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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Monday, May 15, 2017

Check out keith's Blog for some more of his & JODEL D9 ZK-KMM epic trip to SD


Well Monday 15th was overcast rainy for a bit then turned out quiet nice.

Oh and this LIL OLE blog just passed 100,000 views Whoo Hoo.

The EM Team were out for a fly in the Doughy WX at the time.

Below only requiring a two man start crew.

Now here in Stratford we are pretty fussy about keeping our Pylons Clean and up to the Job.

Yeah a bit misty rainy by this point.

The Arrival of Jodel D9 ZK-KMM first time at SD outa Taumaranui.

Landing Runway 09

We don't have a fire truck for welcome squirt so we had a shower go through does the same thing.

KMM visit is for a Tickle & Fiddle at Richmond Racing.

She doe's performance in her own way.

Keith (KMM's Wrangler) with Wayne & Noel checking her out.

701 blasting overhead Zoom Zoom .... Wanganui based one I think.

Keith and his Ride.

701 (might be 750 or 801 can't remeber) still zooming past.

Ye half VW.

Flight Design CTLS ZK-FDB was the Pathfinder for the trip.

Here is the Flight Deck.

The chaps heading out for 09 and Te Kowhai.

I am sure you would like to know it cleared up nicely after ya left.

Taxing for RWY-09.

More EM team had showed up.

Harry had the Four Star  up with Gary observing.

Cliff & Ross getting the Spacewalker sorted.

2 man start team.

3 man Start team.

4 Man Start Team.

Cliff's machine.

KMM nicely domiciled in Hangar 1 with her bigger bent wing Bro behind so won't be feel outa place.

Flight Deck of KMM

See turned out not bad.

That's it.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Something a bit different today Sunday 14th May. Wayne and SNW taking off Ferndene Field and heading for SD.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday 11th May was Egmont Modellers Club night and a couple neat machines turned up. Oh and the rain had abated back to drizzle.

Below EMC Prez Brian bought along the Skeeter nifty looking puppy which from memory has an ASP 12cc Reactor up front.

Yes that Green is pretty bright. One of those from back in the day Machines.

Harry boughty along a Seagul Z-Lin 50 very nice and there is no way you could build one fror what you can buy them for now.

Non of those three are Harry....

Harry on the left Gary on right discussing what tweaks required.

Doug & Ross inspecting one of Ross's Motors that ran well for years then one day seized mid flight.

Harry & Alister in background checking out the Skeeter.

Z-Lin 50 looking good in any direction.


This was WED 9th and wasn't to bad JLU getting some sun.

Mountain even poked it's nose out for a bit.

JLU away 09

LTH arriving 27.

Then boom off again 09.

Now a lot of RAIN from Late WED through Thursday & Friday.


The WX STN Camera showed multiple Puddles along the runway which had disappeared when I got down there but you can see the brown patches.

Thats Rwy-16 first tire to intersection.

Thats RWY-16  at intersection RWY-27 side.

Thats centre of intersection.

It is still extremely soft everywhere and there is still standing water all over the Aerodrome.

If you do venture out LAND REAL SLOW and TAXI even SLOWER.

Even if we get fine WX over weekend it will still be very soggy and unless the Southerly dries it out I suspect a good set of Floats be the go.

NOTAM has been issued.