Follow instructions on Terminal.

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Part 2

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.

More Harrier

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


Mini 500


Some bits & Bobs

Ye Harvard

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.

Meeting 20th Feb 2000 Hours

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Part 1

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.

                       Some of the Slip damage from da earthquake.

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.