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Going By Air

Flying to AfrikaBurn?

If you’re looking to connect with other people seeking flights to or from Tankwa Town, please head to the Share A Flight To AfrikaBurn Facebook group. 

Note to all pilots and passengers of Planes, Helicopters, Balloons or Experimentals:

There have been some important changes in terms of flying into AfrikaBurn: the old runway remains closed, the airspace has changed and you must:

– fill in the appropriate form and apply for an allocation number
– revisit to update and get an indexed allocation number
– pay the allocation fee
fill out the Landing Card (pilots & all passengers)

You can find the Airspace information HERE.

Pilots of all recreational and commercial UAV’s and drones, please visit this page:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV’s) and Drones


General Airspace Info

You can join the AfrikaBurn Airspace Facebook page here.

The AfrikaBurn strip is a VFR day private strip – you need permission to land, plus an allocation number which is linked to the ticket numbers of you and/or your PAX. Please note:

    • You and your PAX entering AfrikaBurn need a valid ticket.
    • Each aircraft lanbding will need to pay a landing fee
    • Pilots are required to complete the form below (and pay the landing fee) to receive an Allocation Number.
      Your allocation number will be requested on first contact – call 124.8 Tankwa ground advisory within a minimum of 5 miles.
    • The ATZ 1500/GND should be respected, for safety reasons – see the map.

There is important information associated with the use of this particular airstrip and you must familiarise yourself with the advisory airspace and receive an allocation number.

By flying in and landing on this strip you automatically acknowledge our indemnity clauses associated with the AfrikaBurn ticketing and use of the strip.

If flying in and intending to enter the event (helicopter or fixed wing) YOU STILL NEED A TICKET TO AFRIKABURN. Don’t get in the plane without one. In order to get tickets, please visit our Tickets page.

Recommended Reading: if you’ve never flown to AfrikaBurn before, read up on the experiences of first-timers here. Thanks to SAFlyer for allowing us to republish their article. 

Please note: in order to view and fill out the form, you need to create a Burner Bio and log into our site. Create your Bio here. Once you’ve filled it out, you’ll receive a login link by email.

Flight registrations and allocations are not open yet. 

(If you require info on our Allocation System, please read the contents of this page).