This past weekend was spent in Masterton at the Flying New Zealand Cook Strait Regional Competitions.
Good times with a lot of good flying, fun social times and another opportunity to assist with some of the ground judging.
It was looking a bit shaky at one time though, with the weather on Friday evening consisting on low clouds and rain. Saturday [competition day] was much nicer, although with the constant threat of the thunder and lightning that was striking other parts of the lower North Island. We did have to shut down competitions for about 30-45 minutes in the middle of the day due to the weather, but it all worked out.
The first three photos are from arrival day on Friday, including a panorama of the 20+ aircraft from Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Kapiti and Whanganui that came for the competitions (Hawera also arrived on Saturday).
The final two photos are from Saturday. There are some very dark and wet places under that cloud! There were plenty more of those coming and going during the day.