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URGENT: NZHGPA safety advisory 2-2013 Franz Joseph area and MBZ

It has come to the attention of the NZHGPA that paragliders have been flying from a site known as Alex Knob in the Franz Joseph area of the West Coast. This is within NZB 978, a high use MBZ with frequent helicopter flights serving the tourist area. Incorrect information has been posted in web sites such as Paragliding Earth that suggests contacting the local helicopter operators and/or flying outside their normal operating hours is sufficient to fly from this site. This is not true. It is dangerous and illegal to fly in this or any MBZ unless you comply with all of the rules for that MBZ.

Southern Regional Comp- Wanaka- 2nd/3rd November

Come join us for one of the first competition of the season. It's a great way to improve your flying in a supportive environment. We are hoping these will be among the most beginner friendly comps yet. There will be workshops for low airtime pilots and the potential to join a mentoring scheme.
Text registration of interest, ASAP, to 0274931112 with decision to go depending on weather forecast made Thursday 1900 31st October.
2nd/3rd November 2013
Safety briefing 9.00 the KAI Cafe at the cnr Ardmore and Helwick Streets, Wanaka at 0900 Saturday November 2nd 2013.

How to interpret RASP

For any one interested here is useful and simple explanation on interpretation of RASP and SKEW-T

http://www.judithmole.net/webcasts/rasp.html

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