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Current events

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

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)

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
09 Jul
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12 Jul 2022
2022 RM Dittingen
Dittingen,
SUI
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
16 Jul
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23 Jul 2022
2022 Slovenian Nationals
Moskanjci,
SLO
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
24 Jul
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31 Jul 2022
2022 Les 8 jours de Fontainebleau
Moret,
FRA
30 Jul
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06 Aug 2022
2022 Junior Qualification Competition Hirzenhain
Hirzenhain,
GER
31 Jul
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06 Aug 2022
2022 Championnat Inter-Régional Junior Grand-Ouest
Saint-Sulpice des Landes,
FRA
01 Aug
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09 Aug 2022
2022 Qualification Competition Oerlinghausen
Oerlinghausen,
GER
03 Aug
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13 Aug 2022
2022 Concours International de Bailleau
Bailleau,
FRA
07 Aug
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13 Aug 2022
2022 Tauerncup
Mauterndorf,
AUT
10 Aug
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19 Aug 2022
2022 Qualification Competition Lachen Speyerdorf
Lachen - Speyerdorf,
GER
14 Aug
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20 Aug 2022
2022 Championnat de France Juniors
Beynes,
FRA
30 Aug
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08 Sep 2022
2022 US Nationals
Moriarty, NM,
USA

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