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Thinking of buying an EN-A or EN-B glider?

Whilst window shopping for new gliders, I came across the DHV's independent tests of various gliders to find out how well they match their target pilot group.

Watching the recent SIV course at Ohau, I was surprised by the reactions of some of the gliders.

This is a really interesting test and it shows you that a "high end EN-B" can catch you out as they require some knowledgeable pilot input to recover cleanly from some situations.

Happy reading:

http://www.dhv.de/web/en/safety/articles-statistics/ltf-a-and-b-class-sa...

Thinking of buying an EN-A or EN-B glider?

Whilst window shopping for new gliders, I came across the DHV's independent tests of various gliders to find out how well they match their target pilot group.

Watching the recent SIV course at Ohau, I was surprised by the reactions of some of the gliders.

This is a really interesting test and it shows you that a "high end EN-B" can catch you out as they require some knowledgeable pilot input to recover cleanly from some situations.

Happy reading:

http://www.dhv.de/web/en/safety/articles-statistics/ltf-a-and-b-class-sa...

Thinking of buying an EN-A or EN-B glider?

Whilst window shopping for new gliders, I came across the DHV's independent tests of various gliders to find out how well they match their target pilot group.

Watching the recent SIV course at Ohau, I was surprised by the reactions of some of the gliders.

This is a really interesting test and it shows you that a "high end EN-B" can catch you out as they require some knowledgeable pilot input to recover cleanly from some situations.

Happy reading:

http://www.dhv.de/web/en/safety/articles-statistics/ltf-a-and-b-class-sa...

FEMALE ONLY SIV COURSE 17TH MARCH

Freefly Paragliding in Queenstown are offering a females only siv course on march 17th.

If there are any females out there that are interested in taking part in this course look up www.freeflyparagliding.com for details or contact craig on 021 942 533

Flying at Lower Cass

Be aware that there is a native tree planting program at this site. The seedlings are in the broom infested areas as the broom provides protection for the plantings. There is a fire break running along the front of take-off about 30 meters down from the top, there are no plantings above this line. It is critical that no-one land below the fire break in the broom area.

Cheers
Steve O'Shaughnessy

SIV COURSEs, Queenstown, New Zealand, 4th feb, 3rd march, 6th april

Craig Taylor from Freefly Paragliding in Queenstown will be running an SIV COURSE this weekend 4th to 6th feb along with others in march and april,
For more info visit www.freeflyparagliding.com or call Craig on 021 942 533

Course dates

4th to 6th feb Waitangi weekend
3rd to 5th march
6th to 9th april Easter weekend

Canterbury Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club Christmas fly and party

You're invited!

Canterbury Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club Christmas Fly and Party.

When: Wednesday 14th December 2011
Where: Allendale if light winds, Taylors if strong winds,
I will post where on the club website www.chgpc.org.nz at noon.
Knock off work early and make an afternoon of it if you can.
Tasks: We hope to set up a few fun flying tasks like Spot landing, ridge racing, air ballet and longest flight.
Party: At Rod's place, 33 Buchan Street, Sydenham ~ straight after flying or from 6.30pm if there is no flying.

Letter to Metservice and CAA re Sugarloaf Wind Meter

If anyone has any ideas on how we can get Sugarloaf wind meter access back again then please let me know.
This is an email sent today.

Dear Metservice and CAA,

Amazing Mid Air Collision!

Weather Tweets

There have been discussions on the hill about expanding the Twitter notification scheme that Steve got going, it is popular and effective (thanks Steve), and perhaps it's about time that we the followers give a little back. Here's how:

Get into your Twitter account and click on nimbuspg then click on "followers". This will bring up a list of people following the nimbus tweets.
You can choose to follow people on that list that you recognise too. That way they can tweet to you when they are on the hill.
(don't forget to activate tweets to your mobile for each person you choose to follow)

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