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Airspace Project

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AirspaceAirspaceEver tried wrestling with a paper map in-flight? Ever wished you had spent longer looking at that airspace map before you took off an hour ago? These little frustrations may be a thing of the past - you can now take your airspace maps with you, packaged neatly into your map capable GPS.

I have spent the last few months building software that can convert the CAA's airspace definitions into digital maps that can be loaded into your GPS. These maps are available for download from this website are are free for all to use. The maps include CTAs, GAAs and MBZs across all of New Zealand, with other airspaces planned for future releases. Only Garmin GPSs are supported at present, but other GPSs and Google Earth are also on the todo list.

These maps will help you to be aware of the airspace you are flying in and to fly legally. I have used early versions of these maps in-flight during competitions and found them very useful. They tell you not only what airspace you are in, but also the location of nearby airspace boundaries allowing you to optimise your flight path.

Read more and get your downloads from the Airspace Project pages.

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What an Easter!!

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To all of you that came to the Easter at the Paeroas club fly in...You lucky people! To everyone else that missed it, sorry you couldn't make it. Hope to see you there next year!

Four days of back to back flying, a few 30k plus xc's, 30 odd tents in the squash club grounds,  and a   bbq for about 65 people are the basic stats, but that in no way conveys how well the event went off.

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Site Gude Now Online

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The new online site guide is now available.

You will find it in the navigation menus or here, but you will have to login first!

Have a browse around and try out the special site guide search feature. If you want to take a copy with you there is a link to a printer friendly version at the bottom of each page.

Anyone can add comments to the site guide page, the link is at the botton of the page. So if you find any errors or omissions, please add a comment so we all know about it. If you have any photos or noteable flights share those too.

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Easter at the Paeroas! 21st to the 24th of March UPDATE.

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The club is inviting all members to come and join us for another flying extravaganza at the Paeroas. Launch was busy all day...great clouds!Launch was busy all day...great clouds!
Fly all day along the ridge or go over the back for some XC. We will have some fun competitions to add a bit of spice. Maybe a prize or two! If the conditions are not on for the Paeroas on the day we will look at going to the Kaimais, but we will be based at the Waikiti Thermal Pools at the base of the Paeroas for the duration. Last year was a great success with good weather and a great turn out from hangies and panties.

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Flying at Kariotahi this Sunday...

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Who's up for a flight at Kario? (Come on, I know you want to......)

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Paragliding Comp Commmittee

The Paragliding Competition Committee is a sub committee of the NZHGPA and has responsibility for coordinating the paragliding competitions throughout the year. They provide support to the organisers, revise the rules as required, do a bit of laising with the FAI regarding comps, oversee selection of the national team....
and generally discuss comp stuff.

The Paragliding Competition Committee is normally elected at the National Championships by the pilots there. It also can be appointed by the NZHGPA executive.

However this year, the election was not held at the champs, so we now have the situation of appointing a committee.

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Waikato Site use

Copied from a recent mailout from Rick. If you are a user of Waikato
sites AT ALL please read the below and familiarise yoruself with site
rules. Losing any site due to the selfishness of any individual will be
a very sad day.

Waikato League comp

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Don't forget the Waikato league is scheduled for this weekend 16, 17, 18 Feb. Weather is improving but final call on whether we proceed or go to reserve dates will be made on Thurs evening. Conditions in the Waikato have been great this season, pity the farmers, so make sure you are there. If you have PG2 and can do a few circles in the air then come and join in. It is the best way to improve your xc flying. You will need a GPS, reserve and UHF radio (sure you can borrow those). Peter Elliot has kindly stepped in as comp organiser since Wayne Roberts took a new job. We will try to get a GPS turnpoint file put on the web site this week so you can upload it yourselves and save some time on the first day. Watch this space. Cheers, Evan.

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Welcome to our new-look website

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As you can see the look and feel of the site has changed. Hopefully you will find it a bit more attractive and fun. The changes are far more than skin-deep however. The platform that runs the site has been changed to allow many new features, and you can expect to see some of these features appearing in the near future.
The most requested new feature is an online site guide, so look out for that over the next few weeks.

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Paeroa fly-in from Sat. Feb 2nd to Thurs. Feb 7th

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There's a hangie fly-in at the Paeroas from Saturday 2nd of February through to Thursday the 7th. Wanna find out more?

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