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FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

No events.

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

05 Aug
11 Aug 2018
2018 Championnat de France Juniors
Angers Marcé,
09 Aug 2018
2018 Offenes Märkisches Vergleichsfliegen
SLP Brandenburg,
19 Aug
25 Aug 2018
2018 Championnat de France Feminin
Pont sur Yonne,
03 Nov
10 Nov 2018
2018 Central Plateau Soaring Contest
26 Nov
07 Dec 2018
2018 Australian MultiClass Nationals
09 Dec
15 Dec 2018
2018 Australian State Competition (VIC)
29 Dec 2018
06 Jan 2019
2019 F1 GP
31 Dec 2018
11 Jan 2019
2019 Australian Club Class Nationals
Lake Keepit,


The FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) conducts FAI's gliding activities, in particular World Records and International Competitions with the exception of glider aerobatics.

Gliding involves engineless aircraft that move by use of raising air known as thermals, which are cause by the sun heating the ground which in turn heats the air above it; after locating a thermal, a glider pilot will circle within the area of rising air to gain height. Other types of rising air include ridge lift, mountain waves and convergences of different air masses.

International Championships are run all over the world. Pilots selected on the basis of their results in competitions at home can enter biennial FAI European Gliding Championships which alternate with World Championships. In an European Championships year, there are also separate World Championships for Junior pilots, up to their 26th birthday year and for female pilots. The separate female competitions were established not to discriminate but to encourage women to take their flying further as many fail to do due to the demands of family and other duties.

The FAI Sailplane Grand Prix sees the world's best glider pilots compete in the Final after qualifying from events around the world. Races have a simple regatta start and a first-over-the-line finish, and are designed to be exciting for spectators and raise gliding's profile in the media; GPS technology enable spectators to follow aircrafts' progress live on the internet.


FAI Sailplane Grand Prix

More info about SGP