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Course Includes
  • Daily weather and XC briefings

  • Thermal and XC presentations

  • video Post flight debriefs and horserace

  • Retrieve service and transport to launch

  • XC guides to help pilots make the most of every day and achieve new PB's

Thermal & XC Lite Course

The original Corryong  thermal & XC training since 2017


The Flying arena of Mt Elliott offers great flying along the western foothills of the Snowy mountains, as well as flat land flying in the valleys. 

The course will run from 30/12/2023 to 05/01/2024, giving us 7 days of flying.  The Course begins with the focus on thermalling skills and coring effectively, keeping the glider balanced in flight. This then moves into the XC light stage, flying XC tasks around the mountains with our guiding team.


Included is theory and presentations on thermalling, XC decision making, instrument use, equipment maintenance + harness setup, weather and XC briefs and post flight analysis.


We will aim for 2 flights/day with the morning flight focusing on pilot/glider performance and the afternoon flight being an XC flight/task around the mountains and Valleys.

There will also be tandems available for those wishing to thermal/XC in the tandem for more 1 on 1 coaching and instruction.   


NSW pilots can claim $150 back from the NSWHPA under their Pilot Skill Progression program.

pilot requirements


  • Pilots must be licensed SAFA members, PG2 or higher

  • Pilots must read and complete the SkyOut safety brief with all criteria met

equipment requirements
  • well-maintained & certified Paraglider, Harness & parachute

  • Paragliding helmet

  • GPS Vario with digital display

  • UHF with SAFA Channels (VHF preferred too but not essentail)

  • Telstra serviced Mobile Phone and/or GPS locator (Inreach/Spot)

3 day November Thermal XC Lite


Dates: November 18th /19th /20th 

(bad weather back up dates: 24/25/26)




7 day New Year XC Thermal XC Lite

Dates: December 30th > January 5th


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