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HANG GLIDING COMPETITION COMMITTEE

Just after the recent AGM in Auckland, some of the HG delegates met to appoint the Hang Gliding Competition Committee for the coming season and discuss the state of the comp scene in NZ. Members that attended the meeting were Evan Lamberton (President), Ross Gray ( HG Operations Manger), Glenn Meadows (HG Training Manager), Grant Middendorf (PG Operations Manager) Hagen Brueggemann, Grant Tatham, Dennis Thorpe, Mark Alton, Dennis Green, Herman Ahrens, and Ian Miller.

What the heck is RASP?

If you check forecasts and try to plan your flights, have you ever tried to interpret NZ RASP to try and avoid a wasted trip to your favourite launch site?

Here's a link to NZ RASP. http://zakalwe.com/rasp/listForecasts.php?region=NZSOUTH_N

Peter Taylor has very kindly offered to host an 'evening class' at his home in Cracroft to share his knowledge, but numbers need to be limited so 'first come first served'.

First aid

On Thursday evening this week, does anyone want to go over Basic life-support.
6 pm at mine 2/77 Canterbury street Lyttleton
I have instructor exams next weekend, so it helps me practice teaching techniques and gives you guys some practice of the basics.
I have got couple of resus mannequins.
Please let me know who would be interested
Bring some snacks prob last 2 hours
cheers
Sam

First aid

On Thursday evening this week, does anyone want to go over Basic life-support.
6 pm at mine 2/77 Canterbury street Lyttleton
I have instructor exams next weekend, so it helps me practice teaching techniques and gives you guys some practice of the basics.
I have got couple of resus mannequins.
Please let me know who would be interested
Bring some snacks prob last 2 hours
cheers
Sam

Face Book Page

Hi everyone I have set up a Facebook page for Paragliders
https://www.facebook.com/CanterburyParagliders
Everyone is welcome to post anything from Trips, Socials, Kit info, basically anything you feel is worth a mention.
It would be great to get more of a social seen going, bit of life styling as well as the serious stuff.
I don't have many of you as contacts on Facebook so haven't managed to invite allot of you yet.
Either find me or the page on Facebook
Any problems let me know regards posting info , videos etc and I will try to sort it out.
Cheers
Sam Bartholomew

King of Speed

This is an email I got from Asher and Chris regards King Of Speed this year
They are keen to get all levels involved
This is posted on the Canterbury speed flyer's Facebook page as well
See below
also check out there web page www.skiandfly.com
Cheers Sam

Hello Canterbury Speed Flyers!

For those who are interested to Ski & Fly the latest Mirage or Spitfire, we would like to invite you all on Sep 7 to Broken River and fly with us. We will have various size demo wings available but if you send us a message through www.skiandfly.com we can make sure we have the right wing for you.

AGM Remits 7pm Speights Ale house ferrymead

Hi all
Just another reminder of our club meeting at the Speights Ale House in Ferrymead 7PM
to vote on the National AGM remits.
I know this is never the most exciting meeting on our annual calendar we will keep it brief and to the point.
will be great to catch up with every one and tell a few tall tales.

Look forward to see you all

Dan Campbell

AGM Remits 7pm Speights Ale house ferrymead

Hi all
Just another reminder of our club meeting at the Speights Ale House in Ferrymead 7PM
to vote on the National AGM remits.
I know this is never the most exciting meeting on our annual calendar we will keep it brief and to the point.
will be great to catch up with every one and tell a few tall tales.

Look forward to see you all

Dan Campbell

AGM Remits 7pm Speights Ale house ferrymead

Hi all
Just another reminder of our club meeting at the Speights Ale House in Ferrymead 7PM
to vote on the National AGM remits.
I know this is never the most exciting meeting on our annual calendar we will keep it brief and to the point.
will be great to catch up with every one and tell a few tall tales.

Look forward to see you all

Dan Campbell

Sugarloaf Wind

The correct address for the Sugarloaf wind meter is wind.dist.ro
The link on this website under weather is not currently directing you to this address.
For those who don't know... this wind meter is situated at the top of the TV tower on Sugarloaf.
It is maintained by The NZ Metservice for their metflight service.
The website is kindly maintained and hosted by Neil, a local RC enthusiast.
It is at 2000' above sea level. The wind speed in knots (double it for km/hr) and direction is updated at 11 mins past the hour and graphed.

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