Friday, January 20, 2017
Friday the 20th Jan was nice and warm with big puffy clouds about.
A NZ Aviation Legend passed through Stratford Aerodrome today.
Mr Bruce Aitken and his Co-Pilot (FLT CMNDR) Janet were in today for a visit and look about.
Bruce has written a book about his life in aviation from gthe AG years and his Stunt Flying here and in the U.S.
Should be a good read.
Man & his Cub
If you have a Piper Cub don't leave the keys in it if Bruce about.
As you do one tries the Mustang out.
Now Bruce is 90 and he got in and out of the Mustang all on his ownsome and they are high sides.
Outstanding & Awesome
Team Aitken getting up and personal with Isobel.
Both Bruce and Janet were really taken with the Variety of Aircraft we have at Stratford.
They were blown away when they saw the Polaris. I think Janet wanted one.
Alan talking the past and history.
Then over for a darn fine cup of Tea prepared by Sue.
Getting Ready to bug out back to Taupo.
Mark better watch out he was quite interested in the Cresco.
Mean while over at RWY-34 the EM team were hard at it been a few weeks due the weather.
Gary & SNG had been out for some more running in.
Alan & RSR was getting ready to Aviate
RSR outa here 27
Then a Massey DA40 appeared overhead.
RSR Finals 27
Then off again.
DA40 Finals 27
Over at Hangar 3 Wayne had pulled SNW into the Sun and then went for a fly.
DBZ just chilling.
Looking Busy over at EM mission control.
Bit of snow last night.
Wayne & SNW warming up before the Taxi to 27.
Club Emblem on back of the Gallet
Yeah man outa here.
Alan heading skyward normal take off angle.
Gary & WHITE KNIGHT heading back to the Hangar.
Alan & RSR back in 27.
Mike about to upload the Fly baby into the van.
Being not insignificant in size.
Wayne in his favorite place upside down.
Then going straight up.
Gary getting some Shade .... Ian not.
Note the paint work on Hangar 2 looking swish already but more painting to do yet. Thanks Alan.
Gary Heading for 27 and then home to Ferndene Field.