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Benalla Entries Now In

As the official entry deadlines approaches, WGC 2017 Benalla has received 114 entries from 29 Countries. There are 35 entrants in Open Class, 43 in 18m Class and 36 in 15m Class. Over the next few days, the competing pilots’ details will be entered on the left hand side of this page.

 

Some exciting gliders are on their way to Benalla that have not previously been seen in Australia -

 

Open Class

The 28m wingspan Concordia from the USA, being flown by its designer/builder Dick Butler in Open Class, will surely impress with its glide angle of 70+. The new EB29 two-seat glider will replace the EB28. World champion Michael Sommer, who is well experienced at flying around Benalla, has not yet announced what glider he will be flying, although he previously flew the single seat EB29 to victory.

 Concordia Dick Butler

Dick Butler's Concordia

18m Class

We await the introduction of the new Ventus 3 in 18m Class.

  Ventus3

Ventus 3

15m Class

The highest performing 15m Class glider will be the Diana 2, to be flown by World Gliding Champion Sebastian Kawa and Polish teamate Lukasz Blaszczyk.

  Diana2

Diana 2

There are rumours of other new gliders on the way. We will let you know about them as we receive more information.

 

With so many visiting gliders and many of the top pilots in the world arriving, Benalla airfield will be an exciting place from Christmas until the closing ceremony on 22 January. What better place in the world than Benalla for a glider pilot to welcome in 2017?

We look forward to seeing you all there for a great party.

 

glider trailers available

glider trailers available

Benalla Entries Now In

As the official entry deadlines approaches, WGC 2017 Benalla has received 114 entries from 29 Countries.

Welcome from Ingo Renner

Welcome from Ingo Renner

Switzerland

Team Switzerland

Denmark to Send Three Pilots to Benalla
SOUTH AFRICAN TEAM - a Family Affair
OSTIV Congress

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Slovenia

Slovenia adds Luka Žnidaršič to join  Erazem Polutnik in 18m Class.

Team Sweden

Sweden’s Team Captain Mika Saväng said, “Team Sweden will participate in Benalla with pilots in the Open and the 18m Classes. All members of the team are looking forward to competing in Australia.”

Australian Grand Prix Qualifier
The Australian Grand Prix - first qualifier of Series 8,  will be held at Horsham, approx 300km west of Benalla, from 14-20 December in 18m class. Good practice for the world comps. Book via the web page  http://www.sgp.aero/australia2016.aspx
CONTAINER SPACE AVAILABLE FROM HOLLAND

One space for a glider available in a container from Venlo, the Netherlands to Corowa (about 50km North of Benalla) and back again.

Container Spaces Available

2 spaces available in Lithuanian Team container

Canadian Team Heads South
Italy - Coming to Benalla in Style
OSTIV at Benalla

Call for Papers Deadline 15 July

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Team Czech Republic
Container Spaces available for shipping Gliders to Australia
Ventus2cxt for Hire

Ventus2cxt available for hire in Australia available for WGC Benalla. Email info@wgc2017.org for details.

More gliders will be available soon so keep looking here.

Team Britain off to a Great start
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Competition begins...
8 Jan - 21 Jan
Pilots and Classes
Class: 15m
AUS
TBA
AUS
TBA
FRA
TBA
FRA
TBA
AUT
TBA
CAN
ASG-29E-15
CAN
ASW-27
BEL
TBA
RUS
TBA
CZE
TBA
GER
Ventus 2ax
GER
Ventus 2a
POL
Diana 2
POL
Diana 2
POL
TBA
JPN
TBA
USA
Ventus 2ax
USA
Ventus 2b
RSA
TBA
RSA
TBA
ITA
TBA
FIN
Ventus-2CA
FIN
TBA
HUN
TBA
NED
TBA
NED
TBA
NZL
TBA
NZL
TBA
NOR
Ventus 2cT
GBR
Ventus 2a
GBR
ASG29
SUI
TBA
FRA
TBA
LTU
TBA
LTU
TBA
ITA
TBA
CZE
TBA
=entry approved
Class: 18m
AUS
ASG 29
AUS
TBA
FRA
TBA
FRA
TBA
AUT
TBA
AUT
TBA
ARG
TBA
BEL
TBA
CAN
ASG29-18
CAN
ASG-29E-18
RUS
TBA
CZE
TBA
GER
ASG29
GER
Ventus
POL
ASG29
POL
JS 1
USA
ASG-29
USA
ASG-29
RSA
TBA
RSA
TBA
ITA
TBA
ITA
TBA
FIN
ASG 29E
FIN
ASG 29E
HUN
TBA
NED
TBA
NED
TBA
SWE
TBA
SWE
TBA
NZL
TBA
NZL
TBA
DEN
TBA
SVK
ASG 29-18E
SVK
LS 10
GBR
Ventus 3
GBR
ASG29-18
SLO
TBA
SLO
TBA
SUI
TBA
CHN
ASW28-18
LTU
TBA
CZE
TBA
=entry approved
Class: open
AUS
TBA
AUS
TBA
AUT
TBA
FRA
TBA
FRA
TBA
AUT
TBA
BEL
TBA
CZE
TBA
CZE
TBA
GER
EB29
GER
EB29R
POL
JS1 c-21
POL
JS1 c-21
USA
Concordia
USA
JS1-C-21
RSA
TBA
RSA
TBA
ITA
TBA
ITA
TBA
FIN
JS-1C
HUN
TBA
HUN
TBA
NED
TBA
NED
TBA
SWE
TBA
SWE
TBA
NZL
TBA
NZL
TBA
DEN
TBA
DEN
TBA
SRB
JS1-21m
GBR
JS1C
GBR
JS1C
GER
EB29R
CHN
Arcus m
=entry approved
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