The Central West Classic is a Trike Aero Tow Category 2, AA rated competition held at Gulgong (near Mudgee).
This region offers big air thermals and is ideal for getting in some big flights early in the season. As it is early season, the thermals should be a bit softer round the edge while still pumping in the middle. Last year, tasks averaged around 100km with 1000ups achieved (and it was a wet season).
Gulgong in late Spring is a perfect location for inland flying. Great lift, not quite as rowdy as peak summer. The area offers wide open landing fields and plenty of options for tasks. Camping is free for pilots and support staff at Aero drome.showers and toilets and power for radio gear available.
Forbes Flatlands HG Championships Friday 29th December 2017 to Friday 5th January 2018
Peak Pictures : portfolio - Michael Zupanc
Sanctions: FAI Cat2, Open Class AAA, Sport Class AA. Moyes together with the Sydney Hang Gliding Club are proud to announce the dates for the 12th consecutive Forbes Flatlands competition!
Forbes 2017 Movie
Corryong Cup Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th January 2018
Corryong, Victoria. This HG comp is recognised as one of the most enjoyable competitions in the Australian calendar. It’s all about having fun and learning. The aim of the comp is to foster the development of XC competition flying skills for all levels of pilots, in a nonstressful, friendly environment. Corryong is a perfect location for low airtime HG pilots to gain valuable experience flying in mountain terrain. The area offers wide open landing fields and you are only a few thermals away from Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko. Online entry. Practice Day: 6 January 2018.
Manilla - NSW State Titles February 18th - 24th February 2018
Mt Borah, Manilla, NSW. AA grade HG comp, held each February in Manilla, Australia’s premier mountain launch XC soaring site. The comp attracts the best of the best from Australia and around the world, so is the ideal site for up and coming pilots to learn from those at the top of the game. It is also the ideal comp for newer pilots wishing to fly big air.
NSW State Titles Hang Gliding Championships - Manilla 2017 Results
Manilla Drone videos everyone launch
WA State Hang Gliding Championships 24 February to 3rd March 2018
"Flatland flying in the Western Australian wheat belt is as good as anywhere else in Australia, including Forbes or Dalby.
Westonia is a great little wheat belt town with a pub, pool, bowling green and recreation centre which was used as competition headquarters. The town has everything we needed for a comp. And also blessed by the weather gods.
Enjoy cloudbases of nine grand with cumulus clouds to mark our thermals, and on other days things can be more challenging, with blue conditions and thermals to only five or six grand. The comp has everything – great weather, plenty of PBs and first XCs for novice and intermediate pilots. And flying with eagles. See you there." [Richard Breyley]
No other competition in Australia offers so much for only a small entry fee. The flying in the last few years has been great with plenty of airtime, Personal Best flights and big cross country miles.
WA State Hang Gliding Championships
WA State Hang Gliding Championships Results 2017
Dalby Big Air 8th to 14th April 2018 - Second week of Easter Holidays
Letuce Capture U Photography - Lester Baird.
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.