Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia
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-38.3302, 144.696 : 24.0 m
Hora estándar del Este (Victoria) (+1100)
initialy imported from Australian Leonardo
The site is within the Mornington Peninsula National Park so pilots should respect and enjoy the environment. Most importantly that means take-off cleanly from the ramp, land on the beach and return via the main access track. NO scrambling up and down the cliffs or dunes! The path to the launch from the carpark leads to a glider set-up area, out of the wind on the right, and the synthetic turf take-off ramp to the left (see photo). Pilots should set up with the aim to being airborne about 1m before the edge of the ramp. For paragliders that means standing about 3m back from the edge before inflating the glider and being sure to keep quickly pulling the canopy up until its flying above your head - if you don't you'll get dragged back into the scrub! The total flyable distance is 8km. When flying below the point to the left of takeoff, be wary of the slight rotor which has claimed many kites. Flying to the Rip should only be attempted when the wind is off to the right (south) at takeoff. On the beach in front of launch. Watch for sloping sand.
The dangers to watch out for are: * The rotor behind London Bridge (more than one glider has crashed behind the Bridge). * At high tide there is no landing area on the beach at some sections. * The points in between the bays can be hazardous, and even more dangerous if the run is attempted with a wind which is not off to the right at takeoff. If at any stage of the run you should land, a long hard walk is in front of you, and if you are injured, help may be some time in getting to you. Spectators crowding around the takeoff and landing area, small or nil landing area at high tide, and power lines near the life saving club.