The flying provides a spectacle both during the mass launch and start phases as well as the finishes (which can be close, fast and low). The addition of an extensive entertainments programme and excellent all-day catering make this a week not to be missed. Shenington Regionals is a very popular competition and is recognized as one of the best in the country. The entry list regularly sells out early.
Every year since 2009, Shenington has hosted a Regional Gliding Competition.
33 glider pilots from all parts of the country will take part in races round pre-set courses, up to several hundred kilometres in length, depending on the weather. Most competitors and many of the club members who help to run the event, camp or stay in caravans on the airfield and enjoy the party atmosphere that makes the week so much fun.