Recent News, Feb. 6th 2012

Recent News
Waitangi Day
February 6th 2012

What we thought and hoped for was that a good long weekend turned out to be two soggy days followed by clearing weather on the third.  If anyone wanted to know what a good day looks like, then just remember yesterday which was a brilliant one & today should be as good.

However, back to the circuits it was for Brendan Pittwood and Julie Woods on Monday with four trial flights as well.  Robin MacDonald and Spence Radcliffe being two that enjoyed good flights, having waited patiently for a good flying day to come along.  They were lucky too, for the tow plane fuel mixture control cable decided to go a bit awry at the end of the day.  Seems that matters are in hand and we may avoid having to import a new cable.

The weather looks good for this weekend and Glyn Jackson is looking at tomorrow, Thursday, for a mid-week flying day.

                        Conversation- Struthers Thompson Sherman & Wytkin
               At the opening of German Hill Airfield.                       
                                 Bob Struthers, The Hon. David Thomson, Clive Sherman & Leo Wytkin.
1970...Feb..   Official opening of German Hill Airfield by Hon.
                     David Thomson on 7th February.  Mini air
                     Pageant.  Don Erceg demonstrates Agwagon
                     handling.  Wanganui Club visiting with their
                     Pawnee and Bocian.  Ross Carmichael and
                     Rory Gordon down from Piako with their K6.
                     Batch Collins was the compere.
                     Next day the clubhouse framework was put up
                     Gordon Parker organising and Wanganui
                     helping.  During the afternoon, Bob Struthers
                     latches onto wave with the Olympia and cruises
                     between the Pouakai range and NP for 75min at
                     6--7000ft.    Jim Cash and Tom Wilson follow
                     suit in the Wanganui Bocian after a rather
                     marginal uphill take-off.

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