Tuesday, February 27, 2007

World's Paragliding Competition Manilla 2007

The World's Paragliding competition has been very good so far, Tuesday started out with change of launch location on Mount Borah. The Pilots finally launched on the Top of the Mountain with a small tasks to East Manilla sportsgrounds.

There were over 60 Pilots who made goal on the day,with unfortuately one pilot closed to goal had a small fall and injured himself. The pilot was from overseas country and is currently recovering in hospital.

Today Wednesday flying has been cancelled due to approaching bad weather moving in from the north of Queensland. Manilla has had a series of storms,heavy rain and strong winds the drought seems to be finnally breaking in this region.

This is good for the farmers but not very pleasing for the visiting pilots for the World's Paragliding competition. The town has organised a range of bands for the pilots in Town Square and live action on the Big Screen tonight.

Will keep you posted on the updates on the competition as the days news comes to hand. The Spotlight on Manilla DVD will be coming out soon in the near future.

Task Three Sunday 150 Pilots set off to fly to Tamworth airspace first time ever been allowed to fly into a Town and land at the Riverside Sportsgrounds.

Only 15 Pilots made it into Goal, many were bombing out just short of the Goal line, The Worlds has had only three days flying due to changing weather conditions.

Today looks like a no fly day with storms moving in to the area, however may change and may fly today. I will keep you posted on all the action hapening here in Manilla.

Signing Off your roving reporter keeping the skies alive call sign Party Bob.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Worlds Paragliding Manilla Australia 2007

The Worlds Paragliding Competition began today with a Pilots briefing 9.00am at the Manilla Town Hall. The Hall has been transformed for the Two Weeks biggest event the town has been planning for the past five years.

Today the Big Opening Ceremony, Air Display with RAAF Roulette PC9 Aerobatics Team. The RAAF F/A-18 Hornet and various sports aircraft,mass school choir, Indigenous heritage group,performance by country music star Felicity Urquhart and a stunning fireworks display.

There are approx 150 Paraglider Pilots and various world media in town for the World's Australia first ever Paragliding Competition. Loads of vistors from around the state are heading for Manilla.

Further updates coming soon on the Big show coming into town on Saturday 3rd of March with a full on side show alley and Rodeo.

Day two of the Worlds resulted in no flying took place on Monday 26th Feb, due to bad weather looks like the drought is finally broken in Manilla. Today is Tuesday 27th Feb, looks like more cloud cover moving in over the Mountain.

Breifing announcement taking place 11.30am today at Manilla Headquarters on flying to go ahead with tasks. At the momment not looking very good to Fly today again, Entertainment tonight on the Big Screen with live band in the town square.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Manilla Opening Ceremony Parade Saturday 24th Feb

Jacaranda Films is producing a Family celebration program to be screened on Pay Television channel Aurora Community Cable Network around the Nation pending on air in April 2007.

We will be filming all of the Events taking place in Manilla over the competition which begins this Saturday 24th February and ends with a Closing Ceremony on Friday 9th March. There will be 42 Nations teams competing on Mount Borah for the big Trophy Prize. We will also producing a 90 Min's DVD which will be available at the closing Ceremony to take orders.

The standard cost of the 90mins DVD is $20.00 on the night, Working Title: Para gliders Worlds Highlights 2007. Pre-Orders can be taken at the Royal Hotel in Manilla on Saturday Night for further details call Robert on Mobile:0429854632

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Manilla Australia Town Celebrations

Jacaranda Films is heading over to Manilla New South Wales for the Worlds Paragliding Championships taking place on Saturday 24th February through 9th March 2007.

We will be filming all the highlights of the Opening and Closing ceremony including all other activities taking place throughout the host town of Manilla Australia.
Producing a family celebration documentary which will be broadcast on air to cable around the nation on Aurora Community Television Channel 183 at a later date.

Check out the link on www.aurora.tv for all their latest Programs and News Documentaries and Music shows.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Manilla State Titles Hang-gliding Comp 2007

Currently been away in Manilla near Tamworth for the 2007 NSW State Titles Hang-gliding competition.

Just returned Today from Manilla after a full weeks of filming the State Titles Hang-gliding Competition.I spent many days capturing the Cliff Launches and tasks filming great scenery and Pilots interviews on top of Mount Borah.

Meeting with many Hang-glider Pilots and Paragliders pilots from around the world.

On the road again very soon,heading back over to Manilla on the Saturday 24th February for the filming of the Manilla Opening Ceremony Town Celebratons with 42 Nations Team"s visitors taking part in the World's first Australia"s Hosting of the Paragliders Competition.

We are producing a insight 55mins Documentary DVD for general sales to the Public viewing of all the activities taking place in the town community of Manilla New South Wales Australia.

The State Titles Manilla 2007 Hang-gliding Competition DVD will be available for sale in early May. For further info call Robert on Mobile:0429854632

Forbes Flatlands DVD Preview

A short segment from the newly produced Forbes Flatland DVD capturing highlights of the worldwide hang-gliding competition.

For more information about the DVD, please email jacarandafilms @ hotmail.com

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