Enter Pooleys' Dawn to Dusk competition

Pooleys Dawn to Dusk 2019

Entries for this year’s Pooley’s Dawn to Dusk competition close at the end of August and are welcome right up until that deadline.

The objective of Dawn to Dusk is to encourage a day’s flying, between dawn and dusk, undertaking an original and praiseworthy objective while displaying solid airmanship.

All that is required is to set a challenging goal with a theme and then fly it. You then need to write a detailed log of your preparations and flight. An example of a previously submitted log can be found here. 

“The rules have been overhauled this year to make the competition easier to enter and as well as the traditional trophies and awards, the top three places receive a monetary prize with the winner taking home £1,000!” said Sebastian Pooley, one of the judges and managing director of Pooleys.

Themes are diverse. Many have used historical events be it civil or military. Geographic, geological or environmental themes have become popular as well as old flying routes, test pilots and testing centres.

Full details of the competition and how to enter are here:


1st Duke of Edinburgh Trophy (£1,000 prize)

2nd Coventry Trophy (£500 prize)

3rd Tiger Club Trophy (£250 prize)

Pooley Sword – Best Presented Report and Log

Helicopter Trophy

Glenisla Trophy – Pilot and crew each having less than 75 hours in command

Icarus Trophy – Best solo entry

Microlight Trophy

Long Distance Medal

Ladies Trophy – Awarded to an all-female crew

Family Award

Best Video Award

Every competitor who finishes the competition, in accordance with the regulations, and submits a log and written/video report will be presented with a certificate.

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