Sunday, May 7, 2017
May 7th was overcast not cold but not warm either.
Al & RFD were first off the blocks today and here taxing for 09 & heading for Thames.
Mark & LTH were getting ready to head out.
Aerowork Cresco has been here for bit up from the South Island & also Super Air JLU. Both were all ready out.
Pete (Aerodrome Farm whiz) was over with the boys to see it do it's thing.
He's off taxing 27.
Mustang Fan's Pete & the lads checking her out.
Pete checking out the Flight Deck.
The Lads wanted to see what Dad was looking at.
Wayne getting SNW ready for a fly about.
Yeah what can ya say PUT IT BACK HOW YOU FIND IT and I can a sure you ...you won't find it like that.
SNW on the taxi 27.
Some really weird cloud formations around today.
Blast Off 27
Doing some Aero's
Ah refreshment time.
Don was in and was doing some Aero's with Wayne here doing the white board & lil plane thing before heading out.
Both Don & Gary had been down to do some spin training (Wayne had suggested if doing Aero's ya need to do spin training) at Hawera with Wayne H in the Aerobat. We don't have an aircraft available here at SD for that training. Bit of cross pollination is always good.
I was lucky as when I was learning to fly as you had to do Spin training as part of your licence. Unfortunately today this is not taught as part of your licence. It should be.
Even if you aren't doing Aero's Spin training is a good idea as like everything you will know what to expect if you ever get into a spin situation. It is a mind blower when you first go into spin so get some training it won't be such a surprise.
Heading up in SNW first.
Gliders started waking up.
Don looking suitably prepared, Wayne strapping in.
Cessna 185A ZK-CBS outa Darfield was in today and taxied straight to the Pumps.....excellent.
On the Taxi 27.
Ex Mount Cook with that insignia and also the black & white marking on prop.
SNG finals 27
Jesus a que at the pumps Whoo Hoo.
SNW back 27.
Chaps talking Sonerai's & Aero's I suspect.
LTS in for a bit.
Bit of a meeting going on there then off again.
TGC getting Les ready for Tow duties.
Ian was out for bit checking out the briefing for a Sonerai fly about.
Ya gotta keep an eye on the hands see what going on.
Chaps mentally preparing themselves for some aviation.
Wayne explaining positioning.
CBS fired up and ready to Bug out.
On the Taxi 27.
Jason appeared for the afternoon.
The Sonerai No.1 Fighter Wing on the Taxi 27.
SSF just chilling.
TGC being followed by a big white thing.
Last Tuesday Wayne & I went and gave a talk about aviation and the Stratford Aero Club Sport Flyers to local Probus Group.
Anyhoo one of the chaps on hearing our talk decided to come check us out.
Wayne showing Charley around the place and of course the Mustang.
SSF with Gary (new) heading out with Wayne for some circuits.
Couple fast movers chewing the Phat.
RVH on the taxi 27.
Mad Sec (Shona) heading over to see how the Gary was doing.
Gary & RVH descending for 27 arrival.
Couple Sonerai's just chilling.
Mean while the Mighty Dover Hawk was out for a taxi (Gary in Command) about to keep her regular.
A couple Fast Movers with a barely Mover outstanding.
JAU takes off at 50 cruises at 50 lands at 50 and don't take power off till the ground has smite thee.
and back the other way.
Man being one with his Flying Machine.
Gary heading Home.
Couple off Aggies chilling after a hard days dusting ... SUPERAIR in front and AEROWORK all tucked in for the night.
Some picks from RSR yesterday on there way back up the coast.
That's that really expensive new State highway one.
Maybe Peka Peka.
All over rover.