Alpine tow endorsement

This clinic delivers all the requirements for a tow endorsement however It does not explore the realm of flatland thermalling and XC techniques offered in the equivalent flatlands tow clinic

This clinic is particularly aimed at pilots seeking a tow endorsement to boat tow for SIV

Pilots will have the opportunity to fly Mystic during the clinic

The HGFA tow endorsement requires:

10 tow launches
Front and reverse starts
Tow theory and exam

Costs

The clinic costs $275 and runs over one or two days depending on numbers

We supply all towing equipment including tow bridles

FAQ

How much experience do I need to learn to tow

We can teach you to tow as soon as you have your supervised licence

Done correctly towing is a great way to quickly gather flights, launches and landings
We teach students to fly on the tow as well as taking them to the alpine launch sites

What do I need to bring

Glider, harness, helmet, vario, gps, radio

A reserve is mandatory

Water, sunscreen, sunnies

We supply a winch, tow releases, weak links and some backup water

What radio do we need?

In Australia we use a UHF CB frequency range around 476/7 mhz, the radios need to be CTCSS (tone squelch capable)

We use UHF 29 (477.125 mhz) CTCSS 100mhz

Bookings

Bookings

To book please check the dates of your event then contact us via the Enquiries page.
Be sure to let us know the dates you are interested in
We will then follow up with you to be sure we have you on the right event

If you have any questions call on +61 (0)417 530972 or skype to brianmwebb

Payments

Payments can be made by bank transfer or PayPal

Bank transfer
Bendigo Bank: BSB 633 000
Account name: XCkms
Account number: 122842537

PayPal
Regret this bears a 2% addition to cover administration costs
Please pay to webbie@XCkms.com

Why us

Why clinic with XCkms

  • Expert guides with demonstrable experience
  • Extensive local knowledge of sites and meteorology
  • Tandem instruction where appropriate
  • Comfortable 4WD vehicles with GPS, tablet, SMS and SPOT facilities
  • Dedicated retrieve drivers
  • Briefing facilities including whiteboard, big screen video replay, tracklog projection and WiFi