Watagans Mt Launches

By Karl | Sat, 04/07/2020 - 11:41

Saturday 4/72020
Today was the working bee at the new Watagan Mt launches . There were about 50 people
that turned up to carry out work to complete the launches , they came from from far
and wide to help out , we had pilots from Stanwell Park, Sydney,The central Coast,and the
Newcastle Area with rakes , shovels , chain saws and whipper snippers in hand . The launches
are now completed except for Signage which us under way . NHGC would love to thank all
who came to help , we are humbled by your support . We would like to thank all the Clubs also

NHGC INFO Corryong Cup 2021

By Karl | Mon, 29/06/2020 - 05:11

NHGC supports Western Victoria Hang Gliding Club in their running of
the Corryong Cup 2021 good luck with the event we hope it will be a great one .
Dates for the Corryong Cup 2021 is 10th to 16th of Jan 2021
Practice Day 9th of Jan 2021
This Comp is a great comp for novice to advanced pilots with plenty of mentoring
happening at Mt Elliott Corryong

Flying New Launches in the Watagans

By Karl | Sun, 21/06/2020 - 01:37

When the New Launches are completed they still will be rated advanced for Hangies and
PG rated Five for paragliders . These Ratings will be adjusted when the launches have been
Tested . We are also looking into bombout options for these Launches . please do not fly
these sites without contacting the NHGC
Call Hairy Karl For any Info 0412675293

June is end of club financial year as well

By arm | Sat, 06/06/2020 - 13:56

Meaning, Your Club Fees are due, Please don't use or try to use the paypal facility, or any other way on this site, it does not work yet :-(

Instead you can pay me or Jamie in cash and we will take care of it or do a direct deposit into our club bank account.

Newcastle Hang Gliding Club
Westpac bsb 032-087 Account number: 334471

As in previous years it is only $15.00

It is important that we have as many members as possible for several reasons, an obvious one is relevance when applying for grants. So please help out by paying your fees on time or early.

Thank you in advance

May 2020 Meeting Minutes

By arm | Tue, 02/06/2020 - 11:04

Newcastle Hang Gliding Club “Zoom” Meeting Minutes 27/05/2020

Present: Adriaan, Jamie, Ben, Royce, John Boy, Ian Ladyman, Frans, Paul Bowers, Allan McMillan, Brad Patfield, Steve Grattan, Craig Hand, Kyle, Dawson (from France!),
Last Minutes – accepted Craig, 2nd’d Royce
Business Arising from last meeting Minutes
Hickson Street close proximity exemption is not applicable, 25 meter exemption for other sites was applicable to roads adjoining these sites. Brett Coupland considered this a subject worthy of further discussion. However no immediate action will be needed


By arm | Wed, 13/05/2020 - 11:02

Hi All,
I have re-installed our picture gallery.

There seemed no way to do this gracefully so I have used brute force and reloaded all the pictures I could find manually.

There were a few named folders and I will contact you with your access details.

Everything not named has been sorted by year and added to the appropriate folder/User Gallery under my name.

If you want to claim ownership of any of these pictures please contact me.

Be Aware: These pictures can be viewed by everyone in the whole wide world, so please keep the material within accepted boundaries.

April 2020 Minutes

By arm | Thu, 30/04/2020 - 10:46

Newcastle Hang Gliding Club “Zoom” Meeting Minutes 29/4/2020

Present: Adriaan, Jamie, Ben, Royce, John Boy, Ian Ladyman, Brad Patfield, JOD, Adam, Frans, Paul Bowers, Allan McMillan, Donny Gardner.
Apologies: Rory Duncan
Last Minutes – accepted Brad, 2nd’d Ian.
Business Arising from last meeting Minutes
Signage for Hickson St Launch was described and displayed by Adriaan.
Note – You do not have to flip down the active sign if you’re the only pilot there.

N.P.W.S. Reopens Merewether to Pilots only

By arm | Sat, 18/04/2020 - 02:51

Hi All.
As I notified you all by SMS Kate from NPWS and I spoke a few days ago at which time she informed me that as a trial Merewether would be reopened to Pilots only from Thursday 16/04/2020. I spoke to her again yesterday and she assured me she would be putting up signs This morning 18/04/2020.
We will be monitored and if breaches are observed the site will be closed down again.
So whilst we can enjoy those southerlies again, please ensure you stick to the current regulations.

N.P.W.S Closes Merewether

By arm | Thu, 09/04/2020 - 05:59

Hi All

As many of you are already aware NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has taken several steps to ensure they are doing all they can to keep the public save from themselves.

The access road to Dudley beach is now closed, also Merewether T.O, Catho, Wybong Head. Please check out the link below for full closures.


Kind regards


Not Life As Usual

By arm | Sun, 29/03/2020 - 01:41

Hi all

Firstly I wish good health to all.

We are being asked to self isolate in these extraordinary times. My first thoughts when this was being asked was "well, flying must be a great way to socially isolate"
Of course it is not, simply by being out and about without a real necessity is increasing the risk to you and to others.

As president of the club I will try to give the right example and cease flying until the situation improves.

You will of course need to make up your own minds.

Kind Regards