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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

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

No events.

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

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
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
04 Sep
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10 Sep 2022
2022 FAI Qualifying Sailplane Grand Prix
Vinon sur Verdon,
FRA
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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

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