The Newcastle Hang Gliding Club is now running 3 hang gliding competitions and this website is were you can enter each competition and follow the results.

You may want to add these dates to your calendar;

HGFA Waiver

It is a condition of entry into any NHGC competition that the entrant must be a member of the HGFA and as such have signed the HGFA waiver.

GPSDump for Android

Stuart McElroy has GPSDump working on his Android phone and is able to download a tracklog from his GPS and upload to the web. Here is his description.

[Site Update] Scoring

You were sent a group email from http://wow.asn.au/comps/.


Starting with WOW the NHGC is trialling, and hopefully moving to, online
scoring. What this means for you is that you will need to learn how to
download your tracklog from your device and upload it to a webpage.

Check the website, wow.asn.au, over the next week as I will be posting some
instructional videos.

I strongly recommend you have a backup GPS. The earlier Garmin 72 and
higher is relatively cheap and pretty much bullet proof. I put mine in a
side pocket of my harness and it works fine.

Mobile Coverage Maps

Mobile phone communications are going to be essential during the comp so make yourself familiar with the coverage maps.

WOW! Pilots and Teams

We are heading towards 20 pilots. That's 5 teams. Get your team details on the WOW pilots page.

Use the support form to let us know the name of your team and who's in it. You can also let us know if you are looking to get into a team or if your team needs more pilots.

There is a trophy for the highest scoring team.

Purchase Entry
Pilots and Teams

A short video from the PRE-WOW

A short video of flying from the airfield, flying with one of the locals eagles, a bit of a country view and an outlanding.

WOW! Flying With Eagles

This is a short video of Dustan's flight when an eagle tried to join him for the ride.

[Site Update] WOW Update

You were sent a group email from http://wow.asn.au/comps/.

Hi Everyone,

You are receiving this email because you registered on the NHGC
competitions website. I will try to keep these emails to as few as

As you probably read on the website we had a great long weekend at the
Wellington Airstrip. The "Terminal" will make a fine HQ and
everything else is falling into place. The WOW committee is meeting weekly
now that we have just 3 weeks to go.

Please note that there will be a late fee after Oct.

Pre WOW is a success

Everyone had a good time at pre WOW. So much so we all vowed to do it again next year.
Operations went smoothly and there were many happy pilots each day including Pete and Ian who were doing the towing.
On the Saturday to spite stable conditions Mark, Allan, Fred, Dustan and Rorry stayed up for most of the day just getting acquainted with the area around the strip.


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