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Forbes Flatlands 2023

Forbes Flatlands 2023

Wednesday, 05 April 2023

Category: Competition


18th – 26th January, 2023

Forbes 2023 didn't disappoint!

We arrive in Forbes to a cracker looking sky. The official practice day was a hot 36 degrees and only a few pilots chose to fly before the gust front arrived late afternoon and cooled things down.

We set the dates for this year's comp later than usual to entice International participation. Which in hindsight was a stroke of luck, as most of Forbes was under water with widespread flooding during November and December 2022.

Luckily, Bill's paddock and the hangar with 3 Dragonflys was spared from the rising water. The ground dried out surprisingly fast and by the time Steve McCarthy arrived a couple of weeks before the comp to prep the paddock and service the Dragonflys, the ground was already starting to crack!

The long grass made for slow mowing and Steve spent 13 hours on the tractor to give us a huge, clear launch arena.

The later dates didn't entice the International Pilots as we had hoped, so with only a small group of 30 pilots we were again using the Forbes Aeroclub as our Headquarters.

We set the briefings time later than usual, at 11am so everyone could come ready to fly and head out to the field directly after briefing.

We had various Whatsapp groups to stay in touch with everyone, Forbes Official, Forbes Unofficial and Drivers, so that the drivers could sign in once all their team were retrieved and we could directly contact the drivers of any safety concerns.

We were using the AirScore scoring system, so pilot could upload their own tracks or email to Wesley. Unfortunately, we didn't have trackers at this meet to keep everyone entertained!

Greg and I cooked Mexican at the Aeroclub with a host of helpers for the Welcome Party!

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Instructions to replace the hang loop

Instructions to replace the hang loop

Friday, 06 August 2021

Category: Technical Advisory


To install the Hang Loop(HL)

  1. Loosen the Quick Link (SS Maillon) and detach one side of the webbing.
  2. Place the AN5 34A bolt through the HL tang 
  3. When you are facing the A-frame from the front of the glider, keep the pullback system underneath the right side of the Dingle Dangle(DD) rocker.
  4. Place the AN5 bolt & HL through the DD rocker over the pullback system with the safety webbing towards the back of the DD block.
  5. On the opposite side of the DD have the VG rope(ropes on a Gecko) underneath the rocker with the opposite HL attachment on the outside.
    Note: On a Gecko the Kingpost rope can run over the DD rocker but underneath the back-up safety webbing.
  6. Place the opposite side of the HL onto the bolt with SS washer and AN5 half nut.
  7. Tighten up the nut, still allowing the tangs to swivel slightly.
  8. With the safety back-up webbing attach the Quick link over all the ropes.

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Quebec local distance record broken after 30 years

Quebec local distance record broken after 30 years

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Category: Artical of Interest


A day at home: by Philippe Michaud

When I got up that morning, I had no specific plans for the day. There was a slight breeze from the south and no clouds. A fresh squeezed lemon water and a coffee later, I decided to go for a bicycle ride. I swung by the club, and as I was entering the dirt road that led to it, I stumbled upon the shuttle that was going up to launch. As soon as I saw the hungry XC pilots aboard, I knew I was late. I immediately turned around and raced back home to get my gear, and caught the next ride up. In the meantime, I was fortunate enough to arrange for a retrieve (thanks Roger!) and I was trying to prepare mentally.

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Our very special visit to China for the first XC competition

Our very special visit to China for the first XC competition

Thursday, 06 December 2018

Category: Artical of Interest


In collaboration with our local Moyes dealer, Longfei Yang, we organised the first hang gliding competition in China.

by Vikci Cain

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