PG2 to PG3 development

We have added a 2 day PG2 to PG3 development course into our calendar, the 2To3
The aim of the course is to help pilots work towards the skills and experience needed for PG3
As with all our courses it will only run if the weather is looking promising. We do a weather check 2 days before then confirm, postpone or refund the clinic. We don’t want to waste your time
We are offering some towing at the local airfield to help pilots get exposed to alternative launch and landing scenarios. This will give 10 flights to count towards PG3,  the towing also develops your kiting skills, spot landings and makes an airfield environment more familiar. Should tick the boxes for PG3 items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and possibly 11 below
We also take you to Mystic to do some ridge soaring and initial thermalling to begin to break the ice in the bumps before it goes too lumpy. Hey if we can get you high we may take you on an easy XC as well. This aims to help with PG3 items 1, 3, 4, 6 and 9 and 11 below
This will all help with the practical PG3 Soaring skills and Airtime requirements
The course will include:
  • Towing to an endorsement standard
  • Guided thermalling
  • Extensive pre brief and debrief
  • 4WD transport and retriEVe

The clinic costs $695 and runs over two days, this includes a formal tow endorsement


See the calendar or enquire for your personal dates


PG3 requirements (what we can help you to achieve)

  1. Lay-out / packs up paraglider:
    1. Nil – light wind (0-5 knots)
    2. Moderate – strong wind (10-15 knots)
  2. Pre-flight checks glider, harness and other equipment used and understands the reason for and methodology of the checks.
  3. Take-off skills and techniques in:
    1. Light wind (< 5 knots)
    2. Mod winds (8-15 knots)
    3. Reverse deployment
    4. Slight cross wind <30° off slope
  4. Airspeed control is smooth / accurate and returns to given airspeed without oscillation from:
    1. min. sink speed
    2. maximum speed
  5. Landing approach speed and consistent in:
    1. in light/nil wind landing on feet
    2. in mod wind
  6. Assesses conditions as suitable for flight and selects appropriate launch point conditions for take-off.
  7. Demonstrates rear riser steering.
  8. Standard aircraft type circuit and “S” turn landing approach accuracy.
  9. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of rigging a speed system and the knowledge and ability to safely utilise it.
  10. Demonstrates the ability to deploy and recover from “Big ears”.
  11. Coordinated turns (R&L) through 180° and 360° with accurate roll out and stabilise on new course using both flat and moderate bank angles
  • Soaring skills and Airtime:
    • The pilot must have logged at least THREE soaring flights of at least 15 minutes duration AND 2 HOURS flight time in thermic lift.
    • The applicant has logged a minimum 60 flights and a minimum of 15 hours airtime, in a minimum 25 days, at a minimum of 5 flying sites. 2 Hours must be at thermic inland sites.


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)

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Clinic calendar

If you cannot see a date that suits you or there is a clinic scheduled and you are not sure if you are suitable for it then don’t be shy, contact us to talk it thru

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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


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

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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