Tocumwal Soaring Centre extends a warm welcome to the competitors, families, crews and spectators attending the Australian Multi Class Gliding Championships at Tocumwal, NSW.
The event will be hosted from the WW2 hangar known as Sportavia, established by the late Bill Riley in the late 70’s. Sportavia has a rich gliding history with a reputation for great soaring conditions, no airspace limitations, great gliding landscape which attracts pilots from all over the world. Tocumwal was ranked fourth on this year’s OLC for distances flown during last season. Ingo Renner who has been based at Tocumwal since 1970, continues to inspire pilots, passing on his local knowledge of the area and weather conditions.
The town is located along the Murray River and has a town beach to go swimming and enjoy the ambience of river lifestyle. Tocumwal businesses are supporting our National gliding event and have been generous sponsors, please pass on your appreciation by supporting these whilst in Tocumwal.
We recommend that you stay at the Bakery Park Motor Inn, located close to the aerodrome at 83-89 Deniliquin Street. The rooms are comfortable with queen or single beds, air conditioning, remote control LCD TV and free WI-FI. Your host Sally has offered a discounted rate of $70 per night, instead of the normal $90 per night. You need to mention Tocumwal Soaring Centre or Lumpy Paterson for the discount. Call 03 5874 2490 or go to https://www.bakerypark.com.au/ to make your booking.
Tocumwal and surrounding areas have an assortment of activities to see and do. Visit the information centre while you are in town. You can’t miss it with the glider placed on top of the building. There will also be a market on a Saturday in December so you can get your last minute gifts for Christmas.
Please support and acknowledge the local business sponsorship and generosity being:
Bakery Park Motor Inn
Tocumwal Guardian Pharmacy
Mark 2 Automotive
Old Bank Restaurant
We would also like to thank event sponsors such as,
Aviation Risk And Insurance (ARI)
The Berrigan Shire owns and operates the Tocumwal aerodrome and local rules require all vehicles airside must have a working flashing light and complete the airside application form. This can be filled out at registration and will require, make, model, registration and insurance details. Cars which have been approved will be provided with a sticker which for display as conformation. (Hazard lights only will not be acceptable)
Hand held radios are required for taxi calls on and around the runways.
Below is the link to the aerodrome layout, please take the time to get familiar
Click to access Aerodrome%20adopted%20map%20for%20plan%202013.pdf
We will be launching from the bitumen runways and utilising both grass and bitumen for landing during the competition.