Experience has shown that the facility where we build and operate is not suited to general tours, unless the participants have a keen interest and a technical understanding. In light of this, we are currently working, in conjunction with industry players and the AvTech Academy, towards the establishment of a Museum of Aviation and Technology to be opened at some point in 2014. Admission fees are expected to be $7 per person, to cover the costs and ongoing development of the facility.
Until that point, we are still aware that Kpong Airfield is a unique facility in West Africa and we are pleased to share our passion for aviation with suitable visitors. For those who are interested in visiting the current facility, and in order to ensure the highest quality of service for your visit, we ask that you prepare for your visit by reading and abiding by the guidelines below:
We want your experience to be as safe and educational for your group as possible. Therefore, we require an appointment be made by the organizing officers to come to the airfield at least two weeks prior to the date your organisation wishes to have a visit. We want to be able to ensure adequate time and availability to introduce you to our facility, thus both parties must have agreed upon the date and time. During this appointment, we will address the educational benefits, expectations, and anticipated outcomes of your pending visit and how to appropriately prepare your entourage.
Each site visit at our facility takes approximately 2 hours. During this time, we recommend that you make water or a hat available to yourself as our facilities are primarily outdoors and it is most likely to be hot. Please be advised that all visitors are required to remain within the demonstration areas during a presentation. Failure to do so may lead to your group being asked to leave. We must enforce our guidelines to ensure the highest level of safety and security.
Safety is of the utmost importance during a visit of any kind, not only when visitors (of any age) are present. In order to protect all parties involved, we have established strict codes during visits which include visitors’ dress, shoes, and behaviour. All codes and guidelines will be explained during the pre-visit . As an outline:
- Appropriate clothing must be worn for a workshop visit
- Only closed shoes on the airfield (no sandals nor flip-flops - proper closed shoes ONLY)
- No alcohol or other intoxicating substances
- Your group must provide its own insurance cover for the visit (site of cover note required)
- No urinating or defecating unless in the appropriate toilet facilities
- All rules, regulations and instructions must be followed at all times
- No arms, matches, lighters or ignition sources
- No use of mobile phones when air-side
- No photographs without prior permission when air-side
- No littering
- No wandering away from the group
- No touching or entering areas unless expressly instructed to do so
- No picking up of tools, parts or materials
- Fences and markings must be respected at all times
- Unnecessary noise will not be tolerated, especially during safety briefings, lectures and flight operations.
- Long hair must be tied back
- For each group of 10 persons under the age of 18 there must be at least one supervising adult provided by the visiting group. (eg for 1 to 10 persons, 1 supervisors, for 11 - 20 persons 2 supervisors, for 21 - 30 persons 3 supervisors, etc.)
Failure to adhere to the above and other regulations may result in our refusal of admission and or immediate ejection from site of your group
We ask for your assistance in ensuring your own safety and that of those around you.
In order to cover our costs of your visit and prepare accordingly, we ask for a minimum contribution of
up to 25 participants : US$250 per visit
26 - 50 participants: US$500 per visit
51 to 100 participants : US$1,000 per visit
(participants includes all persons, regardless of age or position).
This is to cover the effective rental of the airfield and contribute towards our losses from suspension of our normal operations to receive your group. If weather permits and your group are appropriately behaved a short demonstration flight will normally be done by one of our display pilots as part of the visit. Where possible groups will be shown aircraft under construction and given technical details of each aircraft they see.
The financial contribution for your visit must be provided at least two (2) weeks prior to your visit to the airfield, at the latest at the time of the pre-visit teams briefing at the airfield.
Please note: We are glad to reschedule visits when we have availability. However, failure to attend a pre-visit appointment without appropriate notification (i.e. a member of your staff must call our airfield within 48 hours of your scheduled appointment), you will be charged an additional US$250. This may result in your groups visit being postponed as a pre-visit is required at least two weeks before any school visits may occur. Additionally, failure to attend your designated visit will result in a forfeit of your monies and possible refusal of future visits. Therefore, please be considerate and punctual when scheduling visits.
To request a pre-visit for your accompanying team and to book a visit for your group, please e-mail capt.yaw @ waasps.com (without the spaces) with the subject line stating 'Further to reading the FAQ online about Airfield/workshop visits we wish to arrange a visit'
Thank you for your understanding and assistance in providing a safe and educational environment!