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|
|2/4/16||3/4/16||Dan Smith Memorial Trophy **||Dunstable|
|28/5/16||5/6/16||Club Class Nationals||Pocklington|
|12/6/16||18/6/16||Northern Regionals||Sutton Bank|
|18/6/16||26/6/16||Standard Class Nationals||Aston Down|
|18/6/16||26/6/16||20m Multi-Seat Class Nationals||Aston Down|
|18/6/16||26/6/16||Cotswold Regionals||Aston Down|
|2/7/16||10/7/16||Competition Enterprise *||Shobdon|
|9/7/16||16/7/16||Wenlock Olympian Games *||Long Mynd|
|9/7/16||17/7/16||Bidford Regionals||Bidford Gliding and Flying Club|
|9/7/16||17/7/16||FAI Sailplane Grand Prix||Bicester|
|28/7/16||29/7/16||Pocklington Glider Aerobatic Competition **||Pocklington|
|30/7/16||7/8/16||Open Class Nationals||Lasham|
|30/7/16||7/8/16||Hus Bos Challenge Cup Regionals||Husbands Bosworth|
|30/7/16||13/8/16||34th FAI World Gliding Championships (Standard, Club, 20m Multi-Seat)||Pociunai, Lithuania|
|21/8/16||28/8/16||Two Seater Competition *||Pocklington|
|26/8/16||28/8/16||Saltby Open **||Saltby|
|27/8/16||28/8/16||Inter-Club League Final *||Shenington|
|4/9/16||10/9/16||Mountain Soaring Competition *||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.