SOARING GRAND PRIX 2014
In 2014, the Sisteron-Vaumeilh airfield was selected by the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) to host the Soaring World Cup finals (SGP Soaring Grand Prix - Sisteron 2014).
The Sisteron-Vaumeilh airfield will be pleased to host other soaring events, whether national or international.
SOUTHERN ALPS WINTER CUP CONTEST
Since 1936, enthusiasts of an exceptional aircraft model class called “Coupe d’Hiver” gather to compete with each other using their big, self-built, rubber-band powered, free flight (not remote controlled) gliders in organized contests.
The Sisteron-Vaumeilh airfield has been hosting their official, national and international competitions organized by the FFAM (Fédération Française d’Aéromodélisme) since 2006.
AIRFIELD OPEN HOUSE DAYS
Open-House Days are held on a regular basis on the Sisteron-Vaumeilh airfield. Each year, attractions such as below are proposed to the attendees :
Discovery Flights in airplane, glider or Microlight aircraft.
Flying and scale-static model airplane displays, by local and regional Model airplane clubs.
Airplane and glider aerobatic flight demonstrations.
Contests of various kinds for children and visitors with lotteries including Discovery Flights prizes.
French Air Force standLocal handicraft and art productions : kites, food preparations, etc.
Restaurant and snacks on site.
Local visitors are always thrilled by the aeronautical festival atmosphere. These open-house days permit them to become better acquainted with their municipally-owned airfield.