Information zum Fliegen in Neuseeland:
in Neuseeland mit Paraglider oder Paramotoren ist nicht so einfach. Man braucht
dazu einen Neuseeländischen Paraglider-Schein!
mich nicht was das ist! Die offizielle Seite vom Paraglider Verband ist
for foreign Pilots:
operating in New Zealand you must hold a New Zealand Paraglider pilot
ask me what it means!
Note: the official site of the paraglider authority is not up to date!
For more information asked:
Mr. Rex Kenny
Manager Sport & Recreation
Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Visitors to New Zealand
Civil Aviation Authority regulations require that all hang glider and
paraglider pilots must be members of the NZHGPA.
This also applies to overseas visiting pilots. Visiting pilots can purchase a
NZHGPA visiting pilot membership which lasts for four months.
hang gliding school.
Air space regulations
Many of our sites are subject to airspace restrictions. Please check with
local pilots before flying.
Are not published on this site, please contact the
local club before flying.
Working in New Zealand (as a tandem pilot or instructor)
Pilots intending to work as instructors or tandem pilots in New Zealand should
note the following:
hang gliding or paragliding training manager
to be assessed, there is a
fee for this process. Instructors must be
able to demonstrate a good command of the English language.
Pilots should be prepared to present proof of their rating, their log book
and current membership.
A visual flight rules exam must be completed by all pilots, the
study guide and
are available on-line.
Foreign pilots must have completed a first aid course within the last 24
months and the first aid certificate must be produced as evidence.
All paragliders and hang gliders must have a current warrant of fitness
issued by the local club safety officer or
All tandem flights in New Zealand must be carried out with a tandem
reserve parachute fitted and paragliding passengers must have a back protector
fitted to their harness. The minimum standard of back protection is specified
here (Typically the
minimum protection is 17cm air/foam).
- Pilots must hold instructor or tandem pilot ratings issued by the NZHGPA.
Pilots may apply to convert their home country rating to a NZHGPA rating.
Pilots applying to have their home ratings converted to NZHGPA ratings should
apply to the
We are all dependent on good relations with the farmers who own the land we
fly on. Here are some guideleines to ensure that you and other pilots will be
able to continue to fly:
- ALWAYS CHECK with local pilots before flying at new sites.
- ALWAYS ASK PERMISSION to fly unless you are absolutely certain that the
owner allows use of the site without asking.
- CHECK AGAIN at springtime as most farms have pregnant and newborn stock
that can easlily be frightened and injured.
- DO NOT show displeasure or abuse an owner if permission is refused. This
could hamper getting permission in the future.
- ALWAYS GET PERMISSION to take a vehicle onto a property. Ensure that
vehicles without gliders are not taken onto the property. Put all gliders on
one car rather than have a convoy crossing the property. If stock is nearby,
- LEAVE GATES as you find them, Gates may be closed to keep stock in or open
to allow stock to feed. Ensure that all pilots and drivers understand.
- USES STILES and gates where ever possible, if you need to cross a fence,
cross at a post or strainer post.
- AVOID hay standing or cut unless permission has been given to cross it.
- AVOID landing in paddock containing crops or stock. Carefully move off
crops to avoid damage.
- DO NOT LIGHT FIRES at any times.
- DO NOT TAKE DOGS on to farms or property.
- DO NOT SMOKE during fire risk times.
- DO NOT disturb plants or machinery, move around it.
- LEAVE NO RUBBISH.