A guide to hang gliding and paragliding flying sites.

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Please note:

  • Due to the changing nature of weather conditions, land, land owners, site restrictions, airspace, etc. it is not reasonably practicable to keep the HGFA Site Guide ("Site Guide") up to date and accurate at all times. The Site Guide should therefore be considered out of date and all information checked by you before flying.
  • The information in the Site Guide is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current, complete or accurate. The VHPA, HGFA and contributors to the Site Guide assume no responsibility for persons relying on the information contained within it.
  • You must always use your own judgement when deciding to fly. The decision to fly is yours alone and you do so at your own risk and responsibility.
  • You must be a current member of the HGFA (including visiting international pilots) to legally fly within Australia.
  • You must have suitable qualifications, skills and experience for sites you 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.