Saturday, August 5, 2017
Sat 8th August was a Pearler and then some.
Something a bit different to start the day.
This other perspective Mountain shot was taken at FERNDENE FIELD this AM early and it wasn't as cold as I was expecting as wind from North West so a tad sheltered.
By Gary's Hangar. I was up there doing some tiggling to the Minicab which was quite successful.
EEF is coming along nicely and should be doing things kin the sky somewheres around Springish. It's a Plane there are no time frames be done when it's done.
Of course this is the Secret Burrow of White Knight here enjoying some Sun whilst one attends to EEF.
Then down to the Aerodrome to give SSF some more shake down flying as ya do.
Don heading 0ver to crack the doors on the Hangar and let SNJ out.
Out she is.
Just about to line up RWY-27 a good 90 degree crosswind to keep one honest.
My trusty side kick Susy was all set to do some aviation.
Yours truly checking out Stratford town as we fly by.
Ya just flying about and ya get intercepted by the Sonerai Patrol making sure all is in order then. In this case SNW.
SNW frolicking in the Sun.
Big peel off to go check out sway Gary & SNG aren't doing Sky stuff.
The Central Plateau in all it's Glory
SSF keeping an eye on JPX.
Bobby the Rotti getting some Grass action.
Then all serious like doing Security for the Club Plane.
Visitors checking the place out making use of the superb facilities proved by the Council.
Those Picnic tables are pretty popular lil Puppies.
Aerowork Cresco out this AM been a while with all the rain we have had. Nice she has a Hangar to live in now.
I suspect Mark & Brian be ecstatic to be out doing something.
Kerosene turned in to Thrust.
Heavy Metal and Light Metal
JPX just chilling in the Sun.
More Visitors out enjoying the day.
Once I had told them what to watch out for they wandered over to check the flying machines out.
Not many places one can do that now up close and personal.
Tongariro & Ngauruhoe Looking fine on this super clear day.
Another of Ngauruhoe
Team finished checking the Flying Machines.
AL & RFD (BIG YELLA) in the overhead. It's a quiet machine hardly here it.
Man look at that polish reflection.
SNJ getting Physic'd to go do some flying stuff. Don's Magic Mirrors and wizardry box have sorted themselves out he advised ....lot to be said for good ole Steam Gauges I say.
Mean while Al & RFD had just turned finals for 34.
Then we had a Massey Tadpole (DA-40) appear overhead.
AL on the Taxi for the Hangar
The Friskie wind hung round most of the day.
Pete & John checking out the lump of Ali on the front of SSF.
A lil while later WHITE KNIGHT roared in overhead as one does.
Al doing some Mountain watching, Oh and watching Gary land 27.
SNG taxing for the Hangar.
JPX away 34.
Some how I think Gary is more than pleased with his lot.
SNJ on her taxi for 34.
Don back in the overhead.
Alan was out also getting RSR ready for blat.
Flight Deck SNG.
Right amount of Electro Doofery and Ole School.
JPX in the Overhead to join.
Don & SNJ just landed 34 on the taxi for the Hangar.
SNG & Gary heading for FERNDENE.
JPX also heading for the Hangar.
Bobby all tuckered out it's hard work being a security dog.
Alan & RSR where heading out and said did I wanna tag along I am not one to turn down a fly so off we went. Late afternoon super smooth.
One of the local Flare pits.
Interesting what one See's from above. that lives up the end of our road.
Some of the deep Ravines on the South Eastern side of the Mt Egmont.
We were heading for the Summit but this lil Rotor cloud had other idea's so we beat a retreat.
That's Kapuni Petrochemical plant at the top of Photo and Bottom is Kapuni Fonterra.
Coast line just south of Hawera.
That'll be Fonterra Whareroa there main processing Plant.
I will be there a lot around 5500 Test & Tag to do.
Just out Hawera Airfield that's Normanby just North of Hawera we did an approach & Overshoot RWY-02 no one home.
Man it was so clear and surprisingly not that cold.