Predictions of rising winds and low cloud would have discouraged a number of visitors from the north, while actual bad weather would have prevented southern-based aircraft from attending.
However I counted 29 aircraft on the field during the early afternoon of the Saturday, three of which were new to me.
These three were:
Maule MXT-7-180A ZK-RLT
As seen previous service in South Africa s ZS-PLT, and was registered here back in May2018 to an Auckland owner
Visiting from Napier, where it has been living since mid-2013
Vans RV-12UL ZK-TFP
Prevuiously based in Nelson since 2015, now with a Tauranga owner.
Great also to meet up with the other spotters and enthusiasts from far-flung parts who usually gather at these occasions
Thanks also to Bruce Cooke and other members of the Waikato SAA chapter who put so much effort into arranging this event.