2018 Interuniversity Gliding Competition

The Interuniversity Gliding Competition started in 1979, making this the 39th ‘Interunis’. This year it will be organised by University of Nottingham GC at Nympsfield, which is located between Bristol and Gloucester in the south west of England.

The competition will officially start on Sunday 29th of July 2018 after the morning briefing and the last scoring day will be Saturday 4th of August. The prize-giving ceremony will be in the evening of the 4th of August. You are welcome to come and fly on Saturday 28th and Sunday 5th, but we won’t score these days to allow universities for travel.

The competition, (as usual) is split between three main categories:

  • Progression
  • Soaring
  • Cross Country

This should allow everyone to fairly represent their university, regardless of their experience. Motivation and hard work is the key to success.

Archive to previous years interuni competition websites:

About the Nottingham University Gliding Club

This is one of the oldest university gliding clubs in the United Kingdom. We fly every weekend from Cranwell Gliding Club in Lincolnshire, an hour's drive away from Nottingham. This gliding club is located on the site of RAF Cranwell. In addition, we also organise trips to other gliding clubs including Portmoak in Scotland during the Easter break.

The club currently has two gliders, a twin seater Acro and a single seater Astir. We also use Cranwell's fleet when there are not enough gliders available for the day or our gliders are unavailable due to maintenance for instance.

If you would like to know more about this club, feel free to visit our website.

The Airfield

The Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding Club at Nympsfield, is one of the major Gliding Clubs in the UK. On a clear day, it is possible to see the Black Mountains and Severn Vale from the air. If you are unfamiliar with the site, please read the airfield safety notes. If you have never flown there before, please read the relevant parts of the airfield manual.

Solo pilots (and anyone hoping to go solo), please remember your medical & certificate. All pilots should bring their logbook - ideally with a signature from your CFI to ensure it's an accurate representation of your experience. Any gliders arriving on site must have all relevant paperwork with them.

If you are a solo pilot, you will need the permission of the CFI before you can fly. This may include a site-check by a site instructor.

If you are a visiting instructor, you will likewise need to communicate with the CFI to ensure that you are familiar with the site before commencing instruction.

Latest available METAR for Bristol Airport:

Flying Fees

A special competition reciprocal membership at £12 for the week is being offered by Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding Club at Nympsfield. This also extends to Junior rates. If you are a junior, you will get the same discounts as current members at the host gliding club. See here for the full flying cost breakdown. Please register with the office when you arrive to get your temporary membership.

The price for a Winch launch is £7. Aerotow is £20.50 to 1,000ft, £1.00 per 100ft above.

The soaring charges in the club gliders are given in the table below.

Camping is available for free outside the clubhouse. There are also some rooms available, please contact the host club to check availability.
Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors for this year for generously providing this year’s prizes, they are:

Currently looking for more sponsors!

Contact us if you are interested and willing to sponsor us