The BAeA 2020 Glider Squad
|This upcoming season there are two international aerobatic championships for BAeA glider pilots to aim for:|
The BAeA has established a series of training camps run by experienced trainers at various airfields for both categories, and is strongly encouraging the nominated pilots to attend and subsequently enter as many domestic contests as possible to consolidate the lessons learned.
The short biographies below are great examples of the determination and development potential amongst our membership that we are so keen to foster. At a later stage a BAeA selection panel may operate to finalise and approve the teams for each event.
Follow our progress at each championship on the CIVA Results website at: www.civa-results.com/
You can also follow our domestic contest results on this website at: www.aerobatics.org.uk/contest/results
Will has been flying since he was 13 years old and flying aerobatics for almost as long, Will is an advanced aerobatics instructor and also coaches the team as well as competing.
Will was the best placed Brit (17th) at the 2018 WAGAC, the winner of the 2018 Len Perry Trophy, and also is the current British Glider Aerobatic Champion. Will is competing at unlimited and can usually be found in the back seat of a glider coaching or instructing others.
Carl has been flying gliders since the age of 14 with Kent Gliding Club. Carl started Aerobatics in late 2017 and quickly progressed to Advanced where he earnt his place on the British Team for the 2018 World Advanced Glider Aerobatics Championships in the Czech Republic. Since then he has been progressing to Unlimited and aims to compete in the upcoming World Glider Aerobatic Championships in Leszno, Poland later this year.
|Joel Hallewell |
Joel has been a member of the team for a couple of years now, showing his skills in Advanced before making the move to Unlimited. Since 2016 he has competed heavily in advanced, winning the British Nationals Advanced Category in 2017, and again in 2018, as well as the Saltby Open. 2018 was also the year in which he represented Great Britain at the World Advanced Championships in Czech where he made a very good impression at his first international event. Now flying Unlimited, Joel hopes to progress further with this category.
- LX Avionics - LX Avionics was founded in 2002. Since then, they have become one of the UK's leading suppliers for light aviation equipment. In 2019, LX avionics became our first sponsor, providing us with 2 brand new Softie Aerobatic Parachutes for use in our MDM-1 Fox. LX Avionics are our main equipment sponsor and we are glad to have them supporting us, in the upcoming world championships!
Check out LX Avionics here: lxavionics.co.uk
- Kreatif Signs - Kreatif Signs specialises in vehicle sign writing. They are the awesome company who wrapped our Fox Trailer. They also wrapped the rear windows of our Fox Glider with the LX Avionics Logo.
Check out Kreatif Signs here: www.kreatifsigns.co.uk
If you would like to sponsor us, please us the contact us page linked here: www.aerobatics.org.uk/contact
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Photos of our Team MDM-1 Fox, that has been generously donated for us to train and compete in by Maz Makari.
Top: Our MDM-1 Fox coming into Land After a Training Flight With Eric Lentz Gauthier, at our Easter Training Week 2019.