The sky was red this morning and although it was unusually warm, I knew it was going to be a bad day. Sure enough the temperature dropped as a cold front passed over with associated wind and rain.
A pilot flying in from the east and heading for Bunbury radioed in this afternoon asking if Avgas fuel was available in Katanning. It is not.
He was flying against unexpectedly strong head winds and was not sure he had enough fuel to reach his destination. He said he was getting buffeted about so would come in to land. Carl and I drove out to meet him. I offered him a place to sleep while he waited for the weather to settle, or arrange for some fuel to be shipped in, but after making some enquiries and doing a few calculations, he decided to press on. I hope he makes it saf
It seems odd that we have a relatively busy airfield, and no Avgas available nearby.
(POST SCRIPT: he arrived safely and thoughtfully texted to let us know).