Rainbow Beach


Women's Coastal Fly-In

September 27 - 30, 2018


5pm Thursday 27th September - 3pm Sunday 30th September, 2018

Note: This event is now open to women paraglider pilots with a rating of PG2 and above

Event done!

Event Size:

9 Participants (+ 1 Event Leader + 1 Helper. Total of 11 people)


$300 per person. This includes:

  • Shared cabin accommodation at the Rainbow Beach Holiday Park (3-5 people per cabin)
  • All meals, from Dinner Thursday night to lunch Sunday. Bring your own snacks.
  • Endless logistical organisation :)

Note: An additional $5.99 is charged per ticket for ticketing costs.

This event is generously subsidised by our sponsors, as well as the local club which has donated our temporary club membership for the duration of the event! Huge thanks to the SCSA for this un-requested (but completely appreciated) gesture :)


This is a 3-day Fly-In so you will need to arrive on Thursday night to ensure you are ready to go on Friday. We will finish up after lunch on Sunday aiming for shorter flights so you can get back home on Sunday night.

We will use any non-flyable times to talk about instruments and weather forecasting tools, so bring your instruments and questions with you!

You will need all your own equipment and be happy to get sand in absolutely everything! In addition to your usual flying gear, you will need the following:

  • UHF Radio
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Protective clothing (long sleeve tops etc)
  • Swimmers (duh)
  • Beach Towel
  • Snacks

Note that this is a public holiday weekend in QLD! If you need to book travel, purchase your ticket and get booking :)


We have cabins with ensuites booked at Rainbow Beach Holiday Park. Each cabin sleeps between 3 & 5 people. It's not fancy but its convenient :)

Getting there:

Rainbow Beach is a bit of an adventure to get to if you need to fly here. It is a 3 hour drive north of Brisbane, 2 hour drive north of Sunshine Coast Airport.

Transport options from airports are:

  • Greyhound Bus to Rainbow Beach. Check Greyhound website for details.
  • Rent a car and drive (especially if you can carpool with some others)

We may be able to ask Brisbane pilots who plan to come up to provide rides.. But there is no guarantee on this. If you drive up, you could consider sticking around a few days longer and making a bigger trip out of it. Note that you will need to purchase additional visiting pilot membership with the club if you do this.

When you register we will create a group where we can discuss travel plans and find a way to share some of the travel amongst us. You don't need to come with a buddy - we can sort all that out.