XC courses

Cross Country Courses/Tours for Qualified Pilots

Expressions of Interest called for the following  XC Courses for the 2020/21 season Contact Cloudbase to get on the pilots list as soon as possible 🙂

Craigieburn Thermal/XC Course

Two days: 28-29 Nov (reserve weekend 5-6 Dec). 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: 10-11 April (reserve weekend 17-18 April). 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:
  • theory evenings
  • flight planning
  • launch briefings
  • xc retrieves within the valley
  • radio instruction
  • daily debriefs
Course Costs
  • cost 300$ with a minimum of 6 pilots.

Required Gear

  • GPS/Vario
  • reserve parachute (all reserves must be checked BEFORE the commencement of the course)
  • 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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