Entries for the Junior Nationals 2020 are now open! There is no entry fee this year thanks to the generous sponsorship from the BGA.
To fly in the Junior Nationals you will need your Silver badge and an FAI Competition Licence. If you are keen to fly but unsure whether you will complete your Silver badge in time for the competition, we recommend that you submit an entry and also apply for the 2 Seat Training.
To apply for or renew your FAI Competition Licence, please go to the BGA website. Please make sure you’ve applied for this licence when you enter. If you don’t have your Silver badge, then you can still submit your competition entry and wait until you get your Silver before applying for the FAI Licence.
Too old to fly the Juniors? Why not enter the Cotswold Regionals!
We’re excited to announce the return of the Cotswold Regionals which will run from 22nd to 30th August 2020 alongside the Junior National Championships.
Regional championships are open to any cross-country pilot with a silver badge. Whether it’s your first ever competition or you’re an experienced competitor looking for a fun week’s flying, this is the competition for you … and if you’ve recently become too old to fly the Juniors, then this is an opportunity to keep flying with them!
Because the Juniors is a Regional rated competition, the grids will be rotated with equal priority, so the Regionals will not miss out on potential flying as might be the case if running a Regionals alongside a National rated event.
Still not sure? Here are a few reasons to fly the Cotswold Regionals:
– Large, easy airfield in a beautiful part of the country
– Very few airspace restrictions, offering excellent tasking options
– Mutual crewing to make sure everyone gets home every day
– Excellent on-site facilities, including campsite electric points
– Great catering service and a well-stocked bar
The entry fee for this competition is a very affordable £125, with a deposit of £50 due before 29th February 2020.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team – [email protected]