The Alderney Island Air Races are a major aviation event, highly competitive and great fun. Over 20 planes from around the British Isles compete in the 100+ mile races which are part of the Royal Aero Club’s British Air Racing Championships.
The last race in a series of nine races staged around Britain, takes place in Alderney every year in September. The final contestants battle it out in the air in two 100-mile handicap races for the title of British Air Racing Champion.
Organised by the Royal Aero Club, this major annual aviation event attracts a variety of aircraft types ranging from the slowest at 120mph – Bulldogs, Grummans, Mooneys and Bonanzas – to a Beechcraft Baron, which can fly at 240 mph.
Both Alderney races involve six laps of a circuit following along the island’s south coast, beyond forts Raz and Albert and the Breakwater, around Burhou Island, the Casquets Lighthouse and due east, back to the airport.
Organiser: Alderney Flying Club
Click here to see the Course of the annual ‘Island Air Race’