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21 May
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29 May 2022
2022 RM Birrfeld
Birrfeld,
SUI
21 May
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29 May 2022
2022 Swiss Junior Championship
Birrfeld,
SUI
21 May
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28 May 2022
2022 German Women National Championship and Qualification Competition
Landau,
GER
22 May
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28 May 2022
2022 Coupe du Ventou
Carpentras,
FRA
22 May
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31 May 2022
2022 US Nationals
Reedsville, PA,
USA
23 May
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28 May 2022
2022 Eskilstuna International Open
Ekeby,
SWE
26 May
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07 Jun 2022
2022 Championnat Régional Hauts-de-France
Cambrai,
FRA

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

02 Jul
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16 Jul 2022
21st FAI European Gliding Championships
Pociũnai, Kaunas,
LTU
02 Jul
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16 Jul 2022
4th FAI World 13,5M Class Gliding Championship
Pociũnai, Kaunas,
LTU
23 Jul
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06 Aug 2022
37th FAI World Gliding Championships
Szeged,
HUN
31 Jul
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14 Aug 2022
12th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships
Tabor,
CZE
13 Aug
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27 Aug 2022
11th FAI Women's World Gliding Championship
Husbands Bosworth,
GBR
10 Sep
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24 Sep 2022
4th FAI Pan-American Gliding Championship
Luis Eduardo Magalhães,
BRA

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

31 May
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09 Jun 2022
2022 International Air
Romorantin,
FRA
03 Jun
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12 Jun 2022
2022 Trofeo dell Oltrepo'
Voghera Rivanazzo,
ITA
04 Jun
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11 Jun 2022
2022 Junior Qualification Competition Grefrath
GRefrath,
GER
06 Jun
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17 Jun 2022
2022 German Gliding Championships
Zwickau,
GER
07 Jun
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16 Jun 2022
2022 US Nationals
Yoder, KS,
USA
11 Jun
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18 Jun 2022
2022 AAC Alpe Adria Cup
Feldkirchen,
AUT
11 Jun
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18 Jun 2022
2022 Uppsala Masters
Sundbro,
SWE
11 Jun
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18 Jun 2022
2022 Qualification Competition Winzeln
Winzeln,
GER
17 Jun
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26 Jun 2022
2022 Coppa citta di Ferrara
Ferrara,
ITA
19 Jun
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25 Jun 2022
2022 Championnat de France classes 18 mètres et Libre
Buno - Bonnevaux,
FRA
23 Jun
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02 Jul 2022
2022 US Nationals
Hobbs, New Mexico,
USA
02 Jul
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09 Jul 2022
2022 Grimming-TAL
Niederöblarn,
AUT
08 Jul
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16 Jul 2022
1st Junior Qualification Competition Brandenburg
Brandenburg an der Havel,
GER
08 Jul
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16 Jul 2022
2022 Qualification Competition Brandenburg
Brandenburg an der Havel,
GER
16 Jul
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23 Jul 2022
2022 Austrian National Juniors Championship
Feldkirchen,
AUT
16 Jul
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23 Jul 2022
2022 Châlons en Champagne
Châlons-en-Champagne,
FRA
17 Jul
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23 Jul 2022
2022 Championnat de France Classe Club
Chérence,
FRA
17 Jul
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23 Jul 2022
2022 Championnat Interrégional Aquitaine-Occitanie
Marmande,
FRA
17 Jul
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23 Jul 2022
2022 _Other
Marmande,
FRA
23 Jul
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30 Jul 2022
2022 Qualification Competition Jena
Jena-Schöngleina,
GER

Gliding

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