Paragliding State of Origin 2023
Dates : Easter : 7-10 April 2023
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 a PG4 pilot with around 80-100hrs 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 of Thermalling/XC Flights are required. Thermalling/XC course is recommended.
Comp Fee : $30.00.
Register via : Click Here !
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 a PG4 and around 80-100hrs 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. If you have been sold or are flying a High B glider and do not have around 80-100hrs you will not be permitted to fly at Mt Borah.
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.
Glider : EN-A & EN-B (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 B) Iota, Rush, Mentor,
Eg: EN-C Sigma, Delta, Artik etc
Pilot 100-500hrs XC and/or <5yrs XC
Glider: EN-D regular – 2 & 3 liners
Eg: Omega X-Alps2, Mantra, Peak etc
Glider : CCC
The Paragliding State of Origin event is currently organised by the Newcastle Paragliding Club.
For organisation info please contact:
Peter Beamish : 0416 031 793
Rob Couper : 0404 008 518
By email : firstname.lastname@example.org