img_8406Another early start and we are able to do the same course (mostly) as the main team and travel to Timaru with lunch at Rangiora. The plains are flat and blessed with good weather and a generous tail wind. All in all a good flying day.

An oil change for the bird at Timaru and we are set for another 25 hours flying. Unfortunately there is still water in the oil but several people say this is probably a result of not getting it hot enough. I don't really look at the indicated temperature being more concerned with keeping it in the 'green' so this is more than possible, I'll have to check on the next flight.

Dinner in the hanger is a spit roast pork and beef. Not at all bad with a couple of well earned beers!