Visitors to the F1GP at the Leeton Aerodrome are more than welcome!
Can visitors take a flight in a glider?
Yes! A dual seat glider and an experienced instructor will be available at Leeton for the duration of the event to take you on an “Air Experience Flight”. The cost of the flight is $120, and will generally last for 15-20 minutes. See contact details below to speak to someone, or just come to Leeton Airfield and speak to someone during the event. For more information, contact us on 0497866396
The action usually begins at around 12pm when the gliders are launched into the sky by towplanes (usually converted cropduster aircraft) before starting the days task. The task itself can take from 2 to 4 hours for the pilots to complete, and the closeness of the racing makes watching the finishing gliders an exciting spectacle. The contest runs from the 28th of December until the 6th of January. The location of the airfield is below. For more information, contact us on 0497866396
As long as you’re able to plan to arrive at Leeton (YLEE) outside of launch & finish times (in the morning is the safest time) you should have no problem flying in to Leeton Aerodrome. During the event, towplanes, gliders & contest officials will be using 122.025 (per the NOTAM), although the regular frequency of 132.85 will be monitored by contest management during busy periods. The reason for the temporary change in frequency is that the Grand Prix format of competition is very radio intensive, and YLEE shares a CTAF frequency with YNAR (Narrandera) which has regular RPT operations.
For more information, contact us on 0497866396
Leeton Aerodrome Coordinates