HGFA Skysailor Magazine

SKY SAILOR 1 July | August 2019 Official publication of the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia (HGFA) is a member of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) through the Australian Sport Aviation Confederation (ASAC). Credits Cover: Point Cartwright, Sunshine Coast, QLD Photo: Tex Bec Design: Gneist Design Editor: Suzy Gneist Printing: Printroom, Melbourne VIC Mailing: Printroom, Melbourne VIC Notice to Readers & Contributors This magazine is a publication by the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia (HGFA). Contributions are always needed. Articles, photos and illustrations are all welcome, although the editor and the HGFA Board reserve the right to edit or delete contributions where necessary. Materials of unknown origin won’t be published. All contributions should be accompanied by the contributor’s name, address and membership number for verification purposes. Photographs can be submitted via email, web client, CD, DVD or printed on gloss paper for scanning. Drawings, maps, cartoons, diagrams, etc, should be in black ink on white paper or electronic formats for colour. Lettering may be pencilled lightly but clearly on the artwork, to be typeset. Views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the HGFA nor the Editor’s. They are strictly the views of the author/contributor. Copyright in this publication is vested in the HGFA. Copyright in articles and other contributions is vested in each of the authors/photographers in respect of their contribution. SkySailor Editorial Contributions Contact points for HGFA members submitting to SkySailor are the HGFA Editor/Graphic Designer and the HGFA Office. These contacts should be used according to the directions below. Editor & Graphic Design HGFA Office & Sales Suzy Gneist Ph: 03 9336 7155 Ph: 07 5445 7796 Fax: 03 9336 7177 <skysailor@hgfa.asn.au > <office@hgfa.asn.au> Post to: 57 Alice Dixon Drive, [www.hgfa.asn.au] Flaxton QLD 4560 Unit 21/54 Commercial Place, Keilor East VIC 3033 Articles Submissions are accepted by the Editor. Text is preferred by email to <skysailor@hgfa.asn.au > as a Word document or text file, photos can be shared via online cloud storage or emailed as max quality, high resolution JPGs. Photos require full captions and photographer names for identification. Display Advertising Commercial display adverts can be booked via the members website. Email the Editor for detailed artwork specifications. News & Calendar Entries Email text with photos attached to <skysailor@hgfa.asn.au >. Classifieds, Club Executive & Member Updates HGFA members can submit secondhand classifieds and changes of address details to <office@hgfa.asn.au> . See the Classifieds section at end of this magazine for more details. HGFA Website Contributions Email Club News to <clubnews@hgfa.asn.au > and Comp News to <compnews@hgfa.asn.au > and CC <skysailor@hgfa.asn . au> to update SkySailor and the HGFA website. Index NEXT SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE 1 August 2019 for Sept/October 2019 SkySailor President’s Update 2 Wings Over Illawarra 3 State of Origin 2019: Queenslander! 4 Paragliding World Cup – China 7 The Inclusivity Wave 8 400 Hours 10 Events Calendar 13 Dalby Big Air 2019 14 News 16 Wings Out West 2019 18 WM/Rotax Maintenance Course 24 My Big Inland Adventure 26 Crackneck Lookout Site Upgrade 31 Chasing the ‘Epic Thrilla in Manilla’ 32 Skyout Cartoon 37 Radio Matters 38 My Turkish Misadventures 40 Contacts 42 Schools & Maintenance 44 Classifieds IBC Bakewell Flight: Trying out my 360º camera at Mt Bakewell, WA Photo: Paul Grattoggi Airwaves Newsletter <airwaves@hgfa.asn.au > SkySailor Magazine <skysailor@hgfa.asn.au>