Sport 3 and Gecko Pilots
The Sport Class is getting very popular. Pilots love flying the
king posted gliders with their easy handling and landing characteristics. Many
pilots are turning to these gliders to make flying more fun.
If you are a Gecko or Sport 3 pilot (or you fly any other king posted glider)
you might think about flying in Sport Class Competitions. There are plenty of
them, not just here in the US, but world wide. Sport Class competition builds
camaraderie and all the pilots appear to love doing it.
Check out the Green Swamp Sport Klassic:
well as the other comps linked to here: http://ozreport.com/Ourcompetitions.php. There will also be sport class
competitions in the US here:
Sport Class rules for our competitions:
Pilot qualification: Pilots must meet the requirements of minimum hang 3 rating;
as well as aerotow (AT), turbulence (TURB) and cross country (XC) sign offs.
Aerotow rating or evidence of extensive aerotowing experience. USHPA membership
will be required (temporary 30-day memberships will be available at minimal cost
Pilots must not have been listed in the top twenty US pilots since January 2008
for entry into sport class. Pilots must not have finished in the top 2/3rd's of
a non-Sport Class Category 1 competition held since January 2014, for entry into
The Sport Class competitions at the Quest Air Nationals are the pre-Worlds for
the 2020 Sport Class Worlds.