World Glider Aerobatic Championships 2014 in Torun, Poland announce that the 17th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships (WGC) and the 5th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships will take place at Torun airfield, Poland, home of the Aeroklub Pomorski, between July 22nd and August 2nd, 2014. The championship, held every two years, has its roots back as far as 1937, when the first one, simply called the "International Competition" back then, was held in Wasserkuppe Mountain in Germany. Since 1937, the area has been used by gliders and light aircrafts pilots for take-offs.
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If you are interested in participating, below are some of the main details from the club's bulletin.

General information

Competition flights will be performed between 09:00 up to sunset (8:30 p.m.). All times are in local time (UTC + 2 hours). The daily timetable is subject to change due to weather conditions. The official language of the Championships is English. Official working hours of the Contest Office and Organizers will be from 8:00 am to half an hour after the landing of the last competitor.


July 21st - Familiarization Flights, Arrivals, Registration
July 22nd - Familiarization Flights, Arrivals, Registration, Judging Seminar, Briefing

July 23rd

8:00 Briefing
9:30 – 13:00 Competition Flights
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:00 Competition Flights
18:00 – Opening Ceremony

July 24th - August 1st

8:00 Briefing
9:30 – 13:00 Competition Flights
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – Sunset Competition Flights

August 2nd

8:00 Briefing
9:30 – 11:30 Reserve
12:00 – 14:00 Airshow
16:00 – 17:00 Closing Ceremony
18:00 – Dinner

August 3rd


Entry fee

Competitors - EUR 625
Team members - EUR 250
Families and relatives - EUR 50

The entry fee does not include the expenses of the accommodation, meals nor the towing service. The entry fee shall be received by the organizer latest on the closing date of the final entry. The entry fee has to be transferred in full i.e. the transfer fee shall be covered by sender

Towing fees

Competition towing fee to 1250 m - EUR 65
Competition towing fee to 850 m - EUR 50
Training towing fee  - EUR 60

Deadline for entries

Deadline for Preliminary Entries: April 15th, 2014. The official entry forms along with the entry fee and participants' questionnaires are to be received by the Organizer no later than May 30th, 2014

How to get there?

Nearest airports are in Warsaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Lodz or Bydgoszcz.

Distance from:

Warsaw: 250 km
Poznan: 156 km
Gdansk: 182 km
Lodz: 159 km
Bydgoszcz: 50 km

GPS: 53°01'45.16"N; 018°32'45.22"E     Find the place on the map of Locations...

For more information about the organization of the Championships see the competions website or get in touch with the Aeroklub Pomorski, 4 Pulku Lotniczego street no.17, 87100 Torun - Poland, phone: +48 56 622 2474, e-mail:

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