Sunday, October 23, 2016
Sunday the 23rd OCT was a pearler.
Mountain looking Stunning as always.
LTH catching some early morning rays.
The club fleet doing like wise.
Kenny was out with mate for a fly.
They haven't gone yet and he likes it. Excellent.
Taxing for 09
Cessna Charf Cutter heading overhead
Don was out also in SNJ & headed down to Hawera to shoot some touch and go's
SSF & Kenny back in
Alan W & RFD was out here taxing for 09
Couple sexy looking machines.
New Alan was also out in STA.
The Glider team were out to try there luck with the twin seaters.
Stopping to ask if I wanna go for a fly ahhhhhh Yeah go on then ....
Flight deck Jabiru STA
On the Taxi for 09
Oh look there's Alan & RFD
Then so are we.
On the climb for the summit.
That'll be Midhurst.
The Ski field....
Snow has receded a resonable amount.
Small lake on Southern side.
Upwards 7000 ft here give or take.
Yup some climbers up there. Around 10 amish
On the Summit.
Climbing upto the Summit from the sharks tooth.
Capt Alan doing his thing.
Heading back to SD.
The Central Plateau in the distance.
Dropped over and had a look at Norfolk Road Airfield
Looks like the Cessna's are Breeding.
Ugly Blister Wilga there.....
The bloody fella down there been following us the whole time...
SD from around Midhurst.
Long finals for 09
We operate round the Gliders no worries.
On the taxi back to the Hangar.
The EM team were out for a bit in the AM.
Alan putting STA to bed.
Mike, Ann & Gary enjoying some refreshments
Alan appeared overhead we new he was coming due to the new early warning system.
Yup, Yup, Yup.
Al & RFD on Short Finals 09.
Yeah man looks pretty stoked.
Heading for the Hangar
Yes they got a twin up.
Not bad WZ.
I took SSF up for a couple circuits it was nice smooth.
Glyn and the Tow plane some where behind me.
Heading back to Hangars after landing long for Tow Plane.
Tow plane 09.
SSF getting some go Juice from the brand new excellent fuel facility.
Young Sam down after as hoon about.
Aborted Take Off not enough speed
Ping of goe's the Tow Plane.
They got off on the next Tow.
Mike & Maree were over from Tauranga so we had a wander around and of course had to try the Mustang for size.
Mike was up first.
Maree also strapped TVG on
I suspect with the Mustang smile she likes it.
One of our high flying Members
TVG keeping eye on the Latest Tow.
Gotta have the Mustang shot. Welcome anytime team.
Shaun was out giving the ATC raffle winner a flight in SSF
Heading for 09
Another Tow away.
Bit of Pylon riding going down
Gary and DBZ were in for a bit.
Now the Wanganui Sea Cadets were in for a look around on there way home from having a look over the Navy Supply Ship Endevour which was at Port Taranaki this weekend.
So they got the Grand Tour of all the Hangars.
Here checking out the Dover Hawk.
Then we headed over to the ......... Mustang as ya do.
Gary was back in again.
Still some more trying the Mus for size.
Then off somewheres again.
Even more checking TVG out.
I suspect she is over whelmed by it all.
Gotta have the Mustang shot.
John was also out here getting JPX ready for blt about.
On the Taxi for 09
Gary was back in for a bit.
Alan F was out out also here getting RSR for flight.
Gary & Terry taking five as we head for 09 in RSR.
Up the Mountain we go again never tire of it.
Capt Farr pointing towards the Summit
Bit of cloud build up to the South of Mountain nothing to write home about.
Ski Field & Plateau carpark again.
Fantams Peak and Out House.
Looking over to the Port & Sugar Loaf islands.
Still on the Climbs just about there.
That'll be an avalanche there.
Steep Steep Steep.
Yep Climbers on the Southern side either on way up or heading for Hut Fantams Peak.
This was around 1630ish.
Check out the Blue ice at the Summit
Yep Climbers on the Most dangerous side the North Eastern Climb.
Heading back SD.
That will be Stratford Town there.
Glider HQ for the day 09. SNW about to head off.
Glider & DBZ wating for SNW and Glider to blast off.
Couple trainers just chilling.
She is Green at the Mo.
Busy busy think they were wearing themselves out as been a bit since being able to get out for some Gliding due the around a metre of rain we have had in the last Month odd.
Landing 09 pasing John around the Club House as he heads off again.
Late Afternoon shot on the way back to the hangar.
TGC done for the day.
SNW Wayne & Pauline back from a roar round the District.
Couple of our feather friends roaring past the Mountain.
SNW Slipping in 09
JPX back in.
Gary & DBZ back in 09.
That's it folks
Oh ya better go by the new Maps as New Common Frequenzy Zone's everwhere.
Even Raglan but after the 10th Nov.
Ya knob changing skills better be up to scratch.