MID NORTH COAST FLYERS

Visiting Pilots and Pilots new to the Laurieton AND  PORT MACQUARIE area

The mid north coast has a host of great flying sites well over a dozen great flying sites including both coastal and inland flying sites.

One of the Club's aims is to help foster good airmanship and help new pilots move from the School environment to the Club environment. If you are a new pilot, please contact a Safety Officer or a Committee Member from the list below, and we will be more than happy to let you know when we are meeting next, and who might be around to help you into the air.  There are links on the MNCF website that provide important information about launch and landing paddocks.

 

Mid north Coast Flyers

  • Daniel Rose             President                                       0411 897 255
  • Murray Dawes        Vice President                              0487 177 928

  • Phil Searle                Secretary                                       0418 448 645

  • Chris Rogers            Senior Safety Officer                 0407 918 099

  • David Wainwright  Senior Safety Officer                 0429 844 961

  • Simon Houston       Safety Officer (Paragliding)    0413 825 757

  • Brooke Whatnall     Safety Officer (Paragliding)    0415 316 613

  • Scott Collier              Safety Officer (Hang Gliding) TBA

Email: president@midnorthcoastflyers.com.au

http://www.midnorthcoastflyers.com.au

on launch at north brother with the township of Laurieton below

on launch at north brother with the township of Laurieton below

Here's a list of some of the mid north coast flying sites;

Seal Rocks NE
A perfect spot for a floater.  The launch is a grassy park opposite the shop in Seal rocks. from here you can hop over the back onto bigger hills and cruise up the coast toward smiths lake and back.

Booti Booti - pacific palms NE
Probably the best NE coastal site in NSW. A spectacular headland with some of the best surf beaches for a morning dip. Fly down toward seal rocks if you need a cross country feel.  A key and 4x4 is required. 

Nellies SW
An awesome inland site that provides some of the most enjoyable winter and spring flying relatively close to the coast.  Absolutely fantastic when a weak seabreeze and westerly are doing battle.  Flights back to the coast are very enjoyable.

Looking back at Nellies launch

Looking back at Nellies launch

View from Nellies launch

View from Nellies launch

Indian head SE
A good SE novice site.  Easy takeoff with beach below. 

Middle Brother SE launch

Middle Brother SE launch

Middle brother SW & SE
One of the main launches in the area.  The SE launch has a ramp and the SW has an earth mound.  Common to have a flight north toward Kempsey or to a local beach from here.  (VHF radio is required)


North Brother NE
The best known and premier site of the region.  Great flying early in the day before the Seabreeze comes in.
(VHF radio is required)

Grants Head SE
A fun little coastal site with easy top landing.  Ideal for an afternoon play in a floater.

Lighthouse Dunes
A good size set of dunes suitable for s spring Southeaster.

North Brother NE

North Brother NE

Yarras

Yarras

Harrys lookout

Harrys lookout

Harrys Lookout E
A lookout above shelly beach in Port Macquarie.  Great for a quick fix .  If the direction is right a trip south to the lighthouse and back is easy when flying something with a little performance.
A Key is required for the gate.

Yarras NE
A good inland hill with loads of potential.  It’s a little out of the way so does not get flown a great deal, but is certainly worth the effort.  Some big flights have been had from here.

Racecourse NE
Great fun if you like flying whilst rubbing your belly along the hill and landing wherever you like.  Very smooth lift on this grassy headland

Racecourse

Racecourse

Crescent Head SE
A miniature stanwell park type of headland.  Awesome smooth lift.

Crescent head

Crescent head

Crescent head

Crescent head

Nambucca heads - looking back at launch

Nambucca heads - looking back at launch

Nambucca heads NE
A family friendly coastal NE launch is located 100m north of the pet friendly caravan park.  Easy flights up and down the headlands.


Northern Rivers Hangliding and Paragliding Club

Welcome to the Northern Rivers Hang Gliding and Paragliding club, we are located in Northern New South Wales in Australia. You must not fly in this area before finding out the rules by contacting one of the local board or one of the club members. Our sites are small and sensitive flying them without following guidelines may cause us to lose one of the few sites we have.

Northern Rivers Hangliding and Paragliding Club

  • SSO Paragliding       Lindsay Wooten           0427 210 993
  • SSO Hangliding        Andrew Polidano         0428 666 843

Email: nrhgpgc@gmail.com

http://www.nrhgpc.info/index.html

looking from the lennox head launch

looking from the lennox head launch

lennox head

lennox head

above lennox

above lennox

byron ramp

byron ramp

byron

byron

byron hinterland

byron hinterland