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Vector articles

Taking off in a hang glider

TAKING OFF IN A HANG GLIDER OR PARAGLIDER

Hang gliding and paragliding ‘wings’ are increasingly populating New Zealand’s skies. If you fancy a go, here are the safety – and other – considerations, of taking off in foot-launched, free flight.

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Photo of North Shore aerodrome

ANTICIPATE AND INTEGRATE AT NORTH SHORE

Understanding the needs of others at a busy mixed-use aerodrome like North Shore will go a long way to keeping you and others safe.

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Photo of ground handler

EXTRA EYES

A couple of occurrences last year serve as a good reminder of the importance ground handlers play in aviation safety.

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Hirternberg aircraft

HORROR IN A HIRTENBERG

A seasoned flier looks back on a teenage flight that could have ended his life.

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IA holder reviewing airworthiness

ALL ABOUT IA HOLDERS

When it comes to your review of airworthiness, the IA holder plays an integral role.

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Pied Stilt birds

ON WATCH FOR WILDLIFE

Wildlife refuge areas are not marked on aeronautical charts, but the chance of a bird strike around them is much heightened.

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