FUEL INSTALLATION INFO

Ground around Fueling Pad will be Soft. Park in middle of thed H then pull plane up to tire hose is long enough Stay outside of Tyres. No problem if Fueling from Gravel side.

Follow instructions on Terminal.

When getting Fuel multiply your quantity by $2.40 for amount required or you will end up doing the card thing again. Example 60 Litres = $145.00

Please sign book in box.

Also if wanting a receipt do this pretty much after hose returned to holder.

Put things back how you find them.

!!! DAYLIGHT HOURS ONLY !!!

Remember no Landing Fee's and uncontrolled Airspace.

Thanks for choosing SD (Stratford) as your Fueling stop


Thursday, September 29, 2016


It would appear we have sprouted another device on the WX STN pole.

A sexy looking dish this time..... Now tell me what it's for then......

We have just passed 80000 views outstanding.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday 25th saw grey overcast with Drizzle/Rain.

Luckily it stopped raining for around 45 minutes to do the Weekly Fuel Test.


LTH looking suitably wet.



One can just make out some Pylons in the background.


Looking North West not to much different.


Not a lot of wind either.


SSF still in bed on a day like this. She had a fly on Friday that will keep her regular.


SNW getting the Hot Towel Treatment....


TVG just chilling.


JPX ditto 


Now Peter's a good keen man here sorting out the wiring for the Egmont Modellers new !!! Early Warning System !!!.

What this means is Peter is installing a Radio with a Bull Horn Loud speaker out on the Pole Eastern side of Glider Hangar.

As we are for all things that can improve SAFETY and AWARENESS  around the Aerodrome we will impliment it. One thing that has become apparent is that the Modellers are having Trouble seeing whats going on down the end of RWY-09 especially on a busy day with Gliding going on as it takes time for them to set up the tow and is easy to forget to look again.

Also the modern day Recreational Aircraft are pretty quiet and can be difficult to hear arriving overhead.

The EM team decided to instigate this excellent SAFETY idea.

So to that end when the EM team are flying they will be able to hear all transmissions and make the call as what to do based on tht information.




Peter starting to do the connecting up bit.


That's it.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Ah that's a bit more like it.

Monday 19th  nice and sunny with lot's of Fluffy clouds about.

Our two WX refugees have vacated to there respective homes that being North Shore and Hamilton.

The Rangiora Team (Canterbury Recreational Aircraft Club) who were weathered up in Raglan since Friday made it to Hawera Sunday as SD was fogged in all day Sunday. I suspect they would have made it home today.



Big YELLA doing it's thing in the Sky. WX STN held up really well. No movement in the Wind so probably just leave it where it is.

Over 90mm's Rain since Friday not bad at least it didn't all come at once mostly


Outa here

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday the 18th Was wet but not as wet as Sat.

Local Avians taking advantage of Lake Stratford.




To say it is soft is an understatement ... even the Ruts were full of Water and very spongy.

So if you are looking at aviating CAUTION will need to be applied as gaining speed could be an issue.


Be Well fly lots.

Saturday, September 17, 2016




Well Sat the 17th Sept is WET WET WET oh and WET witha bit of wind.

As can be seens on this screen shot off the WX STN not very inviting.

You will also see the Forming of the Puddles of DOOM and ther are alot of them.

There has been in excess of 60mm's Rain so will be SOFT EVERYWHERE.

Oh spot UFO in top pic....






Careful also when these dry and taxing keep away from the Brown bits you my sink GREEN bit's only.


This section RWY-09 between the entrace to carpark and the entrace to the Manourvering area will be 
!!! EXTREMELY SOFT !!!


Wayne will be taking names for Seaplane & Float Plane ratings shortly.

Ross once the rain stops ya might as well come down and do some water plane flying.....


Now for the Stupid people (Yes they walk & Fly amoung us) USE THE BLOODY ACCESS ROAD AND NOT THE GRASS WHEN HEADING FOR THE HANGARS.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thursday 15th was Foggy wet and later in the day Windy.

We had a couple WX refugee's in the first up is 

Cessna 172R NPJ outa Hamilton.





Then Terrior 100 EZY from North Shore who was hiding behind the Glider Hangar with a sore foot.

No Worries there all fixed and now and resting outa the WX in Hangar2.


Yeah bit doughy.


Looks like be at least Sunday before it clears.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A bit of stall recovery practise with Pete Townsend from Australia Aerob...



This Sobering as well check out what the Instructor Lose's in Height compared to the Student another that might save ya life.