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Event info

16-20 March 2022
This will be the third running of the highly popular PG ground tow comp. Come and experience the thrill of flatlands XC and challenge yourself with GPS navigation around modest competition tasks.

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Flying site

Wings out West 2022 will be based in the central west town of Trundle. Trundle is located 48 km NW of Parkes, 58 km NNW of Forbes and 52 kms NE of Condobolin. It is literally in the centre of NSW and the epicentre of flatland flying.

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  • 14 Pilots Confirmed
  • 51 Pilots total registered
  • 375 AUD Entry fee
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  • 35 Pilots max allowed
  • 2 Countries presented
  • ✅ EN-C and below allowed
    ❌ CCC & EN-D wings prohibited
  • This is not an FAI sanctioned event
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    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
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    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
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    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
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    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
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    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
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    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
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    There will be a social evening with food

    Food

Where is it

Trundle is located 50kms NE of Parkes in central NSW. It is the epicentre of flatland flying.

Event info

16-20 March 2022
This will be the third running of the highly popular PG ground tow comp. Come and experience the thrill of flatlands XC and challenge yourself with GPS navigation around modest competition tasks. Competition HQ is in Trundle NSW, with most competitors camping at the Showgrounds HQ, which has great facilities including camp kitchen with microwave, stove and fridges. There is alternative, motel, hotel and B&B accommodation in Trundle. If you haven’t flown in a GPS Navigation competition before, then our safety committee/mentors, made up of experienced comp pilots will guide you through the learning curve. If you are a comp pilot then this is an SAFA Cat B sanction event, will count in your Australian ranking and the flatlands tow experience will be something different.

You will be among a select 35 pilots who will compete for flatland glory from 16-20 March 2022.

Wings out West 2022 is specifically for EN A, B and C class paragliders only. If you are a serious competition pilot, flying a high end or competition wing, then you will need to step down, but you will potentially earn points for your national ranking. If you are more a recreational pilot, who just enjoys XC flying, then you won’t be competing against competition rockets.

Wings out West 2022 is intended as an entry level competition with very modest navigation tasks in a fun social environment, but it will introduce pilots to the challenges of competition flying. The competition will be run in accordance with SAFA guidelines. Competition tasks will be set by an experienced competition task committee.

Wings out West 2022 is a great chance to ease yourself into the paragliding competitions or if you are a competition hound, a chance to hone your flatland flying. If you haven’t had much ground tow experience, don’t be put off – there is an official practice day scheduled for the first day.

Flying site

Wings out West 2022 will be based in the central west town of Trundle. Trundle is located 48 km NW of Parkes, 58 km NNW of Forbes and 52 kms NE of Condobolin. It is literally in the centre of NSW and the epicentre of flatland flying. Tow launch is from a multi-directional paddock located 8.5kms west of Trundle. Our launch site is located just to the west of Trundle on a Private Property. The property provides launch strips to accommodate all wind directions.

Selection and entry fee

Wings out West 2022 is a SAFA sanctioned Category B competition specifically for EN A, B and C class paragliders only. Register on Airtribune. The entry fee is A$375 and includes;
• your first tow each day.
• Tasks set by experience competition pilots.
• Scoring
• Weather Information
• Launch and Safety Infrastructure
• CTAF Instruments
• Daily and Final Presentations
• the Mid-Competition dinner.
• A great Social atmosphere.

A retrieve service is offered on competition days at a modest fee.

Registration
To confirm your spot among only 35 pilots for the Wings out West 2022 competition, complete the registration on Airtribune and remit by direct debit your competition fee to;
Wings out West 2022
BSB: 062-692
A/c #: 4573 0361
Swift Code: (for International entrants) CTBAAU2S

On the receipt of your registration and entry fee you will be confirmed as an entrant to the Wings out West 2022 competition. The comprehensive Wings out West 2022 Competition Handbook with more details regarding the competition will be published closer to the event.

Documents required at registration

  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application form
  • You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Waiver/Release form

Cancellation Policy

Covid -19 refund information :

If the Competition is cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions, with unrecoverable financial commitments, a percentage of the entry fee will be retained to cover these costs.
The retention of funds will be capped at a maximum of 40% of entry fee.
Should this occur, a financial report covering these costs and recovered funds will be made available, upon request, no later than 30 days after the cancellation date.
We will be keeping a careful eye on Government restrictions and we will endeavour to inform registered pilots of any necessary news ASAP. We advise all pilots to plan their trip very carefully taking into account refund policies on travel and accommodation.

Pilot Cancellation
If a pilot wishes to cancel their confirmed place, prior to 1 February 2022 they will receive a full refund. After this date refunds will only occur, at the discretion of the organiser, if another pilot on the waiting list is able to take the place.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Prizes will be awarded for Fun, Sports and Serial class wings, Overall Categories also.

General schedule

Wednesday, 16 March 2022 - Official Practice
Thursday, 17 March 2022 - Task Day 1
Friday, 18 March 2022 - Task Day 2 and Mid Competition Dinner
Saturday, 19 March 2022 - Task Day 3
Sunday, 20 March 2022 - Task Day 4 and Final day. Award ceremony.

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
08:30 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
09:30 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:00 - Launch window opens
18:30 - Task closed
19:30 - Results entered
20:00 - Results begin to be available

Accommodation and Activities

Most pilots stay at the Competition HQ at the Trundle Showground where there is excellent camping and kitchen facilities. See the competition files - downloads for other accommodation options.

How to get here

Wings out West 2022 will be based in the central west town of Trundle. Trundle is located 48 km NW of Parkes, 58 km NNW of Forbes and 52 kms NE of Condobolin. It is literally in the centre of NSW and the epicentre of flatland flying. Tow launch is from a multi-directional paddock located 8.5kms west of Trundle. Our launch site is located just to the west of Trundle on a Private Property. The property provides launch strips to accommodate all wind directions.

Trundle NSW 2875, Australia
Trundle, NSW Australia

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

Flatlands Towing Club
The Wings out West 2022 competition is run by the Flatlands Towing Club, an incorporated association and flying club affiliated with the HGFA. The Flatlands Towing Club has a membership spread throughout western NSW and is responsible for the development of ground tow launching and flatlands flying in recent years
John Brassil
brassil@bigpond.com
Phillip Mansell
phillmansell@gmail.com

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