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THE GREAT SITE EXPLORER COMPETITON - Back again for this season

If you look at the site guide, you will see over 30 launch sites listed.

How many have YOU flown?

Here is you chance to seek out and explore, and let everyone else know about it.

The Site Explorer Competition is open to all pilots HG and PG and those under instruction.

All you have to do is:

  • Fly as many different launch sites from the Site Guide as you can between the 1st of September 2011 and the 1st of May 2012
  • Record the site you have flown on the Site Explorer Competition Page.


Only one flight per site counts, so you can't go crazy flying Kario, although there are a number of launch sites you can tick off at Kario in one day ;-).

The Site Explorer Leader board will show who is currently in the lead. The winner will receive a suitable prize and kudos at the end of season party.

This competition is only open to AHGPC members so you have to login first. If you can't access the competition page even after logging on contact the website admin.

So, where the bloody hell are ya?


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Moir's Weather Forecasts


Thanks to Mats Henrikson, Moir's Hill now appears on the RASP Maps and you can view an Upper Air Sounding (Skew T-LogP)

Graph. You can learn how to read one here.

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Site Explorer Competition - we have a winner

Now that the summer flying season has well and truly come to an end, it is time to close the Site Explorer competition and announce the winner.

And if you hadn't guessed it, the winner is -

Jeff Ripley

Tied for a (distant) second place are Brett Disley and Wayne Rohrs.

The lavish prize that Jeff will be awarded has not been determined yet, but it will most likely be the honour of fixing some of our weather stations.

Read more for the full results...

Mid-winter club social event.


Hi all,


At last month's club committee meeting the idea of holding a mid-winter get-together at a buffet restaurant, such as Valentine's was mooted. I've created a poll to gauge the level of support for this idea amongst members before any further organising is undertaken, so please take the time to vote.


If you have any alternative ideas for a club social activity then please feel free to post a comment with your suggestion as well.




Would you attend a mid-winter club social get-together at a buffet restaurant e.g. Valentine's?

Yep, count me in!
64% (9 votes)
No thanks, not my thing.
36% (5 votes)
Total votes: 14

Food and drinks at Wings & Waves THIS Saturday!

Like every year, we invite all club members and their friends (even hangies) for some infamous Chili con Carne made by Reuben, some music and a catch up at our loft in Bayswater. We would love to see you all there, especially we since the annual social event at the Paeroas on Easter did not happen and due to not much flyable weather, we feel we have not seen much of each other. Time to catch up!

Please come by on Saturday, 11th June, from 6pm at the our loft in Bayswater! BYO drinks, we will make food. 

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Play It Again Sam


Software to re-fly your great flights using your GPS Track Log and Google Earth.

Just had a go running multiple tracks, Adam, Evan and Jeffs flight from Moirs to Langs Beach.

Great fun. Watching them climb out from Moirs, then Jeff and Evan shooting off with Adam chasing. Then later when Evan stays inland while Jeff goes toward the coast and gets lucky and Evan fizzles out.

Going to try some of the tracks from Wanaka. The last task looks interesting.


Photo and Video clip competition


Wings & Waves is running a photo and video clip competition. Send in your best 3 pics and win some great prizes.

Check out the details on

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2011 comes to Auckland


Now that the wintry weather is making its presence felt and thwarting our ability to get out and go flying, it's a great time of year to kick back and live vicariously through other outdoor adventurers' triumphs (or near-fatal errors as the case may be).

The Banff Mountain Film Festival makes its way back to Auckland for 2011 with a massive line-up of adventure sports films from around the world, this year spread over two nights at SkyCity Theatre (Tuesday May 24 and Wednesday June 1).

Well at least someone is flying...

BeechmontBeechmont23rd, Cloudbase at Beechmont looking toward Surfers, a mild 28 degrees. Courtesy the expat Daron B.
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