Competitions & Awards
Many glider pilots take part in competitions. Although these usually involve racing sailplanes around pre-planned cross-country tasks, pilots also take part in aerobatic competitions where they are scored for accuracy of flying. Competitions can be great social occasions too, and following the cross country racing action from the ground is getting easier thanks to online tracking.
In addition to organised competitions, which can be competed in a day, or in the case of most regional or national competitions over nine days, pilots also compete in online competitions – the BGA Ladder or the OLC – where pilots upload logger traces of their cross-country flights to compare performances.
Competition website links will be added when supplied by the host club.
|Start Date||End Date||Competition||Venue|
|8/1/17||21/1/17||34th FAI World Gliding Championships (15m, 18m, Open)||Benalla, Australia|
|17/5/17||4/6/17||9th FAI Women's World Gliding Championships||Zbraslavice, Czech Republic|
|17/6/17||25/6/17||Club Class Nationals||Husbands Bosworth|
|17/6/17||25/6/17||18m Nationals||Husbands Bosworth|
|29/6/17||16/7/17||2nd FAI World 13.5m Gliding Championships||Szatymaz, Hungary|
|1/7/17||8/7/17||Competition Enterprise *||North Hill|
|20/7/17||30/7/17||The World Games **||Wroclaw, Poland|
|22/7/17||29/7/17||Standard Class Nationals||Aston Down|
|22/7/17||30/7/17||15m Nationals||Aston Down|
|22/7/17||30/7/17||Open Class Nationals||Aston Down|
|22/7/17||29/7/17||20m Multi-Seat Class Nationals||Aston Down|
|22/7/17||30/7/17||Hus Bos Challenge Cup Regionals||Husbands Bosworth|
|23/7/17||5/8/17||19th FAI European Gliding Championships (Club, Standard and 20m Classes)||Moravska Trebova, Czech Republic|
|27/7/17||13/8/17||10th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships||Pociunai, Lithuania|
|29/7/17||6/8/17||Inter-Services Regionals||Bannerdown GC|
|10/8/17||26/8/17||19th FAI European Gliding Championships (15m, 18m and Open Classes)||Lasham|
|13/8/17||19/8/17||Northern Regionals (NB 7 days)||Sutton Bank|
|20/8/17||27/8/17||Two Seater Competition *||Pocklington|
|3/9/17||9/9/17||UK Mountain Soaring Championship *||Aboyne|
* Non rated competition
** Glider Aerobatic
The following information will be of interest;
Notification of significant gliding activity;
- NOTAM – please refer to the advice in the competition organisers guide
- BGA Daily Tasks
- Military flying contacts
Competitions and Awards Committee
The BGA Competitions and Awards Committee is always keen to recruit new committee members. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the BGA office. The committee terms of reference are available here. Previous meeting notes are available here.