Illegal Radio Brands

Dear member pilots, Recently Radio Spectrum Management NZ (RSM) informed Southern Club that an official complaint had been filed by the Queenstown Tower regards to radio chatter interference from what sounded like paragliders on Coronet Peak. As a result of their investigation the RSM has found out, or heard that, members of the flying community are using BaofengContinue reading “Illegal Radio Brands”

Access to Canvastown, Inwoods Lookout and Sherry River sites

Hi all, This week I’ve been in communication with Mark Forward, a manager at OneFortyOne NZ (formerly Nelson Forests Ltd), and here is some news regarding the Inwoods Lookout, Canvastown and Sherry River flying sites.  1. For those members who are interested in flying from the launch sites that are on land owned and/or managed by OneFortyOne NZ, pleaseContinue reading “Access to Canvastown, Inwoods Lookout and Sherry River sites”

Airspace seminar

Dave Marriott is holding an Airspace meeting / tutorial. He will cover interpretation of ANC publications. At the Nelson Tasman hospice 331 Suffolk Road Stoke which is just down the road from Octopus Park. In the Cecily Saunders Education room! Tuesday evening November 10 at 7 p.m. for a couple of hours.

Club AGM

Hi All, Further to my previous email I can confirm that our club AGM will beheld on Tuesday 27th October at the Nelson Bowling Club (corner ofExaminer Street and Trafalgar Street), starting at 7.00pm. Anyone with agenda items is reminded to submit them without delay, please. Those wishing to be considered for a seat onContinue reading “Club AGM”


Hi All, I’ll be announcing the date and venue for our AGM shortly.  Please let me know if there are any agenda items that you’d like added. Cheers, Frog Twissell, THGPC Secretary Meanwhile for your wet-weekend delectation, here’s a rambling account of the NZHGPA AGM, which I had the privilege of attending recently as clubContinue reading “THGPC & NZHGPA AGMs”

COVID-19 Update

Hi all, I’m sure you all know by now that the Government announced last night that we will move to level 2 today Wed 12th Aug at 12pm and Auckland will move to level 3. Recreational flying is banned for Auckland Region under level 3. For the rest of New Zealand please follow the guidanceContinue reading “COVID-19 Update”

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