On behalf of the Leszno Aero Club and Leszno and the Airfield Foundation we are honoured to invite all glider pilots to compete in the 21st FAI European Gliding Championships.

The EGC2023 will be held at the Leszno Airfield (EPLS) from 29th July to 12th August 2023 in three classes:

  • Open Class
  • 18-metre Class
  • 20-metre Multi-seat Class

Despite the difficult times, including the tragic conflict in Ukraine (which fortunately is more than 700 km away from us and has no impact on the operations at Leszno Airport) we believe that it will be a great, exciting and safe championship.

EGC2023 will also be the crowning achievement of the long and rich history of gliding in Poland. In 2023, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first gliding championships in our country!


Leszno Airfield is one of the most famous sport airfields in Europe, where you can find a safe area for long and fast flights (the speed record of 170 km/h on the distance of 360 km was set last year!).

Leszno Airfield (EPLS) details:

  • Location: N 51°50’07.0″ (51.8352778) E 16°31’21.6″ (16.522666)
  • Elevation: 312ft AMSL
  • Radio: Leszno Radio 122.305
  • Runways:
    05R/23L (1320 x 50 m, grass) / main runway
    05L/23R (700 x 50 m, grass) / reinforced grass runway
    18/36 (940 x 50 m, grass) / grass runway
  • Leszno Airfield website: www.lotniskoleszno.pl
  • Webcam: https://lotniskoleszno.pl/kamera/
  • For more details please contact us by phone: +48 577 215 344


Leszno is a beautiful, medium-sized town in the southwestern part of Wielkopolska Voivodeship, just at the border with Silesia. Leszno is very easy to find on the map of Poland – it is situated halfway between the biggest cities of western Poland: Poznań and Wrocław. Important communication routes intersect here: road and rail from north to south and from west to east, making it easy to reach Leszno by car or by train.

The inhabitants of Leszno are famous for their thriftiness and love of order, but they can also have good fun – there are many outdoor events here, the largest of which are the ANTIDOTUM Airshow Leszno, the Leszno Days, the Leszno Baroque Plus Festival, the Return of the King and Leszno Flavour Gourmet Picnic.

A lot of information about Leszno – both its past and today, and especially about current events, you can find in the mobile application, available for Android and iOS. We invite you to download it, especially when you are going to our town.


Official Entry Forms with Entry Fee due 15 April 2023
Airfield Availability for Training Flights 1 April – 21 July 2023
Deadline for approval of new GNSS FR’s 28 May 2023
Deadline for online registration 31 May 2023
Onsite registration 25 – 28 July 2023
Acceptance checks for gliders 25 – 28 July 2023
Configuration change deadline 28 July 2023, 18:00 LT
Unofficial training 22 – 25 July 2023
First Team Captains briefing 25 July 2023, 20:00 LT
Official training 26 – 28 July 2023
Opening ceremony 29 July 2023, 10:00 LT
Contest flying days 30 July – 11 August 2023
Farewell party 11 August 2023, 20:00 LT
Closing ceremony 12 August 2023, 10:30 LT


Training flights will be available from 1st April to 21st July 2023 at Leszno Airfield by arrangement (contact person: Mariusz Poźniak, mobile: +48 602 111 161, email: pozniak.mariusz@gmail.com).

  • Aerotow 600 AGL (training flights) – 60 EUR
  • Daily service fee (training flights) – 10 EUR

Daily service fee includes: glider parking, water & electricity supply, safety briefing, task setting, airspace information.

Moreover, the Polish Nationals of the Open mixed Class (with handicapping) will be held in Leszno from 11th to 21st May 2023. We would like to invite all the Open, 18 m and 20 m class pilots to participate. Further information will be published on www.egc2023.pl and www.aeroklub.leszno.pl and Soaring Spot. We’ll do our best to run this competition as similarly to the European Championships as possible.



Two 2* hotels nearby airfield (100 -200 meters from the airfield).


A quiet campsite at the airfield equipped with all facilities.


Comfortable, fully equipped, renovated in 2022 apartments for 4-6 people.

Lotnisko Leszno Apartments
Renovated in 2021, comfortable apartments for 4-6 guests, with a separate, fully furnished and equipped kitchen, located at the Leszno Airfield. More details and fares here. Contact: +48 577 215 344

Hotel Akwawit (3 stars standard, distance: 3 km, www.hotelakwawit.pl)
Hotel AchToTu (2 stars standard, distance: 300 m, www.achtotu.com.pl)
Motel Moya (2 stars standard, distance: 100 m, www.mojaleszno.pl/motel/)

Campsite with a capacity of 100+ people located at the Leszno Airfield, equipped with electric plugs boxes, showers/WC. Reservation form here.


EGC2023 documents

Bulletin 1


Bulletin 2


NAC Official Entry Form


Local procedures

Available soon

Official FAI documents

Sporting Code – General Section


Sporting Code – Section 3


Annex A


Contact us

If you have any questions please contact us via online form or call.


Organiser details

Leszno Airfield Foundation (Fundacja Lotnisko Leszno)

Address: ul. Szybowników 28, 64-100 Leszno, Poland

Mobile: +48 577 215 344

E-mail: info@egc2023.pl

Bank account:
Account holder: Fundacja Lotnisko Leszno
Bank name: PKO Bank Polski S.A.
IBAN: PL24 1020 3088 0000 8102 0127 6161