Skywalk CHILI3 lines

Skywalk CHILI3 lines

During a B-stall manoeuvre with a heavily used CHILI3 manufactured in 4/2014, several lines in the outer area broke. The pilot immediately deployed his reserve parachute and landed uninjured. The inspection showed that the strength of the Technora lines was...
Membership Renewal

Membership Renewal

It is that time of year again when we start the renewal process for membership of the 2022-2023 year. This process will kick off from the 17th October 2022 and to continue flying you must renew by 1st November 2022. This year the NZHGPA National Fee is $240 plus your...

PG competition rules for member review

PARAGLIDING COMPETITION RULES V24 New Changes for member review 2022. After incidents in recent competition and a general review of the current V23 Competition Rules the following changes have been made. The attached document shows the ‘tracked’ changes but is not...
Wanaka Hike and Fly

Wanaka Hike and Fly

(From Airborn Magazine, issue #222. Written by Lorraine Johns.) When race director Kinga Masztalerz told me she would be running the second edition of the Wanaka Hike and Fly on 11 to 13 February 2022, rain or shine, I wondered what the chances would be of needing a...
Congratulations Kinga!

Congratulations Kinga!

Over the weekend Hike-and-Fly athletes tested their mettle at the 2022 edition of Bornes to Fly: Annecy’s three-day, 200km hike-and-fly race. Our very own NZ Pilot Kinga Masztalerz – Girl Gone Wild, was the first lady athlete into goal – Outstanding...