Nice sunny day, prediction for 18 degrees, mat in place for unrolling onto lovely smooth runway.
Rolled out and looking good.
Cutting groove for the end.
Belting in loads of pegs to nail it down, then bury the edges and ends to stop it blowing away.
Hot work for a change, temperature actually got to 18 deg.
The bore pump is wired up, ready for power.
Graeme and Brett installing PV solar panels which will power the bore pump.
Brett and Brian are at the pump nerve centre, it's not pumping.
Must be bad - Brett resorts to the manual.
Meanwhile Kim, Ron and Graeme are assembling the pilots boxes.
Rob decides the runway needs testing.
Quality control test succesful!
The airspace is looking very good.
What a PERFECT runway, I paced it at 67 paces long, it's about 9 metres wide.
Of course the grass will be preferred by many, but not this little black duck.
Pump fiddling after Brett made changes to the solar panel connections. The manual was not at all helpful, so a call was made to the supplier.
Brian and Graeme look a bit like expectant dads as water pours into the dam.
Excellent, rather clean-looking water.