Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Now Ilona from the Stratford Press has let me have the pic's she took on Sat so here they are in no particular order.
The two Sky Arrows from Feilding were in SKO here just chilling
Rob had SAL the Sting S4 out (ta Rob) with the top cowl off so we can see whats under the hood in this case a brand spanking new 914IS (Fuel Injected) 100hp engine
Couple of I'm sure soon to be Pilots checking the Sting out
Some more soon to be Pilots checking it all out.
Gary & RVH heading out to do there thing. Past the Boarding aera for the trial flights. JPX just to the right of pic
Shaun getting more go juice which was a regular occurance due to it's popularity budding Aviator looking on. Be a thing off the past by end of April with the new Fuel instalation going in.
As with all these things we had emegency gear avilable Fire extingusihers at hand to cover any eventuality they were sitting nicely under the Cresco's wing in the shade.
Did we say it was HOT,HOT,HOT
mMaking good use of the Picnic Tables that were put in by the SDC
Mustang off again.
One thing we did learn in these Temps good to cycle your pilots out for refreshments after a certain amount of time.
You will note the canopy is right back as it was to hot to close until just before take off.
Gary & RVH arriving back in
Mustang outa Here
Young Fella checking out the action
SSF heading out for another Sortie
The Finish line Flag
Zenair 701 visitor
Brian & another potential Aviator in SSF.
We had the Flight Crew decked out in Orange Fluro's and everyone else in the yella/green made it easy to see who was doing what and to direct the public to if any help was needed.
Colour coding is good.
Ye Legacy Cessna arriving a Cessna 206 I think
Mustang out again
Good general shot.
SSF heading out for yet another one
Interesting thing was with the Trial Flights we had decided to keep the costs at a level most people could afford. It was $30 for SSF & JPX & $60 for TVG for 15 minutres.
The result was quite spectacular as soon as 10am rolled round the guys in the Office were attacked straight away with requests for trial flights and didn't let up till just before 4pm and we had rides to do till about 5pm.
The Mustang was VERY popular (where else can you get a ride in a Mustang for $60. The real one at Ardmore is $2500 for 30 minutes out of most peoples reach BUT NOT HERE) they knew it was a replica but who cares it's a MUSTANG.
SSF & JPX were equally popular with most saying they would be back to try the Mustang out also.
Another interesting point I noted was the amount of Women that tried the Mustang out SSF also I think they out stripped the Blokes.
Our aim with these sorts of events is to make Aviation accessable to everyone and the Variety of people that tried aviation out were from the very young and everyone in between so we will endevour to keep this formula in the future.
Some of the Punters checking out Rans S7 arriving RWY-09
Looking back down the flight line.
Lil Fella looking pretty darn pleased about it
SSF still hard at it.
Another happy Mustang Aficionado ready to hit the Sky
Mean while John & JPX were hard at as well with this young Chap ready to go do some Aviation.
SSF with another Punter onboard
More YAK's appearing overhead.
END OF PART ONE