March 31st 2020:
A repeat from the February RN just to remind everyone.
A squad made their way down to Waipukurau for the Central District competition. Peter Cook flying the Taupo flag in the Racing Class while John Tullett, Clinton Steele and Dennis Green flying the Taranaki Standard in the Sports Class. Peter Cook came seventh in the Racing Class having arrived a day late. In the Sports Class it was a second place for Clinton, John came third and Dennis fourth. All would have learned heaps I would think.
At the front of the grid
Clinton sent a couple of photos. The place looked a bit dessicated I thought.
Some lift ahead
Like Australia but no flat ground
Before NZ found itself shut down we did have some flying.
March 1st: A day for the pupils. Caleb Finer, Julie Langford, John Carter with John Spence adding some class to the lineup. Julie Langford & John Carter were treated to a couple of circuits in TGC. Eight glider tows for the day. Les Sharp on towing duties with Tim having started the day off. Tim & Peter Williams shared the instruction.
Covid- 19 Effects 1.0:
X/C flights for John Tullett, Dennis Green, Les Sharp/John Spence and Peter Cook as well. Flights for Caleb Finer, Liam Finer and Dylan Miller. A trial flight for the former Mayor of New Plymouth, Harry Duynhoven with Glyn Jackson.
X/C flights for Tim Hardwick-Smith, Les Sharp, Peter Cook and Clinton Steele with John Spence. An instruction flight for Jim Finer.
And that was that for a while.