Other Competitions

Buckland Soaring Award

This is awarded to the highest scoring New Zealand resident in the New Zealand division of the Online Contest (OLC) for the previous season.  OLC handicaps and scoring is used.  There are two divisions; one for soaring flights commencing in the North Island and the other for soaring flights commencing in the South Island.  The winning pilots stand down for the following two seasons.

Air New Zealand Cross Country Championship

This is a “decentralised” contest aimed at encouraging cross country flying from club sites, particularly by pilots new to cross country flying.   It is a distance event extending over the season and is run in two divisions; one for flights originating in the North Island and one for flights originating in the South Island.  OLC handicaps and scoring is used.  Any New Zealand resident glider pilot with a GNZ QGP Certificate may enter provided that, on the first day of the contest, no more than 10 years have elapsed since their QGP was awarded and they have not flown a ratified (or subsequently ratified) Gold distance flight.

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