We discovered there was to be a WWI airshow at Masterton on Saturday afternoon.

As we haven’t yet converted our UK PPLs to NZ so that we can fly solo we hired a plane and instructor and flew down with Max to Masterton.

The weather on the way wasn’t perfect – there was a chance we might have to turn back near some hills but it turned out to be ok and we got there. Noel flew there and I flew back.

Leaving Hastings.

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Waipukurau in the far distance.

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Takapau.

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Masterton airfield.

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The airshow was fabulous and the aircraft were flown with spirit.

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By the time I flew back the weather had improved and it was a beautiful early evening flight, with shadows on the hills.

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Waipawa.

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Back at Hastings airfield.

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