• Welcome the the Bathurst Soaring club

  • Our DG-505

  • West Wyalong Cross Country Camp - 10kts up

  • West Wyalong Camp

  • Our Neighbour

  • One of our 2 tugs - PPC

  • Our club view from the air

Bathurst Soaring Club - Trial Instructional Flight - Mt Panorama Experience

This is a flight of approximately 30 minutes, where you will get to experience the joys of silent flight above the sights of Bathurst. In this flight we take you a little higher and further, so you can see Mt Panorama from the air, as well as the rest of the beautiful countryside surrounding Bathurst. If you want, you can try your hand on the controls as the instructor guides you all the way. 

You are welcome to bring small cameras, or you may leave it on the ground for a friend or friendly club member to look after (and take photos of you!). 

The recipient will also receive a Certificate of Flight, with the maximum height reached!

 To Redeem:

Redeemable After September 12th, 2020 (subject to further COVID restrictions)

Please contact our Bookings Manager, Dave Wilkins, on 0438 464 076 or use our contact form here : https://www.bathurstsoaringclub.com.au/index.php/contact-us/5-gift-voucher and we will be happy to help.

300.00

Bathurst Soaring Club - Trial Instructional Flight

In this flight, after a thorough briefing from a qualified and experienced instructor, you will experience soaring like a bird over Bathurst. 

Taking off in formation behind the tug, you will release at approximately 2000 feet above the ground, where you will experience the magic of silent flight. You will be told how the glider works, shown the controls, and you can even try flying the glider yourself if you want, as the instructor guides you all the way. 

You are welcome to bring small cameras, or you may leave it on the ground for a friend or friendly club member to look after (and take photos of you!). 

The recipient will also receive a Certificate of Flight, with the maximum height reached!

Please note - COVID requirements mean that you will be temperature checked on arrival, and guided through appropriate hygeine procedures. 

Weight is critical for a glider - we may not be able to take pilots in excess of 100kg. Any concerns, please call the club. 

To Redeem:

Redeemable After September 12th, 2020 (subject to further COVID restrictions)

Please contact our Bookings Manager, Dave Wilkins, on 0438 464 076 or use our contact form here : https://www.bathurstsoaringclub.com.au/index.php/contact-us/5-gift-voucher and we will be happy to help.

250.00
course 

Up hill 09

WP_Woodstock East Strip

Approx runway directions magnetic

03/21

 

Approx runway length measured on Google Maps

800 m

 

Owners Name and Number

????

 

Notes

5.5K E of Woodstock

South side of highway, a bit hard to see

spans diagonally across two paddocks

 

The training panel is now following the new Operation Directive from the GFA for glider pilot annual check / Flight review. This GFA OD came into effect on 3 August 2020.

From now, pilots who wants to have a flight review needs to be prepared and fill up the attached form prior to do their flight review with an instructor.  

Also, very new... as you will see on the section B (before the flight), there is an item called "flight review online exam".

This exam is to encourage pilots to get back into the books to refresh those things they may have forgotten. Find below some Q&A about the flight review exam. So when you have some time, doesn't take long in fact! and you might learn few things!, please use the link below. For those pilots who have already had their annual check, please do the exam.

You can find more information and Q&A about the new Flight Review process at: http://www.glidingaustralia.org/member-services/operations/317-flight-review-q-as

 

Exam Q&A

  1. What subjects are included in the exam?
    The ‘Flight Review’ exams draw on the same questions (and answers) from the ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ Certificate and the Flight Radiotelephone exams that our GPC students have been answering for the past two years. These cover basic airworthiness, basic theory, flight rules and procedures, meteorology, airspace and altimetry, and radio procedures. In addition, we’ve added some Human Factors questions, and for the instructor exam we have added some questions around Instructor Theory and Practise.
  2. How do you take the exam?
    The online ‘Exam Menu’ can be accessed via the ‘MyGFA’ tile in ‘GoMembership’. The exams are not time limited and can be done open book or researched online. The aim of the exam is to encourage pilots to get back into the books to refresh those things they may have forgotten.
  3. Where can I find reference material?
    There are multiple source documents in the Operations Section of the GFA Documents Library at THIS LINK, such as our Manuals and Human Factors Resources, or in the Manual of Standard Procedures document suite. There are also many online resources, including Regulatory information from CASA (e.g. CAAP 166-1, the Aeronautical Information Publications, the Civil Aviation Regulations, etc.) and Skybrary from the Flight Safety Foundation.
  4. What is the pass mark for the exam?
    The pass mark is 80%; or 32 questions out of 40 for instructors and 28 questions out of 35 for non-instructor pilots. If a person fails the exam, they get the opportunity to sit another exam with different questions that they can take in their own time using references.
  5. What if a participant fails on the second attempt.
    It does not matter if a person fails the exam. All exam participants will receive an email with their answers to each question, together with the correct answer. They can present this email to their instructor as evidence they took the exam, and their instructor can work with them to fill any knowledge gaps as part of their flight review.
  6. What if a participant identifies an error in the questions and answer?
    If a participant identifies an error, they should write to Chris Thorpe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide the full question (the numbers in the exam do not correlate with the numbers in the question bank), and the amendment that needs to be made together with supporting references.

This is the list of the events for the season 2020-2021 for trainings, camps, 4 day weekends, social events, etc..

Jul 2020 - Jun 2021 Training course and Camps  Events at Pipers Field - 4-day weekend, social event, etc

· XC course at Pipers - TBD

Organised by Graham Brown

· Ab initio course - 26 Sep - 3 Oct 2020

 Organised by Dominique Brassier

· Aerobatic weekend – 24-25 Oct 2020 - TBC

Organised by Aaron and Serge

· GFA Silver Coaching course – Pipers
     moved to 1-2 & 3-4 March 2021 - 
Organised by the GFA

· 2nd Ab initio course - 24-30 Oct 2020

 Organised by Dominique Brassier

 

· Sweeney XC week – Pipers – Date in Oct or Nov 2020 TBD

Organised by Geoff Sweeney

 

· Christmas Camp at Pipers Field – 26-31 Dec 2020

Organised by Serge Lauriou

· Temora Camp - Early Jan - date TBD Jan 2021  

Organised by Bill Tugnett

· Feb XC Camp - Temora 2  - Date TBD

Organised by ?

· Ab Initio course – Date TBD in March 2021

Organised by the committee

· XC flying week at Pipers Field – TBD in March 2021

Organised by Geoff Sweeney 

· 2nd Ab Initio Course – TBD in Apr 21

Organised by the Committee

Aerobatic Weekend - moved to 24-25 October 2020

- Open Day - pushed to 21 March 2021

 - AGM – Sun 18 Oct 2020

 Christmas Party - TBD - maybe Sat 5 Dec 2020

 - Santa visit for the kids -  maybe Sun morning 6 Dec 2020

 - Friday Flying - from 2 Oct 2020 until Apr 2021

 - 4-day weekends - TBC:

  • 2-5 Oct 2020
  • 30-2 Nov 2020
  • 4-7 Dec 2020 - Christmas party
  • 22-25 Jan 2021 - Australia day long weekend
  • 5-8 Mar 2021 -
  • 2-5 Apr 2021 - Easter weekend

- Committee meeting and training panel meeting

    Tentative matching with the 4-day weekends

    Training panel on Sat and committee meeting Sun

 - TBD