Sunday, June 26, 2011

Deluge Delays Departure

Test flying and any hope of Norman flying up to Laoag has been halted this weekend at Woodland Airpark because of Tropical Depression Falcon. This has been a devastating tropical storm and has caused the displacement of 300,000 people in the Philippines.

Norman has managed to send us back some photos of the devastation caused by ‘Falcon’ and as you can see, the only flying possible would have been if ‘Roxy’ came equipped with floats!
The deep end of Woodland's runway...2-3 foot of water!
Luckily, ‘Roxy’ and all the other aircraft at Woodland’s are under cover and Norman is safe and dry too.
The view from the dry, or should I say, less wet clubhouse.
As of Saturday night the rain hadn’t abated but the weather report for the area on Sunday morning shows signs of the storm moving away.
Runway 08! Note the Fuel shed under water!
How long it will take for the airfield to dry out is anyone’s guess but obviously Norman will make sure the ground is safe before taking to the skies again.
It is so wet that the local frogs have come into the clubhouse to get dry!
We will keep you updated as and when we receive further details.

The Gyrox Team

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