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.


With the start of the new flying season upon us, the committee reminds ALL pilots wishing to fly at 'Bald Hill' of their obligation to hold both current HGFA membership as well as SPHGPC membership to fly at Bald Hill legally.

This is both for your protection aswell as the Club/Site. No exceptions given.