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The proposed Temporary Danger Area (TDA) will be in place for the duration of the Bright Paragliding Open competition, taking in Class E and G airspace. Up to 100 pilots will be competing.
The North-East Victoria Hang Gliding Club (NEVHGC), in conjunction with the Sports Aviation Federation of Australia (SAFA), will be running the Bright Open 2023 paragliding competition from 11/02/2023 to 18/02/2023. To support this, the NEVHGC and SAFA are applying for the establishment of a TDA in Class E and G airspace over the main area of competition operations for the duration of the competition.
This consultation is to seek feedback on the proposed establishment of a TDA in support of the Bright Paragliding Open competition in February 2023.
The Bright Open 2023 is a World Air Sports Federation (FAI) sanctioned, paragliding cross-country racing competition. The competition will run from 11:00 AEDT on Saturday 11 February until 18:30 AEDT on Saturday 18 February 2022.
A maximum of 100 paraglider aircraft will be competing, flying daily tasks from 11:00 AEDT to 18:30 AEDT.
The task will be confined to the volume of Class E and G airspace enclosed by the area outlined in the attached diagram.
Pilots who infringe airspace will be penalised within the competition structure. With a second infringement, the pilot is removed from the competition.
In addition to the TDA, SAFA have applied for a NOTAM and an exemption for competing pilots from the carriage and use of VHF radio communications whilst flying. Properly authorised ground-based operators will monitor and conduct VHF communications and relay information to pilots via UHF radio transmissions.