Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Sunday the 18th was lets go to Turangi day for the last BBQ of the year (they shut down over winter mainly for the Snow on the Runway) SSF was heading that way JTA & JLA were possibly heading that way although they in the end went exploring strips out East.
No wind here or at Turangi but aloft there was.
We are off heading East
Pretty Narly out East Tiger country if ever there was.
Mostly Broken overcast with fog in some of the Valleys.
Oh there they are the mountains of the Central Plateau
Then bang into the clear
Tongariro clearing it's throat which is a good thing.
Just about at Turangi around 8 nautical's to run if remember correctly
Ah nothing like a pleasant days flying.
SSF flight deck.
Thar she blows Lake Taupo.
No wind & Sunny as. Moon boot and all.
Some of the Stratford Team.
Quite a line up
Sue having a fun day of aviating. On our way home SD
One of the Strips amoung the tiger country
Well amazing who ya bump into over Tiger Country. JTA & JLA heading SDish
Now thats why Utes were invented.....
No rest for SSF straight into Flight Training on our return.
THE RC guys were out aviating as well
Alan & Wayne heading off
Gary & one heading out.
Brian & SWJ back from Turangi.
SWJ & Brian have now surpassed 25 hours in the air together ( more than she's done in a long time) & the ole Two Stroke is loosening up quite nicely. I think there is some prop twisting to adjust the pitch Sat to keep her from revving out to far.
Super Air back in
Gassing up for the next Sortie
Gary & ONE back again
AeroWork back in