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Great British Aerotow Revival 2022, Hang Gliding Aerotow Event: 7-13th May, Deenethorpe Airfield near Corby, UK

A UK based national friendly competition, that includes a Rigid (class 5) Class , Flexwing (Class 1) and Sport Class.

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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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  • 52 Pilots Confirmed
  • 52 Pilots total registered
  • 120 GBP Entry fee
Go to Pilot List
  • left before start of event
  • before registration 15/12 08:00 (Europe/London)
  • 🛰️

    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
  • 🛰️

    Live Tracking is MANDATORY in this event to score. The organiser will provide the trackers.

    Live trackers mandatory
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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
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed

Event info

Great British Aerotow Revival 2022, Hang Gliding Aerotow Event: 7-13th May, Deenethorpe Airfield near Corby, UK

A UK based national friendly competition, that includes a Rigid (class 5) Class , Flexwing (Class 1) and Sport Class. There will be 3 days available for practice and warm up (4-6th May) for pilots that need to get current with Aerotowing again. Individual competitions will have winners' trophies in all FAI classes that have a minimum of five competitors. Places for the actual competition 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. Training will also be given in the warm up and on the non competition days during the event.

This is a CIVL category 2 competition so WPRS points will be awarded for those with FAI licenses.

Maximum 50 pilots
• Daily prizes
• Social evenings
• Camping available £5 per night
Live tracking
• Retrieval coordination
Introduction for those new to competition

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. There is a grass option for a cross runway which is being worked on to give a 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 £120 before February and £200 thereafter paid 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 five available. If this is the case we will be limited to 50 competitors.

Applications for entry will be considered in the order received after registration is opened and accepted in accordance with the https://www.aerotowrevival.com/Rules guidelines.

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

Cancellation policy is outlined in the local rules https://www.aerotowrevival.com/Rules

Prize fund and scoring categories

Class 1
Class 5
Class 1 Sport

General schedule

Wed 4th - 6th May: practice, currency registration
Sat 7th May: 09:00 Welcome & Mandatory Safety Briefing
7th - 13th May: Competition flying days
Day TBC BBQ/social event
Friday 13th: Prize-giving

Daily schedule

After the first day, timings will be notified by the Meet Director, as a guide:
08:30 - Competition Directors meeting
09:30 - Saftey & Task meetings
10:30 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results
11:30 - Take-off window opens, Wx dependent
16:30 - Scoring
22:00 - Provisional results

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

Hangar on SW of airfield. Enter airfield 1.37 miles East of estate roundabout. South East corner of woodland

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.

Deenethorpe Airfield, Peterborough NN17 3AN, UK
Corby United Kingdom

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Organizers

Great British Aerotow Revival
Steven Blackler
Event Organiser
+447925614825
steven@aerotowrevival.com
Nigel Bray
Live Tracking
Jamie Shelden
Meet Director
Jeremy Soper
Scorer

Contacts

Socials

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Tasks and results

Task 0

05 May, 2022

Class 1, Class 1 Sport, Class 4, Class 5 — 92.3 km — Race to goal

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Task 0

06 May, 2022

Class 1, Class 1 Sport, Class 4, Class 5 — 45.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 1

07 May, 2022

Class 1 — 54.0 km — Elapsed time

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Task 1

07 May, 2022

Class 1 Sport — 44.0 km — Elapsed time

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Task 1

07 May, 2022

Class 5 — 63.9 km — Elapsed time

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Task 2

08 May, 2022

Class 1 — 79.3 km — Elapsed time

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Task 2

08 May, 2022

Class 1 Sport — 39.9 km — Elapsed time

Task 2

08 May, 2022

Class 5 — 100.3 km — Elapsed time

Task 3

12 May, 2022

Class 1, Class 5 — 97.4 km — Elapsed time

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