XC safari & SIV for licensed pilots
XC SAFARI Towing the flat lands
WICKED WINGS club based -
For endorsed Tow pilots only.
JERRY FERNELL private
Towing from Dalby QLD.
Canungra club pilots welcome but numbers are limited. For endorsed Tow Pilots only. Please speak to Jerry personally.
YOU want big distance?
Conargo - Deniliquin.
Contact: Brian Webb XC tours.
For experienced pilots Ron McKenzie.
Please see HGFA site guide conargo for more info.
DALBY - QLD
Contact: Shane Gingell SEQ paragliding see details below.
For experienced pilots Contact: Jerry Fernell
If you book a course with any XC tow safari do not expect to make the distance of your dreams although it can happen! Weather, timing, skill & luck is prerequisite for long distance. But you might get lucky in the chosen date you pick. My first paid XC safari in flatlands I beat my personal best by an extra 20km.
AT WHAT PILOT LEVEL?
Unless your a skilled pilot and have good grounded XC skills of at least 50km and more I would suggest spending more time at Manilla / Bright / Canungra.
The main time for big distance is December to March. Dalby up to April there has been easy days with flights over 300 klms following one main road.
A SAT PHONE or SPOT is essential while many areas are so remote and do not have any reception.
Need a Tow endorsement?
See these professionals below.
COMMERCIAL BASED endorsements & courses
Tow & Thermaling courses
Simulated incident in flight.
For pilots ready to induce wing collapses under a safe environment over water with safety vest and professional crew.
All SIV courses in Australia are run on a lake with a boat. A further pre requisit is you must have a TOW endorcment. Other opportunities for doing SIV with launches from mountains exist overseas. The main places - Oludeniz in Turkey or Annecy in France.