Saturday, October 30, 2010

Alpine Area Rally in Nelson this weekend

Great start to the day to see some aircraft formation flying in the Nelson sunshine.

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Turns out many planes were in Nelson for the Alpine Area Rally,

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it is an annual event down this way,

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Nelson last held the fly-in event in 2007.

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More details here at this site.

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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.

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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..