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 competition where pilots upload logger traces of their cross-country flights to compare performances. The ‘BGA Ladder‘ is an excellent resource.
Each year, a range of trophies are presented for the best performance in the preceeding year in a number of categories. Details of the current trophy holders are available here.
Competition website links will be added when supplied by the host club.
|Start Date||End Date||Competition||Venue|
|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|
|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|
|4/9/16||10/9/16||Mountain Soaring Competition *||Aboyne|
* Non rated competition
** Glider Aerobatic