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

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.


Jet Provest

Some more of the Display


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.

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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