News and Specials

  • The 2016 XC Classic has been on since last Saturday with just one day off. We had 2 at Mt Cook and 3 at Tekapo with flights in the 80s and 70s. Longest distance so far is 131 kms from Magic to Teviot (south of Roxburgh) but the contest isn’t over yet.
    There’s been some pick-up problems resulting in nights out out in cars and farm buildings but no crashes in spite of thermals of up to 2400fpm to 10,000ft. Flights entered so far on the NZ XC Champs page...
    Posted: Saturday 6 February 2016
  • Posted: Saturday 5 December 2015
  • Saturday 30 January to Sunday 7 February 2016
    Posted: Saturday 5 December 2015
  • Saturday 1 February to Sunday 9 February 2014, 2 weekends plus Waitangi Day makes 5 days flying even if you have to work. Fly open distance, in any direction from the Omarama area. Enter any number of flights. Or just get high, real high and enjoy the epic flying. This year the road is widened, the pub has been done up with a new cafe and apre flying has hot pools even. For more information, site briefing, map etc, contact Bill Degen aero@xtra.co.nz
    Posted: Monday 16 December 2013
  • Fun 190 Upgrade to Fun2
    Recently arrived is the Fun2 skyfloater Retro Kit.

    Read all about it in the Articles section.
    Posted: Saturday 3 November 2012
  • PlusMax helmets back in stock
    The PlusMax helmet shipment is here. Certified CE EN966 for freeflight and for skiing, these light weight and cleverly ventilated helmets are available with or without the optional chinguard. 54 cm to 62 cm. They now all come with a protective bag.
    Posted: Tuesday 7 August 2012
  • Airborn magazine back in business
    At the recent SGM, Airborn magazine was reinstated for a further 6 issues. The usual culprits, though informed that the club votes were enough to reinstate the magazine, still forced a meeting to be held at everyones expense. To top it they off tried to get me banned due to "conflict of interest". Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!.. I voted as instructed (their own votes didn't match the survey) and our magazine will be back soon.
    Posted: Monday 28 May 2012
  • Saturday 4 February to Sunday 12 February 2012, 2 weekends plus Waitangi Day makes 5 days flying even if you have to work. Fly open distance, in any direction from the Omarama area. Enter any number of flights. For more information, site briefing, map etc, contact Bill Degen aero@xtra.co.nz
    Posted: Friday 27 January 2012
  • Sorry everyone, Airborn magazine is still on hold. After the latest survey showed support for Airborn and weeks of no reply from our president Xen Zambas, our vice president Russell Read said he was willing to authorise Airborn to resume. That evening our president emailed me to stop it. He has advised an SGM is required to stop the Airborn remit that he allowed to be tabled and passed at the last AGM.
    Posted: Saturday 21 January 2012

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