Welcome to the website of the BPPA which on behalf of the Royal Aero Club of Great Britain is responsible for the promotion and day-to-day running of Rally Flying and Precision Flying competitions within the UK. The BPPA is also responsible for the selection of pilots and crew to represent Great Britain at international competitions organised under the auspices of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI). This year will see the Precision Flying World Championships held in Spitzerberg, Austria starting on 29 July 2017. The next Rally Flying World Championships will be held in Dubnica, Slovakia in August 2018.
New for 2017 …….. The Association will be introducing the new, exciting sport of Air Navigation Racing (ANR) to the UK and will be sending crews to participate in the first ever ANR World Championships to be held in Castellon, Spain in September 2017.
The BPPA exists to promote high standards of airmanship, especially in VFR navigation and landing skills. The number of airspace infringements is always of concern to the General Aviation community. The VFR navigation skills developed during the Private Pilots Licence (PPL) course are all too quickly forgotten as reliance is placed on a readily available GPS system. This can lead to a lack of situational awareness and potential problems should the GPS system fail.
It is also a well known fact that many new PPLs are lapsed within the first few years of completion. After the initial challenge of going solo, completing the PPL, then demonstrating their new skills by flying friends, family and work colleagues around the local area, there seems little left to do and interest wains.Rally and Precision flying doesn’t just hone your flying skills – it’s fun and a great place to meet new pilots and their aeroplanes, make friends, fly to new airfields and provide new challenges. New members, flying and non-flying, are always welcome. By navigating here, you’ve taken your first step to becoming a better pilot and perhaps the next member of the British team!