What a fantastic day! I went for a flight today of 1.2 hours starting around 10:30 am. The surface wind on takeoff was variable at 3 knots, and when I came back, 180 degrees at 4 knots. Absolutely awesome!
I took up Piper Archer PA28-181, ZK-TDJ by myself for some much-needed/wanted practice of forced landings, stalls and turns. Being such a fantastic day, I did an Eastbourne departure, out by Mount Matthews to the southern Wairarapa area. After few turns, stalls and FLWOP practices, I headed back via the Pencarrow arrival procedure.
Sorry, no pictures [I was too busy flying].
As an aside, I was listening to Christchurch Info most of the time. It was interesting hearing of the SPAR at Hamilton [3000 meters viz and broken at 400 feet if I remember rightly?], and the interesting radio calls from pilots around the country... a bit of patience and some accurate position reporting could have helped one or two of them I think :-(