Paragliding State of Origin 2020
Dates : Easter : 10-12 April
Location : Mt Borah, Manilla NSW.
For the Novice (PG2), it’s a great way to get into competition and XC flying in a fun & safe way, it’s about the promotion of skills and safely. This competition is based on 'Flying Crews' (5 pilot teams, 1 PG5 pilot. & 2 PG2 pilots & then 2 other Pilots), so get your crew together. Handicapping is used for scoring.
IMPORTANT NOTICE : To promote and improve safety in the sport the MSS Club reserves the right to not permit pilots to fly from Mt Borah if they are using a glider above their logged skill level. Generally that means around 100hrs logged for a EN-B+, 250hrs for a EN-C and 500hrs for a EN-D and above. If you do not fit the skill level requirement for a certain glider level then you should contact the person who sold you the unsuitable glider for a remedy.
SAFA Competition "C" Grade Sanction.
Requirements : Reserve, UHF Radio and at least 3 hours XC Flights are required. XC course recommended.
Comp Fee : $30.00. Register before 05/03/2020 and pay the early bird fee of $20.00
Register via : link is not available yet
In previous years there has been debate about the 'EN-B+' glider class. If a brand has 2 (or even 3) gliders certified in EN-B then the ones with the higher aspect ratio are usually the 'B-mid' or 'B+' and require around 100hrs experience to safely fly in all conditions. Another way to identify a 'B-mid' and 'B+' is that a standard EN-B is suitable as a first glider for new pilots straight from school who are well skilled, a 'B-mid' or 'B+' is not suitable for such pilots as their first glider.
IMPORTANT NOTICE : To promote safety in the sport the MSS Club reserves the right to not permit pilots to fly from Mt Borah if they are using a glider above their logged skill level. Generally that means around 100hrs logged for a EN-B+, 250hrs for a EN-C and 500hrs for a EN-D and above.
Glider : EN-A & EN-B (regular/low)
Eg: Gliders up to En-B regular like Alpha, Epsilon, Buzz, Bolero etc
Pilot: <100hrs XC
Glider : EN-B mid, EN-B+ (high) & EN-C
Eg: EN-B+ (high) Iota, Rush, Mentor,
Eg: EN-C Sigma, Delta, Artik etc
Pilot 100-500hrs XC and/or <5yrs XC
Glider: EN-D regular – 3 liners
Eg: Omega X-Alps2, Mantra, Peak etc
Glider : EN-D comp/CCC – 2 liners
The State of Origin event is organised by the Newcastle Paragliding Club
Peter Beamish on 0416 031 793 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Mckenna on 0432 215 533 or email@example.com