Wings Out West 2019, Australia is now a NZ nominated PG Regional competition

'Wings Out West 2019' is a tow launched paragliding cross country event organised by the 'Flatlands Towing Club' in N.S.W. Australia and held in Trundle N.S.W from 13th -17th March, 2019.
Trundle is in the middle of NSW: big paddocks, kangaroos and flatlands!
It is an HGFA sanctioned Cat B competition for EN A, B, and C Class wings only and consequently is aimed at Competition entry level pilots.
The competition requires only moderate navigational skills and promises to be a lot of fun both flying and socially.
Six NZ pilots have so far registered for the competition and so it has now been approved as a New Zealand Regional Paragliding competition in accordance with the NZ Competition Rules.
What a great way to ease into competition flying.

Registrations on Airtribune:   https://airtribune.com/wow2019/pilots



Hawkes Bay PG competition CANCELLED


Due to permissions now required as a result of site management changes The Hawkes Bay
paragliding competition for the 24th and 25th November has been cancelled. It is hoped that a future competition can be organised. Stay tuned.

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.