[In behalf of Anonymous user, originally posted on 20 Oct 2008]
It has been a standard procedure for aircrafts to face into wind when we are parked to carry out our run up checks at Palmerston North aerodrome. On this particular day there were three aircrafts parked at yankee a holding area at the aerodrome. this is where we do our run up checks departure brief and a few more checks….
myself and an other […same school…] aircraft was already parked into wind and there was a third aircraft (Y) coming to park … with better situational awareness the third aircraft from another aeroclub should have either waited for at least one of the parked aircraft to move off before they came over to park or parked behind the second aircraft, but what they did instead was they saw an opening between the two parked aircraft and they just parked in between us facing away from wind…. which made complicated things…. and the worst thing was they were about to do their run-up checks with and aircraft behind them. by doing so aircraft (Y) was not only obstructing the other […same school…] plane but also the prop wash when aircraft (Y) was doing its run up's would have blown some small stone or any object to the aircraft behind it causing damage to it…
i hope that everyone reading this would keep a lookout for others who do such things an give them other means of signs to warn them of the danger they may cause.