Due to postponement of the Mudgee fly-in on March 9, due forecast weather conditions, as a plan B it was decided to arrange a lunch in the vicinity of Cessnock airport. It was thought the weather might be slightly better going to Cessnock, as well as avoiding the need to cross the Blue Mountains with a low cloud base.
Four aircraft decided to make the journey:
VH-NRL an Archer 2 – Randell and David
VH-JZJ a 180 HP Cessna 172M – Peter
VH-PQK a Warnervale based Cessna 172 – Michael and George