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Dawn to Dusk Logo The Dawn to Dusk Competition is nearing its fortieth anniversary providing a unique aeronautical challenge participating in a day's flying using a flying machine of the competitor's choice. An entry can be flown between February and May in the Southern Hemisphere and April to August in the Northern Hemisphere. All that is required is for the competitor to set himself/herself a target with a theme and fly it.

The Objective of Dawn to Dusk is to encourage the most interesting employment of a Flying Machine within the limits of competent airmanship and to demonstrate the capabilities of pilot and machine in a day's flying, during the hours between Dawn to Dusk in terms of furthering some original and praiseworthy objective.

Over the past 37 years winning and highly placed entries have been submitted from more than 14 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Europe, Canada and the United States.

There is a secondary competition called the Half which follows similar rules but encompasses 4 hours flying either in a morning or an afternoon.

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 or testing centres. The only limit might be the imagination of the pilot.

The competition is judged by a Panel of 5 experienced aviators under the Presidency of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.




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