Competitions News

Team Media Manager - European Championships

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The British Gliding Team is looking to recruit a Media Manager to join the Team flying at the European Gliding Championships at Lasham in August. The role is a new one and is aimed at promoting the Team and all that happens around them at the championships to the  British…

Best Start to the Year

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What a great start to  the year! This year saw the best ever April month for flights posted on the BGA Ladder. Just under 1000 flights, nearly a quarter of a million kilometers and almost three quarters of a million feet height gains! Full details are on the BGA Ladder…

Junior Nationals and Two-Seater Training

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Entries are now open for the 2017 Nationals and Two-Seater Training. These will take place at Nympsfield from 19-27 August. Anyone can apply as long as their 26th birthday falls after 2017. As usual, two-seater competition training will run alongside the competition. You can enter the competition even if you…

Competition Rules Update

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An update to the 2017 competition rulebook has been published. The update has been necessitated by a recent decision by the IGC to remove the right of current champions to have an extra entry in European and World Championships. In addition, this opportunity has been taken to add the Minimoa…

Deeside GC airspace guide

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Deeside GC has produced a helpful resource for airspace awareness. The intention is to help pilots visualise the airspace construct.  Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the guide is not designed to replace officially published information. You can view the Deeside GC airspace guide here.

Scotland - 5th April

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What a day in Scotland! Yesterday (April 5th) saw some amazing flights in Scotland. John Williams took off from Portmoak en route to a remote start at Killin aiming to do a quick 500k before lunch. With plenty of time left and having ‘only’ managed a speed of 134.6kph, he…

2017 Waypoint List Published

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The 2017 BGA Waypoint List (Start Points, Turn Points, Control Points and Finish Points) has been published.

Standard and 20m Multi-Seat Nationals - Change of Venue and Date

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The date and venue for the 2017 Standard and 20m Multi-Seat Nationals has been changed to Cotswold Gliding Club (Aston Down) from 22nd to 29th July. The Standard Class will now be incorporated into the 15m Class Nationals already scheduled for the venue as a single task group with 3%…

World Title for Russell and Team Cup Gold

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Great news coming out of Benalla.  Russell Cheetham has won gold in the Open Class with Andy Davis third. A bronze for Mike Young in the 18m class and a strong performance from the rest of the 6 man team gives the UK another Team Cup gold. Congratulations to all…

2017 Nationals Entry Now Open

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The application window for entry into the 2017 Nationals in all classes is now open.  When entering, pilots can also apply for renewal of their FAI licence for 2017. To enter, click here. With places significantly limited in some classes, pilots should ensure that their entry is placed before the…

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