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April 2019

Hunter Valley Gliding Club Easter Vintage Rally

19th April 2019 - 28th April 2019

Members and visitors welcome. Contact:   Paul Dickson, 0438 242 556 pwdickson@gmail.com Source:: http:/www.vintageglidersaustralia.org.aune

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7th VGC Season Opening

27th April 2019 @ 8:00 am - 28th April 2019 @ 5:00 pm

  Early arrivals on Friday possible. Limited hangar space for difficult to rig gliders. Camping available. Due to the limited airfield capacity kindly register early. Contact: Klaus Schickling, klausschickling@web.de Source:: http://www.moeve-obernau.de

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May 2019

Eastern Vintage/Classic Regatta

2nd May 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5th May 2019 @ 5:00 pm

  At Chilhowee Gliderport, Benton, TN. Tows and flying operation provided by Chilhowee Soaring Association, Inc. Visit <Chilhowee.com> or call Sarah Arnold (423) 338-2000 or (423) 506-9015. Contact: Dennis Barton, +1 706 587 1318, denbar@bellsouth.com Source:: http://www.chilhowee.com

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VGC UK National Rally 2019

25th May 2019 - 1st June 2019
sutton bank United Kingdom + Google Map

The 2019 UK National Rally will be at Sutton Bank, Yorkshire. Contact: Phil Lazenby, phillazenby@onetel.com Yorkshire Gliding Club welcomes the return of the National Rally to Sutton Bank in 2019. In west wind conditions pilots can soar about 20km of safe and dependable ridges. Thermal and wave lift provides additional soaring opportunities. Recently vintage gliders have reached over 10000ft and completed many kms over the Yorkshire countryside. Our unique circular clubhouse houses a restaurant providing meals throughout the day and a convivial…

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the gliding competition of “Šohaj” type

25th May 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1st June 2019 @ 5:00 pm
rana Slovenia + Google Map


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1-26 Championships & Low Performance Contest

28th May 2019 @ 8:00 am - 6th June 2019 @ 5:00 pm
moriarty United States + Google Map

The wonderful world of colored sailplanes will descend on Moriarty, NM. Bring a 1-26 or 1-23 or PW-5 or BG-12 or Austria or any other “low performance glider” to experience the challenging environment. Contact: Ridge Moreland (407) 322-3918 or <jrmoreland@bellsouth.net>.

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June 2019

Babytreffen 2019

7th June 2019 - 12th June 2019

Contact: Frank Konsek Tel 09203 688145 Frank.konsek@freenet.de Source:: http://www.aero-club-nastaetten.de

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Midwest Vintage/Classic Regatta (Fathers Day Weekend)

13th June 2019 - 16th June 2019

Hosted by the Wabash Valley Soaring Association at the Lawrenceville-Vincennes Airport (KLWV), Lawrenceville, IL. Camping on field, motels and lodging nearby, hangars available by prior arrangement. Bring your own vintage glider or join the WVSA and fly our ASK-13, Ka-8 and Ka-6E. Insurance requirements stipulate that tows are available only to members of an SSA chapter (or WVSA) unless prior arrangements have been agreed upon. Contact: Dave Schur, +1 618 584 3328, dschuur@frtci.net Earlier Event: June 7 Babytreffen 2019 Later…

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VSA Annual Meeting

15th June 2019

Mid-American Air Center, Lawrenceville-Vincennes Airport (LWV), Lawrenceville, IL. Contact: Jim Short (708) 624-3576 or <simajim121@gmail.com>.

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26th Czech National Rally

15th June 2019 @ 8:00 am - 22nd June 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Jicin airfield Czech Republic + Google Map

Jicin airfield (CZ) Website:         http://sletypotk.wbs.cz/ Contact:          sletPOTK@email.cz

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vintage glider meeting in Belluno – Italy

28th June 2019 - 7th July 2019

The Aero Club of Belluno (Italy) is inviting the vintage glider owners of the countries and Club or organizations above mentioned to join an International Meeting that will take place at the Belluno airport. The proposed period is from 28th of June to the first week of July, 2019. The Aero Club of Belluno will make available towing planes, assist participants for accommodations and organize convivial events. The Aero Club of Belluno kindly invites the interested participants to send an…

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July 2019

Vintage/Classic Regatta Tidewater Soaring Society

4th July 2019 - 7th July 2019

Join TSS at Garner Gliderport in southeast Virginia for a 3-day fly-in. Tows, hangar-space, camping available. Temporary TSS membership ($25.00) and SSA membership required for tows. Please check out <tidewatersoaring.org>. Information: C.B. Umphlette or Marita Rea (757) 925-4945 (evenings) or <skysailor282@earthlink.net>. Source:: http://www.masseyaero.org

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Retromeet Ålleberg/Sweden 2019

13th July 2019 - 21st July 2019

SVS, Segelflygets Veteransällskap in Sweden invites you to Retromeet 2019. It is integrated into our Vintage Gliding week July 13 – 21. We define retrogliders as those designed between 1950 and 1970 and our aim is to increase the general interest for these fantastic gliders. But of course all vintage gliders are more than welcome! We fly and have fun every day during this week when the weather cooperates. Daily briefing at 9 AM next to the museum. The venue…

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Long Mynd Wood Week

13th July 2019 - 21st July 2019
Long Mynd United Kingdom + Google Map

To enjoy our gliders on the Long Mynd Ridge, to explore the Wave, to Bungee as many gliders into the air, or thermal to great heights and to generally to have fun. In the evening relax and enjoy our local draught beers and food from the Mynd Cafe. All this and hopefully the great weather gods will smile upon the assembled. There is no entry fee but what we do require is a none refundable deposit of £50.00 up front…

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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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Corona Ticker

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.