HGFA Skysailor Magazine

SKY SAILOR 1 May | June 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: Mel at the Altitude with Attitude Dubbo Tow Safari Photo: Jaimi Joy 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. Airwaves Newsletter <airwaves@hgfa.asn.au> SkySailor Magazine <skysailor@hgfa.asn.au > Index NEXT SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE 1 June 2019 for July/August 2019 SkySailor President’s Update 2 Dalby Big Air 3 Breaking Into Vol Biv 4 Brazil! The PWC Superfinal 8 A ‘Proper’ XC Pilot 10 Women With Grit and Bindis 12 Flight Down Memory Lane to Follow the Burke and Wills Track by Air 17 New Products 18 Vale Bevan Taylor 18 WA State HG Championships 2019 20 Charming The Cobra 24 Calendar 27 Preparing a Journey to the Top of Africa 28 Reviewing the Mipfly Flight Computer 31 The Bells Coastal Run 32 Schools & Maintenance 35 Flight Readiness 36 Skyout Cartoon 37 Some Problems Encountered During Paragliding Reserve Repacks 38 Just Another Week at YFT… 40 Contacts 42 Classifieds 44 The colours of summer in WA Photo: Sylvie Hlavaty