Saturday, January 28, 2017
28th Jan 85th Celebrations was I had ordered outstanding super Sunny & Hot.
Most of the Fleet ready for action.
Really nice Triumph in the Carpark.
Food and Coffee to go. Thanks for coming Team.
What a day look at the Mountain.
Crowd starting to build.
Thanks to Peter for the excellent PA.
Yaks did excellent display pilots were Peter Vause & Jim Hickey.
Nice Auster over from Matamata.
Team catching some shade and thanks for the help much appreciated.
Red Shirts on Patrol Jason, Kenny, Stu and Ian.
JPX & SSF were flat out all day with Trial Flights at $30 for 15 min they sold out pretty quick.
They continued after the displays and sold out again.
Go's to show if the cost is kept down people will choose to experience aviation.
The oldest to go for a trial flight was an 85 year old and she had a hoot.
I had a lady come over and tell me she was over the moon to be able to go for a Trial flight and it purely came down to the cost.
We only wish to cover the cost of the Fuel.
Brian running through what everything doe's check out the concentration on the young fella's face.
The aircraft were definitely getting some Rays today.
Mustang Gleaming in the Sun.
Tornado, Dover Hawk & Rans S-10
Some youngsters checking out JPX nothing quite like trying one on for size.
John & Jill happy to oblige ... better to be able to get up close and personal like.
The team getting some shade it was HOT.
That will be Marks ride... The Sonerai Tecnam.
Jim's Yak getting some Shade with it,s cover on.
Mark Tecnam Driver.
Although he has a Panther coming.
Not sure about Marks Bag choice .....
Not every day ya get Chauffeur Driven by the Boss.
Jason doing a sterling job on the Gator.
Chillax time for an Ale.
Well Bugger Me ya don't see that every day.
Big thanks to everyone a huge thanks to the Ladies as they were flat out all day. Sue, Shona, Jill and Jackie.
Also thanks to Gary, Gary and New Gary and Mike & Mike.
Thanks also to the Flying team John & Brian.
Sonerai Team were Wayne, Gary, Don, Mark.
Zenair Team were Shaun, John and Gary
Brian for the Dover Hawk (New Gary letting us display her)
Rob and Alan for the Carbon Aircraft display.
Gary H for the RV-4 Display
Big thanks goes to Mark & the Cresco LTH for an awesome Ag display. Thanks Aerowork/Ravensdown.
We also couldn't do this without the AWESOME support from the ATC Squadrons being No 48 Squadron District of Stratford and Also No 8 Squadron City of New Plymouth. Officers in Charge of (No.48) Karl and (No.8) Steve. Excellent work.
The Egmont Modellers for coming and displaying there Aircraft.
Thanks also to the Taranaki Gliding Club for there display.
Gordon for putting RV-4 RVG on display,
Mustang TVG thanks Ferndene Quarries & WHITE KNIGHT (SNG.)
A HUGE thanks to Ditch Harding for the Absolutely AWESOME display with the SPITFIRE
Thanks to Warner Construction for the use of the Gator and display of the Polaris.
Big thanks also to INFRAMAX for providing all the signage and safety Cones and Barriers.
Arron Aerodrome Farmer for use of the Paddocks for parking.
We of course couldn't do all this with out the OUTSTANDING and AWESOME support given to us by Neil and his team at the STRATFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL.
Thanks to the attending pilots for coming along,
If I missed anyone a big thanks.
More photo's to come as they become available.