Vic & NSW - Temporary Danger Area Proposal near Corryong and Khancoban airports - (Go for Goal 2022)

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    Closed consultation
    Start 06/10/2022
    AEDT 11:00
    End 03/11/2022
    AEDT 18:00

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    Iain  Clarke
    Sports Aviation Federation of Australia

    Go For Goal paragliding event will be held at and in the vicinity of Corryong, Victoria from 24th November to 4th December 2022.

    The issue

    The event will be hosting up to 60 paraglider pilots, conducting cross-country flights within airspace centred on Mt. Elliot near Corryong (Vic). Pilots will be operating up to 12,500' amsl in Class G airspace up to 16 nm from Mt. Elliot. They may conduct operations in the vicinity of Khancoban airport.
    An exemption from the carriage and use of VHF radios by pilots in the air has been applied for. VHF communications with other airspace users would be handled by ground-based operators, relaying information to pilots by UHF radio transmissions.

    Purpose

    In support of this event, the organisers are applying for the establishment of a Temporary Danger Area in vicinity of the Corryong and Khancoban airports.

    Proposal

    OVERVIEW
    Go For Goal paragliding event will be held at and in the vicinity of Corryong, Victoria from 24th November to 4th December 2022.
    The organisers of the event include Sydney Paragliding Pty Ltd as event producer, in conjunction with Sydney Paragliding and Hang Gliding Club, and the support and endorsement of the NSW Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association and Sport Aviation Federation of Australia (the Organisers)
    The Organisers are applying for the establishment of a Temporary Danger Area (TDA) in Class G airspace over the main area of operations for the duration of the event.
    This proposed TDA may affect other Class G airspace users in the vicinity of Corryong and Khancoban Airports.

    PROPOSAL
    The Go For Goal 2022 event is a participatory flying competition for pilots who want to practice and progress their cross-country flying knowledge and skills. It is not a standard competition that has winners and losers. The aim is to set a safe and simple flying course that increases the likelihood of lower airtime pilots flying the entire course to the destination, i.e. Go For Goal.
    A maximum of sixty (60) paraglider aircraft will be participating, flying daily tasks from 09:00 AEDT to 19:00 AEDT.
    Flying will be confined to the volume of Class G airspace enclosed by the red area on the attached diagram.
    Pilots who infringe airspace will be identified, educated and when necessary disciplined within the event, and in accordance with the SAFA Operations Manual.
    In addition to the TDA, SAFA have applied for a NOTAM and an exemption for participating pilots from the carriage and use of VHF radio communication whilst flying. Properly authorised ground-based and air-based operators will monitor and conduct VHF communications and relay information to pilots via UHF radio transmission.

    Submitted by

    Iain Clarke
    Sports Aviation Federation of Australia
    iain.clarke@safa.asn.au

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