East Coast Explorer

Task type: Coastal soaring

Difficulty: Intermediate

Launch sites and ratings:

Glover Park - PG2 + 60 hours / HG Advanced

North Head/Maungauika - PG2 + 20 hours / HG Intermediate

Fort Takapuna - PG2 + 30 hours / HG Intermediate

Takapuna Grammar - PG2 + 60 hours / HG Advanced

Kennedy Park - PG2 + 30 hours / HG Intermediate

Task distance: N/A

Description: Fly at any three of the five selected sites within the same day, with a minimum of 20 minutes airtime at each.

Skills required: Ability to confidently launch and fly at a variety of coastal sites, all of which have large pohutukawa trees and various other hazards to contend with.

Note: Because this is not a 'traditional' competition task where you have to fly around a set course, there may be some teething issues when submitting it via Highcloud. It is recommended that the tracklogs for each of the sites flown are saved and submitted as separate .igc files. The admin will then manually check them against the task requirements. If there are any issues with this process then please email info@cloudbase.org.nz.

QR code for East Coast Explorer task

If using FlySkyHy:1) Scan the QR code using your phone's camera and tap 'Open in Flyskyhy'. 2) On the 'Import waypoints' screen tap 'Replace route'. This task is now set as the active route and can be viewed on the Map screen, with the details available on the Waypoints screen.
If using XCTrack:1) Open XCTrack2) Pull down on screen to open menu, and choose 'Navigation'3) Choose 'Competition Task'4) Don't enter any info but click on 'three-dot menu button' in top right corner5) Choose 'Scan task from QR code'6) The free version of XCTrack will only work with the front-facing camera, so use that camera to scan the QR code (the Pro version may allow the camera on the back to be used). It's a bit tricky to line up with the front-facing camera as you can't see the phone screen, but it will beep when it reads it successfully.

Task details

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