Thursday, 2 March 2017

2017 Results

NZ National Hang Gliding Champs Rotorua 2017

2017-02-19 to 2017-02-25

National Hang Gliding Champs 2017 NZ

Total results

Provisional
Task Date Distance Day Quality
T1 Paeroas Day 1 2017-02-21 15:00    65.7 km 46% Race to Goal with 4 startgate(s)
T2 Paeroas Day 2 2017-02-22 14:20    42.8 km 45% Race to Goal with 4 startgate(s)
T3 Hickey's Bluff Day 3 2017-02-23 14:20    57.8 km 17% Race to Goal with 3 startgate(s)
T4 Kaimais Day 5 2017-02-25 14:00    72.1 km 100% Race to Goal with 4 startgate(s)

# Id Name Nat Glider Class T 1 T 2 T 3 T 4 Total
1 16 John Smith M NZL Open 329 449 155 990 1923
2 40 Shane McKay M NZL Open 260 336 91 832 1519
2 38 Hagen Bruggemann M NZL Open 414 280 89 736 1519
4 39 Matt Barlow M NZL Open 280 280 73 870 1503
5 11 Grant Tatham M NZL Open 329 332 74 720 1455
6 21 Neil Howe M NZL Open 290 281 67 748 1386
7 18 Mark Alton M NZL Open 237 319 77 724 1357
8 17 Les Graham M NZL Open 268 234 66 722 1290
9 34 Derek McKee M NZL Open 318 294 77 501 1190
10 6 Dave Austin M NZL Open 0 271 97 793 1161
11 20 Max Gebhardt M GER Open 124 217 51 638 1030
12 35 Thomas Kellner M NZL Open 123 171 82 608 984
13 23 Rick Hawkswood M NZL Open 237 84 44 608 973
14 33 Carlos Palmer M NZL Open 159 124 58 606 947
15 3 Bill Fisher M NZL Open 115 84 67 679 945
16 27 Viv Clements M NZL Open 314 254 89 247 904
17 10 Geoff Christophers M NZL Open 270 300 96 227 893
18 28 Glenn Meadows M NZL Open 197 84 44 566 891
19 13 Ian Bowie M NZL Open 124 124 88 550 886
20 19 Mark Patton M NZL Aeros Combat L07 Open 123 262 44 449 878
21 5 Dan Campbell M NZL Open 169 189 50 441 849
22 32 Oliver Derry M NZL Open 0 102 67 607 776
23 37 John Horgan M NZL Sport 115 196 44 300 655
24 31 Steve Price M NZL Open 115 276 66 113 570
25 15 John Burton M NZL Open 115 84 48 321 568
26 30 Shane Morton M NZL Open 122 271 44 113 550
27 2 Alex Crawford M NZL Open 115 84 44 279 522
28 4 Craig Manktelow M NZL Sport 115 92 48 234 489
29 36 Robin Campbell M NZL Open 115 84 44 225 468
30 9 Fraser Bull M NZL Open 115 194 44 113 466
31 14 Ian Miller M NZL Open 0 252 65 113 430
32 7 David Martin M NZL Sport 115 84 0 204 403
33 26 Steve Cronin M NZL Sport 115 84 44 113 356
34 1 Aaron Darby M NZL Open 115 84 0 113 312
34 22 Neville Marinko M NZL Open 115 84 0 113 312
36 24 Ross Mackay M NZL Open 0 116 0 0 116
37 25 Sebastion Katz M NZL Open 0 0 0 113 113
37 12 Heath Eccles M NZL Open 0 0 0 113 113
39 29 James Low M NZL Open 0 84 0 0 84
40 41 Dan M NZL Open 0 0 0 0 0
40 8 Dennis Green M NZL Open 0 0 0 0 0
Report created: 2017-03-01T18:45:10+13:00

Monday, 14 November 2016

Discounted Interislander Rates

Despite the National comps being the tail end of the peak ferry season, Inter-islander have offered special competition rates:

Car $113.00, Driver $40 total = $153 to cover a week either side of the comp dates, to allow for traveling to and from over the period 10 February – 12 March 17.

A booking is made direct by individuals with Interislander by simply quoting the NZHGPA Membership Booking reference number: FA5650 and showing their NZHGPA Membership card at the check in.

Pilot Registration Requirements

Mark will be sending out an email. You'll need to supply the following information:

  • Pilot name 
  • Pin number 
  • Rating Class competing in Open or Sport 
  • Glider make and model, under surface colours 
  • Address Contact details 
  • Emergency contact Name, relationship, contact number 
  • T-Shirt size and number of 
  • Meal Option Non Veg or Veg 
  • Do you have any medical conditions? 
  • Have you got any Allergies? 
  • Are you currently on any medication? 

Note: This is being run as a FAI Cat 2 comp and it is recommended that you apply for a FAI Sporting licence.

markalton@yahoo.com

Monday, 8 August 2016

Entry Fees

Entry Fee for the comp will be $150 before Jan 17 2017, $175 after. We may have to pay the CAA a fee to have airspace lifted over the Paeroa Range.

Contact markalton@yahoo.com

2017 HQ and Accomodation

www.willowhaven.co.nz

The 2017 HQ is moving from the hot springs at Waikite to a campground at Ngongotaha (Rotorua) to be more central to both the Kaimais and the Paeroas, and closer to town.

It will be based at Willowhaven Campground (there's at least one other campground nearby) and Mark has booked a number of camping spots for tents and vans. There are cabins as well. The campground is right on the lake front.

Check out the menu link over on the left for a map and more details.

Tent/van spaces will be $15 per person.

Contact markalton@yahoo.com for more details.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

NZ Hang Gliding Nationals 2017

18 - 25 February at the Paeroa Range. Reserve day 26th Feb.

The comp will have a Cat 2 rating.

International Pilots have expressed interest in attending. We have 2 gliders for hire for others who may wish to attend. Contact comp organiser markalton@yahoo.com.

The entry fee is yet to be worked out as we are waiting for CAA to give us a price for lifting the airspace to 7500ft.

The entry fee will include:
  • Mid week BBQ
  • Daily prizes of boutique beer
  • Trophies for 1st/2nd/3rd in Open class, 1st in Sport class
  • Prize giving dinner
Discount Cook Strait Ferry Tickets
Bluebridge Ferries are helping out by giving us a group discount. 1 car plus driver  $153 plus $40 per passenger one way.
Contact Max Gebhardt to register or for more information: aerosm@gmail.com.

The pre-Nationals Cross Country Clinic

Dates are Thurs, Fri 16-17 Feb.

The Clinic will include things like thermalling skills, instrument setup, choosing a landing area, crowd flying etc. You then get to use these skills for the next week at the Nationals! (technicality: Novices cannot participate in Nationals but they can fly and pick up skills).
 
Aaron Darby who was one of the 5 Novices who flew at the Wanaka National writes: From personal experience, I highly recommend attending the Nationals as a Novice, you'll learn more in the space of a week than you will for the rest of the year!
 
For those that are interested can you: a) officially register your interest by emailing Mark: markalton@yahoo.com, and b) ask the other pilots around you who may be interested and get them to register as well. If you'd like to read more on what it's like as a Novice at Nationals, check out the articles on page 10 and 11 of issue #194 (May June July 2015) of the NZ Airborn Magazine found here: http://www.nzhgpa.org.nz/airborn-magazine.

I have had 16 pilots informing me that they would like to attend the XC Clinic.
Instructors who have expressed their interest in helping out;
Paddy Monroe, Grant Tatham, Rick Hawkswood,

Pilots who have expressed their interest in helping out
Paris Williams, Dave Austin, Carlos Palmer
.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Dalby Day 7

Day Seven Task 5

Task: Dalby – 31km – Bell – 39km – Macali – 22km – Dalby   Total 93Km
Weather light ENE High cloud

With high cloud the day did not look the best. Most pilots took the first start gate to make the most of the sun that was just getting through.

The run down to WPT1 was made sweeter with $100 for the first pilot to get there. Pilots who got low had a slow climb to get back up or landed as the sun was shaded by the high cloud moving over the sun. Those who managed the slow progress to get to WPT2  had the shortest leg to goal at Dalby.

Quite a few just landed short of goal with only 23 pilots making it. Derek was the last pilot in and made his first goal of the comp and was awarded a beer for his perseverance. Only 3 other Kiwi pilots made it with John coming in 3rd place just under two hours.

Paris won the comp and is now flying for NZ for the first time. Curt Warren was only 100pts behind Paris with Len Paton coming third. John Smith was the next Kiwi coming 5th overall after a hard charge over the last few days.

The Kiwi team lost the Trans-Tasman Cup for the second year running but the margin was only just over a 1000 pts this year. The prize giving party was attended by Vicki and Bill this year as the top three pilots all flew Moyes gliders and after a fantastic meal the celebrations carried on into the night.
Looking forward to next years Dalby Big Air.

Results at http://www.williamolive.com/dalby/2016/comp%20results.html