St George, Qld

Spring XC

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 cost of the course is divide between the pilots

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

Travel planning
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