St George, Qld
St George, Queensland, 8 thru 16 October, 2022
Tough 12 months, perhaps more to come but tis good to plan for the future
We will be in St George, Qld from the 8 thru 16 October, with the winches. St George has been picked out because of the prevailing north easterlies and the road to Hebel and Lightning Ridge. Perhaps not the easiest place to get to, but you will have fun planning your way there
We want to do XC and the thermals should be good
The daily course cover cost is $400
- Each tow is $40
- Retrieve costs are shared between the group, they consist of:
- The retrieve vehicle fuel cost * 3, plus $35 per hour for the driver.
You can use your vehicle if you prefer, then you pay fuel and we charge $35 per hour for the driver. You can also bring your own driver or self retrieve
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
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 St George base
St George is a rural township with a pub, motel and campgrounds
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 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!
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 ability to locate, track and climb well in thermals both alone and in a large gaggle
Alpine tow endorsement
This clinic delivers all the requirements for a tow endorsement. Pilots will have the opportunity to fly Mystic during the clinic
Flatlands tow endorsement and thermalling
Learn how to tow launch and combine this with some thermalling and initial flatlands XC
The authentic tow experience
Alpine Thermalling and XC
An introduction to thermalling and initial XC around the Bright mountains and valleys
Alpine tow endorsement
Tow endorsement course, also helps PG2 pilots to gain 10 more flights and another site Pilots will have the opportunity to fly Mystic during the clinic
PG2 to PG3 development course
An intensive 2 days to take you towards your PG3