Winton, N Qld
Winton, North Queensland, 9 thru 23 August, 2021
Tough 12 months, perhaps more to come but tis good to plan for the future
We will be in Winton, N Qld from the 9 Aug thru to the 23 Aug, we will have 2 winches, more if we need them. Winton has been picked out because of the prevailing south easterlies and the road to Julia Creek. Perhaps not the easiest place to get to, but you will have fun planning your way there
We want to do XC, the winter days will be short but the thermals should be good
we can offer
- 7 day $900 package of tows and retrieves, the package includes a $60 discount for any days we don’t fly
- 10 tows for $450 per pilot, you sort out your own retrieves
The event is open to PG2, PG3, PG4 and PG5
We can help with a tow endorsement if you have not towed before
We can also offer
- VHF and oxygen endorsements
- PG2 thru PG5 exam study sessions
- Learn to drive tow
Please register here
Longreach is the nearest airport, a couple of hours from Winton.
Townsville perhaps the cheapest airport to fly into to but then a long drive, 6 hours or so
As we firm up who is coming along there will be an opportunity for you to pool for car hire and rides to help get to and from our Winton base
Do I need a radio – yes, UHF with SAFA frequencies. Airband if you have one
Do I need a satellite tracker – yes, Inreach or SPOT, regret Skylines is not good enough for the remote area we will be flying
Do I need a tow endorsement – no, with prior arrangement we can teach you to tow
Do I need a tow bridle – let us know if you need one
Can I bring family and friends – of course
Does the sky always look like this
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.
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!
Confidence in your ability to make and execute decisions and in doing so perform well.
Winter XC - Winton, N Qld
Meeting at Winton, pick a package of 7 days or join us daily. Open to PG2, PG3, PG4 and PG5,
We can help you to a tow endorsement if you have not towed before