The ambitious new Archerfield airport has nearly completed its renovations, and the attached ZSK showroom is already earning applause for its ingenious ferris wheel style lift.
“Archerfield was always a gem in the Tulagi region,” said Waterbank Travel. “Now it’s even better. Definitely worth a fly in or trip.”
ALongside Archerfield, the premier airfield in Tulagi, is a recent addition for combat planes (WW2),
WILLIAM WRIGHT JR MEMORIAL AIRFEILD, Decimo. The airfield has several tie downs for craft as large as ZSK’s B-17 as well as fighters too.
Anomaly tourists looking for new combat adventures are welcome.
One of our reporters from our Archerfield Field office (link at right) checked on the progress of the P-47 and came back with this report on the Archerfield Free Post.
People think that the Archerfield Free Post is only limited to runs in the Blake Sea or Tulagi, but they are everywhere, and are expanding (link). On this morning we talked with a crew at dawn that was doing its preflight.
“People think because we were started by a smuggler that we only deliver contraband,” explained a crewman on a morning Tulagi run, “that’s wrong. We deliver everything. Today we’re carrying 100 jumpy castles for Astral-Tek’s monthly party.”
We asked why AFP needs such fortified planes to handles its loads, and the pilot explained it. “It’s like a flying armored car. People have to know that if you try to take our jumpy castles you will go down in flames.”
“Who would take jumpy castles,” we asked.
“Um.. duh. EVERYONE.”
The Coastal Patrol is stepping up patrols in the Greater Tulagi Area, responding to increased Claw activities and a “nasty rumor.”
“I hear they’re trying to sink all the rum boats,” cried one CP pilot at Archerfield.
“It’s simply not true,” said a rep from the Claw. “The rum boats are ours.”
Both Claw and CP paints for the above Fairey Swordfish can be found here (link).
The Archerfield Waterbank News Office (link under Big 7 at right) is reporting that ZSK is actively working on a project which has been dubbed “Snubbie.”
“Actually,” said an anonymous source that was in the Archerfield Maintenance Department told us, “Snubbie is my name for it. It’s the P-47, that monster of a classic fighter.”
Rumors are circulating that the fighter in construction is capable of bombs and ‘on the rail’ missiles as well as a fierce rate of climb.
“If you know ZSK planes,” WBA President Sketch Sun told us, “then you know that this won’t just be a classic warbird. This will be a deadly piece of art.”
ZSK planes are some of the highest rated planes in the world, and regularly win awards. The stock price on the WSE (link) rose sharply after the news.
Civil Defense pilots, sporting the recent Fairey Swordfish paint by FI Paints (link) are training at Subak (link) where a LANCE combat system allows the pilots to track their kills and success.
LANCE Combat enabled airfields include Tulagi, Jadu, Subak, Hyojong, Spurness, and Xilted. Claw planes have been spotted at Hawkside (link).
Archerfield Airfield’s fire response is “top notch” according to one flight crew who came in with their engines hot.
“Let’s not candy-coat it,” said the pilot of the jet, “we were on fire. They saved our bacon. Literally.”
The ZSK jet was ferrying bacon from Jadu Airport when something flew into one engine, then the other, causing a fire.
“If they hadn’t been there we’d be toast. Toast with bacon.”
Archerfield Airfield isn’t all combat and corporate flights, as seen in this pic of people balloning, sampling one of ZSK’s planes, and several experimental craft parked outside the hut.
“Archerfield’s for everyone,” said a groundskeeper. “Two runways and a lot of fun, that’s what we say.”
Link to Archerfield is at the right.
The Coastal Patrol is beside itself with anger at a Claw Hideout that seems to be impervious to raids. “It is an affront to civilization and decency,” said one CP pilot at Duke’s beer stall near Archerfield. “They’re brewing Shiraz in open daylight!”
The hideout, located at Whitlow (link), is said to be booby-trapped.
Airport Monthly has awarded Archerfield Airfield with another award, this time the “Airport of the Month” award for January 2018.
“There are soooooooo many airports,” said a AM staffer, “so getting to the top means your airport has something special.”
Asked whether the airfield was getting special treatment because of the Archerfield Free Post being based there the staffer denied it.
“No, it’s because it has two great fields, a shooting range, kangaroos, a Waterbank News office, a shopping center, a dock, and…” the staffer took a deep breath, “an aviation school, a dock, ZSK, and a possible royal connection to the Duke of Archer.”