Frequently Asked Questions

The on-line registration page requires a FAI sporting license number. Is a sporting license a mandatory requirement for competitors or is it only required for those looking for FAI WPRS? Do you know what the standard procedure is to obtain the sporting license?

For Australian nationality pilots, your sporting licence number is your HGFA membership number. For foreign nationality pilots, your sporting licence number is whatever is printed on your physical sporting licence card. Australian nationality pilots do not need the physical card for Australian comps.

Q: Is insurance included with a short term HGFA membership?

A: Yes, 3rd party insurance is part of the short term HGFA membership. Your own personal insurance; travel, medical, ambulance etc is your own resposability.

Q: Is a FAI sporting licence mandatory?

A: Yes pilots competing in category 2 and category 1 competitions must hold a valid FAI Sporting License.

The procedure for Australian pilots has changed.
Australian pilots get a free Sporting Licence using the FAI Sporting Licence link in the HGFA Member's Area:
Go to
select Member Login / Sign in (enter email and password)
select Member's Menu / FAI Sporting Licence
select (tick box to accept) / Apply for my Sporting Licence

Q: My FAI sporting licence will expire during the competition. Will it be ok to fly with my 2014 FAI sporting licence.

A: You should have your National Aero Club provide a statement, sent to you by email or fax that you own a valid 2014 FAI sporting licence. The statement will need to be supplied to the Forbes Flatlands organisation before the end of the competition.

Q: Do I need an VHF Rating and equipment?

A: Yes you will. We will not be applying for an exemption this year.

Q: Will free flying be allowed during the Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championships.

A: Yes free flying is allowed during the Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding Championships.
All free flyers must be members of the HGFA and must show membership status, sign Moyes waiver and be aerotow endorsed. Free flying is allowed in the morning before the task up until 1 hour before launch opens and also 30 minutes after the last pilot has launched. Free flyers will not be allowed to fly the task course.
Free flying tows will be $30 per tow and are to be paid in advance at the hangar.
Launch for free flying will start from in front of the Dragonfly hangar and not on the Championship launch area.
Please email Vicki at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest to free fly with requested free flying dates.