There are four key elements found in effective statements: Value, inspiration, plausibility, and specificity


1.Convery the value of flystanwell…why does this brand exist?

  1. inspire and encourage our pilots and members
  2. offer reasonable and plausible goals for our club, its members, other pilots, the wider community, and the sport
  3. ensure our mission is specific and relevant to the interests of our focus groups (ie members, community, the sport etc)
  4. Find a key theme or focus for our club and ensure each of the above components revolve around it.

Stanwell Park Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club was formed in “?”.

Our inspiration and heritage owes its origins to an engineer, explorer, astronomer, inventor and aeronautical pioneer, Laurence Hargrave. He is remembered by Australians on the old $20 note that was in circulation between 1966 and 1994.

In 1893, he wrote…

“The flying machine of the future will not be born fully fledged and capable of a flight for 1000 miles or so. Like everything else it must be evolved gradually. The first difficulty is to get a thing that will fly at all. When this is made, a full description should be published as an aid to others. Excellence of design and workmanship will always defy competition.”

As a club, we also live and fly with the same passion Laurence devoted to his flying machines and our site is made famous by the historical significance he left behind, as this was the location he chose to live, and to experiment with his flying machines.

It is so very easy to be completely immersed in the sheer beauty and expanse of the wonderful Royal national Park to our North and the magnificent scenic flight along the ridge to Bulli pass to our South, a total coastal ridge flying distance of some 30km.

As pilots and members at Australia’s Premier and one of the World’s most well known tourist attractions and coastal flying sites, we believe strongly in living by Laurence Hargrave’s philosophy.

The Flystanwell Club welcomes all pilots to come and share in our history whilst enjoying the wonderful club atmosphere and spectacular scenery that is the mountain ranges surrounding the lovely Wollongong Shire.