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Evans Pass Opening


Cycle only day - Evans Pass Road is opening on Saturday 3 November 2012 from 8am for a cyclists-only day.
Evans Pass Road will open to all vehicles on Sunday 4 November 2012.

Hang Gliding WOF night 23rd Oct

High All,
Cris says he can do warrants at Tropicool after work on Tuesday23rd.
You will need a current WOF if you are going for the tow weekend on 26,27,28 October.
Bring your glider and rig it at the park up the road (Buchanans rd).
Fish and chips and beer afterwards.
Happy landings

Rod Stuart
PO Box 1827, Christchurch 8140
33 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023
Phone +64-3-3650406
Fax +64-3-3650407

CHGPC Regional Paragliding Competition - The Craigieburn League

October 20-22 (Labour weekend) Sat, Sun and Mon

Contact: Ross Johnston Ph +64 274849667

Little River - Not closed for lambing this year :-)

Little River - Not closed for lambing this year.

Heathcote Airspace

Hi guys
Probably a slightly strange way to contact you, but no other contact details.I am the Team Leader (shortly handing over) on the Christchurch Approach radar sector. We control all of the airspace in and around Christchurch . I was involved with Peter taylor setting up G853 over the Port Hills and Lyttleton Harbour area. I notice on the website this area mapped and shaded as a flying area, but no reference to contacting ATC to activate.

CHGPC AGM 29 August at 7.30pm at Speights Alehouse Ferrymead

The NZHGPA AGM is being held in mid-September in Queenstown and there will be some remits and executive committee positions for us as a club to consider and vote on. These are due by 30 August, however, we have requested these earlier if possible, as the timing does not give us a lot of time to meet, consider and vote. The CHGPC Management Committee are calling the Canterbury club AGM on 29 August 2012 at 7.30pm at Speights Alehouse Ferrymead.

NZHGPA AGM to be held in Queenstown 22nd/23rd September

This came through from Ben this morning.

Let me know if you have any thoughts


After many years of hectoring we have given in to the wishes of our 2nd biggest club to have an AGM down south where all the action is. To our surprise we researched airfares and discovered the cost of having an AGM in QT will not be significantly more than Wellington, our assumed cheapest option.

Redcliffs Paragliding

Hey, I flew Redcliffs today. Has anyone flown it before? I have put up a wee vid on YouTube. If you have just watched Rob Whittal's vid then lower your expectations considerably!!! The vid was shot on a digi cam so is REAL low quality, watch it on a half screen size and it looks OK.

New PPG video by Rob Whittall at Raglan

Ozone have posted a news item and nicely produced video about paramotoring around Raglan. Of all the places in the world! I might be tempted to try the dark side.


Airborn is back!

Good news ~ Airborn is back! The special general meeting was held last weekend. The minuits are posted on The vote was 16 - 11 to keep Airborn for another 6 quarterly issues. Canterbury had 3 votes and voted to keep Airborn so technically we swung the vote. Looks like a NE weekend so dust off your wings. Happy landings ~ Rod.

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