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.
Sandy Thomson – 0419 250 220
Jan Smith (SSO) – 0438 876 926
Sandy Thomson (SSO) – 0419 250 220
Irv Evans – 0432 273 499
Glen Nepia (Club President) – 0409 458 139
Jayden Polidano – 0432 146 167
Daniel Meintjes – 0420 593 719
Here's a list of some of the mid north coast flying sites:
To find the location of launches and landing areas download the kmz file and upload it into google earth and you will have all the locations at your fingertips.
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.
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.
Indian head SE
A good SE novice site. Easy takeoff with beach below.
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.
A good size set of dunes suitable for s spring Southeaster.
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.
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.
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
Crescent Head SE
A miniature stanwell park type of headland. Awesome smooth lift.
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.
SSO Paragliding Lindsay Wooten 0427 210 993
SSO Hangliding Andrew Polidano 0428 666 843