FUEL INSTALLATION INFO

YES WE HAVE

!!! AVGAS - AVGAS - AVGAS -AVGAS - AVGAS !!!


Follow instructions on Terminal.

When getting Fuel multiply your quantity by $2.40 for amount required or you will end up doing the card thing again. Example 60 Litres = $145.00

Please sign book in box.

Also if wanting a receipt do this pretty much after hose returned to holder.

PUT THINGS BACK AS YOU FIND THEM.

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.

!!! DAYLIGHT HOURS ONLY !!!

Remember no Landing Fee's and uncontrolled Airspace.

Thanks for choosing SD (Stratford) as your Fueling stop

Sealing round the pumps has been completed and is ready to use. Until grass grows take care when going from Grass to Seal use the 45 degree approach method.







Tuesday, March 29, 2016


23rd March saw SNW,SAL,SSF heading South for Omarama on our way to Wanaka Warbirds

Rob here living the dream as we just hit Cook Strait.


Just to prove here's a Ferry



First stop Kaikoura


Also Yak in attendance


Rob & Wayne talking what where why & how


Bang just like that after stopping Rangiora some others stopped else where first then came back to Rangiora and off we all went.

Then we arrived OMARAMA

Great spot and then some

Nice and sunny Bloody hot 



Just chilling


Some refreshments were in Order




Rob about to put SAL to bed



On our way to downtown Omarama


Hotel cat decided to join us


Town just round the Corner


Cat trailing behind


A nice Hot Choclate at the Wrinkly Ram Cafe


Some Vintage & Classic trucks bound Wanaka


Awesome condition


Thats a Leyland Comet & ye Scammel


Fella heading home with his Chilly bin full of Beer as ya do


Yup MaCaw Country lives just down the road Kurow way


Just in case one gets lost on the way home


Omarama Proof


Out and about over Twizel and Pukaki Airfield


Wayne enjoying himself over the big country




Gary hanging on at our 7 O'Clock


Then at 9 O'clock



Wayne & SNW playing in the Sun.


Big Country just Awesome






Next day not so good so just had an even better look around Omarama. Were gonna go Ashburton but it was not to flash so we didn't. Went for a fly later and got back and covered up berfore it hosed down








Local Pawnee heading in just ahead the rain


Thats rain there




The Country Time Hotel excellent spot and one can park ones plane out from ya room.


Gary out for a bit the next day


More of the locals out





The other Motor Glider like Brett's one



Heading for Ashburton via Oamaru Wayne had done the pathfinder thing as we had checked out Burkes Pass etc but this way better option.



Thats ya Spider tracks there


Oh we didn't get Wanaka in the end as the Cloud base was 2500 ya need 5000 to get over Linis Pass. Us and Cherokee crew deciding to go somewhere' else also.

  
Ashburton this here Harvard waiting to get Wanaka


Some pic's of the Awesome Ashburton Aviation Muesuem

Yours truly trying out the Canberra


Lotta respect for the guys flying these back in the day not a lot of room.


Squeezing up the nose of the Camberra



Gary checking out the Harrier


Sheryl also checking out some of the displays


The Nav station right behind the pilot


Extracting one self from the Canberra


Yes arrangements have been made for the Canberra to be at our 85th so you will be able to check it out.


Now down South they can't afford Buses so they make them outa trucks.


Nice Devon in the Second Hangar.




Odd bit of fire power about


Gary & Sheryl checking out some of the Displays. One suprise was a Gloster Meteor


Gary admiring the go fastness of the Skyhawk.


DC-3 ZK-AMY


Jet Provest


Some more of the Display


Skyhawk


More of the Display


Walking up to the cockpit in AMY quite steep


Cockpit lay out 





Link Trainer IFR


Check out that Propellor very nice


Some more of the dispaly


Probably got more power from the Airhorns than the motor



SACSF's new trainer


Nice panel work


Great paint job AMY



Still checking out the displays


Now look here you lot play the Game or you'll get a 40mm Boffers up ya person



If I not there Rob will apply said Boffers




Hunter cockpit


Rob checking out the Hunter



One of Mr Peasre's machines


One of the AAM chaps had his Aussie Ferret Scout car out 


The lads gathering round for a look 


She was a tight fit for me & yes that is the Steering wheel


Gary trying the Ferret out Ideal size for him


Thinking how he can get in the back of SSF


Awesome Motel we stayed at Adcroft Motel great people ran us everywhere even dropped us down to where we had dinner at no cost including out to the Airfield in the Morning of our departure.
BOTH HIGHLY RECOMMENED

Also a shout out to the Coronation Motel who were full and found us the Adcroft and also ran us down for no cost.


Dawned a nice day for our trip home.

Also no landing charges at Ashburton for Private Aviators


The aircraft with a light dew around 10am 




Getting ready to pack our Aerial machines and dry out the canopy covers


One of a kind Tractor DTR made in Hungray. Chap said found in shed when he bought farm.



On our way up the coast heading for Banks Peninsula




Wayne & Pauline with SNW just up ahead




Approaching Banks Peninsula


Yeah Man


Still approaching BP


Over the top just approaching Lyttleton you can see the Starship Dash in all it's glory


Lyttleton of the Port wing


Christchurch & the Port Hills (Thats where those big rocks fell off in the last shake)  tracking for Kaikoura. Interesting to see CH-CH as we went past looks normal from the air but then one see's some of the stuff going on etc.


Kaikoura town of the Starboard wing about to join 




Time for some more gas. Didn't need it but always get gas when ya can

Looking South


Looking North


Some refreshments before setting off again.


Rob has a drink system like you get in racing cars works well. Where it's mounted is out of the Sun as well.


Tracking up the coast



More info there than one could ever use and yes we kept to the right of the RED stuff



Passing Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku 9465 ft is the highest Peak in the 

North East of the South Island


The Salt Flats



Awatere Valley wine country

We had decided to track for Stratford ex Kaikoura which was our longest leg at 2.30 a bit past Bum endurance but not bad. Once set up in the Cruise best speed and fuel usage SAL drinks 13 litre's an hour at 5000rpm so she has rather long legs.


Mount Taranaki/Egmont just about home.


Down and done only the unpacking to do. With a good wipe down for our flying machines.


Gary & Sheryl arriving with SSF



See ya.

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