Covid-19 Don't Fly! Notice

Notice to all NZHGPA members that under the Covid-19 alert level 4 restrictions brought in by government on Wed 25th Mar any form of recreational flying is not permitted.  
 To reinforce this the NZHGPA will not be processing any new membership applications until the restriction levels are lifted and will only process pilot certificates where the active flying training has been completed outside of any period of level 4 restrictions. 
The NZHGPA advocates for the interests of our flying community but at all times we must protect the safety of our members and that of the general public. The NZHGPA executive fully supports the actions of the government and health authorities and we ask that all members take these restrictions seriously. 
If you don't fully appreciate what our health system is facing this audio clip may help. The speaker is Dr Chris Hoffman and the occasion is a meeting of the AOPA executive (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association). Please note that the instructor mentioned was not from the region where the incident occurred and the incident was before level 4 restrictions came in. It is 7 minutes long but well worth listening to the end.

Save heaps on Bluebridge Ferries

Bluebridge Ferries have partnered with us to support members crossing Cook Strait.

NZHGPA members can now get great discounted rates on ferry crossings. These are only available to full members and you MUST show proof of membership when you check in or the normal rates will apply. The full details and bookings can be found here

Cross Cook Strait on a Bluebridge ferry

Paragliding Competition: Southern Fun

                                  Southern Fun NZ 2019

Once again Tim Brown, Louis Tapper and friends are presenting a Fun paragliding xc competition for new, novice and experienced pilots. The competition will be based out of Wanaka, Otago as per previous years.

Dates:      27th - 30th December, 2019
Location: Wanaka-Queenstown and environs.

This competition will be a FAI Cat2 sanctioned event ( the application is currently pending).
Over the last two years this has been a most successful event flying from possibly new, or not usually flown sites in the Wanaka -Queenstown region. Traveling each morning may be required. This year we may investigate flying near Omarama or Garston, south of Queenstown.

Registration is open on a 'first-come-first-served' basis and limited to 60 pilots.

For information and registration: Southern Fun NZ 2019