Great start to the day to see some aircraft formation flying in the Nelson sunshine.
Turns out many planes were in Nelson for the Alpine Area Rally,
it is an annual event down this way,
Nelson last held the fly-in event in 2007.
According to the site;
The 2010 Flying New Zealand Alpine Area Rally is being hosted by the Nelson Aero Club (NAC) at Nelson Airport on the western grass 02/20 runway.
Parking for competition aircraft will be along the fence line to the west of the grass runway.
That would explain why there’s quite a few planes parked in a very non-normal spot….that I spotted while walking the dog this morning..