Thursday, May 28, 2015
What a STUNNING day Thursday the 28th was.
Super Clear and oh so SILKY SMOOTH and Crystal Clear
Mt Ruapheau was also sticking out in all it's Glory as well.
So it was Scramble , Scramble, Scramble.... Sue and I got airborne quick smart
Yours truly having a hoot.
Giving the Team at Elizabeth R rest home a wake up call.
Then on the Climb to 9000 foot over the Summit
Fantams Peak on the way up you maybe able to see the hut and out house
The Central Plateau behind
The run in to thread the needle between the Summit and the Shark Tooth only done in no wind conditions like today Awesome.
SSF was still climbing at 700 foot at 9000 feet not bad
North Taranaki Bight in the background
Just about there
Susie also having a Hoot
Team Cessna 172 (T) ZK-MLY also dropped in for a bit
Great to see you
John and Wayne discussing stuff Mustang
Now you can't come & go without the Mustang photo
Telemaster and Ruapheu
SSF seeing MLY off
MLY about to blast off back to NP
Nice mountain shot with MLY
SNW & SSF getting some rays
Wayne & SNW heading out to see if Gary & ONE were about.
Good slip in RWY-09
Mark LTB back for a bit.
Mark had been out and back again.
GYRO ZK-RTO was in for a bit doing touch and goe's
Local aviator checking RTO out
Suitably kitted out for the conditions
RTO on it's way home past the Mountain
Mark back in and Morphed into LTN from LTB
HNZ tracked overhead probably to check out what was going on at the Aerodrome.
Looks like Airbus Twin Squirell
The EM crowd were hard at it on such a great day as this one.
Space walker above Telemaster below
Four Star Forty
Ross's locally based Chipmunk fly's great looks spectacular in the air
Chippie on short finals
SNW & ONE about to aviate
Rob checking with Wayne before heading out
Lads fired up and taxing for RWY-09
Now Gordon P pulled RVG out for some sun and some pic's with the Mountains
Thanks Gordon looking slick
The man himself
Wayne back and getting upside down
Then right side up.
Now that's a short landing
Heading back to the Hangar looking East
Gordon still doing some more on RVG shouldn't be long now
Team Warner about to head out for a fly mid afternoon
Rob about to fall in behind SSF heading for RWY-09
Last of the day just stunning.
Good also to see CAA Rep Don Waters out and about. Me I was going flying but Wayne had a good chat. Good to be able to chat with the regulator at Grass root level.
Ya know where we are Don welcome anytime.
Well that's it for a really stand out day.
Oh and we are approaching our 50.000th visit as well