Western Australia > Wheatbelt
York Silos - Gwambygine Hill
|200ft / 60m agl
|PG: Supervised; HG: Intermediate theory + 15 hours
Gwambygine is near York in the Avon valley, about 1.5 hours drive east of Perth, access track is possible by some 2WD although rocky in places. If you haven't been here before, contact Cloudbase Paragliding Club or the Hill Flyers Club and organise your first flight with a club member who has good knowledge of this site. Access to this site is through private land. The site is very sensitive and could easily be lost. Take the keep out signs on the gate seriously if you don't know the current access arrangements. The first pilots on site each day must check in with the owner before flying.
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This northeast-facing small rocky hill is mainly used as a training hill but is soarable in the right conditions.
Very small and rocky, with a shallow and rocky slope.
Because the slope is shallow it is difficult to maintain a safe height. It is recommended this hill is only flown in smooth conditions such as early morning and evenings. Noondeening Hill is a generally better flying site for this wind direction.
Hazards / Comments
As with any inland site this hill can feature strong lift, strong sink and turbulence.