High wind launches at Bald Hill

There has recently been a significant amount of discussion on social media regarding high wind launching technique at Bald Hill.

All pilots are advised that under the terms of our licence with Wollongong City Council the only legally recognised high wind launches are those immediately below top launch at the South and East launch areas. Those launches referred to as the “lower” high wind launches are located in National Park and Wildlife Service land and fall outside our operating licence.

The club does not encourage or condone the use of these lower launches. Any pilots doing so is at their own risk and without the support of the club.


REMEMBER: Markers must be placed at both take off and landing areas before flying. Cones are kept in the store in the new lower toilet block. The key is kept in the safe next to the door. They must be RETURNED afterwards. More...