Junior Events

Throughout the year, UK Junior Gliding runs events aimed at young pilots.

The Winter Series welcomes junior pilots of all abilities from pre-solo to instructors. Join us for a weekend away, seeing a different site, meeting pilots from across the country all while gaining new flying experiences.

The UK Junior Nationals is an annual BGA competition open to all junior pilots with a Silver badge. With a mix of different experience levels, this is an ideal place to start for those wishing to become competition pilots. For juniors who don’t meet the requirements to enter, competition training with instructors in two-seaters is also available.

These events are not managed or operated by the BGA, so please contact UKJG regarding event arrangements and the host airfield gliding club for any details regarding the operation.

Upcoming Events

Winter Series 19/20 Round 2 – The Long Mynd


Fri 31 Jan – Sun 02 Feb 2020

The second round of the Winter Series this year will be at the Long Mynd. Come along for a fantastic weekend of ridge flying and maybe even some welsh wave flying! With a cosy clubhouse, full catering on site and a warm-welcome from the Midland Gliding Club locals, it’s sure to be a great event.

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Winter Series 19/20 Round 3 – Shenington


Fri 17- Sun 19 April 2020

We are heading back to the north Cotswolds to visit our friends at Shenington! With a nice ridge, great soaring and access to Wales, expect this to be a fantastic Spring event.

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UK Junior Nationals & Two-Seater Training 2020


Sat 22- Sun 30 August 2020

The 2020 UK Junior Nationals will be hosted by Costswold Gliding Club at Aston Down. For those junior pilots unable to compete, two-seater training run by experienced cross-country coaches will be taking place alongside the competition. Sign-up to follow in due course.

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