Ladies and Gentlemen,

You are invited to Three XC lectures on Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the 3rd, 10th and 17th of September 2015

Location: Department of Sport and Recreation, Vincent St, Leederville

Parking is available adjacent to the building. Access may need to be off Oxford St. If asked, mention the Gliding Association meeting.

The following lectures will cover different topics and are on Thursday 10th and 17th.

Please come to all three if you can.

The approximate agenda is:



  • Weather information and patterns
  • Thermal structure and sources
  • Thermalling
  • Hydration and nutrition
  • Outlanding


  • Polar curves
  • Speed to fly
  • Parachuting
  • Deviations
  • Water ballast
  • Task planning and declarations


  • Assigned Area Tasks
  • Using flight computers
  • Preparation
  • Final glides and finishes
  • Competitions