This year we’ll be consolidating the Discovery class and the Club Pilot class into a single “Discovery Challenge”. This group is designed for all competition-curious pilots, from BHPA Club Pilot level up to first time competitor, who want to develop their piloting skills, try out some new navigation, and have fun learning from a range of seminars and task briefings, under a more relaxed but organised structure that does not carry full competition pressure, and allows the use of GPS to support navigation.
They’ll fly a limited selection of navigation tasks and turnpoints that are separate from the primary championship class map, under all the guidance they need from our supervising Chief Flying Instructor Andy Shaw.
More experienced pilots are of course also welcome to enter this group if they prefer to fly using GPS for navigation, but we encourage pilots at this level to consider entering the main championship class.
Club Pilots entering the Discovery Challenge group will still be offered the opportunity to sit their Pilot (Power) exam at the event, under a BHPA examiner, as we have done for the last few years.