Inland Ridge E
2400ft / 730m ASL, 180ft / 56m AGL PG2 / HG Supervised
About 30 minutes north of Canberra on the road to Sydney.

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Lake George (South Launch)

Lake George is an excellent inland soaring site.

The primary site used is known as the South launch. It is just to the south of Geary's Gap where the highway heads down to the lake.

Pilots can either land on top of the escarpment on launch or use anywhere on the lake bed. If you require access to the lake bed please contact someone from the club committee for a key to the gates indicated on the map. Please click on this Google Map Link for directions to Weereewa Lookout carpark.

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Our secondary launch, Geary's Gap, is currently closed. It is a short 2 minute drive turning off the Barton Hwy onto Harlow Drv, the second right onto Ridge Rd and then as you go through the gate the site is on your right on the escarpment. See the ACTHPA site for current status. At no point should anyone fly over the house or land over the fence adjacent to this launch.


Access is from Weereewa Lookout carpark. The launch is a small hike up the hill from the eastern side of the carpark near the fence. The path will take you through a small gate (please keep it closed) and onto the ridge. A picture is attached below that gives you an idea of the layout of the land.

Mud map of the Lake George area.


Anywhere on the lake.


There is a grumpy mature wedgy that you will find just north of the first vehicle rest stop on the highway. She will attack paragliders but not hang gliders. There are some juvenile eagles just south of the south launch in the gully. One is mildly aggressive and will make passes at both hang gliders and paragliders but as yet not made contact. There are a pair further south down at Smiths gap over the power lines that will have a go at hang gliders but not paragliders.

If it is your first time at the site, please find a duty pilot, safety officer or contact the club to have a site briefing prior to flying. The following link is some information you should be familiar with regarding the South Launch site: Lake George - South.pdf.

Airspace is quite low due to the close proximity of Canberra Airport. You can have a look at the different layers on XC Planner or just click on the image below to give you an idea of the airspace restrictions.

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