Musick Point / Te Naupata
A seldom flown site but worth the effort when the wind is ENE. Flights can be made to Eastern Beach and back on a good day.
This site is located 3 kilometres North of Eastern Beach and adjacent to the Howick golf course.
Take-off is at the end of Musick Point Road in the reserve beside the car park.
Walk South from the car park approx 40 m, this is the old launch site with the Pohutakawas directly behind and almost above you.
It is possible to launch here but not recommended. The better launch is another 20 m further along just inside the golf course. There are no trees behind to get caught up in here.
There is no bottom landing at all 2 hours either side of high tide. There are stairs at the end of the point for easy access back up to launch.
Weather and Wind Direction
North, North East
Site Radio Channel
Channel 20 - 476.900MHz
HG Intermediate + 20 hours + Cliff Launch
PG2 + 60 hours
Take-off height is 80 foot A.S.L.
Be sure of wind direction as trees on launch can redirect wind flow, the true direction should be taken from the wind lines on the water.
This site is located within CTA/C, height ceiling 1,500 feet ASL.
The peninsula is within Mandatory Broadcast Zone NZB175.
The gate at the beginning of the Reserve/Golf course is locked each evening. The exact time of closing is indicated on a sign board at the gate.
A Hang glider pilot has reached a altitude of 800 foot A.S.L.