get more people flying.
better & safer
get more people flying.
better & safer
Simply put, we want to get more people into our great sport of flying, whilst helping them get better and safer at flying. We do this by providing funding assistance to training courses, competitions and site improvements and maintenance.
“The NSWHPA will implement policies and programs defined by the HGFA and to promote the sport through competitions, fly-ins, participation rallies and training facilities to benefit NSW pilots in accordance with the HGFA Operations Manual and with the approval of the relevant State and Federal instrumentalities and land owners.
The NSWHPA also aims to encourage more pilots to take up the sport through marketing, publicity and public exhibitions.”
NSWHPA will financially support NSW based clubs to help those clubs meet the requirements of improved pilot safety through training programs, access to flying sites and other pilot related programs.
NSWHPA will support competitions which allow pilots to improve their flying skills and learn from more experienced pilots.
NSWHPA will support NSW clubs to grow the sport across all disciplines, improve safety and pilot education.
NSWHPA will support NSW clubs to encourage community awareness and participation in the sport
making nsw a better place to fly
making nsw a better place to fly
Once a month a bunch of 9 pilots (the NSWHPA executive committee) get together to go over projects that are helping to make NSW a better place to fly for it's pilots.
This might be administering funds to a club who need financial help in maintaining a flying site. It might be helping create a flying and landing rights agreement with a landowner and club. Or it could be looking at ways to develop news sites or improve on existing ones with a local flying club. Not to mention applying for funding grants and helping to promote the sport just to name a few.
Our committee volunteer their precious time not just at these committee meetings but throughout the month in enabling all of these tasks and projects come to fruition.
Our activities include:
Funding flying site maintenance
Funding flying site improvements
Funding new flying site developments
Applying for state government grants
Developing and administering funding guidelines for NSW pilots
Developing flying/ landing right of use agreements
Lodging and acquiring NSW National park consents
Assessing and funding appropriate flying safety programs for NSW pilots
Assessing and funding competitions for NSW pilots
Assisting NSW clubs become affiliated with the HGFA and meet the NSW Department of Fair Trading requirements for an Incorporated Association
Assisting NSW clubs govern and administer themselves
NSWHPA has currently adopted the Model Constitution under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 as issued by the NSW Department of Fair Trading. As part of our current governance audit, the CoM is considering putting to the membership some changes to our constitution which better reflect our operating processes and our relationship with the HGFA. Keep a lookout for these developments.
To access the latest Annual General Meeting minutes, the NSWHPA constitution, or our Funding guidelines simply click on the relevant box to find out more or to acquire a download.
Here's the list of 9 pilots in 2018/19, helping make NSW a better place to fly for all of our NSWHPA members.
President - Ralf Gittfried
Vice president - John Harriott
Treasurer - Melody Braithwaite
Secretary - Michael Stott
HGFA Liason officer - Philip de la Hunty
Committee member - Royce Allenson
Committee member - Mattew Te Hira
Committee member - Anthony Redford
Committee member - Julian Belmonte
We are here to help, so if you need to get in contact with any of the committee, either because you’re a little bit stuck on a form or you can’t find something please get in contact with one of the team and we’ll do our best to help out.
You can send the committee an email via: firstname.lastname@example.org
We usually meet on the second Wednesday of every month - the venue when used is North Ryde RSL at 7:00pm more recently the meetings have been conducted using a teleconferencing system, that saves time and money.
For years there’s been a stack of NSW pilots spending their precious spare time hanging out with other crusty pilots helping to gain funding from sporting bodies such as the NSW Department of sport and recreation. At the same time they’ve been in the trenches with our best friends of NSW National Parks Association helping to keep sites flyable and looking at ways to help keep competitions afloat and help to maintain and develop our flying sites.
In short they are a little bit demented to volunteer their time to do this, but when you love a sport that much, people do some crazy things.
We wanted to give a ‘shout out’ to some of those crusty pilots who have been on the committees for the last few years, who were meeting in dark dingy places while you guys were living it up at home in front of the TV.
NSWHPA Policies & Guidelines
We have a number of policies that keep us in line and set our operating rules. Here you'll find a number of them that may give you more insight into how we operate.
Other Useful Documents
Below are other documents which guide how we do things and provide useful information to Clubs and members.
It makes sense to become an affiliated HGFA club. The number one reason is that your club executive is covered by the HGFA Professional Indemnity Insurance, and the second is for being able to receive funding from us. There's a few things that you need to do get affiliated with the HGFA and then join the NSWHPA community. The summary below tells you how and we also have a very simple flowchart that takes you through it step by step. You'll also find all the forms that you need to download and complete.
Incorporated Association obligations
1. As an incorporated association in NSW, the Department of Fair Trading requires that the club hold its Annual General Meeting within 6 months of the end of financial year and then lodge its A12 Form Annual Summary of Financial Affairs, to the Department within one month of your AGM. That means the absolute deadline for following this process is 31 January.
2. The HGFA requires that you submit your AFF-03 Form, Club Affiliation Application/Renewal & Annual Report, with the newly elected Club Officers and attach to this form your completed Department of Fair Trading A12 Form and your Annual Report (President’s and/or Treasurer’s Report). You can send these documents to the NSWHPA (email@example.com) who collects and forwards these to the HGFA. Our suggestion would be to send these forms at the same time you are submitting your A12 Form as in point 1 above. For your information, the HGFA AFF-02 form contains some useful information about HGFA Affiliation and other matters.
The HGFA also requires that you attach a copy of your constitution if you are a new club seeking HGFA Affiliation. If you are unsure of what to do about your club’s constitution please ask your NSWHPA contact for assistance (see attached list).
3. The NSWHPA requires that you also complete the NSWHPA Declaration form. We use the information on this form to update your contact details, the newly elected officer’s details and the clubs bank account details. Our suggestion would be to send this form at the same time you are submitting your forms in point 2 above.