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Novice HG pilots want to fly at Muriwai

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Hello All,
I have a group of Novice HG pilots (4 including myself). We fly at Kariotahi, but want to fly at Muriwai. We need to meet an experienced HG pilot who can show us the four sites at Muriwai (NW Face, Maori Bay, Jannie's and Southern Ramp) and lead us on some flights.
Who is the current site monitor?
If there are any other HG Novices (or others who want to fly with us), please let me know and I'll put you on our mailing list.
Cheers,
John Burton

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Paeroas weather station online

Copied from the NZHGPA Forum :

the Paeroa's weather station is now operational

0211694254

merry Xmas and good air.

Rick.

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Plans for flying at Kariotahi at end of December?

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Fencepost forecasts moderate SW from the 27th onwards. Is anyone interested in Kariotahi over the next couple of days? Thursday 27th could be good later on in the day if the wind swings around to the west...

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Auckland league comp dates change

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Apologies for the short notice but I have to change the AKL league comp dates to 12-14th Jan.
Any questions, please call me.
Daron
0275 628 626

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Kariotahi track maintenance day

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We had a good sized turnout of 4 PG pilots and 2 hangies today, a donation of gravel from Knight & Dickey of Waiuku, andthe assistance of John Gibbs of the Beach Protection Group who delivered the gravel to the site. Thanks, John!

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XMAS BBQ

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Hangiburgers and paradogs.
7.30pm
The loft
4 Sir Peter Blake Parade
Bayswater

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Track maintenance morning, Dec. Sat. 15th at Kariotahi

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Please come along (with a shovel) to a track maintenance working bee next Saturday morning from about 9:00 a.m. at the track at Kariotahi (rain or shine). We'll meet at the base of the track. (It starts from near Chalet #18.) Please e-mail me if you think you will attend. We should all be finished by lunchtime, and will have a break down at Castaways afterwards. See you there!
Cheers,
John Burton

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Track maintenance - Moirs and Dills

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Hi all, we're planning some more track maintenance at Moirs and Dills in the coming month(s) to clear the drains at Moirs and dump some metal at Dills. Arms/backs/spades/shovels and energy required !
Will contact people when a date is confirmed.

Jafaland Aviation

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Jafaland Aviation

This is a story published several years ago but may be of historical interest.

"If I die I may not go to heaven,
Cause I don't know if they let cowboys in,
If they don't then let me go to Texas,
Cause Texas is the closest place I've been."

While my sentiments may not concur with this Texas crooner, that special aviation feeling is activated when surveying Auckland from cloudbase. Some may dismiss this as the incurable blood condition known as Bombay Blindness. But getting that thermal on the other side of Dome Valley and heading north never fails to please. By way of a trip down memory lane (older pilots must be regularly indulged in this respect) here is my list of memorable hang gliding cross country flights starting somewhere between the Brendrwyns and the Bombays.

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AGM news.

Report on AGM.

Thank you to all who came to the AGM on the 22nd of this month. I hope you agree that it has been a busy year for the committee, and I'd like to thank all the committee members for their hard work. It certainly is a labour of love, so if you see any of them out there give them a pat on the back. (Cold refreshments are also accepted!)

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