NZPRS Update

The New Zealand Pilot Ranking System table has been updated with new rankings valid for July this year.

My apologies for the tardiness of this update but, as you may know, I had an accident in Feb so all my energy in the last few months has been focused on learning to walk again rather than updating the NZPRS. Hopefully normal service will now resume.

Congratulations to Louis Tapper for retaining his number 1 spot. Also congratulations to Abe Laguna for an impressive climb of 21 places to 11th after the PG Open (and now 10th). Welcome to Anthony Shepherd, Zhenjun Zhao and Kevin Lee for creditable entries at 24, 25 and 29 respectively.


New Site protocol for flying at Mauao (Mt Maunganui)

In a continued effort to improve safety and ensure long the long term future of flying at Mauao the BOP club has negotiated new protocols that apply to all pilots. 
Mauao is a Historic Reserve under the Reserves Act 1977, and is private land owned by the Mauao Trust. It is used and enjoyed as a public space so in order to maintain good relationships with the land owners and the joint Board (Nga Poutiri Ao O Mauao, which includes Tauranga City Council) it's vital we follow rules to ensure minimal disturbance to the public during our activities.
Please follow this link to get full information about the site before you go flying there.

Mt Maunganui (Mauao) Now open for flying.

Thanks to the iwi, the local council and the good work of the BOP club negotiating team members this site is now open for flying again.