CWC Gulgong 2019

2019 CWC Gulgong – Aero Tow Hang Gliding Competition

Comp organiser Karl Kindl Ph 0412675293 email

The Central West Classic is a Trike Aero Tow Category 2, AA rated competition held at Gulgong (near Mudgee).
This region offers big air thermals and is ideal for getting in some big flights early in the season. As it is early season, the thermals should be a bit softer round the edge while still pumping in the middle. Last year, tasks averaged around 100km with 1000ups achieved (and it was a wet season).

Gulgong in late Spring is a perfect location for inland flying. Great lift, not quite as rowdy as peak summer. The area offers wide open landing fields and plenty of options for tasks.

Camping is free for pilots and support staff at Aerodrome.showers,toilets,Kitchen and power for radio gear available

GPS reminder: Please bring a lead for connecting your GPS to the scoring PC.
Signup Online: Online Entry Purchase - OPEN NOW
Comp dates: Sunday 17th November to Saturday 23th November, 2019

Practice day and registration Saturday 16th November 2019

Pilot Numbers: Soft Limit of 30 pilots. Please note, your place will not be confirmed until your payment has been received.
Entry Fee: $225 if paid before October 22nd 2019.

$245 if paid after October 22nd, (entry includes late fee of $20)

Includes registration, eligibility for prizes, info pack, shirt and presentation night dinner.

Also note that tow cost of $400 is to be paid on arrival at the competition HQ.

Any refund must be negotiated with the comp organiser before October 22nd 2019 so as to be able to allocate the spot to another pilot on the waiting list.

Min. Requirements: Valid HGFA membership

Inland experience with (preferably) intermediate rating

Aerotow Rating

Recently repacked parachute


GPS (for scoring - with data PC connectivity)

Comp HQ: Guglong Aeropark
Registration: Saturday 16th November, 2019

Comp Organisers:

Newcastle Hang Gliding Club contact Karl Kindl ph 0412675293 Email

meet director Karl Kindl Ph 0412675293 Email
Competition Classes: 1. Open Class

Sports Class gliders will fly the same task. The terrain allows for reasonably easy landing in most areas, so dropping short is not a major issue.

Trophies Awarded for:

Open class: 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Daily Morning Briefing: The first briefing will be at Gulgong Aeropark at 9:00am. Please be sure to attend the first one as YOU will be voting in the task and safety committees. The time for subsequent daily briefings will be set dependent on the conditions.
Committees: The task committee will be selected from experienced pilots flying in the competition. This committee will be made up of 3 pilots of which at least one will be representing the sport class. We will also have a safety and complaints committee.
Launch protocol:

1. Open Window

2. Top 1/3 orfthe field in reverse

3. Rest of the field in order

4. Open Window and relights

Scoring system:


Waypoints are available for download at registration.
For those who have been here before they are the same waypoints as the last two years.

The latest version of GPSDump (Version 5) can be found at the link below. It can open both KML and GPX format as well as WPT format

GPSDump download here

Getting There

Gulgong Aeropark operates from its own airfield located 10km north of Gulgong township.It can be accessed via Barneys Reef Road and Stubbo Road from the west. Access from the east is not advised if you are not familiar with the area. Best Access is via Stubbo Road:

From the Ten Dollar Town Motel drive north on Medley Street (Barneys Reef Road) for 7km. Turn right into Stubbo Road and continue for another 2km. The airfield is on your left.

Beela Road Access:(east access).
From Loneragans Flour Mill drive north on the Ulan Road for 8km. Turn left into Beela Road and continue on for another 4km. The airfield is on your right. Those traveling from Merriwa-Ulan will pass Beela Road before reaching Gulgong. Both Stubbo and Beela roads are gravel roads.

The field is on coordinates 32.18.02S 149.33.42E, Elevation 1500'. It has an all over grass surface and a usable length of 2km (over 6,000') in an east/west direction. There is ample area for aero tow take offs in any direction.


Freeflyers and non flying people are welcome.
Freeflyers are welcome to attend CWC but because this comp is a tow comp there will be a charge involved to cover the running costs and and their tows.
Freeflyers fee will be $100 dollars a day with a maximum of 3 tows per day.This is payable to the Meet Head of the comp on the day.
Freeflyers must attend daily breifings, held at the aerodrome at approx 9am.
Freeflyers must follow all the HGFA, FAI and NHGC rules for the comp.If you require any details call comp director Karl Kindl on 0412675293
Freeflyers can fly before and after competition pilots, also they can be slotted into the open window but only by the launch marshall of the day.
Freeflyers are not to approach competition pilots to get slotted in comp line.
Freeflyers are not to fly the competition task or land in the competition goal landing area
Freeflyers must be Aerotow endorsed and provide their HGFA Number and endorsment details to Meet Head of the comp.
Come and join in the fun.


Do not land in fields with crops ever! Do not land in fields with live stock wherever possible. There is ample landing area that has no crops or stock, do not upset the landholders.

Check and double check landing areas. Single strand electrical wires abound in this area and are invisible from the air. They may span for extreme distances across paddocks with very few poles. Any buildings, dams and especially pump houses should be treated with extreme suspicion.

All households in this area use UHF CB for communications when out and about on the farm and in town. Your radio chatter WILL be heard (all channels are utilised somewhere) and the whole competition judged accordingly. Please be polite and courteous at all times. Keep transmissions short sharp and to the point with no unnecessary chatter. To legally use the Ham frequencies, you MUST use a callsign for every transmission (which means you MUST have a valid callsign).

Leave all gates as you found them, if the gate was open then do not close it. Leave all areas as you found them. Take litter with you (even other peoples). Treat this country area and its people well and you will no doubt be treated the same.

Comp sponsors for Gulgong cwc 2019

Airboune Windsports
Moyes Aust
Prince of wales Hotel Gulgong
Centenial Hotel Gulgong
Comercial Hotel Gulgong
Butcher Shop Cafe Gulgong
Gobble and Go Bakery Gulgong
Cobbs Bakery Gulgong
Thai for you Restaurant Gulgong
Shell gulgong

Accomadation at airfield
Camping is free showers toilets and kitchenand power to charge up radios and phones
Also Ian Harris has accomdation on his property adjacent to airfield call Ian for details Ph 0425370411