SAFA Skysailor Magazine

SKY SAILOR 1 September | October 2019 Official publication of the Sports Aviation Federation of Australia The Sports Aviation Federation of Australia (SAFA) is a member of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) through the Australian Sport Aviation Confederation (ASAC). Credits Cover: X-Alps winner, Chrigel Maurer on Omega X-Alps3 Photo: Courtesy of Advance 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 Sports Aviation Federation of Australia (SAFA). Contributions are always welcome. Articles, photos and illustrations are all accepted, although the editor and the SAFA 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,addressandmembershipnumberforverificationpurposes. 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 SAFA nor the Editor’s. They are strictly the views of the author/contributor. Copyright in this publication is vested in the SAFA. 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 SAFA members submitting to SkySailor are the SAFA Editor/Graphic Designer and the SAFA Office. These contacts should be used according to the directions below. Editor & Graphic Design SAFA Office & Sales Suzy Gneist Ph: 03 9336 7155 Ph: 07 5445 7796 Fax: 03 9336 7177 < > <> Post to: 57 Alice Dixon Drive, [] 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 < > 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 < >. Classifieds, Club Executive & Member Updates SAFA members can submit secondhand classifieds and changes of address details to <> . See the Classifieds section at end of this magazine for more details. SAFA Website Contributions Email Club News to <> and Comp News to <> and CC <skysailor@hgfa.asn . au> to update SkySailor and the SAFA website. Index NEXT SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE 1 October 2019 for Nov/December 2019 SkySailor President’s Update 2 SAFA Member Renewal Campaign 3 The ‘Forbidden’ Flight 4 Australian Worlds Team pilots present at the NSWHPA AGM season kick-off 6 Pilots to fly high for Premier Hang Gliding Event 7 Labor Day Long Weekend 8 The Art of Slow… 10 Events Calendar 13 Pilgrimage – A Solo Alpine Traverse 14 AIRS Report Wrap-up 21 Same Same, But Different 22 News 24 Skyout Cartoon 24 Moyes China Tour 2019 25 Hypoxia 26 Fly with a Buddy 28 Contacts 30 Schools & Maintenance 32 Classifieds IBC Flying in Guyuan, China Photo: Scott Ireland Airwaves Newsletter <> SkySailor Magazine <>