British Aerobatic Association

The British Aerobatic Association (BAeA)


The BAeA is the national governing body responsible to the Royal Aero Club of Great Britain for
organising powered and glider aerobatic competitions within the United Kingdom Its aims and objectives are:
  • Promote and encourage aerobatic flying
  • Encourage communication between aerobatic pilots and other enthusiasts
  • Provide assistance and guidance in aerobatic training from the ab-initio stage onwards
  • Represent the interests and express the needs of those involved in aerobatics in:
    • International competition
    • National and domestic competitions
    • Aerobatic training
It runs over twenty events each year throughout the UK and Eire. The majority of these cater for all levels of aerobatic contest flying, and national champions are declared in four power and glider classes. It also sends teams to the three major annual international aerobatic World or European championships.
It also runs a series of extremely popular one-day Special Beginners introductory format events designed expressly as a first step for pilots to experience sequence flying.
Pilots, family and all aviation enthusiasts are warmly encouraged to meet us at a contest, particularly to assist on the judging line – just ask for the Chief Judge or the Contest Director. If you’re a pilot, flying in an aerobatic contest is the most exhilarating fun you can have …. and much easier to achieve than you might imagine.
Come along and find out more about flying, judging, assisting or just enjoying the atmosphere at a BAeA aerobatic competition.