World Gliding Championships

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The World Gliding Championships (WGC) is a gliding competition held every two years or so by the FAI Gliding Commission. The dates are not always exactly two years apart, often because the contests are sometimes held in the summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

FAI Gliding Commission

The International Gliding Commission (IGC) is the international governing body for the sport of gliding. It is governed by meetings of delegates from national gliding associations.

Southern Hemisphere part of Earth that lies south of the equator

The Southern Hemisphere is the half of Earth that is south of the Equator. It contains all or parts of five continents, four oceans and most of the Pacific Islands in Oceania. Its surface is 80.9% water, compared with 60.7% water in the case of the Northern Hemisphere, and it contains 32.7% of Earth's land.

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History

Gliding had been a demonstration sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics and was due to become an official Olympic sport in the Helsinki Games in 1940. However, since the Second World War, gliding has not featured in the Olympics, and so the World Championships are the highest level in the sport. There are now contests for six classes of glider and so in recent years the Championships have been divided between two locations. The women's, junior, grand prix and aerobatic events are also held separately.

Gliding recreational activity and competitive air sport

Gliding is a recreational activity and competitive air sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders or sailplanes using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne. The word soaring is also used for the sport.

A demonstration sport is a sport which is played to promote it, most commonly during the Olympic Games, but also at other sporting events.

1936 Summer Olympics games of the XI Olympiad, celebrated in Berlin in 1936

The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in 1936 in Berlin, Nazi Germany. Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona, Spain, on 26 April 1931, at the 29th IOC Session in Barcelona. It marked the second and final time the International Olympic Committee gathered to vote in a city that was bidding to host those Games.

Each of the following entries give the year and location of the contest followed by the winner of each class, nationality and the glider used.

Sailplanes at the 1954 Championships with the three Schweizers of the USA team in the foreground Schweizer SGS 2-25 N91892 Gt Hucklow 18.07.54 edited-3.jpg
Sailplanes at the 1954 Championships with the three Schweizers of the USA team in the foreground
YearLocation Class WinnerGliderNotes
1937 Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg Wasserkuppe Open Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg Heini Dittmar Fafnir São Paulo This was thought not to be a true world championship and was just an 'International Competition', but it has been acknowledged as the first World Gliding Championship. [1]
1948 Flag of Switzerland.svg Samedan Open Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Axel Persson DFS 108 Weihe
1950 Flag of Sweden.svg Örebro Open Flag of Sweden.svg Billy Nilsson DFS 108 Weihe
1952 Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Madrid Open Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Philip Wills Slingsby Sky Hanna Reitsch was bronze, the first woman to compete.
Two Seater Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Luis Juez
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Roberto Bermúdez
DFS Kranich [2]
1954 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Camphill Farm, Great Hucklow Open Flag of France.svg Gerard Pierre Breguet 901
Two Seater Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Zvonimir Rain
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Bozidar Komac
Ikarus Kosava
1956 Flag of France.svg Saint-Yan Open Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Paul MacCready Breguet 901
Two Seater Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nick Goodhart
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Frank Foster
Slingsby Eagle
1958 Flag of Poland.svg Leszno Open Flag of Germany.svg Ernst Haase HKS-3
Standard Flag of Poland.svg Adam Witek SZD-22 Mucha Standard
1960 Flag of Germany.svg Cologne/Köln Open Flag of Argentina.svg Rodolfo Hossinger Slingsby Skylark 3 Rolf on his Swedish passport.
Standard Flag of Germany.svg Heinz Huth Schleicher Ka 6BR
1963 Flag of Argentina.svg Junín [3] Open Flag of Poland.svg Edward Makula SZD-19 Zefir 2
Standard Flag of Germany.svg Heinz Huth Schleicher Ka 6
1965 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg South Cerney Open Flag of Poland.svg Jan Wróblewski SZD-24 Foka 4
Standard Flag of France.svg François-Louis Henry Siren Edelweiss
1968 Flag of Poland.svg Leszno Open Flag of Austria.svg Harro Wodl Schempp-Hirth Cirrus
Standard Flag of the United States.svg Andrew Smith Neukom S-3 Standard-Elfe
1970 Flag of the United States.svg Marfa, Texas Open Flag of the United States.svg George Moffat Schempp-Hirth Nimbus
Standard Flag of Germany.svg Helmut Reichmann Rolladen-Schneider LS1-c
1972 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Vršac Open Flag of Sweden.svg Göran Ax Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-2
Standard Flag of Poland.svg Jan Wróblewski SZD-43 Orion
1974 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Waikerie Open Flag of the United States.svg George Moffat Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-2
Standard Flag of Germany.svg Helmut Reichmann Rolladen-Schneider LS2
1976 Flag of Finland.svg Räyskälä Airfield, Loppi Open Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Lee Schleicher ASW 17
Standard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ingo Renner Eiri PIK-20B
1978 Flag of France.svg Châteauroux Open Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Lee Schleicher ASW 17
15 metre Flag of Germany.svg Helmut Reichmann Akaflieg Braunschweig SB-11
Standard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Baer Selen Schleicher ASW 19
1981 Flag of Germany.svg Paderborn Open Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Lee Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-3
15 metre Flag of Sweden.svg Göran Ax Schleicher ASW 20
Standard Flag of France.svg Marc Schroeder Rolladen-Schneider LS4
1983 Flag of the United States.svg Hobbs, New Mexico Open Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ingo Renner Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-3
15 metre Flag of the Netherlands.svg Kees Musters Schempp-Hirth Ventus A
Standard Flag of Denmark.svg Stig Øye Rolladen-Schneider LS4
1985 Flag of Italy.svg Rieti Open Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ingo Renner Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-3
15 metre Flag of the United States.svg Doug Jacobs Rolladen-Schneider LS6
Standard Flag of Italy.svg Leonardo Brigliadori Schempp-Hirth Discus
1987 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Benalla Open Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ingo Renner Schleicher ASW 22B Gliding Club of Victoria
15 metre Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brian Spreckley Rolladen-Schneider LS6
Standard Flag of Finland.svg Markku Kuittinen Schempp-Hirth Discus a
1989 Flag of Austria.svg Wiener Neustadt Open Flag of France.svg Jean-Claude Lopitaux Schleicher ASW 22B
15 metre Flag of Germany.svg Bruno Gantenbrink Schempp-Hirth Ventus C
Standard Flag of France.svg Jacques Aboulin Schempp-Hirth Discus
1991 Flag of the United States.svg Uvalde, Texas Open Flag of Poland.svg Janusz Centka Schleicher ASW 22B
15 metre Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brad Edwards Rolladen-Schneider LS6-b
Standard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Baer Selen Schempp-Hirth Discus
1993 Flag of Sweden.svg Borlänge Open Flag of Poland.svg Janusz Centka Schleicher ASW 22B
15 metre Flag of France.svg Gilbert Gerbaud
Flag of France.svg Eric Napoleon
Rolladen-Schneider LS6-b
Rolladen-Schneider LS6-b
Standard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Davis Schempp-Hirth Discus B
1995 Flag of New Zealand.svg Omarama Open Flag of New Zealand.svg Ray Lynskey Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4
15 metre Flag of France.svg Eric Napoleon Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2
Standard Flag of Finland.svg Markku Kuittinen Schempp-Hirth Discus a
1997 Flag of France.svg Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Open Flag of France.svg Gérard Lherm Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4
15 metre Flag of Germany.svg Werner Meuser Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
Standard Flag of France.svg Jean-Marc Caillard Rolladen-Schneider LS8-a
Flag of Turkey.svg İnönü, Eskişehir World Flag of France.svg Frederic Hoyeau PZL PW-5
1999 Flag of Germany.svg Bayreuth Open Flag of Germany.svg Holger Karow Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4
15 metre Flag of Italy.svg Giorgio Galetto Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2
Standard Flag of France.svg Jean-Marc Caillard Schempp-Hirth Discus-2a
Flag of Poland.svg Leszno World Flag of France.svg Henry Julien PZL PW-5
2001 Flag of South Africa.svg Mafikeng Open Flag of South Africa.svg Oscar Goudriaan Schleicher ASW 22 BLE
15 metre Flag of Germany.svg Werner Meuser Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2ax
Standard Flag of France.svg Laurent Aboulin Schempp-Hirth Discus-2a
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Gawler Club Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Masson Glaser-Dirks DG-101
Flag of Spain.svg Lillo 18 metre Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stephen Jones Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2
World Flag of France.svg Olivier Darroze PZL PW-5
2002 Flag of Germany.svg Musbach Club Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomas Suchanek Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
2003 Flag of Poland.svg Leszno Open Flag of Germany.svg Holger Karow Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4M
18 metre Flag of Austria.svg Wolfgang Janowitsch Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2cx
15 metre Flag of New Zealand.svg John Coutts Schleicher ASW 27B
Standard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Davis Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a
Flag of Slovakia.svg Nitra World Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa PZL PW-5
2004 Flag of Norway.svg Elverum Club Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa SZD-48-3M Jantar 3
2006 Flag of Sweden.svg Eskilstuna Open Flag of Germany.svg Michael Sommer Schleicher ASW 22 BLE
18 metre Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Phil Jones Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2cxt
15 metre Flag of Poland.svg Janusz Centka SZD 56-2 Diana 2
Standard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Leigh Wells Rolladen-Schneider LS8
Flag of France.svg Vinon-sur-Verdon Club Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa SZD-48-3M Jantar 3
World Flag of France.svg Christophe Ruch PZL PW-5
2008 Flag of Italy.svg Rieti Standard Flag of Germany.svg Michael Buchthal Schempp-Hirth Discus 2
Club Flag of Germany.svg Matthias Sturm Glasflügel 206 Hornet
World Flag of France.svg Laurent Couture PZL PW-5
Flag of Germany.svg Lüsse Open Flag of Germany.svg Michael Sommer Schleicher ASW 22 BLE
18 metre Flag of France.svg Olivier Darroze Schleicher ASG 29-18
15 metre Flag of Hungary.svg György Gulyas Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
2010 Flag of Slovakia.svg Prievidza Standard Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a 3 – 18 July 2010 [4]
Club Flag of Germany.svg Arndt Hovestadt Glasflügel Standard Libelle
World Flag of France.svg Laurent Couture PZL PW-5
Flag of Hungary.svg Szeged Open Flag of Germany.svg Michael Sommer Binder EB29 20 July – 7 August 2010 [5]
18 metre Flag of Poland.svg Zbigniew Nieradka Schleicher ASG 29-18
15 metre Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Ghiorzo SZD 56-2 Diana 2
2012 Flag of the United States.svg Uvalde, Texas Open Flag of France.svg Laurent Aboulin Schempp-Hirth Quintus M 28 July – 19 August [6]
18 metre Flag of Poland.svg Zbigniew Nieradka Schleicher ASG 29-18
15 metre Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa SZD 56-2 Diana 2
2013 Flag of Argentina.svg Adolfo Gonzales Chaves, Buenos Aires Standard Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a 6 – 19 January 2013 [7]
Club Flag of Argentina.svg Santiago Berca SZD-48 Jantar Standard 2
World Flag of Argentina.svg Sebastián Riera PZL PW-5 Last World class world championship
2014 Flag of Finland.svg Räyskälä Airfield, Loppi Club Flag of France.svg Eric Bernard Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus 22 June – 5 July 2014 [8]
Standard Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Bert Schmelzer Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a
20m Multi-Seat Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Steve Jones
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Howard Jones
Schempp-Hirth Arcus T
2014 Flag of Poland.svg Leszno Open Flag of Germany.svg Michael Sommer Binder EB29 26 July – 10 August 2014 [9] Photo-gallery [10]
18 metre Flag of Poland.svg Karol Staryszak Schleicher ASG 29-18
15 metre Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa SZD 56-2 Diana 2
2015 Flag of Lithuania.svg Pociūnai 13.5 metre Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Ghiorzo Diana 2 Versus 2–15 August 2015
2016 Flag of Lithuania.svg Pociūnai Club Flag of Germany.svg Jan Rothhardt Rolladen-Schneider LS1-d 31 July – 13 August 2016 [11]
Standard Flag of France.svg Louis Bouderlique Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a
20m Multi-Seat Flag of France.svg Laurent Aboulin
Flag of France.svg Julien Duboc
Schempp-Hirth Arcus T
2017 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Benalla Open Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Russell Cheetham Jonker JS-1C 9 – 21 January 2017 [12]
18 metre Flag of France.svg Killian Walbrou Jonker JS-1
15 metre Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa SZD 56-2 Diana 2
2017 Flag of Hungary.svg Szatymaz 13.5 metre Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa GP 14 VELO3–15 July 2017 [13]
2018 Flag of Poland.svg Ostrów Wielkopolski, PolandClub Flag of Denmark.svg Rasmus Ørskov Schleicher ASW 20 7–21 July 2018 [14]
Standard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sjaak Selen Schempp-Hirth Discus 2a
15 metre Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa Schleicher ASG 29
2018 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Hosín, Czech RepublicOpen Flag of Germany.svg Michael Sommer Binder EB29 27 July – 11 August 2018 [15]
18 metre Flag of Austria.svg Wolfgang Janowitsch Schempp-Hirth Ventus 3T
20 m Multi-seat Flag of Poland.svg Christoph Matkowski
Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa
Schleicher ASG 32 Mi
2019 Flag of Italy.svg Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy13.5 metre Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Ghiorzo Diana VersVS 1–14 September 2019 [16]
Uvalde 2012 award ceremony Uvalde2012WGCWinners.jpg
Uvalde 2012 award ceremony

A list of future events is available here

World Grand Prix Gliding Championships

Gliding Grand Prix, or Sailplane Grand Prix (SGP), is a newer type of gliding competition. It has simpler rules and a more spectacular appearance than conventional soaring competitions. [17]

FAI World Grand Prix Gliding Championships are gliding competitions promoted by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) for gliders that are both more spectacular and more easily understood by the public than conventional gliding competitions.

SeasonLocationWinnerSecondThird
PilotGliderPilotGliderPilotGlider
2005 Flag of France.svg Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa SZD 56 Diana 2 Flag of Germany.svg Mario Kiessling Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Krejcirik Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax
2006–2007 Flag of New Zealand.svg Omarama Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa SZD 56 Diana 2 Flag of Germany.svg Uli Schwenk Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax Flag of New Zealand.svg Ben Flewett Schleicher ASW 27
2008–2009 Flag of Chile.svg Santiago Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa SZD 56 Diana 2 Flag of Chile.svg Carlos Rocca Vidal Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2b Flag of Germany.svg Mario Kiessling Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax
2010–2011 Flag of Germany.svg Wasserkuppe Flag of Italy.svg Giorgio Galetto Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Nägel Schleicher ASW 27 Flag of Austria.svg Peter Hartmann Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax
2012–2014 Flag of France.svg Vaumeilh near Sisteron Flag of France.svg Didier Hauss Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxa Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa SZD 56 Diana 2 Flag of Germany.svg Uli Schwenk Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2cxa
2014–2015 Flag of Italy.svg Varese Flag of France.svg Maximilian Seis Jonker JS-1 evo Flag of France.svg Christope Ruch Jonker JS-1 evo Flag of Poland.svg Sebastian Kawa Schleicher ASG 29-18
2015–2016 Flag of South Africa.svg Potchefstroom Flag of Germany.svg Holger Karow Jonker JS-1 evo Flag of South Africa.svg Oscar Goudriaan Jonker JS-1 evo TJ Flag of France.svg Christophe Abadie Jonker JS-1 evo TJ

Women's World Gliding Championships

The Women's World Gliding Championships (WWGC) is a women-only gliding competition. From 1979 to 1999 women's gliding competitions were held as International European Women's Gliding Championships. [18]

YearLocation Class WinnerGliderNotes
2001 Flag of Lithuania.svg Pociūnai Club Flag of Russia.svg Tamara Sviridova SZD-48 Jantar Standard
Standard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Sarah Steinberg Schleicher ASW 24 née Harland
15 metre Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gillian Spreckley Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
2003 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jihlava Club Flag of Germany.svg Christine Grote Glasflügel Standard Libelle
Standard Flag of Germany.svg Cornelia Schaich Rolladen-Schneider LS8-b
15 metre Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Alena Netusilova Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
2005 Flag of Germany.svg Klix Club Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Hana Vokrinkova Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
Standard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jana Veprekova Rolladen-Schneider LS8-b
15 metre Flag of Denmark.svg Mette Pedersen Schleicher ASW 27B
2007 Flag of France.svg Romorantin Club Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Gillian Spreckley Rolladen-Schneider LS1-f
Standard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Sarah Kelman Schleicher ASW 28 née Harland
15 metre Flag of Germany.svg Katrin Senne Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
2009 Flag of Hungary.svg Szeged Club Flag of France.svg Nathalie Hurlin Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
Standard Flag of Germany.svg Sue Kussbach Rolladen-Schneider LS8-b
15 metre Flag of Germany.svg Susanne Schödel Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2a
2011 Flag of Sweden.svg Arboga Club Flag of Denmark.svg Agnete Olesen Glasflügel Standard Libelle WL
Standard Flag of Germany.svg Sue Kussbach Rolladen-Schneider LS8-b
15 metre Flag of Germany.svg Susanne Schödel Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2ax
2013 Flag of France.svg Issoudun Club Flag of Germany.svg Christine Grote Glasflügel Standard Libelle WL
Standard Flag of Germany.svg Sue Kussbach Rolladen-Schneider LS8-b
15 metre Flag of France.svg Anne Ducarouge Schleicher ASG 29
2015 Flag of Denmark.svg Herning Club Flag of Germany.svg Sabrina Vogt Glasflügel Standard Libelle
Standard Flag of France.svg Aude Grangeray Rolladen-Schneider LS8
15 metre Flag of France.svg Anne Ducarouge Schleicher ASG 29
2017 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zbraslavice Club Flag of Germany.svg Sabrina Vogt Glasflügel Standard Libelle
Standard Flag of France.svg Aude Grangeray Schempp-Hirth Discus-2A
18 metre Flag of Germany.svg Katrin Senne Schleicher ASG 29

Junior World Gliding Championships

The Junior World Gliding Championships (JWGC) is a competition for glider pilots under the age of 26. From 1991 to 1997, international junior gliding competitions were held as European Junior Gliding Championships.

YearLocation Class WinnerGliderNotes
1999 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Terlet Standard Flag of Germany.svg Gunther Stahl Schempp-Hirth Discus-2b
Club Flag of Germany.svg Robert Scheiffarth Schleicher ASW 19b
2001 Flag of France.svg Issoudun Standard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jay Rebbeck Rolladen-Schneider LS8
Club Flag of Denmark.svg Peter Toft Glasflügel Standard Libelle
2003 Flag of Slovakia.svg Nitra Standard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jeremy Hood Rolladen-Schneider LS8
Club Flag of Germany.svg Michael Streit Schleicher ASW 19
2005 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Husbands Bosworth Standard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Parker Rolladen-Schneider LS8
Club Flag of Germany.svg Christoph Nacke Rolladen-Schneider LS1
2007 Flag of Italy.svg Rieti Standard Flag of Germany.svg Patrick Gai Rolladen-Schneider LS8
Club Flag of France.svg Killian Walbrou Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus 75
2009 Flag of Finland.svg Räyskälä Standard Flag of Germany.svg Felipe Levin Schempp-Hirth Discus-2
Club Flag of Germany.svg Volker Sailer Glasflügel Standard Libelle
2011 Flag of Germany.svg Freudenstadt Musbach Standard Flag of Germany.svg Felipe Levin Schempp-Hirth Discus-2a
Club Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tim Kuijpers Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
2013 Flag of Poland.svg Leszno Standard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Millenaar Schempp-Hirth Discus-2a
Club Flag of France.svg Valentin Grit Glasflügel 206 Hornet
2015 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Narromine Standard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Matthew Scutter Schempp-Hirth Discus-2a
Club Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tom Arscott Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus
2017 Flag of Lithuania.svg Pociūnai Standard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sjoerd van Empelen Rolladen-Schneider LS8
Club Flag of Germany.svg Julian Klemm Glasflügel Standard Libelle
2019 Flag of Hungary.svg Szeged Standard Flag of Germany.svg Simon Schröder Rolladen-Schneider LS8
Club Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jake Brattle ASW-20

FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships

World Glider Aerobatic Championships take place each year [19] (every two years until 2011) since 1985 under the auspices of the FAI. They are administrated by the FAI Aerobatics Commission "Commission Internationale de Voltige Aerienne" (CIVA). [20] The 2001 championships were part of the World Air Games. Since 1994, European Glider Aerobatic Championships are held in the years between the World Championships. Since 2010, an additional event is organized in a slightly less demanding "Advanced" category – the World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships (WAGAC). WAGAC is organized yearly, usually accompanying the WGAC. [21]

See also

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