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, May 17, 2013

The latest write up from Taranaki Gliding 12/05/2013

The day was one of exploration really with a couple of high tows by Tim in the Discus and Peter Cook with Mira Valek, a visiting Czech pilot.  Both gliders used a SE pressure wave effect to maintain or gain height. Dennis Green had three circuits flights of about fifteen minutes.  Steve Barham got twenty minutes with JLZ  in his new instructor role.

The local glider instruments were checked out by Nick Wisnewski recently.  The transponder belonging to WZ was found to be faulty and was sent down the Wellington for repairs.  Back now, waiting for re-installing.

As this is being written, the weather is closing in from the north – as predicted – so this weekend is out and the next few days too.  End of the Golden Weather I suppose. Something to consider though, when second-guessing the weather, even with Dr Jack telling us what is what, that local micro-climate is always a factor.  Scruffy weather in NP does not necessarily mean that flying is impossible (This applies to Power flying as well) .  Also, 300km days are not a sine qua non for instructional flying.  A 1000ft cloud base would be quite OK for circuits.  Just like winching actually.

As a result of the last instructors meeting, there are some promulgations, (yes promulgations – a fierce sounding word if ever there was!) regarding vehicle parking at the launch-point (and it is behind the glider being launched) and circuit flying.  Tim is at this very moment compiling these which will be published ASAP.  So we can all start the new season being good girls and boys.

There are only so many ways that you can take a picture of Steve Barham’s head and this is one of them. Photo by JLZ's Go-Pro camera.
As always check out the Taranaki Gliding web site for more info.

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