Paragliding Rules version 21 - protest uphelp and rule change rejected.

The PCC has received significant objection to the changes to the rules proposed in Rules v21 and therefore this rule change has been rejected.

Paragliding Competition Rules - change to NZPRS / WPRS formula - pending.

The paragliding competition rules have been updated to version 21.

The only change is to section which reduces the number of NZPRS points that are available to pilots for flying nominated overseas FAI sanction competitions.

This rules are available for comment/objection until 22nd September 2018, at which point they will become official.

You can download them here.

New Zealand Paragliding Nationals -Nelson 2019


The location and dates of next years paragliding Nationals have just been finalised.

Hamish Barker, supported by the Tasman Club, is directing and conducting the New Zealand National Paragliding competition to be held in Nelson from the 3rd February - 9th February, 2019.
This will be an FAI Cat2 sanctioned event and is open to just 80 pilots.

On site registration, compulsory briefing and a practice day are on the 2nd February.

Nelson is a fantastic and spectacular place to fly. The primary launches are at: Barnicoat, Takaka, Inwoods Lookout, Mt Murchison, Havelock, Canvastown, Tapawera and Sherry River.

There is a wealth of extra curricula activities for those non-flying days and for families.

Cost: $200 prior to 1st December 2018 and $225 there-after.

Stay tuned to Airtribune for online registration and further information

Soliciting bids to organise next PGOpen round(s)

The Paragliding Competition Committee is soliciting bids from anyone keen to organise the next round(s) of the PG Open, which form our National Paragliding Championship.

The rules allow for two rounds of the PG Open in the 2018/19 Season.

Please get in touch with the PCC on

Waikato regional paragliding competition this weekend

The weather is looking great and we think there might be one or two pilots left in the North island so why not run a quick comp to end the year. Paeroas will probably be the site of choice but we'll make a final call on go or no go and which site to aim for on Thursday night. Waypoint files will be available for download from the competition download area soon or from Airtribune when we get it set up. Scoring will use airscore .