Another very successful weekend with a variety of soaring conditions and plenty of work completed.
A few turned up on Thursday, a day which didn’t turn out as the RASP suggested. Jerry and Mark motored up the Waimak Gorge for some soaring on the tops.
Couple Tim and Emma had 2 flights each of their 6 flights with Greg and Kev. Jimmi Taylor installed the Vinyl in the Toilet shower block while Kerry mowed the whole airfield(great effort guys)
Friday (Show day) dawned a light southerly with some reasonable thermals. Simon Beech had a couple of instructional flights with Karl. Paul had a hour in CC and Rangi took PB for a flight to join John McCaw who managed to soar the incoming Southerly front from Hororata back to Springfield and landing just before the rain started.
Thanks to John McCallister for towing, Edwin being duty pilot and Karl for instructing.
Saturday was a scheduled working bee with a heap of work completed, including Sandy and Peter completing the gable end of the house, Jimmi, Graham and Grant continued with the Toilet shower block and Kev, Alan Walls and Terry lined the Clubhouse walls. Jill mowed the camping area.
Flying continued with a light Southery and nicely spaced thermals all over the plains to 4500-5000ft.
John, Kev and Rob Campbell flew to places like Hororata, Darfield and Oxford. Wal and son Cameron had nice flight in PB. Jill and Paul had couple of nice flights in the Twin and Tim Hughes 2 hours in CC.
The highlight of the day was Jimmi completing 1.5hrs in OR to tick off his half hour duration.
Thanks to John Goddard for towing, Rob Campbell for being duty pilot and Paul for Instructing.
Sunday saw the arrival of our first BooKMe customer, Ben (has a PPL H ) who flew with John McCaw for 50 min in OR. The flight went well with Ben getting in some nice flying and managing to thermal up to 5000ft. John McCallister took a friend for ride in the twin.
Greg took over the instruction with hour long flights with Brent and Wayne. Wal took a another Frenchman for a nice soaring flight to the Craigieburns and return.
Rob Kerr and Rick Millane both had hour solo flights in the twins.
Grant TC and Graham CV had long flights. Greg and Jill took PB to the Craigieburns later in the day. Pate Royle had a quick flight in CC later int he day.
John McCaw had a great flight to lake Brunner via Craigieburns and Mt Rolleston with thermals up to 9500ft
Thanks to Paul for towing, Greg for instructing and Grant for being a great duty pilot.
Edwin has the new website up and running and can be viewed at https://canterburyglidingclub.nz
Photos of Working Bee, Flying over the plains Saturday with Kev and JKs flight to the West coast Sunday.