Getting aloft could sometimes be a bit of a drag (so to speak). In a triple tow behind a 150hp Cub - if the rate of climb was less than the curvature of the earth - then things were going good.
In this shot taken at Invercargill on 06-03-1968 we have the Cub ZK-BNS doing a trial tow with the Slingsby T51 Dart ZK-GEA, Schleicher Ka6 ZK-GEY, and the Schleicher Ka4 Rhonlerche ZK-GBO along for the ride.
Sniffer flight heading out from Omarama. On some occasions we would wait for some other brave aviator to go forth and suss out the conditions. If they didn't beat the towplane back then the sky was "working" and the race to get airborne would be on. Above is the 180hp Cub ZK-BFV "over the Golf Course" with the sniffer - probably heading toward St Cuthbert, although, by the look of that sky, they would have bunged off before then.
The first of the "new" hangars is completed. A view from the sniffer.
Now what say we go down and beat up the car park" - oops - who said that !
But technically he is sitting there to stop the glider being moved around by the wind.
Sitting outside the hut at the Wardells strip (just around the corner from Omarama) and sipping a cuppa tea and waiting for the last one to come home.
Yes I remember when !
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