Australian National Hang Gliding Championships 2014

  • Forbes: One of the World's Best Hang Gliding Sites
    Forbes offers some of the most consistent hang gliding weather in the world. Smooth fat thermals, high cloudbase (up to 14,000feet) and hundreds of kilometres of uninterrupted terrain means that pilots are virtually guaranteed a non-stop competition. The past 4 years have seen the pilots fly a total of over 4600km with an average of 25-45 airtime per competition! Last year the organisers set the longest task ever in Forbes – 310km to Hay – the conditions that day were so good that almost half of the pilots flew the full distance!
  • Hang Gliding Pre-Worlds Forbes 2012 - What it takes to win!
    Registration for the Hang Gliding Pre-Worlds opened in July and already the pilots are signing up to be a part of it. Over one hundred pilots, plus entourage are expected to arrive late December this year to join in the competition to become the 2012 Pre Worlds Hang Gliding Champion.
  • World Hang Gliding Championships to be held in Forbes 2013!!
    The Sydney Hang Gliding Club has been hosting hang gliding competitions at Forbes for the past 5 years consecutively.
    Earlier this year we won bid to host the World Hang Gliding Championships in January 2013.


Forbes Flatlands - practice day (2011/12)
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Forbes - one of the most suitable places on the continent for hanggliding XCountry flying. World Hanggliding Championsship will be held there in January 2013.
Here are some emotions from a training day. Footage is filmed by Gerolf Heinrichs and Lukas Bader, the interview is made with Vicki Cain, the organiser of the hanggliding worlds. Enjoy.


Forbes 2012 last day

Forbes 2012 pre-worlds hang gliding championships. Point of view from the ground crew. This was task 8 on 14 January. 100 pilots flew 80,000 km and 4000 hours over the 8 tasks. 1500 launches. (Video : by Bruce Wynne)


Slide show of the 2010 Competition


A video about Forbes and hang gliding. Originally created for use in the bid to host the world championships in 2011.