We just hosted the annual Sport Aviation Associations meeting during Waitangi weekend. This is held every two years at Tauranga with Ashburton hosting them on the alternate year. The club was extremely busy cooking breakfast from Friday through to Sunday mornings, hosting a Kiwi Spit Roast Wings Award Dinner on the Friday night and a BBQ for 200 people for the Gala Dinner and prizegiving on the Saturday night.
The SAA had their AGM on Saturday and two fly-aways – one to Matamata on Friday which was a plane ‘efficiency race’ and on Saturday 32 planes went to Galatea to participate in the SAA competitions and visit the local Beer can museum. Several members from out of town set up camp on the airfield. Most members agreed that it was an excellent weekend. Fantastic weather throughout meant a large attendance, with an especially large crowd attending the airshow which the SAA has always hosted during their weekend in Tauranga