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Summit XC3

Here’s some words from UP… I can’t wait to find out more! “When we first introduced the Trango XC2, after having certified it to EN C standards, we frankly thought the life of the Summit series wings was over. Boy were we wrong! Although the Trango XC2 is a very accessible wing it has turned […]

3 More XC Courses announced…

Two courses are already planned: 9th/10th/16th/17th November in Wanaka and 26th-30th December in Nelson. To keep the ball rolling, I’m finalising dates for the following courses: Wanaka, early January. Nelson, mid January. Central North Island, mid February. Check out our XC course details page for more information.

Nelson XC Course – December 2013

Not everyone can make it to Wanaka for two consecutive weekends. In order to keep everyone happy, I’ve added a Nelson XC course to the schedule in December! Check out our XC courses page for more info, or send me an email.  

1st 2013 XC Course Announced

When: 4 day course. 9th and 10th┬áNovember 2013 and the two best looking days from the 16th, 17th, 23th and 24th November. Where: Wanaka, NZ. Who: Targeted towards relatively new cross country pilots. Minimum 4 people, maximum 5. Cost: $475 per person. Included: Combination of practical and theoretical components, including equipment and preparation, weather forecasting, […]

UP Trango X-Light2

Straight from UP: The Trango X-Light 2 is based on the Trango XC2 and is manufactured in three certified sizes. The S is certified EN C, while the S/M and the M size are both certified EN D, and have substantially longer speedbar travel, resulting in an increased top speed of 5-7km/h compared to the […]

Spring Time Challenge

Now we’ve got the shortest day out of the way, I’m ready to get excited about spring flying! So, to get everyone else excited, I’m offering a $100 discount off a Flymaster GPS, NAV or LIVE to the first person who flies a cross country of over 20km, on a UP glider, in NZ. It’d […]