Important Notes

Visitors

Members of other clubs are welcome at Auckland Hang Glider and Paraglider Club sites provided they check with the Auckland Hang Glider and Paraglider Club first for site restrictions.

Non-members of the New Zealand Hang Glider and Paraglider Association are not permitted to use any site. Overseas visitors must obtain visitor membership of the New Zealand Hang Glider and Paraglider Association which may be obtained by applying through the nearest club.

Site Ratings

Some of the sites have more testing launch situations than others and have been accordingly rated. Please observe these ratings which have been given for ideal flying conditions and take account that more advanced skills may be required when conditions are less than perfect.

A pilot may only fly a site above his/her rating when under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor.

General

All Auckland Hang Glider and Paraglider Club sites are still used free of charge which is purely a reflection of good land owner/pilot relationships. It is imperative that the sites are always treated with the highest respect in the hope that we may continue to enjoy these privileges. Accordingly you are asked to bear in mind the following considerations:

Access

4 wheel drive vehicles cause less wear and tear on farm tracks, please limit vehicle numbers.

Gates

Leave them exactly as you find them.

Dogs

The rule is - don't bring them, remembering in particular that all Maritime Park Board and ARC Parks are administered by rules which ban dogs. Furthermore most farmers will have concerns about dogs on their property amongst their stock.

Crops

Don't land or drive on them.

Fires

Don't light them, not even cigarettes in the summer please.

Paramotors

These items to be used only by special arrangement with club officers. Please note that motorised foot launched traffic is banned in the rules of both ARC and Maritime Park Board controlled areas.

Learner Pilots and Low Airtime Pilots

Please remember to fly with your streamer from your harness to assist other pilots providing you the courtesy of greater room.

Rubbish

Please not only do not leave any of your own litter behind you, but also assist in maintaining good relations with property owners by uplifting any other litter found on the site.

The Country Code

This code is reproduced on the following page, please observe its courtesies to ensure our continued access to sites.

Maritime Parks and ARC Parks

All parks have variable opening and closing times, usually sunrise to sunset, these are displayed on boards at the entrance. Check them on arrival, getting locked in can be annoying and expensive. In farm parks — such as Duders and Tawharanui — check with the ranger for any special restrictions such as stock in certain paddocks. Both dogs and motorised foot launched traffic are banned in these parks. Teaching and tandem flights can be subject to question as the park rules specially exclude commercial 'hire & reward' type operations unless especially licensed by the park boards.

Recognised Sites

On the following pages are details of recognised flying sites however there are many other localities, which may be flown from time to time, particularly with a paraglider. However always, always:

  • Check you know and observe any local body/ARC/Martine Park Board etc regulations and bylaws which may ban or limit flying in that locality.
  • Fly with a Buddy or have a friend on the ground.
  • If a coastal site know the tides and their affect on available landing areas.

Accuracy of information

This guide has been updated by club members with the latest information available to them. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure information is correct it is every pilot's individual responsibility to check for current airspace restrictions and landowners/park operators consents, before flying.

The facility to post comments directly onto the site guide pages has been provided. This is the prefered way to notify the club of any corrections and omissions plus details of new sites for inclusion.

Comments

Important notes

  This is a fantastic resource - however, I would also have the "Important Notes" linked from the Sites page   (http://www.cloudbase.org.nz/node/140) - or indeed every site page, as visiting pilots may just look at the particular site that is of interest to them!

Cheers  

Kris Ericksen

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