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July 2019

VGC Rendezvous 2019

19th July 2019 - 25th July 2019

The VGC Rendezvous 2019 will be at the Gliding Centre at Husbands Bosworth Airfield For members who apply for participation: The Gliding Center - HusBos would like to receive information along with a photo about the pilot and the glider. The website is open to register: www.theglidingcentre.co.uk/vgcrendezvous/ Contact:  e-mail to Tony Lintott, Hus Bos (derbygroups@yahoo.co.uk) EXTRA BREXIT INFORMATION Norman Clowes of Tibeham have been in contact with Gordon McDonald of The British Gliding Association, he has confirmed that Brexit will…

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47th VGC International Rally 2019

27th July 2019 - 3rd August 2019

This will be our third International Rally at Tibenham. The website is open to register: https://www.norfolkglidingclub.com/vgc-international-rally/ EXTRA BREXIT INFORMATION Norman Clowes of Tibenham have been in contact with Gordon McDonald of The British Gliding Association, he has confirmed that Brexit will not affect you brining any gliders to fly in the U.K. as long as they have an airworthiness certificate from a National Body. Annex 2 gliders will not be affected which ever way Brexit goes. Annex 1 gliders as…

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August 2019

48th VGC International Rally 2020

1st August 2019 - 9th August 2019

This will be the third International Rally at Achmer after 2002 and 2009. Contact: Joachim Jeska, jojeska@web.de Source:: http://www.ovfl.de

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31st OSV Vintage Glider Meeting

16th August 2019 - 18th August 2019

Airfield ‘Bellechasse‘ LSTB, Switzerland.  46°58’43 N     07°07’48 E Contest: Kurt Stapfer, kstapfer.vgc@bluewin.ch

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22. Kleines Segelflugzeug-Oldtimertreffen

28th August 2019 - 1st September 2019

The meeting will be at Flugplatz Bad Königshofen Das 22. Kleine Segelflugzeug-Oldtimertreffen findet vom 28. August bis 1. September 2019 auf dem Flugplatz Bad Königshofen statt. Die Anreise ist bereits ab Mittwoch, dem 28. August, möglich; Fliegen ab Donnerstag, dem 29. August. Ausrichter ist der Aero-Club Bad Königshofen e.V. (www.amhimmelreich.com). Auf der Party am Samstag, dem 31. August, küren die Piloten, Helfer und Zuschauer die drei schönsten und interessantesten Oldtimer-Segelflugzeuge.  Contact: Frank-Dieter Lemke (fd.lemke@gmx.de). Source:: http://www.finsterwalde-segelflug.de

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September 2019

Gluebirds over Dover’ Rally 2019

7th September 2019 - 8th September 2019

contact: Andrew Jarvis Email Address: vintage1555@btinternet.com http://channelgliding.wordpress.com/.

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October 2019

Hood River Glider Weekend

11th October 2019 - 13th October 2019

A glider weekend at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Musem (WAAAM), Hood River, Oregon, at Ken Jernstedt Airport (4S2). Tows available. Camping on request. Attractive off-season hotel rates. Beautiful fall colors. Information: Judy Newman (541) 308-1600 or <info@waaamuseum.org>. Source:: http://waaamuseum.org

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February 2020

Vintage Kiwi 2020

15th February 2020 - 21st February 2020

Vintage Kiwi 2020 Waipukurau, NZ

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SSA Convention

18th February 2020 - 22nd February 2020

SSA Convention (with VSA stand)   Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

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April 2020

41st National Gathering of Collection Gliders (Dedale)

26th April 2020 - 3rd May 2020

Cancelled, Cancelled, Cancelled, Cancelled, Cancelled,  The 41st National Gathering of Collection Gliders (Dedale), is to be held at: Graulhet, near Toulouse (FR) from April 26 to May 3, 2020. To register for the event, please contact: dedale@79gmail.com  

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May 2020

8th VGC Season Opening ( Germany )

1st May 2020 - 3rd May 2020

Cancelled, Cancelled, Cancelled, Cancelled, Cancelled,  Ort: Segelfluggelände Altenbachtal, Altenbachstraße 29, 63743 Aschaffenburg Anreise ab Donnerstag 30. April 2020 bei gutem Wetter auch am Donnerstagnachmittag nach Absprache Flugbetrieb möglich Unterkunft: Wohnmobil/Zelt am Flugplatz (Strom, Dusche/WC vorhanden) Pension/Hotel (siehe beiliegende Liste, bitte selbst buchen) Essen: Frühstück und Abendessen im Clubheim Hallenplatz: eingeschränkt vorhanden (bitte Hallenkuller mitbringen!) Flugbetrieb: vorwiegend an der Winde, bei Westwind auch F-Schlepp (100PS-Falke) Organisation: Klaus Schickling, Tel. 06028/3557, KlausSchickling@web.de Anmeldung: Um planen zu können, bitten wir alle um vorherige Anmeldung (Anreise- und Abreisedatum,…

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UK National Rally 2020

23rd May 2020 - 30th May 2020
Long Mynd United Kingdom + Google Map

POSTPONED, POSTPONED rescheduled from  12 till 19 september 2020   This is the UK national Rally 2020

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the gliding competition of “Šohaj” type

23rd May 2020 - 31st May 2020

POSTPONED,  until a date to be determined The first is the gliding competition of “Šohaj” type and other historic gliders took place at Rana airfield in northwest Bohemia last week in May 2020.  Except traditional “Sohaj” gliders participated also other historical types from 70,0 up to performance Daec index 79,9 (Sohaj has index 74).

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German Baby Meeting 2020 at Grunau

27th May 2020 - 5th June 2020
Jelenia Gora jelenia gora, 58-500 Poland

Kontakt und Anmeldung::   ulf.ewert@osnanet.de Tel:        05461 5147 Mobil:   0049163 4829 813

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June 2020

37 internationales Spatzentreffen 2020

6th June 2020 - 14th June 2020

37. Internationales Spatzentreffen“ 2020 in Nardt Der Verein Aeroklub Hoyerswerda e.V. lädt herzlich zum „37. Internationalen Spatzentreffen“ 2020 nach Nardt ein und freut sich auf ein gemeinsames Kennenlernen in der Lausitz. Die Teilnehmeranreise und ein Flugbetrieb sind ab 06.06.2020 möglich. Unser Verein ist auf dem Flugplatz Nardt nahe Hoyerswerda beheimatet, ca. 150km südlich von Berlin gelegen, und ist über die Autobahn A13 gut erreichbar. Für die Sicherstellung der Veranstaltung halten wir folgende Technik bereit: 2 Startwinden Herkules H3 180PS, F-Schlepp…

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Southdown 90 Rally

8th June 2020 - 12th June 2020
Parham airfield, West Sussex west sussex United Kingdom + Google Map

Cancelled, Cancelled, Cancelled, Cancelled Will by hosted by Southdown  Gliding Club. Celebrating Southdown Gliding Club's 90th Anniversary' There will be no registration fee.  More details soon.  

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25th Camphill Vintage Rally

19th June 2020 - 26th June 2020
Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club Great Hucklow, Derbyshire SK17 8RQ United Kingdom + Google Map

2020 is a very big year at Camphill as we are celebrating 25 glorious years of our vintage rally. We have a lot planned to make it an event to remember. Jubilee party with a live band and firework display. Grand Capstan Gala Dinner. Daily tasks and full social programme. On site catering and fully stocked bar. Accomodation and camping available. For more information and registration details please email vintage-rally@glidingclub.org.uk Steve Marlor.

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July 2020

Wenlock Olympian Games Gliding 2020

13th July 2020 - 17th July 2020
Long Mynd United Kingdom + Google Map

  .  Olympian event is a true competiton, with medals and all.  

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Wooden Wings 2020

19th July 2020 - 25th July 2020

The Stratford On Avon Gliding Club at Snitterfield ( Shakespeare's birthplace!) are having a Wooden Wings Week, July 19th-25th. More details from Nick Jaffray :Welcome to our club

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VGC Rendezvous 2020

25th July 2020 - 30th July 2020

Rendezvous postponed to ..-07-2021 til 29-07-2021 Flugplatz Nordhorn-Lingen . Webpage for the rendezvous Nordhorn-Lingen: vgc2020.de Everybody can get Infos and can register for the Event. the VGC Rally (Same Webpage)

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August 2020

48th VGC International Rally 2020

1st August 2020 - 9th August 2020

VGC Rally is postponed to 31-07-2021 til 058-08-2021 This will be the third International Rally at Achmer after 2002 and 2009.   Webpage for the 48th Rally in Achmer: vgc2020.de Everybody can get Infos and can register for the Event. concerning the Rendezvous (Same Webpage). Contact: Joachim Jeska,

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32 Annual Swiss Vintage meeting 2020

21st August 2020 - 23rd August 2020
Ambri (LSPM) Ambri, Switzerland + Google Map

 This year’s annual Swiss Vintage meeting in Ambri (LSPM) over the long weekend 21st of august to 23rd 2020. Our published agenda of the swiss vintage glider club (OSV) mit Gummiseil-Flachlandtraining

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Yorkshire Gliding Club, Slingsby Week 2020

29th August 2020 - 5th September 2020
sutton bank United Kingdom + Google Map

The annual Slingsby Week, celebrating Fred Slingsby’s contribution to gliding

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September 2020

UK National Rally 2020 in september

12th September 2020 - 18th September 2020
Long Mynd United Kingdom + Google Map

Due to the Covid-19 the UK rally cannot take place . This is the UK national Rally 2020

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Great Plains Vintage/ Classic Regatta 

17th September 2020 - 20th September 2020

Great Plains Vintage/ Classic Regatta    Wichita Gliderport, Wichita, KS, USA

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March 2021

Vintage Gliders Australia rally Bacchus Marsh

6th March 2021 - 8th March 2021
Bacchus March Airfield Bacchus Marsh, victoria Australia + Google Map

All Welcome to, also called:  Vintage Gliders Australia Melbourne Cup Rally The date of the rally has been moved to 6th - 8th March, 2021. Planning continues for the Vintage Gliders Australia Rally at Bacchus Marsh over the Labour Day long weekend from 6th to 8th March, 2021.Also, on the Sunday, 7th March, the Australian Gliding Museum is planning an Open Day, including a Barbeque Lunch.  The Museum is planning operations with the Slingsby T31b during the rally. All members and friends…

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April 2021

Hunter Valley Gliding Club Easter Vintage Rally

2nd April 2021 - 11th April 2021

Hunter Valley Gliding Club Easter Vintage Rally   Warkworth, NSW, AUS Aerotow launches will be provided by the club’s vintage Pawnee (min airspeed 60kts) from Friday 2nd to Sunday the 11th of April. A second Tug will be available if required. A modern club house and amenities block are available for use by all guests along with limited bunkhouse accommodation. There is plenty of space for camping on site, or hotels and guesthouses in the nearby towns of Singleton and Broke. Evening meals…

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Bedford Vintage & Classic Meet

22nd April 2021 - 2nd May 2021
Bedford IA United States + Google Map

Inaugural meet at Bedford, IA (Y46) on the Missouri border in rural southwest Iowa. Smooth 100 x 2710-foot grass runway, wide open airspace. Motels three miles, camping nearby. Bring your own tiedowns, hangar facilities are limited. Information: Chad Wille (641) 322-4041 or <stcroixair@frontiernet.net>.

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June 2021

Midsummer Rally at Arnborg, Denmark

24th June 2021 - 27th June 2021

Rallie coming in Denmark: 24-27 June Midsummer Rally at Arnborg. Everybody welcome! Dansk Svæveflyvehistorisk Klub Niels Ebbe Gjørup

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July 2021

IVSM rendezvous 2021, Massey

2nd July 2021 - 5th July 2021
Massey, maryland line road
massey, 33541 United States
+ Google Map

Massey’s expansive grass runways provide the perfect staging stopover for enthusiasts on the way to the IVSM at Elmira. Visit to warm up for flying at Harris Hill and enjoy extra camaraderie. Museum tours and other events to be announced. Information: Rusty Lowry (240) 025-5683.

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Park and Glide rally 2021

9th July 2021 - 12th July 2021
The Park Airfield, The Park
Kingston Deverill, BA12 7HF United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Dear Fellow Vintage Aviators After having to cancel our inaugural rally due to covid 19, I`m delighted to say we are planning to run the rally again in 2021. Dates have been rescheduled as 9th July to the 12th July inclusive. 4 days. Conditions will be the same as before, that is, no daily membership charge, no camping or motorhome charge, just launch fees to pay like any regular club member.   One of us will be on site from mid…

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International Vintage Sailplane Meet IVSM 2021, Elmira

10th July 2021 - 17th July 2021
Elmira United States + Google Map

National Soaring Museum, Harris Hill Soaring Corp. and VSA welcome you to Harris Hill Elmira, NY, for a week-long gathering of some of the world’s most significant and beautiful vintage and classic gliders. Information and registration: NSM (607) 734-3128, <info@soaringmuseum.org> or Bill Batesole at (603) 762-8137.  

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AERO 2021

14th July 2021 - 17th July 2021

The AERO has shifted its exposition to 14-17 july 2021 The VGC will again have a stand at the AERO 2021. Come and see you club at the biggest General Aviation fair in Europe. Contact: Gere Tischler, gere.margit@gmx.de Source:: http://www.aero-expo.com

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14e International Cup of Hundred Castles

17th July 2021 - 23rd July 2021

A friendly meeting organised by the Touraine Planeur Club, on its airfield of Tours - Le Louroux (LFJT), located 35km south the city of Tours in the historic Centre-Val de Loire region. Please sign up on the website of Touraine Planeur : https://touraine-planeur.org/100-chateaux/

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VGC Rendezvous 2021

23rd July 2021 - 29th July 2021

Flugplatz Nordhorn-Lingen . Webpage for the rendezvous Nordhorn-Lingen: vgc2021.de Everybody can get Infos and can register for the Event. the VGC Rally (Same Webpage)

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48th VGC International Rally 2021

31st July 2021 - 8th August 2021

This will be the third International Rally at Achmer after 2002 and 2009.   Webpage for the 48th Rally in Achmer: vgc2021.de Everybody can get Infos and can register for the Event. concerning the Rendezvous (Same Webpage). Contact: Joachim Jeska,

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August 2021

‘Whispering Wardrobes 2021

10th August 2021 - 13th August 2021

The internationally famous Whispering Wardrobe VGC Rally is at Chiltern Park airfield., England, where the weather is guaranteed to be perfect! We hope to have vintage cars as well as the gliders Contact: Graham Saw  servotechnique@tiscali.co.uk  

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28th Czech National Rally of POTK

21st August 2021 - 28th August 2021

Czech national oldtimer meeting with international participants. LKMI airfield Mikulovice/Jesenik, Czech (http://www.aeroklubjesenik.cz/) Postponed from 19/27-06-2021 to 21/28-08-2021

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Arnborg Oldtimer Rally

21st August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Rallie coming up in Denmark: 21-29 August Arnborg Oldtimer Rally, Arnborg. Everybody welcome! Dansk Svæveflyvehistorisk Klub Niels Ebbe Gjørup

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Das 24. Kleine Segelflugzeug-Oldtimertreffen

26th August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Kleine Segelflugzeug-Oldtimertreffen auf dem Flugplatz Strausberg. Anmeldung: Frank-Dieter Lemke (fd.lemke@gmx.de/ Tel. 0174-19 42 132). Ausrichter ist der Flieger-Club Strausberg e.V. für das gemeinsame und traditionell sehr kostengünstige Abfliegen auf historischen Gleit- und Segelflugzeugen. Anreise ab Mittwoch, dem 25. August. Fliegen ab Donnerstag, dem 26. August. Organisationsgebühr 15 € – zu entrichten von jedem Piloten. Windenstart 5 €. Auf der Party am Samstagabend, dem 28. August, mit gesponsertem Abendessen durch Jaburi Motors, werden die drei schönsten und interessantesten Oldtimer-Gleit- und Segelflugzeuge (Concours d´Elegance) durch die Piloten…

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Dutch Ka6 Rally

28th August 2021 - 29th August 2021
venlo Netherlands + Google Map

The 27e Dutch Ka6 Glider Rally is held at Venlo, Nederland. Source:: http://zweefhist.nl

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September 2021

UK National Rally of teh Vintage Glider Club 2021

6th September 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Held at Bellarena Airfield, by kind invitation from the Ulster Gliding Club, should be: The official new dates for the 2021 UK National Rally of the VGC are Official Opening : Monday 6th September Official Closing : Friday 10th September; (but people may wish to stay on longer of course)  organisation: Owen Anderson Further information will follow later Dear VGC Member, This is an urgent message! With great regret, we yesterday (15/7/2021) decided to CANCEL the VGC UK National Rally…

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Autumn hill slope gliding above Rana Hill

25th September 2021 - 28th September 2021

Closing weekend of Czech oldtimer season

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October 2021

Annual Dinner 2021

2nd October 2021 - 3rd October 2021
maastricht Netherlands + Google Map

The Dutchies invite you the 2th of October 2021 for VGC Annual Dinner, at Maastricht, the Netherlands   Do you ever had dinner in an old Kings estate? Or ever been on the site where the first transport gliders in de 2nd world war, made their landings, to conquer the Fort? You are very welcome to find out.   Visit the “Fort Eben-Emael, ” https://www.fort-eben-emael.be, guided tour E/G €8.-, and/or the historical town of Maastricht.   Maastricht. Four-course dinner +…

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VHZ Basic wood and fabric courses

16th October 2021 - 24th October 2021
EHHV, noodweg 49
hilversum, Netherlands
+ Google Map

The VHZ, in collaboration with the Gooise zweefvliegclub, is organizing a wood course for the 4th time. The course takes place in 2 weekends, so that we can give the course sufficient depth and the repair jobs can be completed successfully. The course takes place during the following weekends:  October 2021 New date will by published

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VGA Melbourne Cup Vintage Rally

30th October 2021 - 2nd November 2021
Bacchus March Airfield Bacchus Marsh, victoria Australia + Google Map

Australian Gliding Museum Open Day and BBQ Lunch 31st October Bacchus Marsh Airfield, Victoria, Australia Contact:  David Goldsmith  daveandjenne@gmail.com

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January 2022


8th January 2022 - 15th January 2022

Members and friends are invited to the the Annual Vintage Glider Rally to be held at Bordertown Airfield. Social and flying activities will ensure a fun time for all. Winch launching will be provided. Further details are available from VGA President John "JR" Marshall, 0407 417 747 or jma99350@bigpond.net.au

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March 2022

2022 Marfa Spring Fling

26th March 2022 - 9th April 2022

Annual Vintage / Classic Sailplane Rally at historic Marfa, far southwest Texas. Information: Burton Compton (800) 667-94648 or <marfagliders@aol.com>.

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May 2022

Baltic Cup 2022

13th May 2022 - 22nd May 2022

\We would like to inform about our vgc event in Lithuania this year. We call this "Baltic Cup" and the date is 2022.05.13-05.22 and location Pociunai, Lithuania. Its a small vintage class competition. Future info will be here https://www.pociunai.lt/baltic-cup/

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VGC National Rally at The Park

14th May 2022 - 20th May 2022

A warm welcome awaits you! The Park is a grass strip, home to the Bath, Wilts & North Dorset Gliding Club, situated 7 miles southwest of Warminster. The nearest village is Kingston  on the B3095, running between Longbridge Deverill and Mere. There is a wealth about the Club including full details of the location which can be found on the Club website www.bwnd.co.uk Registration: Please identify the aircraft that you are planning to bring to the rally. Type, Tri-graph or G-reg, and…

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Annual Dinner will be postponed until next year. Please watch information on VGC website and in upcoming VGC News. Das Annual Dinner wird ins naechste Jahr verschoben. Weitere Informationen auf der VGC Website und in den naechsten VGC News.