SAFA Skysailor Magazine

31 September | October 2020 SKY SAILOR 2020 September Dalby Big Air 20 to 26 September Location: Dalby, QLD. Practice day: 19 September Requirements: Intermediate/Advanced HG rating with aerotow endorsement, Current SAFA membership for Australian pilots, Temporary SAFA membership for overseas pilots, experience in cross-country aerotow in thermic conditions GPS (including download cables), VHF Radio Operators Licence and VHF radio. Entry fee: $600, includes the famous Dalby Big Air T-shirt, Presentation Dinner at the hangar and all aerotow fees for practice and competition days. Competition places are capped at 60 pilots, so get in early! Registration: Closes 20 August 2020, email to register. October Canungra Hang Gliding Classic Cancelled for 2020 Canungra Paragliding Cup 3 to 10 October Location: Canungra, QLD. Fly famous SE QLD sites, like Mt Tamborine and Beechmont. Sanction: SAFA AAA / FAI Cat 2, first event of the season. Great weather, tasks, and fun, stress-free flying. Mentoring scheme for new comp pilots, nightly events and legendary retrieve service. Airport pick up/drop off from Brisbane. Organiser: Dave Gibbs Information: See updates here Moyes Team Challenge 30 October to 2 November Location: Forbes, NSW. An HG aerotow event which teams experienced pilots with newer, less experienced pilots to improve XC flying for everyone. Everyone is welcome, especially pilots new to XC. Registration : November Barraba Big Toe 15 to 21 November Location: Barraba Aerodrome, Barraba, NSW. Type: HG aerotow event. Practice day: 14 November. Entry fee: $250 registration plus $400 towing fees. Registration: or contact Karl Kindl 0412 675 293. Trike joy flights will be available $75 for 15-minute duration. 2021 January Forbes Hang Gliding Flatlands TBA Location: Forbes, NSW. Experience first hand what all the hype is about! Registration: Manilla XC Camp 23 to 30 January Location: Mt Borah, Manilla, NSW. Free event for XC PG pilots of all levels. Informal distances scored using your choice of online system or straight line Open Distance off your GPS. Come for as many days as you like, fly as far as you can, fly with and learn from some of the best XC pilots. Many pilots achieve PBs in Manilla each year. Mt Borah has four astro-turfed launches for nearly all wind directions, easy landings. The area offers some of the world’s safest XC flying for all pilot levels (from nov with some thermalling experience). Daily weather briefings, tips and trick sessions, campfire discussions, regular day prizes and scoring updates in all classes (Fun/Sport/Serial). Open Class gliders welcome, but won’t be scored. Camping ($10/night, $12/night powered), cabins available, cafe and licensed bar, two camp kitchens, BBQ, swimming pool. Organiser: Godfrey Wenness February Flow Corryong Paragliding Open 7 to 13 February Corryong, VIC. Sanction: SAFA AAA / FAI Cat2 Held at Mt Elliot, the Corryong Open is a high level comp, the final AAA event of the Australian season, with 450 ladder points available. It’s aimed at experienced inland intermediate to advanced rated pilots. Pilots need to arrange their own retrieve drivers. Information: See here NSW Hang Gliding State Titles 21 to 27 February Location: Mt Borah, Manilla, NSW. Type: Foot launch HG competition. Practice day: 20 February. Great comp for first time inland flyers and advanced pilots. Entry fee: $200 per pilot. Registration: or contact Karl Kindl 0412 675 293. Events Calendar Due to changing Covid-19 restrictions, please contact the organiser to confirm the status of all upcoming competitions and events.