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Great British Aerotow Revival 2023, Hang Gliding Aerotow Event: 25th May - 2nd June, Deenethorpe Airfield near Corby, UK. There will be aerotowing and camping available from the 24th May - 2nd June at Deenethorpe for practice, weather permitting of course!

A friendly aerotow training and social hang gliding competition for Rigid (class 5) Class , Flexwing (Class 1) and Sport Class pilots.

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Flying site

Deenthorpe Airfield (328ft AMSL) is a former WWII US airbase 3 nm East of the East Midlands city of Corby.
It is situated 70 miles North of London, UK. It is in the centre of England and in the county of Northamptonshire.

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  • 33 Pilots Confirmed
  • 36 Pilots total registered
  • 200 GBP Entry fee
Go to Pilot List
  • left before start of event
  • Registration will open on
    15/12 23:50 (Europe/London)

  • 📱

    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
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    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
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    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
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    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed

Prize funds and scoring categories

  • Hang Gliding - Class 5 (Rigid Wings)
  • Hang Gliding - Sports Class (King Posted)
  • Hang Gliding - Class 1

Event info

Great British Aerotow Revival 2023, Hang Gliding Aerotow Event: 25th May - 2nd June, Deenethorpe Airfield near Corby, UK. There will be aerotowing and camping available from the 24th May - 2nd June at Deenethorpe for practice, weather permitting of course!

A friendly aerotow training and social hang gliding competition for Rigid (class 5) Class , Flexwing (Class 1) and Sport Class pilots. Places will be limited so make sure you sign up early to save disappointment.

Deenethorpe airfield offers a great cost effective facility with everything we need to run a great get together: camping, cafe, toilets and showers all on site. Not to mention a 1200m runway.

Maximum pilots TBC
• Daily prizes
• Social evenings
• Camping available
• Retrieval coordination

To get a taste of last years competition watch the 2023 GBAR II video: https://youtu.be/5VvGfzc-Lmw?si=M938euYt6otsMw_C

External Webpage: https://aerotow.uk/

Flying site

Deenthorpe Airfield (328ft AMSL) is a former WWII US airbase 3 nm East of the East Midlands city of Corby.
It is situated 70 miles North of London, UK. It is in the centre of England and in the county of Northamptonshire.

The Longest Runway is (020/220) = 1200m and is tarmac with a grass Runway alongside. There is a grass option for a cross runway which is due East/West launch as well.


Welland Gliding Club has an alternative E-W runway at Lyveden Airfield, Brigstock, NN14 3JD

Maps

Deenethorpe airfield is usually the home to a Microlight school and is within an area of uncontrolled airspace. the nearest airspace is RAF Wittering 8nm to the North West. The airmass in this area of the country is typically continental

Deenethorpe airfield Take off
(Degrees) 52.5062 N -0.5892 E
(Degrees, Minutes, Seconds): 52° 30' 05"N, 0° 35' 40"W

Launch method: Microlight Tugs

Selection and entry fee

The Entry Fee is £150 if you pay before the end of January and then increased thereafter to £200. Money is transferred to a not for profit business account: "Aerotow Revival Organisation". Payment details will be forwarded to you by email once your registration has been confirmed. There will be an additional tab on this page that will also detail how to pay.

SELECTION
Maximum number of pilots: Places will be strictly limited by the number of tugs and we aim to have 3-4 tugs available. If this is the case we will be limited to 30-40 pilots for the competition element. If you are part of Southern or Malvern aerotow sydicates please put pressure on your club to bring their tugs along to increase the pilot numbers.

Applications for entry will be considered in the order received after registration is opened and accepted in accordance with the following guidelines.

Applicants from UK aerotow clubs that have committed to providing aerotow tugs or tug pilots will get 14 days priority for their members to secure registration. Applicants have 24hrs to clear payment after registration, else the date of registration will be the date of their payment. Places will be allocated in order of registration. Selection Eligibility criteria (if any): All UK entrants must be current flying members of the BHPA a minimum BHPA pilot and aerotow environment rating or equivalence to the international Safepro 4 standard If UK based, members of the BHPA club in the area they usually fly. Non-National applicants must hold a minimum pilot rating of Pilot or its equivalent. For pilots holding a qualification awarded by another nation’s hang gliding association this must be at least equivalent to the international Safepro 4 standard. An FAI IPPI card may be required as proof of this. All non-national pilots must provide proof of 3rd party liability insurance. The Officials reserve the right to refuse entry to a pilot, subject to appeal.

Documents required at registration

  • The FAI IPPI card is an International card that states your skill level. It is issued by your National Association and matches the level or your flying Licence

    FAI IPPI Card
  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application form
  • You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Waiver/Release form
  • The organiser wishes for you to provide a summary of your experience on arrival.

    Experience summary required
  • You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.

    Identification documents needed

Cancellation Policy

Any pilot who cancels their registration for the competition will be given a refund as follows:
Cancellation date more than 60 days before the competition start date : 50% refund
Cancellation date between 60 and 30 days before the competition start date : 30% refund
Cancellation date less than 30 days before competition start date : 0% refund

If you pay before your place can be confirmed, according to the selection, then you will receive a full refund. Any pilot proving (with medical certificate) incapacity to compete through illness/injury should contact one of the Officials as soon as possible.

Any refund, if appropriate, will be decided by the Officials.

Cancellation of a Competition by the Organisation
In the event the Officials deem it necessary to cancel, relocate, or reschedule you will be entitled to a partial refund. This will be on the scale as follows:
- Up to 30 days before the competition start date : 100% less a £20 admin charge
- Between 30 and 7 days before the competition start date: 75% refund
- Less than 7 days before the competition start date: a lesser percentage to be determined.
This lesser percentage will be the balance of funds once any costs incurred by the Officials have been deducted. The Officials will not be liable for any costs incurred by anyone attending, or intending to attend the event, or any consequential losses arising from the cancellation, relocation, or rescheduling of the event.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Class 1
Class 5
Class 1 Sport
A gift/prize for volunteers/marshals, we love you x

General schedule

Thu 23rd: Aerotow clubs arrive and general set up
Fri 24th: recreational flying, practice day
Sat 25th May: 09:00 Welcome & Mandatory Safety Briefing
25th May - 1st June: flying days
2nd June: spare day
Day TBC BBQ/social event
TBC Prize-giving

Daily schedule

After the first day, timings will be notified by the Director, as a guide:
08:30 - Directors meeting
09:30 - Safety meetings
10:30 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results
11:30 - Take-off window opens, weather dependent

Accommodation and Activities

Accommodation
•  Budget on-site camping and caravan, limited facilities
•  Brightside Caravan Park, hook up and kitchen facilities
•  Some B&B's Weldon (5mins), Many B&B's/Hotels Corby (10mins)

Non Comp Activities
•  Aerotow Coaching
•  First Aid Training (tba)
• Aerotow Environment Endorsement Training
• Welland Gliding Trial Flights
•  Rutland Water; Cycling, Sailing, Water sports
•  Corby Pool; Swimming pool, Sauna, Steam, Gym
•  Go Ballistic; Paintball
•  Karting Nation; Go Karting
•  Rockingham Castle; Norman castle
•  Golf.
•  Thunderbowl: ten pin bowling
•  Wicksteed Park
•  Cinemas


This event, like the majority of things within hang gliding, is driven by the love of the sport. If you or someone you know can help this event in any way and strengthens our sport please get in touch. Whether it involves helping as a launch marshal, coordinating retrieves, gaining sponsorship, posting on social media or even if you have an idea that you think we should consider, then please reach out.

How to get here

Use the postcode: NN17 3AN, please note the entrance from the A427 is easy to miss!

Alternatively Navigate to Corby and then Weldon village. Take Oundle Rd/A427 from to the Weldon Park housing estate roundabout (last building estate before farm land opens up). From the roundabout it is 1.4 miles until the slightly obscured left entrance tot he airfield. If you go passed the memorial on the left hand side you have gone to far. There is an alternative entrance to the airfield beside the caravan storage facility. This latter entrance may be more suitable for those with trailers or large vehicles.

Unnamed Road, Corby NN17 3AN, UK
Corby United Kingdom

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Great British Aerotow Revival 3
Anthony K Smith
Event Director

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