Flying Program

We hold several flying events every year and so, to help members plan their flying around them (or to take part in them), and we will update the table below at regular intervals. It also lists events run by our landlords, Bicester Heritage (BH).
Closer to each the event, we will add the details to the general Google Calendar (as opposed to the members' booking in calendar).

Date Name Description
13th - 21st August 2016 Bicester Regionals Our annual gliding competition. Be there!
23rd - 31st July 2016 Inter Uni Comp University Gliding Competition
9th - 17th July 2016 Sailplane Grand Prix UK round of the International Sailplane Grand Prix
2nd - 3rd July 2016 Flywheel A big airshow and classic car event, run by Bicester Heritage
17th - 19th May 2016 Sebastian Kawa Multiple world champion visits Bicester!
2nd - 5th May 2016 Aim Higher Cross country training course
24th April 2016 BH Sunday Brunch Classic Car event run by Bicester Heritage
25th March-3rd April 2016 Portmoak Expedition The Inter-University trip to Portmoak Gliding Centre in Scotland.

20th September 2015 Sunday Brunch Scramble Classic Car event run by Bicester Heritage
5th September 2015 Mini Air League day Young persons event, introducing them to flying in general
1st - 9th August 2015 Bicester Regionals THE Gliding Competition, lots of great racing
25th - 31st July 2015 Portsmouth Naval Gliding Club Visit A group of young pilots will be visiting to practice cross country flying.
20th - 24th July 2015 Cross country training week A group of visiting pilots learning how to fly cross country.
11th -19th July 2015 Club Class National Championship Once more we have been selected to host a National Championship
2nd - 3rd July 2015 Oxford Uni Vs Cambridge Uni The annual Varsity match between these two universities.
20th-21st June 2015 FlyWheel A big airshow and classic car event, run by Bicester Heritage

6th - 14th December 2014 OUGC Winter Training A chance for Oxford students to get some concentrated training.
9th - 17th August 2014 Bicester Regionals THE Gliding Competition, lots of great racing
7th June 2014 Air League Day Regular visit from the Air League, promoting flying and gliding for young people.
3rd - 10th May 2014 Bicester Grand Prix No, not cars, but a GP style of start for a gliding competition. Informal and fun.

17th - 25th August 2013 18m National Championship Once more we host a National championship.
     
27th July - 4th August 2013 Bicester Regionals THE gliding competition, lots of great racing.
4th May 2013 Air League Regular visit from the Air League, promoting flying and gliding for young people.

21st - 29th July 2012 Bicester Regionals 2012 Forget the running, jumping, throwing, swimming thingy. This is the REAL sporting sensation of 2012.
16 - 17th June 2012 Vintage Parasol Weekend Pientpol Club arranged fly-in for older aircraft
2nd -4th/5th June 2012 ASW 20 Competition The clue is in the name.
5th May 2012 Air League Regular visit from the Air League, promoting flying and gliding for young people.
29th April 2012 Spicer Day A fly-in by a group of aviation enthusiasts who like older aircraft.

16th - 18th Sept 2011 Club Fournier International A small fly-in by Fournier motor gliders.
BBQ on the Saturday evening.
23rd - 31st July 2011 Bicester Regionals 2011 The most popular regional championship in the UK. Just be there!
25th June - 3rd July 2011 Standard Class Nationals 2011 Once again we are hosting a Nationals, and it's the Standards, again.
8th June 2011 Rochester Fly-in Annual fly-in from the Rochester flying group.
4th June 2011 Air League Day Regular visit from the Air League, promoting flying and gliding for young people.
28th May - 5th June 2011 Grand Prix Week Glider competition with a difference! Lots of fun, limited places available.
21st - 29th May 2011 Vintage Gliding Club Rally Historic wooden wonders visit Bicester for another week.
16th - 24th April 2011 Portmoak Members visit to the famous wave flying site in Scotland
4th April 2011 Seven Day a Week We return to flying seven days a week. Professional instructors on site.

7th-15th August 2010 Inter Uni Task Week Make an educated guess about this one...
21st-29th August 2010 Junior Nationals When the kids come out to play, for real.
24th July - 1st August 2010 Bicester Regionals The most popular regional competition in the entire UK.
3rd July 2010 Air League Day Annual visit to promote all types of flying.
9th June 2010 Rochester fly-in Visit from the flying group from Rochester.
22nd-31st May 2010 National Vintage Glider Rally See the history of gliding before your very eyes as wooden wonders take to the skies.
29th May - 6th June 2010 Bicester Task Week An informal cross-country week.
7th-9th May 2010 Aerobatic Competition This is the first aerobatic comp we've run, for pilots with strange attitudes.
2nd-11th April 2010 Portmoak Expedition OJ organises the annual Universities' Wave Away Week.

26th September 2009 BGA Instructors course
Apply directly to the BGA for a place
12th August 2009 Rochester Flying Club Fly In. Even power pilots like to give us a visit!
18th-26th July 2009 Bicester Regionals Probably the most popular regional competition in the UK !
22nd-26th June 2009 Going for Bronze Course 2 For solo pilots wishing to gain more experience.
23rd-31st May 2009 Task Week with Dave Watt XC week - benefit from Dave's experience in several World Championships
23rd-25th May 2009 Portsmouth Naval G.C visit
Visitors from another club join us for some flying.
18th -22nd May 2009 BGA Instructors Course Apply directly to the BGA for a place
13th – 17th April 2009 Going for Bronze Course 1 For solo pilots wishing to gain more experience.
7th March 2009 Aerobatic Training OUGC have organised an aerobatic training session.

8 - 12 September 2008 Going for Solo Course aimed at giving members, and non-members, a lot of flying to prepare them for going solo.
17 -25 August '08 18m National Championship National championship, the third Nationals we've hosted in four years!
2 - 10 August '08 Cross Country Course Cross country training course
19 - 27 July '08 Bicester Regionals 2008 Our extremely popular Regional gliding competition. Fully booked in early January!
7 - 11 July '08 Going for Solo Course for members and non-members.
21 - 29 June '08 Cross Country Course Cross country training course
9 - 13 June '08 Going for Solo Course for members and non-members.
12-16 May '08 Going for Solo Course for members and non-members.
14 - 18 April '08 Going for Solo Course for members and non-members.

3rd - 7th Dec 2007 OUGC Training Week Annual training week for new university students.
27th August 2007 Air League Fly-In Promoting aviation in general, especially among younger persons.
21st - 29th July 2007 Bicester Regionals 2007 Our highly popular Regional competition, which last year attracted 70 or so competitors.
3rd - 6th July 2007 Soaring Week Another chance to fly cross-country with other pilots on the same task.
23rd June 2007 Luscombe Round Britain Rally A breakfast break fly-in for the pilots on their long trip.
17th June 2007 Pietenpol Aircampers Fly-in by vintage aircraft group.
16th - 24th June 2007 OUGC Training Week End of term training event. Instructors needed.
4th - 8th June 2007 Soaring Week A chance to fly cross-country with a group of pilots on the same task.
2nd June 2007 OUGC Reunion A chance meet old faces, to fly, and show their kids what they got up to when they were young(er).
13th January 2007 Snowball Rally PFA Fly-In event, brings some powered aircraft for a visit.

4th - 8th Dec 2006 OUGC week Annual training week for OUGC students
2nd Oct - 4th Oct 2006 Army Days Working parties and flying event for the Army
5th August - 13th August 2006 Bicester Regionals 2006 Our exciting annual local competition
8th July - 16th July 2006 Standard Nationals 2006 National level gliding championship
24th June - 25th June 2006 Mini Comp Local weekend only competition
8th June 2006 Caroline Grace Charity event, with a visit from Caroline Grace and her fantastic Spitfire!
5th December - 9th December 2005 OUGC week Annual training event for OUGC members
20 - 28th August 2005 Junior National Championships Younger pilots from around the country, including the all-conquering British Juniors Team compete for the National title.