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

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.