West; HG < 15 knots, PG < 10 knots
HG Restricted: Conditions: 5 - 10 knots with strict SO supervision - Ideal conditions only. VHFOPS rating.
HG Intermediate: Conditions: 5 - 15 knots with SO supervision. VHFOPS rating.
HG Advanced: Conditions: < 15 knots. VHFOPS rating.
PG2 & PG3: Conditions: 2 - 10 knots with strict SO supervision - Ideal conditions only. VHFOPS rating.
PG4: Conditions: 0 - 10 knots with SO supervision. VHFOPS rating.
PG5: Conditions: < 10 knots. VHFOPS rating.
North of Great Western Highway, Approx 10km East of Bathurst.

Landowners

Private property, both takeoff and landing.

Contact

BMHGC, Alexander Drew ([no information])

Responsible

BMHGC

See also

NSWHPA site guide entry
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Mount Ovens

All pilots must be current SAFA members. Visiting pilots welcome. A site briefing must be obtained from a BMHGC safety officer before flying.

Takeoff

Earth ramp through tree slot. Hazards: Turbulence in strong and/or crossed winds.

Landing

Primary: Directly in front of launch (long glide). Alternate: Along ridge 3km to left, next to Great Western Highway. Top: N/A.

Flight

X-C: Good potential to West open farm lands, and East after crossing forest.

Hazards/Comments

  • Land owner of launch must be contacted 24h before flying. Contact via club member for visitors.
  • Be aware of turbulence if wind is crossed or strong.
  • LZ is sloping and contains numerous rocks.
  • Do not leave glide to landing paddock late, especially on low performance gliders.
  • Allow at least 2000ft above launch before heading cross country to the East. Large forested area.
  • Keep an eye out for sailplanes operating out of Bathurst that often soar Mount Ovens.
  • VHF radio is required for flying at Mount Ovens. Close proximity to Bathurst regional airport. Directly in front of launch 11Km.

Emergency Services: Call 000. Bathurst Hospital (02) 6330 5311, Lithgow Hospital (02) 6350 2300