Saturday, December 31, 2016
31st DEC saw Sun but the wind started to build during the day.
!!! WHITE KNIGHT FIRST FLIGHT DAY !!!
Wayne was first up with Shaun not far behind.
Pulled outside and tied for full power run up.
Then getting ready fo 1st flight.
Test Pilot Wayne suitably dressed for the First Flight.
The Harness is pretty epic.
Suitable safety precautions were taken hence fire extingisher.
On the Taxi for 27
It Fly's no doubting it at all Bloody Awesome.
Post flight debrief.
Gary looking suitably stoked.
Checking all the systems out.
Gary preparing for a Taxi about to get the feel for it.
Wayne giving the low down on where everything is.
The Team in watching all the Action. The van for shelter as a rather Nippy Northerly had arrived.
Gary back from his Taxi about.
Post taxi de brief.
Back to Hanger let her cool down a bit time for a cup of tea.
After a good cup of Char getting ready for second Flight.
Ian T giving her a good look over.
Some trimming to do.
Mean while down on RWY-34 Mike was out for a fly before the weather turned with his Fly-baby
He also popped down to check out SNG
It got the Mike seal of approval...
Heading out for second flight
But not before getting some gas.
First flight was done with minimal gas
She will have higher fuel consumption until she runs in of course.
I am sure Gary will have her run in quick smart like.
My god it's a Roger .....!!!!!!!!
Wayne about to do second flight.
On the taxi 27
Boom away she flies
Approach & Overshoot 27
Decending Non traffic side to join downwind 27
Builder/Test Pilot Wayne looking suitably pleased with his creation and so he should brilliant piece of kit.
Mean while the Mountain was watching through the clouds.
The Team gather round to check her out again.
Bit more fiddling.
Check out SNJ's Canopy compared to SNG's
Gary about to go for his first flight in SNG. Gentex at the ready.
Chaps assisting in his preperation.
One thing that was discovered was the Gentex might become a Gallet.
Ready for Blast off.
He's off on the taxi 27
Back first flight under his belt. Outstanding Gary.
Nice Mountain with WHITE KNIGHT shot
I think he likes it.
Trying the Gallet out.
Found the Gentex is to Bulky
Yeah man :0)
Whew !!!!! knocked the bastard off
Mean while local Hawk doing his thing.
The Sonerai Fleet Growith soon a 4th and 5th gonna be a hoot.
The Stratford Sport Flyers Crest on the Tails.
The Sonerai Flock is growing here with there Owner/Pilots SNW (Wayne) SNG (Gary) SNJ (DON)
Gary heading out again.
On the Taxi 27
SNJ ditto 27
Gary getting some more go juice.
Already people in to look her over gonna be the same as the Mustang.
In SNW for some aerial shots. Gary approaching for 27.
He's outa here
So are we.
Looking Brilliant in the Air.
Aerodrome from the NNE
Yup right place Goodo.
Extreme shot Gary landing 27
SNJ arriving overhead.
The Chaps resting after a day of flight testing.
She's hard work this flight testing stuff.....
More Tail looking
Yup Yup Yup
Isn't she a Honey
As they all are.
Just looks right.
Couple fans from Germany checking her out. They were suprised we were flying in this wind.... I said wind thats not a wind thats a breeze here mate.
Anyhoo they were pretty keen to check her out.
Wayne showing them whats what why and where.
Mean while Alan had RSR out for bit.
Now thats what ya call a happy camper.
Gary off for his Third flight of the day and WHITE KNIGHTS 5th for the day.
Alan & RSR back
Yes bloody winds back if Flag at my place anything to go by.
Thats it see ya