Inland ridge SSW
1200'/ 365m agl, 2428' / 740m amsl PG4 / HG Intermediate (but no bottom landing for HG)
South of Beechworth, North East Victoria. Take the road that runs east from the top of Buckland Gap for about 2km till you reach a picnic area/lookout. Vicroads Map 35 D8.

Landowners

Parks Vic. This site is licensed to VHPA.

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NEVHGC
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Murmungee

Ground ramp through a tree slot.

Takeoff

Launch is not steep so that it is necessary to fly between the trees for some distance before reaching clear air. The fires in 2003 and 2009 have cleaned up the launch considerably - the slot is now wider and longer than it was.

Landing

All PG landings should be made in the paddock immediately to the west of Buckland Road and north of Lee Morrison Road. Paragliders must land in a small corner of the paddock near Buckland Road and just north of the powerlines. Fly with local pilots if you are not sure. This paddock is slightly undulating. HG plots cannot land at the bottom and must be sure to get away. Do not land in the paddock immediately to the west of Buckland Road and south of Lee Morrison Road. Do not land in the paddocks directly below launch and east of Buckland Road. See map.

Flight

Paragliders should not fly up the valley to the left unless you are sure you have enough height to make it to the safety of the landing paddock.

Hazards/Comments

It is difficult to judge wind strength and direction on launch because of its sheltered nature. This is especially true in cross winds - be careful.

Beware of the local eagles.

Controlled airspace exists over launch C LL 4500. It is essential that you check the Albury VTC or Melbourne VNC for changes before flying.

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