The Manilla XC Camp is a free event held each year over 8 days starting on the 4th Saturday of January.
These events are famous for producing many Personal Best flights, great weather and fun had by all.
The informal flight distances are scored either using one of the online systems (your choice) or your straight line Open Distance from your GPS - nice and easy. You just write your distance on the score sheet - simple !
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, many pilots flying at the XC camp fly over 300kms
and many novice pilots fly 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 > 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, regular
day prizes and scoring updates in all classes (FUN, SPORT, XC and COMP). Pilots with OPEN Class gliders are welcome to attend but will not be scored.