A guide to hang gliding and paragliding flying sites.

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Please note:

  • This guide is recommended for use by clubs & flying site administrators, and endorsed by the HGFA Committee of Management, however;
  • You use this guide at your own risk.
  • Neither State or Regional Associations, nor HGFA are responsible for how you use the information in this guide.
  • Although access to almost all sites is freely available to HGFA pilots, some sites have retention & development costs and users may be required to join the site administering club before use.
  • For the purposes of HGFA specified flight check/examination requirements, any launch site listed within this guide, and appropriately rated by the site administering club or authority, is considered a Classified or Gazetted site.

Management of flying sites is everyone's responsibility - Pilots need to 'fly neighbourly'.

  • Treat land owners well, without their goodwill we can't fly; if they give assistance, pay for it; Be their friends and they will be yours, don't take them for granted. Provide landowners with signed waivers where required.
  • Close gates immediately behind you, the rule is if you open it you close it; if there is more than one car you close it behind all of them, at the next gate somebody else does it all for you.
  • Do not be the cause of any grass or bush fire.
  • No smoking on launch sites or in landing areas.
  • Report fire outbreaks to CFA via UHF radio, VHF radio or telephone.
  • Red streamers must be displayed by 'Supervised' rated pilots.
  • Do not take vehicles into paddocks, walk in.
  • Keep vehicle speeds reasonable and remember to minimise dust.
  • Do not land where permission has been denied by the owner or in other prohibited areas.
  • Do not climb over fences - use the gates.
  • Take your litter home.
  • Do not overfly prohibited areas.
  • Do not land in stocked or cropped paddocks.
  • Be aware of transmission of stock or fauna disease, especially if landing on farms.
  • Minimise any environmental damage, be particularly careful with inadvertent transplant of seeds.
  • Beware power lines - they may be strung between tree lines; they are located near most buildings.
  • Limit the number of vehicles using access roads where possible.

Remember public relations, treat all the public well, inform them of your sport and encourage their interest.