In 1939, August 13-20 the first Baltic States aviation sports competition initiated by Lithuanians was held in Lithuania. Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian aeromodellers, gliding and aerobatics pilots took part in it. Unfortunately, the war that started 10 days later disrupted plans for the future.
Only in 1989 in Lithuania the second Baltic States aviation sport competition was held. Parachutists, aerobatic and glider pilots from nine Baltic states took part in the event.
This year, 2019, marks the 80th anniversary of the first Baltic States Aviation Sport competition. To commemorate this event Kaunas County Gliding Club, together with Lithuanian Gliding Sports Federation, is organizing the third Baltic States gliding competition.
Kaunas region gliding club is delighted to invite all national teams ( especially from the Baltic sea countries) to take part in the Baltic Cup international gliding competition , which will take place at the airfield of Pociunai, Lithuania, from 3 – 11 August, 2019.
Competition classes include:
– Retro class (with handicaps under special rules)
– Mix-class (with handicap from 101 to 119 under IGC rules)
Entries will be accepted from May 1st , 2019 to July 21st, 2019.
Detailed schedule, pricing and all other related information can be found in the 1st Bulletin.