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
Pilots will have the opportunity to fly Mystic during the clinic
The SAFA tow endorsement requires:
10 tow launches
Front and reverse starts
Tow theory and exam
The clinic costs $350 and runs over one or two days depending on numbers
See the calendar or enquire for your personal dates
We supply all towing equipment including tow bridles
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)
Radio frequency will be UHF 12 (476.7mhz), tone squelch 79.7 hz (Jiri radio PRIV2)
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 can be made by bank transfer or PayPal
Bendigo Bank: BSB 633 000
Account name: XCkms
Account number: 122842537
Regret this bears a 2% addition to cover administration costs
Please pay to webbie@XCkms.com
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
what can we work on?
Good understanding of thermal production and locations, wind layers and flows, convergence and air-masses. Choosing the good option and flying in the right direction
Confidence in your ability to make and execute decisions and in doing so perform well.
Brian, Barb, Phil and Chris,Thanks very much for the course this weekend. Your advice, support and skill has lead to what I hope is a big step in my progression and something that with hindsight, I had underestimated the importance of.I’ve been reviewing my footage, and on the last tow I managed 10 stalls and two spins at the top of the box.I went from sloppy, physically demanding, all over the shop, stalls, to clean entries and exits that involved little or no ‘sorting out’ (aka; twisted reverse spirals).Probably most importantly, I’ve developed a new level of respect for my wing and harness, that I think will make me safer into the future.Forecast tomorrow looks excellent!
Recognising and acting on the need to alter one’s behavior or course of action to achieve different outcomes or goals.
The ability to locate, track and climb well in thermals both alone and in a large gaggle
The conscious decision to be more or less conservative based on observation and situations.
The ability to launch in a variety of conditions, getting into the air when required.
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