Good morning all
Spring weather – !/#$! ….
But this weekend marks the beginning of our Papawai Marae Youth Development Programme so come rain, wind or shine we will be meeting and greeting the candidates at the hangar at 0930 on Saturday ..
Paora Ammunson will be there to help us kick things off.
We will be welcoming:
Please do join us if you can.
Flying these Youth will be our priority but there will be launch spots available all day both days and two seater availability on a first in first booked basis.
Saturday 8 Oct – Winch/Towplane
Tony van Dyk will be instructing.
Chris Moss will be driving the winch.
Murray Milnes will be flying SUG
Jordan Kerr / Alain Marcuse / Paul Williams will be manning the launch point.
This is the first outing for the towplane since it’s scheduled maintenance and it’s introduction on a limited basis on Saturday is being undertaken in cooperation with our neighbours.
Sunday 9 Oct – Winch
Mark Wilson will be instructing.
Grae Harrison will be driving the winch.
Chris Moss / Hamish McCaw/ Brian Sharpe will be in charge of launch point activities ..
Depending on how the weather shapes up we could be looking at an 0900 start.
Airfield Vehicle Movements
For the next two months whilst the grass is growing furiously there will be some restrictions on airfield movements to allow for grazing and baleage requirements.
These will be subject to change whilst we work out the best configuration but the basic rules will be:
– For all vehicles towing gliders to the launch points please stick to the gravelled track on the east side of the culvert as far possible and otherwise on mown grass strips or clearly marked tracks . Do not make new tracks unless unavoidable.
– For vehicles retrieving gliders on the strip please use the mown runways .
– For all other vehicles please use the gravelled tracks to their end points – do not take short cuts across unmown areas
If in doubt please ask myself – your patience and cooperation will be appreciated whilst we sort out a workable pattern for the farmers and ourselves.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively text or call me on 027 248 1780