Saturday, April 25, 2015

The rest of the days news and movements as follows.

Piper Pawnee ZK-RWS

of the Taranaki Gliding Club seen here running up on her last day at Stratford Aerodrome.

Here seen running up 

Then out for a couple of  circuits

The Team here to pick her up and Glider Club seeing her off.

Couple Legacy Aircraft

Then her last Take Off from SD on her delivery trip to Napier her new home.

The team seeing her off

Support Crew heading off

Now I don't know what it is about C-185 pilots but they seem to think 500 foot turn out is not for them but there ya go.

Then another Legacy Cessna ZK-DRM appeared over head did a touch and go and away.

Paul S from Wellington stopped in for a look at the Mustang & to sort out whedn he could go for a trial flight in it.

Shaun our new IA doing a permit check on SWJ RANS S-10. Wayne has already done one but good training and they can compare notes good on going training we encourage at SD.

New Gary was out dealing to the Dover Hawk and getting he back into shape (we won't talk about the Southern based Instructor that didn't treat her very well)

Not hard to Fly take off at 50 cruise at 50 and land at 50 power on till she is on the Ground (ONE must not power off on landing as it won't end well)

Getting ready to get some paint on

Alan checking it out also RSR is back and he only had the rear seat out today.

Starting to look pretty

Bit on the Rear

Gary & EEF arrived overhead

Legacy Cessna 185 EEJ arrived overhead

Gary & EEF heading home to Fern Glen Field

Then a Kantana I think appeared heading North.

Also spotted Jodel D -11 ZK-RNR heading to Raglan this AM but to far away for a photo.

That's it folks

ANZAC DAY 25th April 2015

Dawned like this absolutely stunning.


Always put up an


The Flight consisted of MUSTANG ZK-TVG (Lead Pilot Gary M) SONERAI ZK-SNW (Port Side Pilot Shaun R) RV-4 ZK-RVH (Starboard Side Gary H) BANTAM B-22 ZK-FYH (Lead before Formation over SD Pilot Nick F & Pax Mike F)

Mike coming over to give us a hand to do something.

Gary M heading out to warm up the Mustang

Gary M heading back in from his warm up and was able to Fly over Eltham Parade as there's was slightly earlier.

Couple Shot's of the ANZAC Flight before heading out.

Previous Shaun ha also been up to warm up 

Bantam waiting 

Then in dispersals on concrete to do pre flight etc.

Gary H & RVH going out to warm up as well.

ANZAC Formation taxing for Rwy -09

Gary away first

Gary & Shaun away as well.

Formation Forming up.

Formed up heading North

The route was Inglewood , Stratford, Eltham , Kaponga , Hawera then another pass over Stratford.

Mike in the Zero Zero suit as it was a tad chilly

We had peeled off after doing our run to represent the Simple machines they had back then

After Landing back at the conclusion of the ANZAC flight we had some vistors.

Here Greg came out for a look at the MUSTANG

His Wrangler Daryl getting some pic's as well.

Looks pretty darn happy bout it.

Last was KIWI 48 P-3 Orion which trucked on past around late Morning.