Where old sites go to die......
Unfortunately, sometimes a flying site becomes unflyable, for various reasons.
That can be because of landowners retracting permission, despite Club's efforts to maintain.
Or because of new airspace restrictions. Or the topography has changed.
Here's a list of previous sites that are no longer flyable. Please do not attempt to fly these sites.
Maori Bay - Janies
This was a small site on public reserve, part of the Muriwai Regional Park, access between, and in front of two residential sections.
It used to have a great hang glider ramp.
New house developments made the take off area pretty much unusable, with no space to lay out a glider, and/or a good chance of being dragged into the houses in some cases.
Long Bay - Cliff Road
Residential house development and vegetation growth now prevents this as a take off site.
Mainly due to airspace restrictions, but the site itself presents some difficulties.
A small site just south of Duders, on private land.
A change in ownership saw flying restrictions imposed.
This site was seldom flown, due to the very restrictive wind window and topography.
Takeoff was on eroding private land, and this area is no longer accessible.
Karioitahi, Site C.
The lawn of the restaurant which is located on the cliff just above the Surf Life Saving lifesaving club, and accessed by a road turning left just before reaching the beach.
Due to Castaway leaseholder requirements, this site can no longer be flown.