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

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

Heading Hawera

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

SSF away

Tracking SD

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

Downwind 09


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

Gone Burger

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

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