Flypaper 10 Aug 2017 issue 3

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Welcome to your copy of flypaper

Flypaper 10 August 2017.pdf

An Evening with Glide Omarama

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Auckland Gliding Club are hosting Gavin Wills from Glide Omarama this coming Saturday, 12th August, 6pm at the Drury clubrooms. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Click the flyer below for more details.

Sport NZ Survey

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Results of the Sport NZ survey and presentation to GNZ are available to downloaded at the links below:

Sport NZ VOP Gliding ReportV2.pdf

HamishMcEwen Presentation .pdf

FlyPaper Newsletter

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A new issue of the FlyPaper newsletter is available by downloading the file from the link below:

flypaper 2017 jun.pdf


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This is to let everyone know that the Club Class Nationals and MSC Contest planned for Matamata is back on and all go.  We don’t expect a large fleet but there are enough keen pilots to make it a good competition.

The competition days are Sat 28 Jan through to Sat 4 Feb 2017. 

 The normal Club days will carry on - the first 3 contest days are on anniversary weekend, then Wednesday and the following Saturday. Club flying will be going on around the contest launch on all of these days.  There will also be the opportunity to fly the other days during the week.  So don’t avoid the airfield because of the contest, we’d be keen for you to be at the airfield every day and fly as much as possible.  You may also be asked to help with the launch and maybe go on a retrieve in the afternoon which can be good fun!

We’re expecting it to be nice low key event given that there are low entries, and we encourage any Club pilots who would like to join the contest to get in touch with Bob Gray (021 949145,or this would be good opportunity to a have a taste of competitive gliding.  We’ll be tasking various classes to suit the pilots and gliders that enter.  

FlyPaper Update

Posted 7 months, 3 days ago    0 comments

After tonight's committee meeting, I have a few updates to events in the recent FlyPaper Newsletter.

  1. The committee has decided to cancel our visit to Taupo Gliding Club this weekend.  I am sure the Taupo club would welcome PGC members who showed up with a glider on the day.  However, there will be no PGC gliders or instructors.  The next PGC flying day is Wed 25 Jan.
  2. I am told that the national club class championship will not be held from 27 Jan to 4 Feb as planned.  There will likely be some sort of event or club flying on that week - so keep your eye on the booking page of the club website.  Hopefully there will be some sort of gliding activity from Sat 28 Jan to Mon 6 Feb
  3. Our club meeting to discuss our twin glider options will go ahead at 10:00 Sun 5 Feb as planned.
  4. The PGC cross country weekend will take place on Feb 18/19.



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The January 2017 issue of the FlyPaper newsletter is available and can be downloaded here!




flypaper 2017 jan.pdf

World Champs Videos

Posted 7 months, 10 days ago    0 comments

Hi all, Gliding New Zealand has been producing videos of the world champs. Check them out on the Gliding NZ facebook page. Note you can still watch these even if you don't have a facebook account :) Just click "not now" and put up with the white box at the bottom of the page.

Yesterday was a good day for Steve and myself, with a solid number of points for the first contest day. John was late and ran out of daylight, so had to start his engine to get home. Most others came mid field, with solid points. All the points are close except for Kawa in 15m who was another 5km/h faster than everyone else... See results at:

Looks like another hot blue day today.


Mark in OB
Mark in OB

Brett in VZ
Brett in VZ

Alan and Kingaroy tow pilot Neil
Alan and Kingaroy tow pilot Neil

It's all very exciting
It's all very exciting

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