XC courses

Cross Country Courses/Tours for Qualified Pilots

Expressions of Interest called for the following XC Courses for the 2021/22 season Contact Cloudbase to get on the pilots list as soon as possible 🙂

Canterbury Thermal Course

Two days: Starting mid October (after lambing) we are planning a weekday course flying at Little River day one and Mt Cheeseman day two. This was a very successful course we ran last season picking the days when conditions were good.

Craigieburn Thermal/XC Course

Two days: 2-3 October 2021. Based at Castle Village in the beautiful Craigieburn Valley (an hour drive from Christchurch) we will hike and fly from local sites and use the drive-up to launch at Mt Cheeseman Ski Field.

Craigieburn Thermal/XC Course

Two days: 16-17 April 2022. Based at Castle Village in the beautiful Craigieburn Valley (an hour away from Christchurch), hike and fly at local sites and using the drive-up launch at Mt Cheeseman Ski Field.

Courses Include:
  • course theory notes
  • flight planning
  • launch briefings
  • local retrieves
  • radio instruction
  • daily debriefs
Course Costs
  • cost 440$ with a minimum of 4 pilots.Two or more instructors provided.

Required Gear

  • GPS/Vario
  • reserve parachute
  • wof for wing and harness
  • current NZHGPA membership
  • UHF radio (with speaker/mic and wind cover)

Optional

  • GPS tracker such as Spot/InReach/Livetrack24

Contact us to book your course

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