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The Herbert Run.

Warrens 'Herbert Run' Track Log

The forecast showed light winds swirling around the peninsular, with a chance of clear holes through the high cloud. What looked favourable at Little River, was the change of light wind directions during the day, which in the past has produced small convergences in the valleys.
When you wake up in the morning and see nice clouds in the middle of the peninsula, then you’re in with a chance. Driving to Little River was a punt on it being hot enough to convect through the spring air, the high cloud was not good, but the west had blue patches on the way.

Hangie at Taylors

Hangie at Taylors

Hangie at Taylors

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Took a few photos of an unknown pilot today 6/01/16
contact me if you want originals 0211439993

Beware of the Port Hills Groper.

Female members should beware of the Port Hills Groper.
Check this out!
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8203515/Port-Hills-groper-feared

World Hang Gliding Champs, Forbes, Australia ~ an epic competition.

Best NZ pilot Jonas Lobitz with his father Hagen sitting under his wing at the worlds.  He came 25th out or 105

World Hang Gliding Champs, Forbes, Australia Jan 2013
Final Overall Results after 10 Tasks

Pilot Name, Country, Place, Score.
Manfred Ruhmer, Austria, 1st, 9010
Alessandro Pioner, Italy, 2nd, 8871
Fillipp Oppici, Italy, 3rd, 8560

Jonas Lobitz, NZ, 25th, 7476
John Smith, NZ, 47th, 6212
Conrad Loten, NZ, 65th, 4968
Matt Barlow, NZ, 75th, 4198
James McKirdy, NZ, 88th, 2974
Lisa Bradley, NZ, 101st, 1167

A superb effort by the NZ team with every Kiwi pilot flying in every task.
The top pilots flew 1876km to win this championships.

New Zealand Hang Gliding Team do well in Gulgong

The NZ Hang Gliding team have just finished competing in the Gulgong Classic and placed well.
Here is a link for the results:
http://www.williamolive.com/gulgong%20classic/2012%20competition/comp_re...
This is a good lead up competition for the World Champs being held in early January 2013 in Forbes, Australia.
Best was John Smith in 6th place.
looking good for some well placed pilots in the worlds!

Amazing Mid Air Collision!

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WiZpQw3WR0
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

Awesome day at Cheeseman ~ a double yoke high after a dieing southerly does work!

On the 9th of January 2011 11 hang gliders and 2 paragliders flew Cheeseman.
There was a classic double yoke high and a dieing southerly and it was pumping!
Cloud base was only 7000' but there was lift everywhere.
7 hang gliders made it to Springfield and Mark Nicols dived over the back at Porters on his Atos to reach Lake Colleridge.
The day before Mark landed at the top of Arthurs Pass in a 15knot southerly.
What an awesome day! Happy pilots enjoyed a well earned beer at the Springfield Pub afterwards.
Bring on the double yokers!

PPG Rules

1. WHEN A CRASH SEEMS INEVITABLE, ENDEAVOR TO STRIKE THE SOFTEST, CHEAPEST OBJECT IN THE VICINITY AS SLOW AND GENTLY AS POSSIBLE!
2. WHEN AN ENGINE FAILS ON A POWERED PARAGLIDER, THERE IS ALWAYS ENOUGH ENERGY LEFT TO GET TO THE CRASH SITE.
3. WHEN LEARNING TO FLY, NEVER TRADE LUCK FOR SKILL.
4. BETTER THAN NOTHING BUT, REMEMBER THAT WEATHER FORECASTS ARE JUST HOROSCOPES WITH NUMBERS.
5. A SMOOTH PPG FOOT LAUNCH IS MOSTLY LUCK, TWO IN A ROW IS ALL LUCK; THREE IN A ROW IS PREVARICATION. (TELLING PORKIES)

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