People are joining and then emailing me to ask for plans. We do expect you to contribute to the community before being granted this option. I have added a section to the rules of the forum to cover this.

Full size flying in South NZ

General discussion on any topic which doesn't have a natural home on any of the other boards.
Post Reply
User avatar
Barry_Cole
Posts: 1331
Joined: 10 Mar 2015, 09:30
Location: Hampshire UK

Full size flying in South NZ

Post by Barry_Cole »

This from a Canadian mate. Flies full scale tugs and gliders. Just back from holiday in OZ and NZ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1LgiVP ... e=youtu.be

Way too scary for me...

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

BC

Jolly Roger
Posts: 318
Joined: 30 May 2015, 20:35
Location: Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire

Re: Full size flying in South NZ

Post by Jolly Roger »

So that's basically what I dream about. ;)

I went there in '97 hoping to hitch a ride but conditions were unflyable. To make matters worse, my retired neighbour goes every year and brings back photos. I am SO H A P P Y for him. :cry:

User avatar
Trevor
Posts: 100
Joined: 19 Jul 2016, 16:29
Location: Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Full size flying in South NZ

Post by Trevor »

I know those rising vario beeps are meant to be a source of reassurance but, when flying close to the mountains, they seemed to trigger the bit of my brain that deals with parking sensors, which had the opposite effect!

User avatar
Philkiteflyer
Posts: 68
Joined: 17 Mar 2015, 21:53
Location: Invercargill, NZ

Re: Full size flying in South NZ

Post by Philkiteflyer »

Jolly Roger wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 19:49
So that's basically what I dream about. ;)

I went there in '97 hoping to hitch a ride but conditions were unflyable. To make matters worse, my retired neighbour goes every year and brings back photos. I am SO H A P P Y for him. :cry:
Jealous much "Jolly Roger"? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Omarama is 4 1/2 hrs down the road from me. I have been there 3 times in my life. Last time was for an Aerotow event 2 years ago.
Great site.

Get there . . you won't regret it.

great video Barry.

Cheers
Phillip C
Invercargill
South Island
New Zealand. 8-)
"Keep it simple stupid"

User avatar
Antonia
Posts: 107
Joined: 17 Mar 2015, 22:30
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Full size flying in South NZ

Post by Antonia »

Wow.... Thanks for link Barry :D

I dreamt of doing mountain flying like that when I could fly, started on the apprenticeship at Talgarth, ridge bashing the Welsh uplands to progress to the Alps, but never happened sadly :(

Jilles
Posts: 187
Joined: 22 Mar 2015, 10:27
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: Full size flying in South NZ

Post by Jilles »

This Omarama filed is the same were every year during the Anzac day weekend there is a 3 day Scale model towing event. In general there are 20+ pilots. I have been there most years lately but this year it is not happening. Even for models the lift is everywhere and we had some waves as well.
No need to de-rig the models overnight. They were parked in the hangar between the full scales
Attachments
pic1.JPG
pic2.JPG

Post Reply