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2017 Manilla XC-Camp

Dates : 4th - 11th Feb 2017
Location : Mt Borah, Manilla, Australia

First Briefing and Rego : Friday 3rd Feb 8pm
First Day Briefing and Late Rego : Sat 4th Feb 9am

The MANILLA XC CAMP 2017 is a FREE event for XC pilots of all levels


The XC Camp is not an FAI Cat-2 event, also not planned for now as part of the XC-Open World Series.
Manilla XC Camp home page >> http://www.flymanilla.com/ <<

The informal flight distances are scored either using one of the online systems (your choice) or your straightline Open Distance from your GPS. You just write your distance on the score sheet on Godfreys Club House - simple.

Come for as many days as you like, fly XC as far as you can, fly with and learn from some of the best XC pilots. No pressure, no worries... just fly. Many pilots (of all levels !) achieve Personal Bests every year. In 2015 some pilots flying at the XC camp flew over 300kms and many novice pilots flew PB's over 100kms in easy, safe conditions.

Mt Borah has 4 huge astro-turfed launches for nearly all wind directions and easy landings and was developed for the World Champs in 2007. The Manilla area offers one of the worlds safest XC regions for all pilot levels from Novice to Expert who have some thermalling experience. Emergency services (ambulance and rescue) are 15 minutes away in Manilla township, and the medical evacuation helicopter is based in Tamworth just 15mins flight time away. The area also has excellent 3G mobile phone coverage with 2 networks now operating giving reception to over 300kms out !

Features : Daily XC weather briefings by Godfrey Wenness, tips and trick sessions, campfire discussions, regular day prizes and scoring updates in all classes (FUN, SPORT, SERIAL). Pilots with OPEN Class gliders are welcome to attend but will not be scored.

Camping on site is A$10/night - power is available (sites are $13/night).

Cabins - Twin or double - are $20/night p/p and include all linen, blankets and towels.

The cabins & camping area at Mt Borah has 2 kitchens + BBQ, and now a Bar & swimming pool to chill out in after a long XC !

Bookings for cabins are essential - contact "godfrey (at) flymanilla.com"

International Pilots - more info .. please read this :
If you are coming for the XC camp, and indeed any XC flying in Australia now and in the future, you will need to have a VHF Airband radio endorsement to allow you to fly through some new areas called CAR166 airport zones.
Of course you can fly through the areas on Airspace G as before, but for CAR166 airport zones you need to have the radio endorsement.
CAR166 zones are 10NM zones around small airports, so called non controlled aerodomes, defined by Civil Aviation Regulation (CAR) 166 (1) within Airspace G.
All pilots who want to use (fly in) an CAR166 zone within Airspace G, need to broadcast their message by 10 NM inbound or overflying and more. Please note, you may not find these CAR166 zones on all of existing VFR charts, for example pocketfms.com or other electronic equipment used by oversea pilots.
Always use current charts from www.airservicesaustralia.com
In order to help out visiting pilots to Manilla Godfrey have a link to the study guide and can do the exams with you once you are in Manilla.
Check more details about this at the flymanilla.com page.
The Contest Server http://www.xcaustralia.org/ have some links to the Open Airspace files on the right side linked.

ALL visiting international pilots MUST have a HGFA Visiting Pilot Membership (VPM) to fly in Australia. Please also dont forget to do your HGFA Visiting Pilot m/ship online before you leave home.. www.hgfa.asn.au and click on the top menu bar "overseas pilots" .

Livetracking safes your life
Please strong consider to use SPOT tracking, for any XC flying adventures you plan !
It safes time for you and your personal retrieve team, to find you and pick you up quickly when landed.
Nothing is more boring with endless radio calls and when your friends needs hours of searching you.
More Info about SPOT on:
* http://www.flymanilla.com/Equipment/SPOTGPSTracker/tabid/350/Default.aspx
* http://spot.xcopen.org




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