We offer a range of Thermalling, Cross Country (XC) and Competition Skills Development clinics focused on Bright, Corryong, Conargo and Canungra
Your time is precious, these clinics focus on ensuring you get a quality return for the time you invest with us
Our clinics will help you fly further, longer and develop your core skills
- We will challenge your thinking in many aspects of your flying
- We will help you to improve
- We will give you the tools to continue self improving
Click over these links to find where we can help you
Build confidence in your wing and your reactions
Be ready to cope with the challenges of thermalling and XC
Alpine thermalling and XC, 2 day
- Guided XC flying with our pilot
- Course notes
- Thermalling and XC lore and technique
- Extensive pre brief and debrief
- Full 4WD transport and retriEVe
Full details here
Alpine thermalling and XC, 3 day
Want to master these tricky thermals?
Is it time to stretch your legs and get away from launch?
We offer a carefully guided introduction to the art of thermalling and XC, helping you to climb then guiding you along on your initial cross country adventures
Alpine XC, more advanced
You can thermal, you have flown XC, isn’t it amazing!!
You can thermal better, you can fly further
We can help you to improve these core inland skills
Alpine tandem XC, pilot with pilot
An Alpine XC tandem flight with Brian Webb or Andrew Horchner
Hands on flying with one of the most experienced local pilots.
An opportunity to share in the decision making that helps better XC.
Experience how another pilot considers the day, how he decides which direction to fly and what he looks for in the clouds, on the ground and in the air.
Participate in thermic conditions, experience a spiral, perhaps a deliberate collapse, ask all the questions you can think off.
Alpine tow endorsement
A towing endorsement clinic based in Bright
All theory and practical delivered. Particularly suitable for pilots seeking an endorsement for SIV boat towing rather than flatlands XC
Flatland tow endorsement with thermalling
An authentic flatland tow clinic based at Conargo
The HGFA tow endorsement with the opportunity of some practical thermalling and XC
Flatland XC safari
You already know how to tow
Now we start putting some height and distance together to reap the rewards of the flatlands
Competitions, an introduction
Comps are great fun and very good value
They will dramatically improve your flying and your XC
We can help you take the fullest advantage of your first competitions
Competitions, advanced, getting seriously serious
The difference between the top pilots is regularly measured in seconds rather than minutes
Staying in a climb one turn too long can leave you 200 metres behind
A momentary loss of concentration can lose you that line in your climb leaving you 30m lower
Pilots taking better energy lines on glide putting them 100m higher when you both get to the next source
Gliding at the wrong speed for the atmosphere that your occupying leaves your glide position seriously lacking
Equipment poorly prepared for the day, glider out of trim, harness at the wrong angle, instruments not clearly visible can lose you minutes
Add all these together and it can represent an overwhelming amount of concentration over the 2 to 3 hours of a typical task. Concentration is linked to physical fitness, mental condition, fatigue, hydration and diet. If you can focus longer than your follow competitor then you are more likely to make consistently better tactical decisions
How can we move forward to manage all these better?
For further detail contact us via our enquiries
what can we work on?
The ability to locate, track and climb well in thermals both alone and in a large gaggle
The ability to launch in a variety of conditions, getting into the air when required.
Confidence in your ability to make and execute decisions and in doing so perform well.
The conscious decision to be more or less conservative based on observation and situations.
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!
Winter XC - Flinders River, N. Qld
Based at Torrens Creek
Towing along the Flinders River and Mt Isa highway
Pick any 3 days
Canungra XC and pre comp clinic
Pick ups from Brisbane airport, centred around Canungra and Dalby
SIV - Victoria
Any 2 days whilst we are at the lake