Alpine Coaching & Regatta At Mt Beauty
3 MARCH - 9 MARCH 2018
Dropbox Link: Mountain Course Files
Update on Mt Beauty Attendees & Events Documents
This alpine coaching event commenced in January 2012 from Mount
Beauty airfield in Victoria. With good soaring conditions and cross country opportunities this is now an annual VSA event .
Late February provides good soaring conditions and well clear of the controlled burn- offs in the Alpine forested areas which start in March and April.
The course is intended for two levels of pilots:
- those who are new to mountain flying, and
- pilots with alpine experience who are seeking longer tasks in the area.
Alpine flying is much more challenging than 'flat land' soaring and offers strong conditions amidst great scenery. For those flying for the first time at Mt Beauty the focus will be on learning alpine soaring techniques and navigating amongst the numerous hills and ridges. Alpine areas can be dangerous and unforgiving. Safe and accurate flying techniques are of paramount importance. Initial flights will be with a coach until you demonstrate your ability to handle the local conditions.
There will be opportunities for longer flights in 2-seaters with coaches to Mt Buller and Mt Kosziusko. For pilots with experience of alpine flying we will offer 'lead and follow' opportunities on flights along the alpine chain between Mt Buller and Mt Kosziusko and beyond, weather permitting.
Tel (03) 9877 1463, Mob 0418 271 767,
Please click the link below to see the 2016 Mt Beauty mountain gliding regatta on YouTube.