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Slideshow and Talk by Terry Delore, Speights Ferrymead 7.30pm 22nd September

Slideshow and Talk by Terry Delore, Master of the Wave (Christchurch's own former Hang Glider world champ and holder of 27 World Sailplane Gliding records)

Where: Speights Ferrymead
When: 7.30pm 22nd September

Terry has offered to talk about any facet of his flying career that we wish, he has some awesome photos and stories of waveflights in NZ, the Andes and much more. If you would like the talk to focus on a particular area let Matt know by email:

Scarborouh Cliffs Launch pg launch site closed

RE: Closure of Taylor's Mistake cliff top launch site to para gliders. With a recent inspection locating new tension cracks we have made the decision to expand our safety exclusion areas to now include the paragliding 'cliff top' launch area, off Taylors Mistake Rd and adjacent to 125. I wish to advise that this means its now deemed unsafe for public access in this area and therefore to operate paragliding from that site. Security fencing and signage is being relocated to obviate the hazardous situation.

Ed soars The Rock of Gibralta or 'Gay Fountain' for the first time.

14 May 2011
Ed is the first off to soar 'Gay Fountain' on the Port Hills, Canterbury.
Check out this youtube video
This site probably takes a light W to NW wind. It was a little choppy in the NNW wind this day. It is a good 8:1 glide out to safe landing areas with a respectable head wind component. Takeoff is on the west side of Coopers Knob near a water trough/faintain and landing is across the road from the Raspberry Cafe near Taitapu. A promising new site ~ be respectful of the land owners. Happy landings Rod

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