Sunday, 10 September 2017

Rangitata Island on Saturday 09-09-2017 # 1

The weekend fly in to celebrate the Brodie Family's 100 years in aviation took place this weekend.
Conditions were somewhat challenging (according to one well known aviator) with a strong northwesterly blowing pretty much down the main vector. This wind dropped later in the afternoon.
I noted twenty one visitors - The weather around the rest of NZ prevented a large number of visitors.
As Russell has oft mentions - Rangitata Island has its own climate zone.
Alphabetically the visitors include :-
 Tony den Haan flew in from Cust in his ICP Savannah S ZK-BIC2 (c/n 14-11-54-0358) with its 21 inch tires and fin extension.

 The Canterbury Aero Club offered two of its fleet.
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub ZK-BNL (c/n 18-5152) handled the conditions very well - and did several circuits to prove that it was no  big deal.
Even the 'black backs' enjoyed the conditions.
 The BPO Syndicates Cessna 150A ZK-BPO (c/n 17688) was down from Rangiora.
 And Thomas Corbett's Cessna 172K ZK-CSU (c/n 17258915) nipped down from Ashburton.
John Ainsworth's Cessna 150H ZK-CXL (c/n 15068308) - down from Rangiora.

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