New South Wales > Blue Mountains
|Conditions||West; HG < 15 knots, PG < 10 knots|
|Rating||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: Not suitable. PG4: Conditions: 0 - 10 knots with SO supervision. VHFOPS rating. PG5: Conditions: < 10 knots. VHFOPS rating.|
Private property, both takeoff and landing.
ContactAlexander Drew ([no information]), BMHGC
All pilots must be current SAFA members. Currently a sensitive site. Must be flown in company of club members, and land owner of launch must be cobtacted before flying.
Earth ramp through tree slot. Hazards: Turbulence in strong and/or crossed winds.
Primary: Directly in front of launch (long glide). Alternate: Along ridge 3km to left, next to Great Western Highway. Top: N/A.
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