The Lanyon launch is managed by ACT Parks and Conservation service, and the landing on private property. We have only recently gained formal approval to use the launch and we currently do not have formal approval to land in the LZ and as such pilots should exercise a very high degree of care to maintain positive relationships with neighbours and public.

The conditions for use of the launch can be found here, please read them before visiting Lanyon. A few key conditions are as follows:

  • The Canberra Nature Park south duty ranger (ph. 0409787080) MUST be contacted prior to entering Rob Roy Nature Reserve in a vehicle. Access may be restricted especially after periods or rain or during total fire bans.
  • Vehicles must be 4 wheel drives and are only permitted to drive directly to launch from Orange Thorne Cres. Vehicles are to remain on formed tracks.
  • Blocking the tracks is not permitted at any time.
  • Vehicles are to be clean before accessing the site to prevent the spread of weed
  • No dogs

Failure to comply with the conditions for use may result in approval to use the land being withdrawn.

This site in strong winds can give strong wave lift off the Brindabella’s and as such can push you through airspace really quickly.  If Spring Hill is blown out please don’t go flying Lanyon. We have intentions of fitting a wind talker to this site in 2016. Please click on the Google Maps Link for directions to the LZ.

At this site people can either hike up the face or follow the road as indicated below. The drive to the top is about 10 minutes and access is through two locked gates, if you require keys please contact the club.

Lanyon Mud Map

If it is your first time at the site, please find a duty pilot, safety officer or contact the club to have a site briefing prior to flying. The following link is some information you should be familiar with regarding the site: Lanyon

Airspace is low due to the close proximity of Canberra Airport.  You can have a look at the different layers on XC Planner or just click on the image below to give you an idea of the airspace restrictions.

Lanyon Airspace

If you could also refrain from using the dirt road behind the houses from the water tower to the LZ.  People walk their dogs and vehicles kick up dust that always results in complaints made by locals to the Park Ranger and ultimately to the club.