Rod, Rolf, Rose, Richard, Kev, Mike, Steve and Graham quickly loaded up AHH, JBC and CFI to arrive into Scone before the forecast wind became too troublesome. Of course ‘Curious George’ – the Country Activity kit, quietly occupied the rear seat of AHH and kept us company all the way. With thirty knots on the nose, it was a slow but surprisingly smooth trip all the way. Some chose to depart direct overhead Richmond while others preferred the familiar YSBK lane to Cessnock and then up the valley past Singleton and Muswellbrook to Scone.
Upon arrival, it was clear Scone Airport had been transformed into tent city. Tents, marquees, pagolas, registration desks, mobile cool-rooms, trailer-mounted loos, BBQ’s, you name it – the Scouts & Guides were certainly well organised !………..and of course we were obliged to deliver the disappointing news – nobody would be flying today L
Undaunted, the District Leader, already had a busy program of Activity bases underway with the Joeys, Cubs, Scouts & Guides organised into groups undertaking all things necessary to achieve the various badge levels. We eagerly joined in, escorting the Troops on their adventures, answering questions, visiting open hangars and chatting to the local aero club members.