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CHGC meetings



Proposed the dates for the 2019 meeting schedule to be: 

09 Feb 2019

11 May 2019, 

10 Aug 2019 (AGM and GM), 

and 9 Nov 2019. 

It was confirmed that members preferred the meetings to be held at 0800 on a Saturday morning over any other time/ day.




Meeting 1 - Saturday 24th February at 8am

Meeting 2 - Saturday 19th May at 8am

Meeting 3 AGM - Saturday 4th August at 8am

Meeting 4 - Saturday 3rd November at 8am

All meetings will be held at the Wagonwheel Road Clubhouse.
All members welcome.

Aerotow Hang Gliding

Aerotow Hang Gliding    Dalby Aerodrome 26th, 27th and 28th January 2018

Rohan Holtkamp

532.4km in 10hrs 19 minutes!  
I've planned doing an Australian hang gliding distance record from a local launch for some time now, Friday 8th Dec weather forecast looked like it could be ok and it was

I've also got a Garmin 76CSx tracklog and a Spot track to backup the Oudie 4 igc file 👍

Friday 8th Dec 2017 

launch 9:30

Launch Site: Ben More, (just over the back of Ben Nevis) Victoria.  

Google Map of Ben More

Distance: 532.4 kms (to be confirmed)

Take off 9:30 Landed 20:00

Airtime approx 10 hours 19 minutes

He landed 26kms short of his nominated goal which was Milby, NSW which is west of Parkes between Parkes and Lake Cargelligo:

Google Map of Milby Hill

The glider Rohan flew was the Airborne C4 13.  He flew with only a VHF radio to get around the airspace.

Sandra his wife drove 1500 kms to make the retrieve navigating around flooded areas.  Sandra used a Spot Tracker and arrived before Rohan had packed up.  They arrived back home 18:00 the next day!

Rohan a well known comp pilot from earlier days.

Rohan runs Dynamic Flight  A big part of Dynamic these days is making hang gliding harnesses.  Rohan also still teaches hang gliding.

Dynamic Flight products:

Scorpion Comp Harness:

Manta Harness:


Ken is local hang gliding instructor for training, and equipment including harnesses by Rohan. And they are very well made. Damian.

Hang Gliding School, Tandems and Equipment Sales

CASA proposal


"The proposed changes expanding the CTAF radius from 10nm to 20nm will adversely impact the safe operation of Hang Gliders and Paragliders without improving the operational safety of other aircraft flying in Class G under VFR conditions. Changing radio frequencies whilst in flight is hazardous (impossible in some situations), which may result in a Pilot losing control of the aircraft."


This will result in every pilot having to carry and use VHF when flying from any of the clubs sites.


There are a number of reasons that make this impractical for our members especially HG pilots who cannot (or find it very difficult) to change frequencies when airborne. A low airtime Pilot soaring Beechmont in thermic conditions, would be best concentrating in 'controlling' their aircraft than trying to make a radio call to another aircraft flying under VFR.


If  free flying pilots all had one go at a VHF radio call one after the other on the same day, to the joy of all aircraft listening from Rainbow Beach to Gold Coast , including international airports Brisbane West at Toowoomba, Brisbane, and Gold Coast, and all other airports including Maroochydore, Caloundra, Archerfield and all other airports and aircraft, perhaps the radio chatter would demonstrate issues of proposal that would be insanity for air traffic control. Can you help with having your say, and hopefully common sense prevails.


Whilst the HGFA are putting together a response. CASA has openly invited everyone to respond. YOU are strongly encouraged to have your say and submit a response individually.

Here is the link to the consultation page. You only have (one month) until 12 January 2018 to submit it!!  [Goverment deadline cut off date is typically the day before]

Qld Paragliding Championships 2017-2018 season

The Queensland Paragliding Championships 2017-2018 Round 1  25th and 26th November  2017

PG JT xc

VHF Radio Course

Radio VHF

Pilots looking to spread your wings and further your flying freedom with pilot ratings PG4 or HG intermediate, 

What you need is a HGFA VHF Airband Radio Operators Endorsement. 


 Next HGFA - Aviation Radio course: 15th November 2017

Pilot Training endorsements


Canungra Cup 2017

Canungra Cup   21st to 28th October 2017   

Registration (opens 22nd May 2017)

Canungra Classic 2017


7th to 14th October 2017

FAI Category 2, HGFA AAA Sanctioned Hang Gliding competition 


Parachute Repacking and Safety Training

Parachute repacking clinic. First Aid and pilot rescue training Safety/Training

Queensland Paragliding Championships

The Queensland Paragliding Championships Round 8  2nd and 3rd September 2017

Annual General Meeting

The Canungra Hang Gliding Club Annual General Meeting is next Saturday 9th September at 8am at the Wagonwheel Rd Clubhouse. This will be followed by a General Meeting where any motions may be brought forward by Club Members for discussion. Breakfast will be provided from 7:15am and we could use some volunteers to help with the preparation and cookingof breakfast. Please pencil this into your diaries as the Committee and Club could really use your support. Amongst the usual things we will be voting for all Committee positions and all positions are up for grabs. We also need a Grants Officer and will be looking for volunteers.

Canungra XC Orientation.

Pilot training seminar News/Pilot-Training

Hang Gliding World Championships

Australian Hang Gliding Team

Aussie team is 
Jonny, Blenky, Glen, Josh, Guy, Harrison .

We also have flying Rohan, Rory, Jason and Tony as individuals and to help the main team out.

Fingers crossed it's going to be a long comp. Regards Jonny.

Jason, Josh, Harry, Glen, Jonny, Rohan, Rory, Steve, Guy, Tony

World Hang Gliding Championships - Class1 FlexWing

Jamie Sheldon Hang Gliding Blog


Live Tracking


World Hang Gliding Championships - Class2 Foot Launchable ultralight Sailplane Glider

World Hang Gliding Championships - Class2 ;

What's ON - Weekend 10th 11th June 2017

Looks like another weekend of South winds this weekend.   If the forecast rain stays away, then Hinchies South may well be the place to be for flying.  

Just a note on the use of Hinchies and Hinchies South. 

There is another MTB DH event this weekend.    

If pilots choose to go up Hinchies tomorrow then you will need to work in with the MTB shuttle bus.  Wait at the first gate on Toe Hold Rd for the shuttle and drive up in convoy with the shuttle.   The same applies to any vehicle coming down the hill.   If the MTB organiser has the barricades on launch, maybe you can ask politely if they can move them slightly to the North so as to avoid any conflict.  

If pilots want to use the South launch (thanks Jason for clearing)

To Fly Hinchies South Launch, You MUST contact Senior Safety Officer SSO -  Phil Hystek

  know before you take any gliders onto the site.  You can walk over there to check if it’s on, but you must let SSO Phil know as liaison with the land owners. This is imperative as the owners will ban us from the site if this is not done.  The owners are very friendly, but need to know if anyone is going to fly from their site.  

No land owners permission, no fly zone.



Enjoy your weekend and safe flying.  

Club General Meeting

Our next CHGC General Meeting is on Saturday 3rd June in the Club House. It would be wonderful to see you all there.
Thank you to those who said that they would come and help with breakfast preparation and clean up. We could use a few more volunteers. If you could be there around 7:30am, that would be awesome.

Serving Breakfast 8am  Breakfast will include: Bacon and Egg Wraps (or just egg for the vegetarians), Cereal and Milk. So come along and grab a bite to eat before the meeting. 

General Meeting 8:30am, Saturday 3rd June 2017

Flying Decisions. Golden Gate of Good Advice to FLY SAFE.

Photograph - Walt Nielson

CHGC President recommends Flight Safety information

Beechmont Launch only Area

New updated information. Please refer to /Flying/Beechmont/ and select "Flying" tab section; regarding Beechmont Launch only area. 

Club Meetings


General Meeting

When: Saturday 11th March 2017

Time: 6pm

Venue: CHGC Clubhouse, Wagonwheel Rd., Boyland

The main topic of this meeting will be the top landing at Beechmont

Club T-Shirts and Polo Shirts will be available for sale before the meeting ($30 for t-shirts, $35 for polos)

The Club will be providing a BBQ dinner after the meeting so bring along some drinks and hang around for a good get-together after the meeting.

General Meeting

When: Saturday 3rd June 2017

Time: 8:30am

Venue: CHGC Clubhouse, Wagonwheel Rd., Boyland

Breakfast will be provided after the meeting


Annual General Meeting

When: Saturday 9th September 2017

Venue: CHGC Clubhouse, Wagonwheel Rd., Boyland

Breakfast will be provided after the meeting


We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at these meetings.


Happy and safe flying.

FAI - Airspace: Barometric altitude

FAI Hang Gliding & Paragliding Commission (CIVL) Minutes of the Plenary Meeting, Salzburg, Austria 4 and 5 February, 2017 

Altitude measurements concerning airspace.

Section 7A 4.1 

New rule:
"Only flight recording devices that record both GPS and the International Standard Atmosphere pressure altitude (QNE) in the track log are allowed for scoring. It must not be possible to modify the barometric altitude once track log recording has started. Flights will be verified using either GPS track log or live- tracking data. When live-tracking data is used as a primary source of scoring, pilots must be able to produce GPS track logs as a back-up. The FAI has the right to use all data collected in 1st Category events, including track logs, and may publish such data."

Section 7A - 4.4.5 

New rule:
"... Airspace violation checks rely primarily on the barometric altitude as recorded on the flight instrument tracklog (the International Standard Atmosphere pressure altitude QNE) and then when necessary corrected by the scoring software for the pressure conditions of the task (QNH). Pilots may submit a GPS altitude log as a backup log only in case of problems with the primary barometric log."

"Penalties for Airspace restrictions infringements."

Section 7A - 6.3

New rule:

"As an aid to competitors and when reasonably possible with the scoring system, pilots that fly closer than 100m vertically or horizontally to prohibited airspace will be listed in the scores for each task without penalty."


The Steward for the Brasilia worlds will formulate specifics of a 100 metre ‘buffer zone’ with graduated penalty provisions, to be approved by HG committee and Bureau and then included in the local regulations. The plenary accepted that the local regulations supersede Section 7A on this matter.

Compete document reference:

CHGC T-shirts & Polo Shirts

Wear your true blue CHGC Shirt this Australia day.

Navy blue Polo shirt with embroidered CHGC logo $35. 

Cotton T-shirt in blue with CHGC logo (small print front, large print with wording on back) $30. 

Male and female sizes. Pick up or Payment to CHGC Bank with extra postage cost as arranged.

Shirts available by contacting Ken :  SE Qld HG contact

Live streaming video - WGC2017

Live streaming video and live tracking coverage for the last day World Gliding Championships 2017: Cockpit cameras and live tracking. [The shape of things to come for Hang Gliding and Paragliding Competitions.]  Weather lady reports: Awful stable blue day will be interesting.

Also check out video recording at World Gliding Championships of crowded gaggle flying Inspired by the Hitchcock film - The Birds.

Flying Sites - updates & Ch-ch-changes

CHGC Flying Sites information, Map with waypoints, and Airspace information are constantly evolving. And ongoing contributions by every pilot continue to be warmly welcome for collective benefit to all. Please check for updates before you fly, so you have the latest current information as recent changes may have occurred that affect you. With safety in mind, flying sites Information is provided to assist your flight preparation knowledge to be as best you can be. With a sense of humor, some say, "As flash as a rat with a gold tooth."

FlySkyHy iPhone App - Airspace Map updates


Information on airspaces map for iPhone app flyskyhy. Go to Airspace and select flyskyhy tab

HGFA Ops Manual - update

Hang Gliding Federation of Australia   go to: Forms and Docs for current HGFA Operations Manual Complete PDF

N.B. Cross Country operational requirements.


HGFA airflow topography - video