Havelock and Takaka Working Bees

The Tasman and Marlborough Clubs have been busy holding working bees on various sites in preparation for the PG Nationals next Feburary.

We were too busy working at Footes to be able take photos but had good flights afterwards.
The NZHGPA Discretionary Fund has aproved an application that will see earthworks, landscaping and a toilet at Footes.

It was too windy at  Takaka to fly so we had plenty of time to clear scrub, logs and rocks from the site so now has room for 3 gliders.  A big shout out to the 11 hard workers who toiled for 5 hours.

Roll on February.
 Footes Launch (Havelock)

Footes Launch (Havelock) 

Takaka Hill

Paeroas & Kaimais

It’s that time of year again to remind ALL PILOTS to be aware of site protocols.

Visiting pilots must contact locals or site monitors BEFORE flying.

Weather station is now operational.

The Farm Manager has stipulated there is to be NO LANDING IN PADDOCKS CONTAINING STOCK.

This will primarily affect PG pilots as HG pilots usually land out at the intersection.

The paddock by the entry gate is used as a holding paddock. There may not be stock in it when you arrive at site but could be by the time you decide to land, which means YOU CANNOT LAND IN THIS PADDOCK IF THERE IS STOCK IN IT.

A better protocol would be to always leave the hill with enough height to land in “Pat’s Paddock” or the HG LZ.

Weather station now operational, new number 0212385808.

Mid-way gate must ALWAYS BE KEPT LOCKED.

Rick Hawkeswood / Neil Howe ( Site Monitors )