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Hang Glider WOF night 27th Oct 2010 5pm on...

Cris is having a hang glider WOF night at Tropicool, 33 Buchan St on Wednesday 27th Oct 2010 from 5pm on.
Rig your glider in the park up the road for a Warrent of fittness inspection.
Pilots are encouraged to help Cris inspect other peoples wings.
Rod's workshop is available if a strip check is required.
Bring your batten profiles and do them at the same time.
Fish and chips and beer afterwards.
All Hangies are welcome.

Presidents Report 2010

Canterbury Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club Presidents Report
October 2010

High to all Canterbury foot launch pilots.
I have enjoyed being president of our club the last four years and thank all CHGPC officers and members for their support during my tour of duty.
Special thanks to Sheralee who was club secretary for 3 years and to Morgan for holding this post the last year. It is not often a club president can boast having a jet fighter pilot as his secretary! Thanks to Cris and Peter for their duties as safety officers and to Rob and Matt for keeping our sites in order.

CHGPC AGM 7pm 28th October Ferrymead Speights Ale House.

High All,
Come to the Canterbury Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club anual general meeting.
When: Thursday 28th October 2010 at 7pm
Where: Ferrymead Speights Ale House, 2A Waterman Place, Ferrymead

CHGPC Secretary's de-brief of the NZHGPA 2010 AGM

Hello Christchurch and Canterbury Fliers

My recent trip to our nations capitol for the NZHGPA AGM was a great success! Three man-days and two nights released from my household shackles was awesome!

Reserve Packing

What are my options for getting a reserve repacked? Who does them locally?

Cheers
Stuart

Two good reasons not to leave your paraglider laid out on launch at Castle Rock

1. UV from the sun will destroy it.

2. Someone will see it and think you've crashed. Then call the emergency services. Resulting in a visit from the rescue chopper, two fire engines, an ambulance and the police.

New Site at Darfield

At 4.35am on Saturday 4th September 2010 a new flying site began to be formed at Darfield.
We expect that work will be complete within a few thousand years and appologise for any inconvenience. It is hoped that this site will give us closer access to the Southern Alps. I hope that CHGPC club members did not experienced too much damage when the initial one megaton blast went off to commence work this project.
Happy landings
Rod Stuart

Pakistan 2010

Pakistan 1

Speaking of Pakistan, we have had an absolutely incredible three weeks here.. From the moment Rob and I set down in Islamabad we have been treated like royalty. First we meet with Sajjad who is the president of the Pakistan Association for Free Flyers in Rawalpindi and he went out of his way to look after us in every regard for our flying and transport to Chitral in the NW of Pakistan.

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Cheers
Steve O'Shaughnessy

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