IMPORTANT - Fort Takapuna and North Head sites under threat!

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The Department of Conservation have recently released their draft Auckland Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) for consultation. This document sets forward the policies that DOC will use to administer the areas of land that they are responsible for in Auckland over the next 10 years, which includes popular flying sites at Moirs Hill, Fort Takapuna and North Head.

 

2012 AGM summary and minutes

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On Wednesday 19 December a gaggle of pilots descended on Les Graham's house in Ellerslie for our club AGM and a chance to get together and catch-up over a BBQ and beer before Christmas.


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Airspace files updated

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A new set of airspace files have been published on the Airspace Downloads page. These have been updated to the latest version of the CAA Airspace Navigation Register (15th Nov 2012).

In this release new formats have been added. In addition to FA5 and KML we now have OpenAir and GPX formats, so the files can be loaded into much broader range of devices.

Also, in addition to CTA, GAA and MBZ the files now include CTRs.

Before using, please take note of the disclaimer on the Airspace Project page. If you discover any issues with these files please add a comment here so that it can be resolved.

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Cloudbase Google+ Community

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The Club's Twitter feed is having some reliability issues so I've been looking for an alternative that will work better. Luckily Google have just released Google+ Communities which is just the right fit for our needs. So I have created a Community called Cloudbase Flying

This community is for all Paraglider and Hang Glider pilots in the Auckland region to plan flying trips. Let everyone know which sites you think will be working, organise car pooling and give a report when you get to the site. You can post your comments and recieve notifications via the web, email, smartphone or txt. Get in to the Google account settings to change your notification settings to make it work the way you need.

I will keep the current Twitter service running for a little while, but if the new community works OK I will eventually shut down the Twitter feed.

Spread the word because the more users we have the better it will work.

Wayne

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NOTIFICATION OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

To be held at 7 pm, Wednesday, 19th December 2012

at the Graham residence: 1/4 Newhaven Street, ELLERSLIE.

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It's time for our Annual General Meeting and  BBQ. (B.Y.O. DRINKS)

We will kick off the evening with the AGM and move on to the BBQ.

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Dills & Moirs Weather Stations

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Are up and running again with new numbers


Dills 0220619057                                      Moirs 0220626380

 

Thanks Don for your help

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Site Explorer Winner

Time to announce the most eagerly awaited competition results of the year...

The Site Explorer Winners are...drum roll... Tony Seaman and Jeff Rippley.

They ended up equal on 12 sites flown. As is our tradition, they are the lucky recipients of a fantastic IOU.

 

The Site Explorer competition has been restarted and is now accepting flights for this season from Septmber onwards. 

WOF at Vauxhall School, Devo

Just to confirm: WOFs tomorrow, Tuesday 30 October, from 4pm, are at Vauxhall school in Devonport. Morrison Ave, near Narrow Neck and Fort Takapuna, off Vauxhall Road. We are using the new school hall should the weather not play ball. 

Afterwards, the Club is putting on a sausage sizzle, so that we can all catch up after far too little flying recently. BYO drinks.

See you there!

 

:-) Eva

eva@wingsandwaves.co.nz

021 727 013

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HG & PG WOF Tuesday 30 October 2012

We propose to make this a dual event with PG and HG WOF including sausage sizzle.

Venue confirmed as Vauxhall School, Morrison Ave. Narrow Neck.

Date: Tuesday 30 October 2012

Time: from 5pm.

Great evening with fine, warm weather and a good turnout.

Thanks to all for attending and especially the BBQ organisers.

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PG Open 2013

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The 2013 PGOpen will be held at:

Treble Cone, Wanaka, New Zealand

February 1st - February 9th 2013

 

Organized by:

Southern Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club
Competition Organiser - Derek Divers

 

The new website is up and running, and accepting registrations.
For more info go to www.pgopen.org.nz

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