Today was the first day of the awesome Classic Fighters airshow, over at Omaka aerodrome [near Blenheim]. I was ready to fly over in a Cessna 172, but, consistent with almost every time I plan a cross country of any type, the weather forecast was not overly favourable...!
In the end, it was decided not to head off, as it would have been a rough trip, and we would have been pushed to get there before the airspace closed and home again before dark.
Darn! Check out the Classic Fighters website for reasons as to why I would have loved to have been there.
We are not without hope however! Although tomorrow's weather is far from ideal at Wellington, I am on a standby list to get a ride over with Vincent Aviation in their DHC-8. This would be ideal as it will be IFR [Instrument Flight Rules], and we can come back in the dark. Here's hoping!
Anyway, one small visitor I photographed today was this Cessna 182T, ZK-MAR, registered to a Rotorua address, taxiing for departure this morning.