Thursday, April 17, 2014


Now I don't know about you but we here at The Stratford Aerodrome have great working relationship with the Local Stratford District Council who operate the Aerodrome.

Yesterday we had a meeting with the council team consisting of Sven, Vicki and Niel who have direct responsibility for the welfare of the Aerodrome through council eyes.
The meeting was well attended and many things discussed. It's a good time to bring things up face to face with the people or administer the Aerodrome for the council.
The farm surrounding the Aerodrome supports the Aerodrome itself and the point of difference at Stratford is we have no landing charges as the farm of sets this.

Below is Vicki Property Manager for the S.D.C and a really great sort as we have any concerns we can direct to her with them.

(and she knows I will......)

Now I ask you where else in the World will you see a Council officer wandering round the place in Bare Feet.

Hey thats how we roll in Taranaki.....




Noel Bailey & JAC (D-18) was in for a while waiting for the WX to settle. Seen here departing South. 







These pic's taken with IPhone so not that flash.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Pic's of  SNW with her new Smoke system under test here. Unlike Gary & One who uses Transmission Fluid Wayne's using Diesel.










Gary & ONE showing hows it's done on this Approach and over Shoot.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

HELIPRO BK-117 in doing Power line inspections.

But not today as Mountain and low cloud and mist put paid to that as seen here heading for home. 






Joe was out giving JOE.jnr a run after some recent work on various bits and pieces.






Nothing much going on so here's a work in progress.

Landing lights trial on L-29




Monday, March 31, 2014


Good news MiniCab ZK-EEF  is back in the AIR after an extended period on the ground. Unfortnately I was working and missed the flight bit but here she is resting and her motor ticking away and cooling down.

Only four to get back into the air.




Saturday, March 29, 2014

Another interesting piece of Road going history sitting out front of the Club House.

That man Gary who looks after ya Shorts checking it out.



Piper PA-22-160 ZK-FJD outa Wanganui appeared overhead early in the Arfo picking up Passengers heading South.