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.


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

Sealing round the pumps has been completed and is ready to use. Until grass grows take care when going from Grass to Seal use the 45 degree approach method.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Righto People listen up.

The Drone over the Power Station will be happening WED 30th from 0800 to 1630 and range up to max Drone altitude 400 foot.

Also Inframax will be doing some sealing in front of the Club House from now the 24th either next week or the following week.

Any info call me

Monday, August 21, 2017

Contact Energy will be operating a DRONE over at the Power station up to max Drone Altitude 400 foot in the next 10 days. It will be inside there 1200 foot Danger Zone anyhoo. Will let ya know when the date is when we know.
Council will be issuing a NOTAM once they no time etc.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday 20th August wasn't very pleasant.

 So headed down and continued with polishing of the the girls SSF & TVG didn't come out to bad.

Bling Bling

SSF got a going over and looks very slick.

Next person who flys her gonna have to hang on she's just gonna slice through the air.

Good covers get one.

Bit Doughy still.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

19th August was WET WET WET WET WET WET WET did I say WET.

This was the rain this AM truly EPIC and from a very rare North Easterly.

Would have made driving an interesting exercise this AM.

Heard the MUD run at Ferndene was indeed MUDDY  and then some.

Link to the action


What do ya do when the precipitation is EPIC you do some MUSTANG stuff like putting the panels back on with those 50 Million Screws.....

Whilst Gary & Wayne were getting Screw'd (Sharp lil Buggers) I gave TVG a good going over with some Silvero came up nice.

All sparkly like.

The only way to get top screws in comfortably get up top.

Running very nice look at those grey pipes lovely.

The Screwing continues no kidding it takes a couple hours to get the lil Buggers back in.

Wet it is the big puddle is about 20cms deep.

Gary & RVH coming for Gas. In the hopes of getting to Hawera Dawn Raid and Breakfast.

Just saw the WX forecast I think it will be a roll over and go back to sleep day.

Just a tad soggy check out the Taxi Tyre marks.

Alan shot out Yesterday Sat and got out for a bit although gathered a good dose of Mud thrown in.

Now shout out to me Big Bro Ken who managed to make it to 60 years not out Excellent and Outstanding.

Here he is enjoying some aviation at the RAANZ Fly-in 2010.

To celebrate they are going BUSH somewheres the Team about to head off.

Remember that Blue stuff in the background........

That's it 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday the 14th was overcasty, Wet with some wind then a bit of rain thrown in for good measure.

Some from today over on the facebook page.


Popped down around lunch time Gary & SNG were in for Gas amongst other stuff. As was Wayne.

Yes it's all going fine again at the pumps. It was magic Mirrors and smoke that buggered the last two weekends.

Couple Hares getting frisky.

After some twiggling and swizling we pulled the Mustang out to give her a good run.

Chaps watching her do her thing. To wet to go flying anyhoo would have come back covered in mud. Although in saying that if we can fly much better than ground running.

Full Power burst with yours truly at the rear as Ballast I am good at ballasting and around the right weight........

Then back in the hangar for another look about. Which one needs to do as TVG ie the Mustang being quite a technical lil beastie in her operations.

The team giving her a good looking over Gary, Wayne and Craig.

Gary in the middle of one of his favorite past times panel screw removal all 50 millionish of them....

Assistant screw remover assisting in screw removal some just don't like to come out and have to be persuaded.

Gary taking a break from the screw thing.

Then hello whats that then.

Getting ready for the dismount all screw removal completed I think he's getting quicker.

Mountain there .... not looking particulary happy.

She was a tad damp and Muddy by all accounts looking at SNG's tail wheel a bit of 3 x 3 action.

SNG & Gary heading for FERNDENE on the taxi RWY-27.