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.

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

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.

!!!! RAANZ Fly-in Feb 17,18,19th FEB 2018 !!!!
(Recreational Aircraft Association of New Zealand)

STANDBY for Action info re whats what coming soon.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sat DEC 16th was hot it only showed 22C on WX Stn but 30 feet below it was well over 25C

Wayne snapped yours truly in me get up for flying the F-16 Bantam

Alan also snapping away as I was about to go aviate

A good gaggle of flying machines about the place.

Alan appeared in the Overhead back from Paraparaumuish way.

Gary swapped SNG for FYH for a bit and was totally overwhelmed by the speed of the Bantam.

Land 09 on the Taxi for Hangar 3

Don getting ready for his trip to Ardmore then Paul McCartney.

Here mounting his stead.

Wayne doing some Bantam stuff.

Don started and on Taxi for 09.

Rwy-09 doing the run up & DVA's

JLZ was out for a bit in a long while.

SND just chilling.

Gary heading home for some lunch.

The Fast & Slow side of Recreational Flying.

The Bantam a bit like a Rainbow very bright colouring oh look a outstanding Landrover there as well.

Standing By for her next Mission (Be Bombing Comp's Sun)

Some wing wobblers just hanging about the place.

SNW back from a meeting with a Toilet implement....

Ditto SNG.

The new Decals looking good.

Bantam on Sonerai Row.

Jodel D11 ZK-DYB beautifully made passing the Eastern side of Aerodrome heading for home base I suspect at PP.

I have flown in DYB way back when Graham French (thanks Graham) owned her nice machine even has speed brake.

The chaps practising Formation & Stuff.

Bit Grey sky and not great for focusing.

That's it

Right now the Chaps & Chapess's at the Stratford Power Station have advised they are going to be whirling over the Turbines ANY TIME FROM NOW through to Monday.

They have said there maybe some banging and crashing sounds when they proceed to fire her up. They said it's being a bit scratchy to Start at present and the Exhaust Temps will be on the high side.

So stay well away if ya flying about.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

14th Dec Stunning day in Stratty again Lot's of big fluffy's about.

Cessna 177B Cardinal outa North Shore was into today and is over nighting at SD.

See they coming already ......:0)

Always like the shape of the Cardinals this version especially just looks right.

The all moving Stab only Cessna single series to have all moving Stab.


This lot walking around the Aerodrome counted around 7 pairs.

Welcome to Bird Sanctuary SD.

There are a lot of Birds about especially at Roosting times 0630 to 0900am & 1630 till around 1930.


Mountain with her veil on.

Now always remember and never forget there's always a way round shit.

See ya.

Now things have become interesting of late with the AERODRAG concept now in the public domain. Along with the Drag Racing Dudes it basically means the next part in the Aerodromes history.

This will see the construction of  a Concrete Runway which will also double as International Rated Dragstrip.  This will see Stratford Aerodrome morph from a big Grass Aerodrome into a much more user friendly and weather proof Multi use Facility well into the future.

The Stratford Aero Club Sports Flyers will over see and in consultation with the Drag Racing Team all aspects of the implementation of whats required to move concept forward. A sub committee has been formed this is the AERODRAG Committee.

A presentation was done to the Stratford District Council and was well received by the Full council and a letter of intent and acceptance was received from the Council for the Feasibility study and has been approved. One can not over look the implications not only for Stratford District but also the wider Taranaki region for tourism, economic benefits the list go's on.

Anyhoo here is the Article that appeared in the Stratford Press look for page 26.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12th DEC  was hot.

Now nice to get some feedback and here is some from the Egmont Classic Car Register.

Now really nothing to do with me it really about the guys and club allowing me to show people round there Aircraft as people seem to enjoy getting up close and personal like and not many places you can do that these day's.

Glad ya Awl enjoyed it welcome back anytime.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday 10th was hot & very Windy up to 30knots.

Rachel & her Kiddly bit's were in to get a (it's a secret) today.

As ya do we wandered over check out some Aircraft. Young fella looks suitably at home snuggling up to ISOBEL.  

Gotta get the Team shot.

I suspect he's enjoying be a Pilot Dude.

Mountain was being a bit stroppy and stayed like this all day. Note the Snow disappearing rapidly in this heat.

Gary was in for a bit with SNG.

All set to go Rwy-27.

Now on the way out he had to do some bird clearing.


The advance party has been joined by another lot around 150 Plus the suckers about now.


She was warm check out that heat shimmer.

SNG take Off https://www.facebook.com/groups/1480127112008429/

Outa here heading for Ferndene

Now over at the Super Secret Richmond Racing Facility not to far away work has continued a pace on what will be a ZENAIR 601 UL XSTOL.

Reason 100hp Rotax will be fitted (usually a 80hp Rotax) Gonna have the Climb rate of  a Space Shuttle.

The Panel looking Slick & he will be able to watch Coro & Emmerdale with a screen that big.

As you can see the Gauges on the Left are really all ya need.

About 3 aircraft on the build at present and that's not counting the others in for servicing etc.

See ya