Sunday, January 31, 2016
Jan 31st out to be a rather busy day
ONE & Gary were in around 10ish
The Glider team assembled in the AM
JTA appeared arring overhead
For a 16 arrival
Hayden & Brian getting ready to head off and penitrate Hawera Airspace. Haydens first mini Cross Country.
Gary advised an escort probably be a good idea so we scrambled TVG.
I was Gary's first heavy pax (no comments from the Cheap seats or any seats for that matter) as expected it was no bother at all.
Brian looks happy about the Escort
On the Taxi for RWY-09
Doing run up & DVA's glider dudes doing Glider stuff
SSF on the Taxi
John S doing some wing holding
Glider under Tow
Lads just about at 09
Lining up for Blast Off
On climb out
Forming up with SSF
Passing overhead Eltham
About 4 years since last got
It's that way fella
On the way in we thought we would give them a pasting as you can see on fire so musta been a good one that'll teach them.
Turing xwind for RWY-14 Hawera
Jeez that Pasting still burning.
Heading for parking
Had a good chat with Wayne H although we couldn't get him to share his lunch no matter what we tried and we tried everything.
We did partake in some Coffee but were told the Biscuits were off Bugger.
We couldn't decided on what we could take back to SD and hold for Ransom (well we did but the Propellor was a tad to long for SSF) we may have to take something down ourself's to bring back and hold for Ransom.
The Legacy Cessna Fleet of Hawera UNB & EOS for there age not in bad condition.
Anyone would think they are Shades models........
Nah just Brian (with Shorts) & Hayden
The rather Snazzy Stratford Fleet
The chaps checking out UNB
Decided it's okay but not a patch on our lot
Getting ready to bug out.
Lot of head swivling goes on in the Mustang.
Both on the Taxi for 14
Looking back towards the Hawera Club House and Hangars
Taxing RWY-25 for 14
Back tracking 14
When landing good idea if those three lights go green
Coming up on Midhurst
Heading Fern Glen
Fern Glen Field (permission required to land there)
Approaching from the South
The Quarry and those are really big holes in the ground.
Airstrip to the left
Approaching from the North
Based at the Southern end of Fern Glen Field are the New Plymouth RC Club
Arriving overhead SD
Glider under tow
Richmond Field in a super secret location
Joe and John
Gary & ONE heading home for some lunch
JeeZ really gotta get those rings sorted.....
TGC heading back in how do I know that well it says so on the wing
Glider landing RWY-16
Hayden getting ready to head back to Hawera Solo with out escort Brave man
Joe just chilling
Taxing for 09 past the Twin Astir
Lot more punters coming down to watch and making use of the facilites
Hayden outa here
Brian doing his Instructor thing watching his Fledling head off into the wild Blue (or something such like that)
A really nice Classic Mustang
Local Bus trucking South
Hayden back in Sortie successful
Now the team that had the Classic Mustang wandered over to check our one out and why not.
Coming back for a trial flight at some point Excellent.
Shaun heading for the sky once he gets to the plane
International Rescue blasted past late aftertnoon
Some Sexy looking Tails
Don preparing his machine for it's test flight Mon
Bit of a Taxi about
Gary & ONE were back here heading home late afternoon
If ya expand the pic he has a big Grin on his face and why not
Back iun the Hangar until Monday
That's it for today
Have some historical and interesting photo's coming soon just have to get time to scan them