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Sat 21 February 2015 - Mt Hutt Summer Open Day - Mt Hutt

A community effort with Methven Lions Club, Mt Hutt ski area staff and the bus drivers of Methven Travel giving their time to welcome visitors to the mountain and to raise money for causes supported by the Methven Lions, this year proceeds will be distributed to our local schools. Mt Hutt’s massive six-seater chairlift will carry families, walkers, bikes and bikers to the summit where, weather permitting, they will be able to enjoy unrivalled views of the Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Visitors will be able to descend on the chairlift or walk or bike down from the summit.

NZ PG Triangle record on TV3 news tonight

Nick Neynens NZ triangle record should be on TV3 News tonight. Writeup on his website https://sharemyjoys.wordpress.com

CHGPC Christmas BBQ and fun Fly.

Canterbury Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club Christmas BBQ and fun Fly.
Date: Sunday 21st December 2014
Time: Afternoon
Place: NE Wind = Taylors Beach car park
West Wind = Ferrymead soccer fields car park
Tasks: Spot landing ~ Best Paraglider
~ Best Hang Glider
Longest Flight ~ Best Paraglider
~ Best Hang Glider
Santa Flight ~ Best dressed flying Santa
BBQ: Rod will have a simple BBQ set up with food supplied by the club.
Bring your own drinks and some fold out chairs.
This is a great day to include your family and kids.

CHGPC Christmas BBQ and fun Fly.

Canterbury Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club Christmas BBQ and fun Fly.
Date: Sunday 21st December 2014
Time: Afternoon
Place: NE Wind = Taylors Beach car park
West Wind = Ferrymead soccer fields car park
Tasks: Spot landing ~ Best Paraglider
~ Best Hang Glider
Longest Flight ~ Best Paraglider
~ Best Hang Glider
Santa Flight ~ Best dressed flying Santa
BBQ: Rod will have a simple BBQ set up with food supplied by the club.
Bring your own drinks and some fold out chairs.
This is a great day to include your family and kids.

Sky Cima (65-85kg) Paraglider for Sale

Sky Cima (65-85kg) Paraglider for Sale
Approx. 40hrs of use

Good condition, available for a limited time only before I take it back to sell in the US.

Excellent for beginners. I bought it second hand from someone who had hardly flown it due to an injury (non-paragliding). I am selling it only because I am too heavy for it. Excellent for hike and fly because it compresses so small and only weighs 3.8kg.

Gear For Sale

Paragliding Gear For Sale - ProDesign Effect 38 wing (Min/Max. total load 105-130kg) in good condition (with WOF), Gin Genie 3 Harness (near new) with flight deck, Charly Reserve, Charly Insider Helmet (near new), Baringer Vario 10 series, and Flight suit (L). Selling complete only. Suitable for Beginner. Reasonable Offers or enquiries Phone Jason 027 229 5275.

Good Price For a First Glider

APCO Karma (DHV-1), 60-90kg

$900, however my new glider has arrived so reasonable offers considered

This glider has taken me many places; high over snow capped mountains in New Zealand, touched cloudbase in Australia, alone with the birds over the terraced fields of Nepal & soared the cliffs of India, yet still flies happily. This little glider's currently gracing the cover of the latest Airborn: http://issuu.com/nzhgpa/docs/airborn_aug_2014_lo_res_single_page.

PG Nationals in Wanaka - Registration open

For anybody interested, the registration for the Wanaka PG Nationals in Feb 2015 is open:
http://nzhgpa-notices.blogspot.co.nz/

Radios

Yesterday's incident where a pilot made an untimely and unplanned acquaintance with the rock face below the Gondola launch site, should be taken as a timely reminder about the importance of carrying and using a two way radio. The benefit of being able to talk to the seriously injured pilot and relaying instructions from emergency services to the pilot prior to being airlifted by the Westpac helicopter should not be underestimated. The radio does not have to be expensive but is equally as useful and important while flying to share information regarding flight conditions!

PG Nationals Accommodation in Wanaka

Sandy and I are thinking of going to the PG nationals in Jan/Feb 2015. We were thinking of getting a holiday home for the week. If anybody is thinking of the same and wants to share the costs, get in touch.

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