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Message from club to ALL pilots

Hello All Pilots

There were concerns expressed at our AGM not so long ago about how the actions of some pilots had threatened site access, and there has been further concern expressed since in light of recent accidents and near misses/close shaves.

Some of our members seem less aware than others that our sites are quite sensitive and require the good will of their respective landowners for our continued usage. It is important that we maintain good relations with landowners and also that we project a good image of our sport to the public in general.

Mt Cheeseman - Site Issue

There has been a issue with a car driving past the top hut to launch, the
Cheesman staff are not happy with us Driving/launching above the top hut.

Can you please pass on to our members to keep below top hut when launching.
Cheesman management have also asked that the gate remains locked at all
times so when driving through please lock the gate after you. (Steve Bankier
looks after key Ph 7411 899) always lock the gate after driving through.


Black Helmet and Gloves at Taylors

Found at Taylors launch Friday evening (4/4/14). Call me if they are yours - 0211 601 041.

Mt cook

Planing a trip to mt cook leaveing wanaka thursday lunch time and plan to stay in muller hut and fly the next day if weather stays ok anybody keen let me know 0275519117

gloves and softshell found at Taylor's 2 March

Blue black fox gloves and black Moa softshell found on takeoff at the end of the day on Sunday. I have left them in Brads van. See him if they are yours.


hi guys,

Poor student looking for a cheap second hand vario if anyone has an old vario they may want to sell.


Mt Dobson Fairly - Is anyone flying there?

Hi everyone, I'm living between Fairly and Geraldine and looking for fellow PG pilots to fly with in our area. Also being relatively new to the sport I could use some advise about other sites nearby. Anyone keen?

Hang Gliding WOF night Thursday 16th Jan

High All,

Dan wants to do a WOF night next Thursday 16th Jan at the park up from Tropicool starting 5pm.
Bring your batten profiles if you want to check them on Rod’s work benches.
Let’s have a beer and fish and chips afterwards at Tropicool, 33 Buchan Street.

Happy landings
Rod and Dan

Southern Regional Comp- Wanaka- 11/12 Jan

Come join us for the second competition of the season. The long range forecast is finally indicating a clearance in the weather. It's a great way to improve your flying in a supportive environment. We are hoping these will be among the most beginner friendly comps but also appeal to experienced pilots as well. There will be workshops for low airtime pilots .

Text registration of interest, ASAP, to 0274931112 with decision to go depending on weather forecast made Thursday 1900 9th Jan.

Visiting Pilot needs some guidance

Hey all, there is a visiting paraglider pilot in town for 3 months (PG2). He needs some guidance on local sites so please send him a txt when heading to Tailors, Gondola or Little River.

Dutchie on 022 109 3431


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