Get Into Aeros, 2022

This competition has now ended
25th June - 26th June
Entry deadline: 22nd May
Contest Director
John Royce 07495 961898
Chief Judge
Nick Buckenham 07773 768386
Airfield Contact
Jeff Helm (07973 757409)
Club - £298.50 (BAeA Medals)
Competing pilot fee



Thursday - 19:30hrs On-line (Zoom) for Instructors and contest officials only

Saturday - 09:00hrs


Club Known


Sorry, the deadline for this year's entries has now passed. Please look out for details of our 2023 event in the New Year.

Got a PPL? Try Aerobatics!

The Get Into Aeros initiative was started in 2016, aiming to secure the future of aerobatics by inspiring the next generation of pilots. Since then, it has helped many young people to take their first steps into the aerobatics as a sport, and while there is no longer a formal age limit as in previous years, we hope that the event, made possible by generous subsidisation from the association, still serves as an accessible introduction for those that need it. 

16 PPL-holders will be given an insight into the sport and the chance to try it for themselves, in a two-day event that will be held at Fenland Airfield on the 25-26th of June 2022, for an all-inclusive price of £199. No previous aerobatic experience is required!

So, what will actually happen at this event?

The Flying

Inarguably the most exciting part of the event: participants will undertake two flights with an instructor; one training flight away from the airfield, where you will learn the Club sequence before returning to the competition ‘box’ to fly it, and a second flight that will take you straight into the box to fly the sequence a second time. Our judges will provide critique for both flights.

Briefings & Presentations

First of all, a detailed briefing will be given on the structure of the event, how competitions work, and the sequence you will be flying. Throughout the event, additional presentations will be given by British Aerobatics members - including previous Get Into Aeros participants -  on how to get involved in the sport, and some of the opportunities available to you. It is also a great opportunity to chat to them and find out more about aerobatics in general.


You will have the chance to watch British Aerobatics pilots - from Sports to Advanced level - demonstrate a competition sequence in the box, along with commentary explaining what the judges are looking for in their flying. This will give you an idea of the increasing complexity of the different levels, but also show that it’s not all the very complicated stuff you may have seen by our top pilots. 

Nigel Lamb

The multiple National Aerobatic Champion and Red Bull Air Race World Champion will be in attendance at the event, and he will chat to you all to share his considerable experience in the sport and answer any questions you might have. 

Camping & Food

Free camping will be available on the airfield, should you wish to do so. The airfield café will be serving food throughout the event, although this is not included in the price. 

The inaugural event was held in May 2016 and, following on from its success, was held again in 2018 and 2019. The report from the most recent event can be found here. Participants from all 3 previous events have not only continued their aerobatic training with confidence, but have gone on to compete, work their way up through the different levels of competition, and even take home a few medals!

If you have a PPL and are interested in pursuing an exciting career in aerobatics, please fill out the application form below by the closing date of the 22nd of May 2022. No aerobatic experience is required – and enthusiasm and commitment to the sport! If you have any further questions about the event or application process, please email

Good luck, and we hope to see you in June!

Please read our current COVID guidelines here

Box Overhead and 4-way Sequence Entry Views

Airfield details

For more information on this airfield pleae visit

Name & location
Fenland EGCL, 6nm SE Spalding
Contact details
Jeff Helm (07973 757409)

On arrival keep well clear of Holbeach St.John, 1.5 miles east.

Contact -

AVGAS 100LL, Jet A1
Very limited
Available Sat & Sun if required

Judges & assistants

Below are all judges and assistants who have volunteered to help out at this contest

Sat 25th June Sun 26th June
Nick Buckenham 07773 768386, CJ Nick Buckenham 07773 768386, CJ
Brian Gleave Brian Gleave
Dominic Gleave (Assistant) Dominic Gleave (Assistant)
Eric Marsh Eric Marsh
Ian Scott Ian Scott