Flying Sites

There are a number of excellent flying sites between Sydney and Newcastle, depending on prevailing weather and pilot skill level. If you are a current licenced SAFA pilot and would like information about these sites please contact a club Safety Officer. We can arrange a site briefing for you to help you enjoy safe flying, and to understand the special features and requirements of each site.

VISITING PILOTS

It is essential that ALL pilots understand the Club Rules to fly our sites as set out by National Parks as conditions for consent to fly.

DO NOT TOP LAND AT ANY OF OUR FLYING SITES LOCATED IN NATIONAL PARKS LAND!

Restricted dates:
Wybung launch must not be used during January due to crowded conditions on the beach for landing.

Your cooperation and compliance with the rules will help ensure lasting access to our national parks sites for all pilots.

Crackneck Lookout

Safe to launch gliders from Crackneck during on shore winds ENE-ESE 7 to 15 knots.
Never launch Crackneck in a NE wind due to rotor from saddle below take-off.
Check Bureau of Meteorology observations first as westerly wind indication from this station will be inaccurate due to rotor from inland breezes.
DO NOT TOP LAND at this National Park launch site under any circumstances.
Seek site briefing before flying via www.centralcoastskysurfers.com/ourclub.

Forresters Beach (Cromarty Hill Lookout)

Cromarty Hill launch is flyable in southerly 7 to 12 knots paragliders only. Closed to Hang Gliders due to shallow, tree slot launch and terrain rotor from flora height. Rotor develops in SSE to SE conditions and is generally not launchable.
Seek site briefing before flying via www.centralcoastskysurfers.com/ourclub.