The Women's World Gliding Championships 2022

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The CAA spent a day at the Women's World Gliding Championships 2022.

We spoke with Liz Sparrow, Director of the Championships and Pete Stratten, CEO of the British Gliding Association learning about how the event came to be in the UK and learning more about the scrutineer process behind competition gliding.

We also spoke with Simon Smith, the Chief Tug pilot at The Gliding Centre, at Husband’s Bosworth airfield talking about the safety factors associated with tugging gliders.

Women are underrepresented in aviation generally with only 6-7% of glider pilots being female. The championships was an opportunity to reach beyond the parameter of the event and aim to engage with the community and actively encourage more women and young people to consider gliding as a route into aviation.

You can learn more about the WWGC 2022 and all the associated events taking place.

WWGC2022 The Womens World Gliding Championships 2022

Video about the Championships

The British Gliding Association

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