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  • 20th European Gliding Championships – Stalowa Wola, Poland

    May 9, 2019

    This month sees the first of four International Gliding Competitions this year with the Flapped Team installed at Stalowa Wola near Turbia in the south East of Poland close to the Ukrainan border for the 20th European Gliding Championships in the 18m, Open Class and 20m Two seater Class. The Official training period is now under way and the competition itself starts on Sunday 12th May.  It’s unusually early this year and there is great anticipation in the team for a well-run contest with lovely southern Polish weather and some great results for Team GB!

    The Team this year is comprised of:

    Open Class:  Russell Cheetham and Tim Jenkinson (flying his first international competition)

    18m Class: Pete Harvey and Phil Jones

    20m Two Seater Class:  Steve Jones and Garry Coppin

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  • British Women’s Gliding Team announce Fundraising drive

    February 26, 2019

    The Women’s team launch their fundraising drive ahead of the Women’s World Gliding Championships in January 2020 at Lake Keepit, Australia.

    With your help we can get the British Gliding team and our support crew out to Australia, to compete and bring back the medals! There are two ways you can help:

    • Support the team – all supporters get our thanks and a gift
    • Bid for something money can’t usually buy – a day’s flying with a member of the British Team

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    We are also seeking business partners to help in our drive to inspire more women and girls into aviation and STEM subjects via a range of gliding events.  To get involved, please contact us.


    (photo by Alison Randle)

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  • British Women’s Gliding Team run 2019 Women Coaching Programme

    February 18, 2019

    The British Women’s team are delighted to announce another full programme of XC coaching for women pilots in 2019.  We got excellent feedback from everyone who took part in 2018, and we’ve developed the 2019 programme after running a survey of what you were looking for.  Team pilots and other WGUK pundits will mentor and help you race faster, further or simply improve your confidence in XC flying.  Details at

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  • British Gliding Team for Women’s World Championships announced

    February 14, 2019

    Meet the British Gliding Team taking part in the 10th Women’s World Gliding Championships in Lake Keepit, Australia, in January 2020:
    Ayala Truelove in Standard Class, Liz Sparrow in 18m, Melissa Andersson and Claudia Hill in Club Class, and Team Captain Justin Craig.

    We wish them all the best of luck!

    (photos by Alison Randle, Melissa Andersson and Conny Andersson)

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  • British Junior Gliding Team Talks and Workshops Tour

    January 19, 2019


    As they prepare for their trip to the Junior World Gliding Championships in Hungary, the British Junior Gliding Team are travelling to airfields across the UK to deliver a variety of talks and interactive workshops, aiming to educate and enthuse.

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  • British Junior Gliding Team announced

    October 12, 2018

    The British Junior Gliding Team competing next year at the 11th Junior World Gliding Championships (Szeged, Hungary) has been announced!

    Congratulations to Simon Brown, Peter Carter, Finn Sleigh and Jake Brattle and to reserve pilots Clement Allen and Henry Inigo-Jones.

    We wish them the best of luck with their preparations and busy competition schedule for next year!

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