Competitions News

Great Result for Team GB at European Championships

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The European Gliding Championships for the 15m, 18m and Open classes held at Lasham has just finished. The British team put in a great performance netting 5 of the 9 medals up for competition in this, the first senior FAI international championship held in the UK since the 1965 World…

2018 Nationals Dates Announced

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Dates and venues have been confirmed for next year’s national championships. These are: 18m and 20m Multi-Seat Classes, Husbands Bosworth, 7-15th July 2018 Club Class, Dunstable, 4-12th August Open, Standard and 15m Classes, Aston Down, 18-26th August Junior Nationals, Lasham, 18-26th August

RA(T) Airspace File

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George Knight and Alan Sparrow have modified ASSelect so that it now includes RA(T)s. ASSelect file can be downloaded here. The RA(T)s are currently designated in ASSelect as LoAs but this will be changed in due course. Please remember that this information does not replace daily checking of NOTAM information….

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…

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…

Hahnweide Successes

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British pilots achieved some great results against top international pilots in the Hahnweide competition which was held in southern Germany at the start of the month. Howard Jones and Tim Scott finished second in the Standard and 15m Classes respectively with Derren Francis (18m) and Andy and Matt Davis (20m…

2016 Competition Rulebook Published

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The 2016 Competition Rulebook has been published. This includes some significant changes including team flying in Regionals with different gliders, Nationals eligibility, check-weighing procedures, Club Class eligibility and handicapping, and a number of changes relating to the 20m Multi-Seat Class.