Aerotow Hang Gliding


2018 weekends


23rd and 24th June 2018 Dalby is ON. [also Kingaroy gliding club AGM]


24th and 25th March 2018 Dalby is ON. Go west across the range beyond where the coastal clouds dump their load to get a leg over the range. Go to the sunshine and away from coastal showers and weekend plague of jellyfish of next round of Queensland Paragliding Championships event. Training for Big Air and big distances way out west. Go west!

Weather image below courtesy of Darling Downs Gliding Club , near Dalby.




3rd and 4th March 2018 Avoid the mass jellyfish on launch of next round of Queensland Paragliding Championships event. Usual Big air and big distances way out west. Go west!




2018 Dalby Big Air Competition preparation; Australian Day long weekend planned for the 26th 27th and 28th January 2018 hang glider pilots aerotow $30 to thermals and about 2,000ft AGL free flying. Pub dinners.




Final 2017 Dalby weekend planned for the 16th and 17th December 2017 hang glider pilots aerotow $30 to thermals and about 2,000ft AGL free flying. Pub dinner Saturday.




Dalby weekend planned for the 2nd and 3rd December 2017 hang glider pilots aerotow $30 to thermals and about 2,000ft AGL free flying. Pub dinner Saturday.






Another Dalby weekend planned for the 28th and 29th October 2017 (the last weekend of the Canungra cup) this is for hang gliders to free up the sites a bit for the Canungra cup  after 

How good the whatsApp worked for the Canungra classic and to reduce the emails I have created a whatsApp group called Dalby free flyers for all replies

rgds Viv

For those that want to join the Dalby hang gliding towing group simply follow the link below.



Dalby Hang gliding Long weekend  30th September 1st and 2nd October 2017

We are planing a Hang gliding air-tow weekend for the Queens Birthday long weekend Dates are Saturday 30th September to the Monday the 2nd October, This is the weekend before the Canungra Classic. 

The aim will be to get some good airtime getting flying fit for the Canungra Classic we will plan competition task so we will refresh entering tasks into instruments also trying to do some PB weather it be straight line,triangle or out and return.  

This is a good time to practice you air towing for the upcoming summer season, with the dry season we have at the moment we will be trying to push the limits to see what we can do. 

Just need a show of hands to let Bruce know who is coming. 

As usual weather dependant;


Current conditions look like its going to be a downwind run Saturday with a good SSW helping us along.  

Sunday and Monday could be good for triangles.

Its looking good for some much needed airtime and good practice for the Canungra-Classic Hang Gilding competition starting the following weekend.

Anyone that is Oxygen endorsed could be a good weekend to bring your kit along also with Dalby over the last few weeks regularly over 12000+ feet base and with airspace lifting from 8500 feet around Warra.


rgds Viv  



Dalby Hang gliding air tow weekend planned for this coming weekend the 26th and 27th August 2017

hands up who can make it.


rgds Viv 



Towing at Dalby will be happening on the weekend of the 5th and 6th August 2017

Are you coming ?  Let me know .

Aero Towing by Bruce in the Dragonfly) and Don with a trike.


Dalby Hang Gliding  freeflying, at Dalby Aerodrome 17th and 18th June 2017

Aerotow rated Hang glider pilots. $30 / tow. Wide open plains. 


[Likely Pub dinner Saturday 17th. Some pilots else where: Kingaroysoaring AGM]

CHGC /Weather/Other-Flying-Sites : Dalby

Aerotows by Bruce Almighty, Smokey, Blaino. Coastal rain this last fortnight, the rain doesn't get over the great dividing range. For Sunshine - go west.

image courtesy of DDSC (Gliding Club) web cam, Jondaryan. 30km East of Dalby Aerodrome.



Dalby Hang Gliding  freeflying, at Dalby Aerodrome Long weekend 29th and 30th April and 1st May day 2017

Aerotow $30 to thermals 2,000ft+ AGL. Big Air and Big Distance flights with open plains farming landing options as far as the eye can see.  Priceless! 

Dalby is called for next long weekend  29th 30th 1st
If you are coming let me know as we need to arrange for enough tug pilots.

Letuce Capture U Photography - Lester Baird.

Dalby Big Air 2017

Dalby Big Air  9 to 15 April 2017

Letuce Capture U Photography - Lester Baird.

DalbyBigAir logo

Big open plains gliding the farming flat lands and big air of Darling Downs, Queensland. About 225km by road West of Brisbane Airport , and about 78km down the road from Toowoomba's new private built international "Brisbane West - Wellcamp Airport"

"Dalby provides BIG, smooth thermals over flat lands. A relatively relaxed comp with statistically EPIC racing conditions, no landing area concerns, smooth (aero)tow conditions and generally cumulus clouded skies – so, yeah, you should be here!” [Dave May]

The skies are as good as it gets. Epic flying in 2016 Australian sailplane Gliding National Championships results hosted by Kingaroy Soaring Club

Dalby Big Air - Hang Gliding Competition has Sanctions: FAI Cat2, Open Class AA, Sport Class AA. Registrations close at midnight on Saturday 11th March, 2017. Free flyers welcome. Aerotow Launch before or after competition launch times. $30/Tow 2000ft+. Wind tech or free fly. Come fly one day or many. Heaps of drivers, for you to organise pick up. Come Fly big air.

Dalby 2017 on TV News WinNEWS local TV video

Birchip - Flatter than the Flatlands 14 to 17 April 2017

Birchip, Victoria. Hang Glider pilots are invited to the 25th consecutive Flatter than the Flatlands cross country towing competition. The event will be conducted over the four day Easter long weekend. Entry fee includes daily prizes, presentation BBQ, scoring, goal beers and lots of fun. GPS and parachute required. Discount available for teams with a first time pilot. Birchip Organiser  

Aerotowing Hang Gliding Weekend training for Dalby Competition

Dalby Hang Gliding  freeflying, at Dalby Aerodrome 25th and 26th March 2017

A Dalby weekend has been called for the 25th & 26th of March. Are you Coming ??
[Weather update 24th march 2017;] Dalby is all go this weekend, see you there..



Aerotow $30 to thermals 2,000ft+ AGL

Home of Dalby Big Air - Organisers Bruce almighty and the lovely Annie welcomes Free Flying pilots, for one day or as many as you like during the competition week /  Easter holidays 8-15 April 2017, launching before or after the race field. And outside race start times. Limited only by dragonfly aerotow aircraft & their tug pilots discretions. $30 per aerotow for non competition free flyers. And there will also be a relaxed social Sailplane gliding regatta occurring over Easter holidays as well just down the road, so there will be no shortage of thermal indicators across the Darling Downs to help you fly high, fly far, and may you land safe. Damian.

Weekend Away

Dalby Hang Gliding  freeflying, and Airtribune - SE Qld HG League Dalby 28th and 29th January 2017

Aerotow $30 to thermals 2,000ft+ AGL. Home of Dalby Big Air

Letuce Capture U Photography - Lester Baird.