Air Scouts Take Off

 

scout with thumbs upWhat a crazy couple of terms Waikanae Air Scouts have had! Since their first meeting in October 2017 they have done so much.  A small selection is helping with community drives, hiking, camping, staying out in the wilds of the Tararuas, riding bikes, and of course, learning heaps about aviation. What else have they been doing? Oh yes, having heaps of FUN!

On Sunday they finally took to the skies in a state-of-the-art glider with Gliding Manawatu, who kindly allowed us to totally take over their airfield for the day. Seventeen Air Scouts and six leaders took off in style and many took the opportunity to take the controls for achild in glider looking happy. time whilst in the air. Everyone had a positive experience of non-powered flight.

We’ve got some pictures here, (doesn’t the look on their faces say it all?!) but for more check out their Facebook group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/276317762849585/

If you know a young person aged 11 – 14 who’s keen on Aviation, be sure to give them a call on 0223074553 or complete our contact form here. 

   glider soars against a clear blue sky       glider on grass about to launch

 

The Wonderful Waikanae Show!

Raffle winner.

Our Air Scouts were out and about at the Waikanae Show this weekend, and one of their number was determined to complete fundraising for the forthcoming National Scout Aviation School in April.

Amelia spent the entire show selling raffle tickets to a meat raffle.  She was lucky enough to have had the prize donated from a local family. She sold, sold, sold all day and is well on her way to the National School!

The raffle was drawn by Beach FM’s Corrin Crisp, and the lucky winner was red 39 which was Leticia Armstrong from Paraparaumu.  Air Scout leader Kitty and Amelia delivered the prize to a delighted Leticia that afternoon.

Thanks to everyone at the Waikanae Show and our awesome community for all your support.