A guide to hang gliding and paragliding flying sites.

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Please note:

  • 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.
  • Due to the changing nature of weather conditions, land, land owners, stock, site restrictions, airspace changes, etc., site guide information MUST be verified with the administrating club before flying.
  • Prior to first flights, pilots should contact administrating club for site rules, protocols and hazards. Refer also HGFA ops manual 4.2.3 (f): "Visiting pilots MUST ensure they are properly briefed on local requirements and conditions. Proof of HGFA membership, Log books, (VHF endorsement and radio operations if required) should be produced on request by an Instructor, Safety Officer, or Duty Pilot of the HGFA."
  • Pilots must be current members of the HGFA (including visiting international pilots) to legally fly in Australia.
  • Pilots must have suitable qualifications, skills and experience for sites they fly.
  • Always use your own judgement when deciding where and how to fly.

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.