Friday, July 24, 2015
Well Thursday the 23rd was a real Stunner and then some.
Check out the Central Plateau.
The local looking stunning.
Then Sue (one with tea cossy on it was cold) and Ruth arrived around 8am as I was already down at the Aerodrome getting SSF ready for the trip to Hastings.
Ruth relaxing in the sun and taking in the view and yes she was a bright sunny day and then some.
Just realised Ruth will be my oldest Pax top end of 80's.
I promoted her to Flt CMDR and was in control of the Heater. Although strangly enough wasn't that cold.
What it's all about. Got two seats might as well fill them up.
This would have been probably the finest smoothest no ripple day I have ever flown both ways. Even going over the eastern Rangers absolutely nothing. Visibility would have been well over a 100kms as you could see the eastern rangers as soon as we were climbing outa SD.
Yup Hastings ( Bridge Pa) a quartering head wind there and back meant an hour and fifteen each way.
Mates place up the Taihape Road Awesome spot and you can see everything looking back to the EAST
Getting there. What a great site.
Note the Airfield out front. Reckon could get SSF in there at a pinch.
Gotta have a Airfield.
!!! WATTSUP AIRFIELD !!!
Looking back to the Eastern Rangers
Montage of Photo's heading back of Central Plateau.
A short Vid on the Fly.
Looks like Motonui Just blew UP
The Westerly Beacon appears ahead.
Tim was out tinkering with Gliders.
The Russki JTA ( just gone passed 1200hours TT ) The Yella Peril TGC listening to the Wisdom of the Russian.
Mike was first out of the EM team.
Haven't seen the Lazy Ace for a while good to see her with wind under her wings again.
The Team arrived and standing in perfect formation.
Mark fueling the Cresco
Then back on the Pad
Local Chipmunk out and about.
Super Air arriving.
DZO Kents new ride.
Mark checking out the Surroundings probably.
Kent about to vacate DZO
Super Air doing the Fueling thing as well.
Mike heading out for a bit.
As was Rob in SAL.
The EM crowd hard at it still.
Mike going round & round.
Rob on his way.
Hawera's 172 turning back South for home as all this Traffic might have freaked them out.
DZO & Kent outa here.
Te Kuiti Bound I suspect.
Alan had WRG out for while.
Dad & Lad the Latter I suspect be doing the Flying thing in the Future.
Mike back from somewhere's
Oh smoke coming out Mikes head not a good sign....... :0)
A Tadpole transitting overhead.
The EM Team enjoying a Smoko break.
Rob & SAL riding the Pylon & thats real hard to do.
Mike putting SSF away for the night.
Powering the MFD's down etc.
Gary & ONE in for a bit.
Yup Yup Yup Flyings good.
Alan & WRG back in from around the Mountain.
Gary outa here heading for home.
That,s it what an awesome Aviation day.