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Great result at PG nationals for local pilot

Local paraglider pilot Matt Stanford had a great result in his first competition, the second round of nationals in Wanaka.

Hang glider aero towing in Motueka

Soo... I learned to aero tow in the holidays, what a sweet way to fly. I cant wait to hit the hang gliding flight parks in Florida.

Check it out..

http://lukegoleman.blogspot.com

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)

XC Clinic and 2010 year-end celebration

Hi All,
As mentioned two weeks ago, there is a X-C clinic this week to present and discuss the possibilities of local Cross Country flying. Some light refreshments and food will be put on by the club for every one to enjoy, BYO any thing else if you like.
Some of the topics we would like to cover – Places, weather, gear, tactics and safety
Location – Brad’s house - #1 The Ridge (Cnr of The Ridge and Kennedys Bush Road)

Time – 7pm Thursday 25th November
7.15 – 8.15 - XC Clinic presentation – Hamish Foster
8.15 onwards - discussions and drinks

Flying Tailors on my BDay

Hey Guys,

I think this was the best day I have flown Tailors in a long time....if not ever. Both PG's and HG's were flying. I made a vid and thought I would share it with you. Check it out.

http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?p=213898#213898

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3baitsbCqo

Hang Gliding League 4th ~ 5th December 2010

High all,
There will be a Canterbury Hang Gliding League held on the weekend of 4th and 5th of December.
I am turning Tropicool into a Marae for the weekend and anyone from out of town is welcome to stay.
Bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
Some pilots have offered to put visiting pilots up at their homes if you prefer.
Judges will decide on a site and set a task in the morning.
There may be a second task set in one day if time permits.
Competitions might include:
~ Open distance cross country from Mt Hutt or Mt Cheeseman. (4000')

FACEBOOK - you know you wanna...

Everyone is invited to join the "Canterbury Paragliders" group on Facebook... It's a good way to spread the word about flying missions (like tomorrow).

Women With Wings II Skills Clinic - Bright, Australia - March 2011

Women With Wings II Skills Clinic - FlySafe! FlyFar! FlyFun! is a 5-day clinic for female hang glider (HG) and paraglider (PG) pilots to be held March 7th - 11th 2011 in Bright, Victoria. Headquarters will be the Outdoor Inn, with registration on Sunday evening 6th March.

Minutes of the club AGM 2010

Minutes of the Canterbury Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club AGM 7:00 pm. Thursday, 28 October 2009 Speights Ale House, Ferrymead

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