Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Great Southern Tour 2019
Gary checking out the Weeds in DBZ on the way to Ashburton
That'll be Don over there
On the Ground Ashburton & parked up.
Sue & Pauline talking Aviation I suspect.
We stayed at the Adcroft Motel great place very reasonable, comfortable & they had a loan car.
If ya in Ashburton the place to Stay.
Motel Cat nice fella.
T-51 nice scheme.
The locally based Harrier very nice.
Susie checking the Harrier out ...she wants one.
Some of the action. Yes bloody burn offs of Crops could hardly see ya self at times.
Susie then tried out the Canberra Bomber foe size.
She wants one of those as well.
Well bugger me its EDR
Avid Heavy Hauler
Kestral Starlet the Ali version.
The Restoration & refreshments Hangar.
Don trying out the Canberra.
Then the Nav Station.
Pearse Flyer Museum Hangar.
The WW2 Control Tower has been completed looks Great.
How they kept that Umbrella up as she was frisky at times.
Stunning Midget Mustang.
Ended up Grand Champion
His big Bro.
Another interesting hangar
Some bits & Bobs
Some Aircraft Shade Don just chilling.
Ya needed the shade
This Pratt was doing Missed approaches stuffing everyone up for half our. Dickhead had 10 other places he could have gone but no piss everyone of at a rather busy Fly-in
Taylor Mono in the overhead.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Thursday 7th Feb was the beginning of the Great Southern Tour about the South Island.
The RAANZ nationals fly-in dates had been changed and there was no way to make it with the new dates so we decided on the Great Southern Tour about the South Island instead it was a hoot.
She was over cast when we left around 0830ish ya could see Whareroa & our Pathfinder Mark in LTH had just left before us advised all good past Waverly.
Aircraft were SSF, JQT, DVZ, SNJ
All taxing for Rwy -09
SSF HEAVY ( ya had to be there) lined up and we outa here
On the ground at PP chucking some more Gas and a cup of Coffee (thanks Kapiti Aero Club) in before pushing south over Cook Strait to Kaikoura.
JQT looking all sparkly after previous nights polishing.
Don & Gary preparing to board there aircraft for the crossing.
FLT CMNDR Sue preparing to board SSF in suitable Flotation equipment.
Just passing Kapiti Island.
FLT CMNDR Sue looking happy over the water.
Bit overcasty on our way down the coast to Kaikoura.
Yeah Man. South America 6000 miles that way. Just outa range dammit.
South Island about 4 clicks away probably go there then.
On the Ground Kaikoura.
Having cup of coffee & deciding where next which turned out to be Rangiora
Big Suckers those Whales.
Susie having a Whale of a time.
Heading back to mount our steeds.
Gary in the RED BARON being DBZ bound Rangiora.
SSF with Susie with her special dismount tool at Rangiora.
Rest of the Team ditto.
Rare Canadian rego'd Helio Courier.
Keep an eye out for Part 2.