Curt Warren's blog

Proud Firefighter

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Curt and Louise Warren with kids

After eight months of application tests and training, I have finally graduated today from the firefighting college in Sydney.  What an amazing experience of meeting wonderful people, and learning so many new skills.  I'm looking forward to putting it all together and serve our community.

I'm incredibly grateful (I have lost count of the how many massages I owe her) to my wife, Louise, for her extra support since it all began in April.   I came back a day early (sick) from the Dalby Big Air Comp, and started studying for the first phase of the application process.   After five more phases, and four months later,

XC FLIGHT from Cambewarra Lookout into the Southern Highlands

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Rohan Taylor and NIls Vesk after an unforgettable flight


Flying over the waterfalls of Kangaroo Valley

Early this spring (27/9/14), Sydney hang glider pilots Rohan Taylor and Nils Vesk flew an incredibly scenic XC flight from the Cambewarra Lookout (near Nowra) to Mittagong, in the Southern Highlands.

This would have been an unreal flight, that these two dedicated pilots will never forget. Check out Rohan's story:

 


Tasmania, here we come!

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Tasmania Hang Gliding Drifter Tour

Our Tasmania hang gliding Drifter Tour is now booked out!  -and we have a dream-team going! 
We've recetnly decided on ONE tour, but a bit longer.
So....8 pilots for nine days!

The "new" Toyota Troop Carrier is currently under surgery getting modifications to be ready for the trip...

PRECAUTIONARY RECALL AustriAlpin Steel Carabiner DELTA

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Bought a harness/carabiner in the past two years? Please see the Moyes Newsletter sent today:

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A potential defect have been advised by  the supplier of the ‘Delta’ carabiner that we use on all of our harnesses.


From our records we have identified to have purchased the ‘Delta’ carabiner dating from 26th February, 2013 to date.


Win our Fly & Camp Beach Holiday

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Buy any new hang glider and enter to win a flying beach holiday!

Here's a chance for either a Sydney or a non-local pilot to use our glider, car, tent and surfboard for 6 days, here in paradise!  This will also include local site guidance, if needed, at our nearby flying sites.

Roadtrip: Stanwell Park Hang Gliding Club pilots head WEST

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Sunset Hang Gliding in a Big Sky: Guy Allison, of Taree, on final approach

Hang Gliding Beach Bums go Bush

Check out the photos and see what we got UP to this Tuesday, Wedneday, and Thursday....

Life is about living!  This week, five hang glider pilots ditched work, and invested their time and money, heading 450 km west to gain some new hang gliding skills, and it's alreay paid back.  Besides learning to aerotow hang gliders, the entire crew got to seek, catch, and soar the famous Forbes thermals.

Josh Woods, who was surfing cloudbase for the last two days of the course, said he "will never look at

The Gulgong Aeropark is up for sale

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In the moment

Last week we flew again at the Gulgong Aeropark (NSW),  where we had some fabulous flying and camping again.  I love the clear star-lit nights out there.  On our morning of departure, the owner, Ian Harris, dropped a bomb:  and told us that he needs to sell the airstrip due to a break-up of the club/corporation and he won't be able to afford to buy back the remaining "shares" of the Aeropark.

Gulgong Aeropark building prototype Hydraulic Pay-in Winch

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Ian Harris owner of Gulgong Aeropark is spending some late nights in the workshop lately, and working on a prototype for a Pay-In (Stationary) Winch for hang gliding and paragliding.  Ian wants pilots to have options when there isn't an tow plane and/or tug-pilot available.

Hinterlands Drifter Tour 2012

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"Looks good, you go first"

Finally, the write-UP, photos and hang gliding video below:
(I suggest using the slide-show feature when viewing the photos.  -Awesome.)

1st Place! 2012 Brasilia SuperRace

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1: Winning the 2012 Brasilia Hang Gliding SuperRace

The 2012 Brasilia Hang Gliding Comp is now over after seven days of racing!  We all had an amazing time.  65 hang glider pilots from around the world flew all seven days of the comp, with unbelievable conditions, and not one injury.

Winning Brasilia is a huge milestone for me, as it's my favorite comp.  This was my fourth time to this hang gliding comp, but it had been already nine years since my last trip here, which was the 2003 World Champs.

I'm now hopping onto an airplane to head back home to Stanwell Park, Australia.  It's been a flying trip of a lifetime.

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