Follow instructions on Terminal.

When getting Fuel multiply your quantity by $2.60 for amount required or you will end up doing the card thing again. Example 60 Litres = $156.00

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

Friday, September 7, 2012

This from the Users Meeting as reported in Stratford Press.

Don't know how I got in there but there ya go.

Fees may clip aerodrome's wings

Stratford Aerodrome members fear that flying from Stratford will soon be the privilege of only the rich, following a more than 50 per cent increase in their user charges, paid to Stratford District Council.

"The idea is for flying to be financially accessible to as many people as possible. We may be able to afford the fees this year, but then what?" aerodrome president Tim Hardwick-Smith says. "This will charge the club out of existence."

On the table at the six-month meeting between aerodrome tenants and Stratford District Council was the council's new management plan for the aerodrome, which includes future placements of hangars, but it was the higher fees that raised the most concern.

Previously the fee amounted to around $0.70 per square metre; now the charge is $3 per square metre leased.

The council's target is for the user charges to cover 15 per cent of the aerodrome's running cost, currently around $58,000. But, the fees charged in the 2011/2012 year only amounted to around $5100 combined for the 10 tenants, said asset manager Sven Hanne.

The land was offered to the council in the 1930s on condition it be used to establish and maintain an aerodrome. The council has since purchased adjacent land and run it as a dairy farm with the income used to fund 85 per cent of the aerodrome cost, and 1 per cent going towards mitigating the ratepayer bill.

"Everyone is passionate about the aerodrome. It is a community facility and treated as such," club member Nick Furmage said. "If they go down this road, the aerodrome will disappear and then there will be no one, no users."

Members suggested they look at reducing overheads.

Sven said the fees will again be looked at prior to the 2013/2014 annual plan and suggested the club then make a presentation to the council.

Stratford District Council at it policy and services meeting last Tuesday approved the placement of future facilities. There is currently one request before the council for a new hangar to be built, and another existing one is up for sale.

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