The Newcastle Paragliding Club takes a keen interest in supporting paragliding competition. Competition is an important tool to help pilots develop their flying skills, gain confidence and thereby enhance their safety.
Corryong Paragliding Open 2018
Competing at the best Alpine flying site in Australia, the mighty Mt Elliot.
For those unfamiliar with the area, Corryong is located just a few thermal glides from Mt Kosciuszko the highest mountain in Australia, where historically the very first Australian Paragliding Nationals were hosted not far from here in Thredbo 1990.
Back then the first competition task was flown from the top of Mt Kosciuszko at 2200 metres. From on top of Mt Elliot you can see the Western face of the Main Range and in the early Spring and late Autumn its peaks are often still covered in snow.
The Corryong Open is a high level AAA/CAT2 competition with 450 WPRS points available, it’s sanctioned by the HGFA and aimed at experienced inland intermediate to advanced rated pilots. If you fit into this category of pilots, we would love for you to come fly with us and experience the magic of flying cross country in Corryong.
The Corryong open is the final AAA event of the Australian season and is therefore the pilot’s last chance to gain ladder and team ladder points.
Pilots are required to arrange their own retrieval drivers. A list of drivers will be sourced.
VHF License is mandatory and is up to the pilot to provide their own radio.
Weekend Warriors Series 2017 – 2018
The NSW Weekend Warrior Series is an Intermediate level, Task base RACE Competition, using GPS & AirScore.
The competition is designed to promote and encourage intermediate pilots to Race and Compete. Novice pilots are welcome but Tasking and Safety levels are set to higher intermediate level.
This not a XC course and the competing pilot must be able to gaggle and have some XC skills. The pilot will gain insights into the Competition scene & flying, Navigation, Speed to fly theory & Tactics.
Competition Fee – $25 per round.
3rd and 4th of March 2018.
Notification of running of the round will be posted on the Facebook page and mail list by Friday noon.
If the round is postponed due to weather conditions, it will then be held on the reserve dates. If the round is again not run, the round is canceled.
Please register online before the competition date at: http://tinyurl.com/wwsrego
HGFA B GRADE Sanction with up to 230 ladder points.
State of Origin – Manilla
Dates : Easter – April 13-15, 2018
Location : Mt Borah, Manilla NSW.
For the novice, it’s a great way to get into comp and XC flying in a fun & safe way. It’s about the promotion of Skills and Safety.
The comp is based on Flying Crews (5 pilot teams, 1 Adv & 2 novice pilots & then 2 other pilots), so get your crew together.
Handicapping is used for scoring.
HGFA “C” Grade Sanction.
Reserve, UHF Radio and at least 3 hours XC Flights are required, XC course recommended
Comp Fee $30.00. Early bird discount if registered by 1st April
Contact: James Thompson on 0249468680 or firstname.lastname@example.org