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LOUIS TAPPER SETS NEW RECORD IN NEW ZEALAND

February 23, 2022

Louis Tapper has set a new NZ out and back record  flying from Long Gully up to the head of the Hunter Ridge, for a total of 183km. 

He reports: 

“The day was slow start, but really turned on as flying progressed into some classically stunning backcountry. Flying deep in NZ doesn’t come without risk and does requires commitment. 

Landing out at the top of the Hunter Valley would have involved a 2 day walk out with a dodgy calf, minimal food and a 26kg backpack.  

I am pleased the Skysight forecast was also spot on, marking obvious convergence on the day. 

Highlight of the day was flying next to my glider friend Milan Sawyer from Kahu Soaring (thanks for the pictures)  https://kahusoaring.nz/

Still loving the Enzo3 even in the demanding NZ backcountry”

Congrats Louis and cheers from all the Ozone Team!

For flight track click HERE