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Current events

24 May
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01 Jun 2024
2024 AZ CUP
Zbraslavice,
CZE
25 May
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02 Jun 2024
2024 British Nationals
Lasham,
GBR
26 May
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01 Jun 2024
2024 FAI Qualifying Sailplane Grand Prix
Aalen,
GER
26 May
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01 Jun 2024
2024 Ostalb Grand-Prix Doppelsitzer
Aalen,
GER

FAI World and continental championships (CAT.1)

13 Jul
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27 Jul 2024
13th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships
Ostrow Wielkopolski,
POL
13 Jul
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27 Jul 2024
5th FAI World 13,5M Class Gliding Championship
Ostrow Wielkopolski,
POL
03 Aug
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17 Aug 2024
22nd FAI European Gliding Championships
Tabor,
CZE
17 Aug
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31 Aug 2024
38th FAI World Gliding Championships
Uvalde, Texas,
USA

Other FAI-Sanctioned events (CAT.2)

29 May
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02 Jun 2024
2024 Swiss Junior Championship
Buttwil,
SUI
31 May
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09 Jun 2024
17th Trofeo dell Oltrepo
Voghera Rivanazzo,
ITA
08 Jun
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15 Jun 2024
2024 AAC Alpe Adria Cup
09 Jun
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21 Jun 2024
2024 Czech Gliding Championship
Touzim,
CZE
14 Jun
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23 Jun 2024
2024 Coppa Città di Ferrara - Campionato Italiano
Ferrara,
ITA
15 Jun
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23 Jun 2024
2024 British Nationals Standard/15m/Open
Aston Down,
GBR
16 Jun
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22 Jun 2024
2024 FAI Qualifying Sailplane Grand Prix
Varese,
ITA
19 Jun
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28 Jun 2024
2024 US Nationals
Hobbs, New Mexico,
USA
27 Jun
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06 Jul 2024
2024 Czech Regional Championship
Hodkovice,
CZE
27 Jun
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06 Jul 2024
2024 Czech Junior Championships
Hodkovice,
CZE
28 Jun
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06 Jul 2024
2024 International Issoudun
Issoudun,
FRA
28 Jun
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06 Jul 2024
2024 Adrenalin FL
Frydlant,
CZE
29 Jun
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07 Jul 2024
2024 Open Belgian Gliding Nationals
Saint Hubert,
BEL
30 Jun
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06 Jul 2024
2024 FAI Qualifying Sailplane Grand Prix
Lesce,
SLO
05 Jul
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13 Jul 2024
2024 T CUP
Touzim,
CZE
05 Jul
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13 Jul 2024
2024 Safari Cup
Dvur Kralove n/L,
CZE
07 Jul
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13 Jul 2024
2024 _Other
Vinon,
FRA
07 Jul
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13 Jul 2024
2024 Championnat de France Standard 15 mètre Biplace 20m
Vinon,
FRA
14 Jul
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20 Jul 2024
Championnat Inter-Régional Grand-Ouest
Montaigu,
FRA
20 Jul
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27 Jul 2024
2024 Highland Gliding Cup
Havlickuv Brod,
CZE

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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