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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.

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Auckland/Waikato Paragliding Comp1 POSTPONED to reserve dates

The Auckland/Waikato Paragliding Competitions are just around the corner. The first one is on 14 & 15 Feb and the second on 7 & 8 Mar. Check out the Competitions pages for details and registration information.

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Jeff, Reuben, Evan and Harmony Go to the Worlds


Jeff, Reuben, Evan and Harmony have gone to the paragliding worlds in Mexico.If any one wants to follow there pogress then you can find out more information at                We wish them all the best,

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Jeff does it again, this time Puketutu - 64.2km


This time nearly doubling a long standing site record.

Check out the track log -

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Jeff Ripley sets a new Pukemore site record - 68.9km

Raglan HarbourRaglan Harbour At the AGM on Friday night, several of us thought that the forecast looked promising for the following day and decided Pukemore was a good option.

The morning's forecast seemed to differ a little from the previous evening, with more of an easterly wind swinging to the northeast as the day went on. Pukemore was still our target. A quick check of the site record showed Russell Read had flown 61Km on 06.02.99 - about time we updated that one, I thought.

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Site Guide Airspace Map


Airspace MapAirspace MapThe Site Guide now has a new feature - an online 3D airspace map. You can download the map and view it on the Google Earth desktop application or download the Google Earth plugin and view the map right on the web page.

Check it out here.

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Airspace Project


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!!


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

Site Guide MapSite Guide Map

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.


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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