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|
|11/5/19||19/5/19||UK Practice SGP - Rated Regionals||Denbigh GC - Lleweni Parc|
|25/5/19||2/6/19||Club Class Nationals||Cotswold GC - Aston Down|
|22/6/19||30/6/19||Bidford Regionals 2019||Bidford Gliding Club|
|4/7/19||13/7/19||British Overseas Championships||Issoudun International - France|
|6/7/19||13/7/19||Competition Enterprise *||Yorkshire GC - Sutton Bank|
|6/7/19||21/7/19||FAI European Gliding Championships (15m, Std & Club Classes)||Prievidza (Slovakia)|
|13/7/19||21/7/19||18m Nationals||Husbands Bosworth|
|13/7/19||21/7/19||20m Multi-Seat Class Nationals||Husbands Bosworth|
|20/7/19||28/12/19||Inter-University Task Week||Buckminster GC - Saltby|
|3/8/19||11/8/19||Standard Class Nationals||Lasham|
|3/8/19||11/8/19||Open Class Nationals||Lasham|
|3/8/19||11/8/19||Hus Bos Challenge Cup Regionals||Husbands Bosworth|
|3/8/19||11/8/19||Inter-Services Regionals (civilians welcome)||Bannerdown - Keevil Airfield|
|10/8/19||18/8/19||Cambridge Cloud Rally *|
|17/8/19||25/8/19||Junior Championships||Bristol & Glos - Nympsfield|
|18/8/19||25/8/19||Two Seater Competition *||Pocklington|
|1/9/19||7/9/19||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 about the Competition and Awards Committee, or more generally about competitions and awards please contact the BGA office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The committee terms of reference are available here.