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What you need to know about ADS-B
See the answers to these FAQs
Time to update your FLARM
Remember that the FLARM firmware now needs to be updated at least annually
– check this out!
Gliding NZ Conference & AGM – Wellington 10-12 June 2016
And the award winners were!!
Angus Rose Bowl
Presented to the NZGA by Bill Angus, one of the original pioneers in aviation in New Zealand, the Angus Rose Bowl is awarded in recognition of outstanding services to the sport of gliding in this country.
Awarded for outstanding contribution to the gliding movement during the preceding year.
Air New Zealand Soaring Award
Awarded to the pilot who has shown the most significant improvement in their personal standard of competition or record flying during the year.
CWF Hamilton Trophy
This trophy is awarded to a New Zealander operating in New Zealand for the most meritorious flight that is a New Zealand gliding record.
Buckland Soaring Award
|North Island Division||
|Highest OLC 6-flight score||South Island Division||
Air New Zealand Cross-Country Award
|North Island Division||
|Highest OLC 6-flight score
QGP holder for no more than 10 years, non Gold C distance
|South Island Division||
Pilots selected for World Gliding Championships
The Gliding New Zealand Selection Panel for international representatives is pleased to announce the following selections for FAI Category 1 events:
Pociunai, Lithuania, 30 July – 14 August 2016
|Alex McCaw||Club Class|
|Nick Oakley||Club Class|
Benalla, Australia, 8-21 January 2017
|Steve Wallace||15m Class|
|Alan Belworthy||15m Class|
|John Coutts||18m Class|
|Tim Bromhead||18m Class|
|Brett Hunter||Open Class|
|Mark Tingey||Open Class|
Spekon parachute emergency Airworthiness Directive
If you own a SPEKON RE-5L Serie 5+ parachute you need to be aware of this EASA Emergency Airworthiness Directive
New page added for weather information – here
This includes a link to MetFlight GA, which is now available free from Met Service using your GNZ number & DOB[However, if your GNZ number is greater than 4500 you may have to be patient and wait a wee while for Met Service to load your details.]
Continuing Airworthiness Notice – Discus b and Discus CS
Recent bail-out caused by pickets jamming ailerons – details here.