Where and When?
The F1GP is based at Leeton Airfield in regional NSW. Leeton is the perfect site for our event for a number of reasons:
- It’s in the heart of some of the best gliding country in Australia
- The town is large enough to have a multitude of social, dining & accommodation options
- The airfield itself isn’t busy during the period our event is held
The contest starts on the 29th of December 2019, and concludes on the 4th of January 2020, with a warm-up day on the 28th of December.
how is the F1GP different?
Conventional gliding competitions can require a huge financial commitment. Formula 1.0 is centred around the club class handicap of 1.0, which means that pilots can buy a competitive sailplane for less than $10,000. In the first running of the contest in the 2017 / 2018 season, the contest was won by Nathan Johnson in a borrowed 1976 Glasflugel Hornet
glider racing has evolved
Real racing in affordable gliders, with a strong focus on being family friendly, social, and fun
Live Tracking with Real-Time Verification
All competitors carry our SkyMate device, a brand new leap in gliding technology that not only shows race fans the live state of each race, but also allows for verification of task completion in realtime.
F1GP Major Sponsor
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