(Incorporating a Tasman Regional Competition)
XC Camp Dates:
Sat, February 11 – Sun, February 19, 2017.
Fly XC without a set task and see how far you can get. Optional flight logging to find who flies the most kilometres over their best four flights.
Regional Comp. Dates: Feb 11 – 13, 2017 (Sat-Mon). Reserve dates: Feb 17 – 19, 2017 (Fri-Sun).
Contact: Tim Percival email@example.com 03 548 7397 or 022 646 3864
Competition Task Format: Standard competition tasks.
First Briefing: To be advised on the forum of the NZHGPA website.
Sites: Inwoods Lookout, Mt Murchison, Mt Robert (walking access, depending on attendees), others to be advised.
Cost: $5 suggested donation per day, maximum $15.
Required for Safety: PG2 + 20 hours, reserve, back protection, GPS, UHF Radio, maps.
Transport Notes: Mt. Murchison requires 4WD vehicles so if you have one, it would be good to bring it. Vehicles used on forestry access roads must be equipped with fire extinguishers (be sure to contact Tim beforehand if you’re in need of one for your vehicle).
St. Arnaud is an excellent place for a long weekend with a variety of accommodation available including good tenting in the DoC campground, backpackers, and holiday baches for easy rental if you are a little organised. It has a shop and an all important bar. I am hiring a bach to serve as a base, which will be able to accommodate several other comp attendees at an economical rate.
The sites we will be using are high sites (up to 1450m ASL), so they make for some very scenic and exhilarating flying around the St. Arnaud area, which is the northern-most end of the Southern Alps.
(The site records for Inwoods Lookout, Mt Murchison and Mt Robert are 116km, 95km and 91km respectively).
Come along just for the XC Camp if you’d prefer to just fly XC without a set task and designated flying time. Please contact me for further information on accommodation etc. if you are thinking of coming;
47A Brook Street, Nelson
ph. 03 548 7397 or 022 646 3864