we cover all areas from Whangarei up to Cape Reinga, coast to coast, providing aerial search and guidance to the rescue vessels.

Since 1997 the Northland Coastguard Air Patrol has been one of only two Coastguard Air Patrol units in the Northern Region.  The other is in Auckland.

Originally formed by pilots of the local Aero Club, our experienced volunteers now come from a variety of aviation related backgrounds and provide vital search techniques and assistance to local Coastguard marine units.


Training - routinely on the first and third Sunday of the month at 0930, at the Kerikeri Airfield, and at other times as necessary.

Visit our About Us section for more information on our unit's AircraftSponsors and how you can Contact Us.

Legal Name Northland Coastguard Air Patrol Inc.
Charity Number   CC24322           

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Thanks to our life-saving partners:
  • Auckland Council
  • Northland Regional Council
  • Waikato Regional Council
  • Hutchwilco
  • Marine Deals
  • Tower
  • Kordia
  • Hyundai
  • Line7
  • Century Batteries
  • Half Moon Bay
  • NZCT
  • Lotteries Grants Board
  • Lion Foundation
  • Pub Charity