Organised Gliding Competitions

Organised gliding competitions are normally of two types:

Cross-Country Competitions
where pilots race to complete pre-planned 'tasks,' with set distance goals and turning points, and

Aerobatic Competitions
where pilots perform challenging maneuvers and are scored on their accuracy. 

These competitions can take part on local, regional and national levels. To keep informed of upcoming competitions, check the British Gliding Association's Competition Calendar

Online Competitions

Held on a long term basis, the main online gliding competitions are the BGA Ladder and the OLC.

With the help of route tracking software, pilots upload logger traces of their cross-country flights to compare performances, scoring points for each flight which are then tallied over the curse of a year. Champions are declared at the club, regional, and national levels. 


Local Competitions 

The next all-Ireland Task Week will be in Kilrush Airfield, 
Saturday 29th July - Sunday 6th August, 2017

To keep informed of upcoming club-related competitions, please visit our News Blog. 


 While gliding is a personal journey, competitions can offer motivation to sharpen one's skills and strive for excellence. They are also a great way to connect with other gliding enthusiasts around the world.