Moyes Team Challenge 2015
hosted by Moyes Delta Gliders and Liteflite.
Come and join the Moyes Team Challenge 2015 Get a taste of cross country flying in the mild autumn conditions of Forbes with the help of an experienced team leader.
It's loads of fun, designed as an introduction to cross country and competition flying in a very relaxed and friendly format.
Learn about the weather, task briefings, using your GPS, flying a course and downloading.
Fly with experienced pilots and talk about the days events over a BBQ cooked by the Moyes girls!
Mission: The home of Australia's flat-land hang gliding and one of the world's greatest flat-land hang gliding locations invites you to experience the thrill of competitive hang gliding, to enhance your flying skills and to further enjoy the great camaraderie of hang gliding.
Quote from last year:
The ‘Moyes Team Challenge’ was my first competition experience and an awesome introduction to XC flying.
I was helped with everything from instrument use, gear and glider set up to topping out thermals above the gaggle! I made new PB’s every fly day 3km, 5km, 10km and a big 15km Goal on the final day!
The opportunity to fly while watching, learning and competing with the leaders was a huge jump forward in my flying and gave me the confidence to enter my first big comp in January at the Forbes Flatlands comp.
The amazing conditions together with the experience that fuelled my passion for XC flying, helped me to smash out the PB’s like no tomorrow, 110km, 180km, and a 10 bomb out point 256km!! Another good vario lesson learnt, don’t leave the start gate early ;)
- Easter 2015
- First flying day Good Friday 3rd April
- Presentation Easter Sunday 5th April
- Last flying day Easter Monday 6th April
Where: Bill Moyes's Paddock, North of the Forbes Airport, Forbes, NSW.
Who: Open to all pilots with HGFA membership, aero tow & VHF endorsement
Entry Fee: $270 (inc. site fee)
- Includes placement in a team of 3 plus a team leader, Weather briefing, Task presentation
- 3 BBQ Dinners
- Day prizes
- Headquarters: Forbes Aero Club
Towing: Organised by Bill Moyes himself.
Tows are paid separately at $30 per tow Liteflite tow cards can be purchased in Forbes.
Equipment: What you need:
- Hang Glider (well maintained!)
- Harness (well maintained)
- GPS or GPS/vario
- Tow release and bridle
- Recently repacked parachute
- Current HGFA membership
- VHF Rating and equipment
- Aero tow Rating
The Team Challenge: There will be 1 team leader and 3 team members, of varying experience, per team.
All beginners, intermediate and advanced pilots and gliders are welcome. Each morning we set an achievable task, you launch all together and fly with your team, to get to goal and are scored according to your glider category with a handicap system (based on skill level).
As a pilot you get a taste of competition experience, briefing, weather, using your instruments, flying a course, making goal, downloading and scoring.
Whether you want to taste the competition experience, hone your cross country or thermalling skills, set a few PB's, come along for a fun long weekend.
Last years team leaders included: Nils Vesk, Rohan Taylor and Len Paton.
Numbers are limited, dependant on Dragonflys available, so register now to book your slot.
Retrieve is not included though will be Arranged amongst your team, car sharing, $25 per pilot for the driver.
Full entry fee is due upon registering. Registrations close at midnight Wednesday 1st April. Registration payments are fully refundable with an email request by Wednesday 1st April. PayPal fees are not refundable.
To Register: Click here.
Payment Options: Click Here.
Waypoints: forbes_waypoints_2016.wpt (Right click and 'Save Target As'. File saved in geo format).