Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Righto then Sunday 9th April started nice and Sunny then went to high overcast for the rest of the day.
RV-4 RVG getting some sun whilst N9992T (EEF) gets extracted from the Hangar.
N9992T heading for 09
Mountain slowly waking up.
Hawera's Cessna 172 EOS flew through early morning.
Don was out early also heading out in SNJ for an early morning Patrol of the district.
Another delivery of Avgas to keep the throngs going. It's all humming along nicely.
SNJ going for main engine start.
Capt Boyd looking purposeful
Our fuel man just checking if there was enough room and there was Just
SNJ & Don on the Taxi 27
Plenty of room for the Truck turn around and he can do from either side.
One of our higher flying members zipping past this time being ANZ
Rob & SAL were around from the western side of the Mountain.
Jim & Tecnam WBF were in from Tauranga to see the rellies for a bit.
On the way to the club house and check out what the crowd was upto.
Ben spent most of the day giving mates a ride round in the 152
Giving it the once over before a full days flying
Rob (Rob wearing appropriate Club T-shirt) and Don talking Aviation I suspect.
Jim showing the Kiddly bits round the Tecnam.
Ben mates also wandered over to check out the Mustang (don't seem to care the front bits getting serviced at the Mo it's a Mustang after all)
Without the Shades
With the Shades
The arm resting thing going on there.
Ben in from another sortie
Another Mustang aficionado.
152 about to blast off again 27
Wayne & SNW about to hit the air.
Take off was 27
The massed crowd.
Wayne doing what he likes best going upside down.
Then the other way.
Got ya in his sights.....
RVH getting it's people ready for flight being Gary & Lyn.
Two sets of aviation technology.
Jason getting Wayne ready for Flight ......
Becks Huey bound for Edgecumbe
Young Ben with his suitably excellent Aviation Shades..... Busy man all day.
RVH with Gary & Lyn joining the downwind 27.
SSF with Jason & Wayne on the taxi 27.
Team RVH heading back to the Hangar having been suitably aviated.
Rob & SAL heading home.
SSF about to roll 27 SAL holding before continuing the taxi.
Looking a bit serious.
Couple nifty recreational Machines.
Oh Waynes had enough he got out.
Mean while back in the Hangar TVG has had her Exhaust system tickled including a balance pipe.
Jim in the mean time was heading back to Tauranga taxing here for 27
The Rellies amassed for the send off.
Mean while a team had formed for some Mustang work.
The EM team waiting for traffic to clear all very civilized..
Hell where's the Prop gone.
Panic over found it on the Floor Whew. Going for some tickling and a massage. Surprisingly it fitted in Gary's Suzuki 4 x 4.
Looking a bit naked.
Then SNG took Gary for a blat.
Madam Sec (Shona) asserting her Authority ......... Lads look suitably asserted
Couple Sonerai's just doing there thing.
Gary & SNG back.
Alan & RFD were back from Hawera
Brett arrived overhead sort off like this.
SNG getting the Brett assessment.
ZK-YAK looking fine.
Talking Aviation I would say.
Al giving Big Yella a bath.
Brett on his way.
Man she's all go planes everywhere.
RSR was getting ready for zoom about.
The 152 about to go back in the Hangar after a busy day of aviation.
Lads strapped in ready for Blast Off.
Brett checking out SND with Kenny
YAK fired up getting ready to depart.
Oh they got out and getting back onboard.
Brett & YAK heading for 27.
That would be the Stratford Aero Club Sport Flyers PATRON there Brett Emney Esq.
Kenny & SND going alfresco Tyre wise as a Spat spat the dummy so off they came...... I will say Kenny's search skills when acquiring parts is of the advanced Class (Storey there). Oh makes it really easy to pump the Tyre's up.
Brett gave us some Aero's on his way home and very excellent they were. Cheers Fella.
RSR away 27
Kenny heading 27.
R44 roaring through.
Kenny in the overhead nice strobe.
Lil Bugger searching out a spot to get into Hangar 1.
Late afternoon Mountain looking Moody.
RSR in the Overhead for 27.
Now we have changed the Club Meeting day to the 26th due Easter as few people had said they are gonna be away.