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|
|3/1/20||17/1/20||Women's World Gliding Championships||Lake Keepit Soaring Club|
|13/6/20||21/6/20||15m Class Nationals||The Gliding Centre - Husbands Bosworth|
|13/6/20||21/6/20||Standard Class Nationals||The Gliding Centre - Husband Bosworth|
|13/6/20||21/6/20||Open Class Nationals||The Gliding Centre - Husbands Bosworth|
|4/7/20||12/7/20||Bidford Regionals||Bidford Gliding and Flying Club|
|4/7/20||12/7/20||Club Class Nationals||Bristol & Glos GC - Nympsfield|
|11/7/20||19/7/20||Booker Regionals||Wycombe Air Park|
|18/7/20||26/7/20||Hus Bos Regionals||The Gliding Centre - Husbands Bosworth Airfield|
|1/8/20||2/8/20||Inter-Club League *||Essex & Suffolk Gliding Club - Wormingford Airfield|
|2/8/20||8/8/20||Yorkshire Regionals - Sutton bank||York Gliding Club|
|8/8/20||16/8/20||Gransden Regionals||Cambridge Gliding Club|
|8/8/20||16/8/20||18m/20m Multi-Seat Class Nationals||Lasham|
|22/8/20||30/8/20||Junior Nationals||Cotswold GC - Aston Down|
|22/8/20||30/8/20||Cotswold Regionals||Costwold GC - Aston Down|
|22/8/20||30/8/20||Inter-Services Regionals||Bannerdown GC - Keevil Airfield|
|23/8/20||30/8/20||Wolds Two Seater Competition *||Wolds G.C.|
* 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 about the Competition and Awards Committee, or more generally about competitions and awards please contact the BGA office or email email@example.com
The committee terms of reference are available here.