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Mount Manganui end of season bash - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Wayne Roberts gave me an update today on the bash. As much as he would like to put it on, he does want it to be a flying event so regretfully it has been put off until probably next spring. All the sponsored prizes that have been collected will be put in safe keeping and the event will definitely happen as soon as.

So, you have all winter to perfect those costumes and make a flying fool of yourselves come the day!

 Watch this space.




the mount end of season bash

Hey all,

The BOP club is having a end of season bash!! "Mount Maunganui"

The plan is a Fancy dress fly in with spot landing there will be some prizes for best dressed and whom ever can dial up the spot!! Flying fancy dressFlying fancy dress cows will fly...cows will fly...

The day will end with bbq at the surfclub and a live band, so we can party into the night....

The cost is ten bucks per head to go towards venue and bar staff, BOP club is also fronting up some cash along with a couple of sponsers in order to keep

costs low.  All you have to do is bring some food for the bbq, book a camp site which is right next to the flying site and venue.. make a silly looking costume,

practice the landings and get ready to party!   

to find out more info or to rsvp call me on 0276436529 or thermalmonkee@hotmail.com

and bring your surfboards, kite gear, mountain bikes, speed wings etc...


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Easter at the Paeroas, UPDATE.

Keep praying to those weather gods because so far, it seems to be working. It looks like we have reasonable weather pattern that will allow us to fly SOMEWHERE this Easter holiday!
On that happy note I'd like to mention a number of things that will help everyone have a good time.
Camping: If you are camping at the Squash club grounds what I said before still applies but also:

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Easter at the Paeroas!! April 10 - 14th.

Yes, it is time once again for the annual pilgrimage to the Paeraos for another fabulous flying fest.


We will follow the same program as last year with a fun comp over the four days and a bbq on the Saturday night. BBQ is free for club members (BYO drinks) and $5.00 for non members. If you know any non members that want to join in ask them to see me by Friday night.

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Dills Pix - 22/3


Took a few pix whilst I was Para-waiting yesterday.

Dills Pix - 22/3Dills Pix - 22/3

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A dressing down at Duders

Flew at Duders today in a E, going SE wind. Met up with the ranger who advised me that Duders is being top-dressed in the next few weeks during week days and any pilots are advised to contact him to see if the topdressing plane will be active.


His contact details are : 021 676 300 - Paul Wilson.


Attached a couple of pix....and yes that is a low level plane flying directly underneath one of us soaring. He snapped a couple of pix through his cabin canopy as he went past !

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Auckland/Waikato league 2 on 7/03 POSTPONED


Yes, due to a bit of inclement weather the organisers have decided to postponed the league to the reserve dates of 28-29/03/09.

Watch for a further post on Thursday 26/03 for the latest update on what will be happening for the weekend. Hopefully the weather gods will smile on us long enough to get a few tasks in......

Keep praying,


Para-car test flown successfully, Commercial production planned.


A small firm in the UK have built and successfully test flown the a prototype para-car. Capable of being driven on road like a standard car (closer to a buggy really), and flown like a powered trike, the "SkyCar" is intended for eventual commercial production.

What better way to get to flying sites, and do retreives!.

Parajet home page

BBC Coverage

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Day one of Auckland comp.


Competitors lining up for the start gateCompetitors lining up for the start gateWell day one we had to do a lot of traveling to find the best takeoff for the wind direction.

But we managed to get in one short downwind leg and one into goal.

Check out the you tube footage of the day.

Auckland/Waikato league competition is on 21/22 Feb

The weather isn't much better but there is a chance of getting a task in so we will go ahead. Site for saturday is undecided so watch this space or call me friday night for the meeting place. 021407833 or 094780063

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