GREIFENBURG XC Course, Austria

11 – 16 June 2017


Greifenburg is known for his good XC potential for all levels of pilots. The valley has many grassy fields which can serve as landing option and little valley wind which makes it a very accessible flying spot. Close by the landing is a swimming lake for a refreshing dip after the flight.

The goal of this course is to improve your cross country flying skills. Many things can influence a cross country flight like wind, thermals, clouds and topography. The key is to be able to adapt your plan to the conditions.

During the course you will learn how to prepare for a XC flight with the meteo forecast given for that day, where the best thermals can be found, how to choose the best lines to keep your gained altitude and how to optimize your flying time.

The day will start with a meteo briefing, flight planning and analyze of the topography. During the flight you get guidance from the air through the radio so you can relax and focus on the flying. After the flight we do a de-briefing and an analysis your flight. The course consist of practice in the air and theory about meteo, thermal and cross country flying and how to set up your equipment.

The guidance can be in Italian, English, Spanish, Greek or French.


  • 6 days XC course
  • Daily meteo briefing, flight planning and analysis of topography
  • De-briefing and analysis of the flight
  • Theory of meteo, cross country flying and flight equipment
  • Retrieval
  • Booking of your accommodation


  • Good thermal skills
  • Autonomous on take-off and landing
  • Flying equipment
  • Pilot license and insurance

Number of participants: 6 – 8


The price for 6 days cross country course is 450€. Accommodation, meals and shuttle bus/cable cars are not included.

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