Follow instructions on Terminal.

When getting Fuel multiply your quantity by $2.40 for amount required or you will end up doing the card thing again. Example 60 Litres = $145.00

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

Sealing round the pumps has been completed and is ready to use. Until grass grows take care when going from Grass to Seal use the 45 degree approach method.

!!!! RAANZ Fly-in Feb 17,18,19th FEB 2018 !!!!
(Recreational Aircraft Association of New Zealand)

STANDBY for Action info re whats what coming soon.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

I knew someone got some decent Photo's of the 85th

Pete Lewis did ex Stratfordian (Why ya would live elsewhere I mean look at the WEATHER) ANYHOO credit goe's to Pete for the Awesome shots. Captions also Pete's

A welcome day of fine weather at Stratford. They must have friends 'upstairs'.

Earlier in the day, before most of the crowd arrived, even the mountain popped out to

 take a look.

Most of the locals took the opportunity to be active.

One of the newest was the Monnett Sonerai  ZK-SNG, painted up in the correct colour to

 keep cool on a sunny day.

The Ravensdown Cresco ZK-LTH returned from work and, after a brief hiatus, gave a 

demonstration on how it earns its living.

Quite a rare sight to see this at an airshow these days. Well done guys.

For most of the crowd, Ditch harding and his Spitfire replica ZK-SPT were the star of the


After a flypast on arrival from Wanganui, the Spitfire landed and the locals were given 

the opportunity to inspect.

Then a few more low-level passes before it went back home.

Obviously Stratford has a place in my life... born there... and you always remember

 where you did your first solo!

There are a gaggle of Sonerai's being created here. 

I saw this Delta Hawk test-flown about 1988-1989. It's been freshened-up and looks


Ditch... still rocking after over 35,000 hours of air-time lol

Local tow plane.


(ex-Stratford Sport Flyers trainer), CH601XL (new SSF trainer) and a CH601DH 



A couple of NP Yaks

Local T51 was static-only but is on the SSF flightline. (Yeah went Techo on us.)

I was lucky and very thankful to 

Wayne Richmond for sharing his with me later in the day.

I also flew with John Richmond in his Zodiac CH601UL. 

All in all, a nice local aero club open day. Well worth flying two hours there and two 

hours back.

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