SYDNEY PARAGLIDING & HANGGLIDING CLUB

This club flies the sites of the Northern Beaches of Sydney. A 45minute drive from the Sydney CBD. With plenty of coastal flying sites for both hanggliders & paragliders.

The Sydney Paragliding & Hang Gliding Club fly and manage some of the most scenic and easily accessible coastal flying sites in Australia - along the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Come to one of our meetings to meet other local pilots and learn more about 'free flying'. We meet at the Harbord Bowls club on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm, where we discuss the latest learnings, developments and equipment in 'free flying'.

If you are intending to fly one of our sites for the first time, please contact a safety officer. The club has many safety officers and you will often find one on the hill or in the air. New and visiting pilots must contact a member of the club and become familiar with the rules before flying sites.

Meetings
Club meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month (except for January) from 7pm onwards at the Harboard Bowling Club, located on Bennett St, Freshwater; access via Stirgess Avenue.

 

Contacts:

Senior Safety Officer - PG
Martin Joyce    0411 407 974    cemjoy@gmail.com
                
Senior Safety Officer - HG
Rohan Taylor    0425 268 080    rohantaylor@yahoo.com

Paragliding Safety Officers    

 Mona Vale headland

Mona Vale headland

  • Greg Hurst    0417 908 496    greg@sydneyparagliding.com.au
  • Doug Hazell    0433 296 576    doug_hazell@yahoo.com.au
  • James Mills    0411 078 775    james@jamesmills.com.au
  • Gareth Carter    0419 609 574    redfrogs.0.0.0@gmail.com
  •  Stephen Keenlyside    0417 215 879     
  •  Chris Kiely    0412 210 345    ckiely@ymail.com
  •   Roger Stanford    0424 307 047     
  •   Georges Magnan     0412 062 602    georges.magnan@gmail.com

Local paragliding instructor:     

Greg Hurst    0417 908 496    greg@sydneyparagliding.com.au

flying sites
PG & HG Novice Sites
http://www.flysydney.com.au/pages/flying-sites-list

Cooks Terrace - This is a great fun novice site that is very popular due to the large grass park and non-metered parking right next to the site. Check out the paragliding and hang gliding site guides for more details.


Long Reef (NE) - This is a good novice site to build up your hours with easy ridge soaring and great views North to Whale Beach. Take care on Summer days as the sea breeze will nearly always strengthen. Check out the paragliding and hang gliding site guides for more details.


Long Reef (SE) - This is a good novice site to build up your hours with easy ridge soaring and great views down to Manly. Check out the paragliding and hang gliding site guides for more details.
PG & HG Intermediate Sites

Newport - This intermediate site is in two halves, the section below the road, and the much larger section hill above. Check out the paragliding and hang gliding site guides for more details.
Mona Vale - A deceptive intermediate site, quite small and effected by compression. However popular with hangliders who in easterly breezes fly around the corner into Bungan. Check out the paragliding and hang gliding site guides for more details.


Warriewood - An enjoyable intermediate site that allows pilots to perform 360's and other manoeuvres. Check out the paragliding and hang gliding site guides for more details.


Turimetta - A tricky intermediate site with a lot of changes in direction of the cliff face. Check out the paragliding and hand gliding site guides for more details.


SYDNEY HANG GLIDING CLUB

This club fly all around Sydney and have been known to fly the sand dunes whenever there'e a stiff strong breeze. They don't have any sites that they formally manage or fly at. They are however masters at flying centimetres off the deck. We call it dune flying or dune gooning and it's a real buzz.

contact:

http://sydneyhangglidingclub.org.au

The Sydney Hang Gliding Club meets at Juniors in Maroubra Junction on the third Wednesday of each month.
Venue: Juniors at the Junction
Meeting time: 8pm      (7pm for eats and drinks: menu) Meeting date: third Wednesday of each month
Address: Juniors at the Corner of Haig Street and Anzac Parade, Maroubra Junction

 


NORTHERN BEACHES HANG GLIDING CLUB

A group of committed hangies who chase any wind blowing on the northern beaches their site's include anything and everything from Dee WHy up to Palm Beach of the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Hanggliding has a long and proud history on the northern beaches of Sydney. One only needs to look at some of the photos to see how long hanggliders have been flying there.

 

contact:

NBHGC.secretary@gmail.com

web:

https://www.revolutionise.com.au/nbhgc

 the great northern beaches hanggliding club

the great northern beaches hanggliding club

 how they flew long reef in the 70's

how they flew long reef in the 70's

 warriewood launch - looks simple but is a very tricky launch with a long way to glide to the beach from so low

warriewood launch - looks simple but is a very tricky launch with a long way to glide to the beach from so low

 flying the sunset near palm bach

flying the sunset near palm bach

 high above the landing zone at longreef

high above the landing zone at longreef

 flying at mona vale

flying at mona vale

 flying at mona vale

flying at mona vale

 looking back down to the newport launch

looking back down to the newport launch

 looking back down at launch at newport

looking back down at launch at newport

 graham herbert playing around near the landing zone at long reef

graham herbert playing around near the landing zone at long reef

 longreef

longreef