Louis Tapper smashes the NZ Overseas PG Triangle record.

The New Zealand overseas triangle record has been broken by Louis Tapper from Queenstown. Louis was been flying in Bir, India in late October. What was 104.1km held by Evan Lamberton, it now stands at 164.5km. Bir Billing has seen some pretty strong early winter flying with some unusually early snow. 
There have been numerous serious incidents and rescues this year, but for Louis a great week with some serious flying on his Ozone Enzo 3.
Louis's track is for view on XContest.
Well done Louis.

Hawkes Bay Regional Paragliding Competition


                                                    24th - 25th November 2018
                                          Reserve Days: 1st - 2nd December 2018

With the support of the HBHGPGC, Erica Caro is directing a Regional PG competition from Hawkes Bay's iconic TeMata Peak. Other sites such as Burma Road and Kawhahei may be used.
Registration and information are now available on 'Airtribune'. Pilots will be selected on a first come-first served basis to a max of 35 pilots.
"There have been many changes to the availability of launch and landing sites. This is an opportunity for the public to see what we do and showcase the sport to the region"
                                                       Come and fly TeMata!

NZ Paragliding Nationals- Nelson 2019


The location and dates of next years paragliding Nationals have just been finalised.

Hamish Barker, supported by the Tasman Club, is directing and conducting the New Zealand National Paragliding competition to be held in Nelson from the 3rd February - 9th February, 2019.
This will be an FAI Cat2 sanctioned event and is open to just 80 pilots.

On site registration, compulsory briefing and a practice day are on the 2nd February.

Nelson is a fantastic and spectacular place to fly. The primary launches are at: Barnicoat, Takaka, Inwoods Lookout, Mt Murchison, Havelock, Canvastown, Tapawera and Sherry River.

There is a wealth of extra curricula activities for those non-flying days and for families.

Cost: $200 prior to 1st December 2018 and $225 there-after.

Stay tuned to Airtribune for online registration and further information