Competition Information

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.
Important info:
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.

Corryong Facebook Page

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.

Competition Dates

4th 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.

Registration

Please register online before the competition date at: http://tinyurl.com/wwsrego

Sanction.

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 jamesflys@gmail.com

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A minimum of 3 hrs thermic flying outside of the Student course

Also there is a Facebook page for the State of Origin.

Bright Paragliding Open

The Bright Paragliding Open is an 7 day XC paragliding competition from 10-16 February, 2018.
This competition is HGFA AAA and FAI Cat 2.
We are based around the Mystic Flight Park in Bright. We may also use sites including Gundowring (4wd access only) and the Buckland Ridge.
Early bird entry fee is $250.
This competition does not provide transport and retrieve for pilots.
We often use the Gundowring launch, which is 4 wheel drive access only.
Do not depend on the organisation for transport
The organisation has a limited number of places available for transport and retrieve.
Organise your place in advance.
Selection
The top 50 pilots from the previous season’s Aussie ladder will be invited to pay first. They will have until the 31st August to pay the entry fee to secure a place. After the 31st August the remaining places are then open to all pilots where places are allocated in order of payment received.
This year there are 100 places including 5 wild cards.
Events
09 Feb – 8pm Registration
10 Feb – 8am Mandatory briefing
11 Feb – 8pm Gourmet burgers and welcome BBQ
13 Feb – 7pm Dinner party
16 Feb – 7pm Presentation ceremony and pizza

Facebook Page

Bright, 3741
+61 417530972
info@brightopen.org



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