Follow instructions on Terminal.

When getting Fuel multiply your quantity by $2.60 for amount required or you will end up doing the card thing again. Example 60 Litres = $156.00

Please sign book in box.

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

When Fueling be careful of Splash back. It's brand new and pumps pretty quick.


I have seen people not winding the hose up when finished. If you do this consistantly I will be speaking to you as I can see you 24/7 (recorded) you will be paying for any damage incured. This facility is owned by the Stratford Aero Club Sport Flyers and not by any Fuel Company.

Treat it with respect it deserves or lose it.


Remember no Landing Fee's and uncontrolled Airspace.

Thanks for choosing SD (Stratford) as your Fueling stop

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sat 18th August wasn't that pleasant but fined up around mid afternoon.

Gary H was out for a bit doing some stuff on RVH here getting serious at the Buttock's end.

Also out was Don who is a Fussy Bugger says so on is Van.

SNJ had her annual done by Uncle Wayne and Don was out to put everything back together and since he's a Fussy Bugger there's only one way to do it and that's the proper way. 

Ya gotta keep at it maintenance wise the more ya fly the more maintenance ya need.

On my way back from having a chat with the Minicab I called into Norfolk Rd to see what they were up to. In Gareth's Repair and Restoration Facility there were a heap of Planes and no room to swing a cat.

The swifty eyed amongst you will reconise the Machine below as the Pitt"s S1 built by Max Clear back in the day.

She is getting a tart up and a HP upgrade. Around 200ish I was told.

A previous pic of her in back in the day.

Also new import a Gazelle from Aussie awaiting her assimilation via the CAA into a NZ machine. 

Folding Wings and also as a whacking great trailer.

The 206/207 is getting some Amphibious Floats then immigrating to Oz under it's own steam.

The midnight Blow Fly looking slick in Black. Gareth's uncle just retired from ANZ 777's so will wean himself of the Colour scheme in CSW.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday 12th was beyond a Stunner it was Crystal Clear & Then some.

CUB ZK-BTU from WU was parked up outside te Club House today among these stunning Vistas. 


Ross this could be you


The Central Plateau in all its Glory.

                                              Mt Ngauruhoe

 Mount Tongariro

Mount Ruapehu

Now some of the Club members headed of to Raglan today and why not a perfect day for it.

Here they are clustered up at RAGLAN on Sea 

Very RARE Bellenca Super Viking. 
Rag & Tube Wooden wing
Looking really smart.

Lads doing FOD check before blasting off for home.

That will be Moku

Passing Awakino

Departing Raglan Airspace heading West. 

Trundling for SD.

We can see all Mountains from our place.

Some sacrificial Burning off stuff under the Mountain.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Sat 11th was a absolute Pearler all the Mountains were out.

SSF poking her nose out see whats going on.

YUP WX down & on the way to see Dad for some R & R.

Another Central Plateau shot.

Wayne giving SNW a Tickle before Flying

Blue Blue. Whoo Hoo

On the Taxi for 27.

Hes Off.

Looking down Rwy-09/27 (West)


Rob was back from Blighty  & his good self arrived in for  a visit.

SNW getting Jiggy with it.

Now Bridget from Tennessee in the U.S.A is here on work experience travelling around NZ and is currently working on the council Farm at present. Came over to see if she could get a Fly & Rob offered to take her for a Fly about. Outstanding that man. This was her first time in a fun Aerial machine.

Mean while SNW just Chilling.

They are off.

Mean while over at the Cygnet the lads were just chilling.

Oh thats a sweet looking Landrover......!!!!!

Aviation Chilling first class.

TGC about to go Tow stuff.

Pete V & his new Trojan in for a couple approach & overshoots with Brett in the Rear seat as Pete getting rating from Brett. So there be 2 of them roaming Taranaki skies from now on . Excellent.

Wayne scrambling to intercept.

Tow plane / Glider break away.

SAL with Rob & Bridget back from there Fly about.

I suspect she enjoyed it.  Awesome.

Gary was in for a bit.

Interesting Tee shirt

Cessna 172M ZK- DNT from Action Aviation based outa Feilding appeared in the overhead. They had been doing Photo work out Tarata way until some clouds got in the way.

Johnathan & Russell on board.

Thanks Team for offering to deliver our WX Stn to Dad in Feilding for some stern talking to.

Landing 09

Hawera's new Trainer A32 Vixen was in for a bit.

Then later in the day his lil Brother. A22 JTA  appeared in the overhead.

Rob heading home on the taxi for 16

DNT on the Taxi for 27.

Bunch of Aviators milling around the place enjoying the sun. They tend to cluster in groups

SSF & RVH chewing the Phat

Don still busy sandblasting is Sonerai Frame getting ready for paint.

Glider Enclave.

Shaun & Phillipa zooming about the place.

Now Rob very kindly got me this awesome T-Shirt from the Royal Air Force Museum whilst in Blighty.

Thanks Rob.