Golden Flight Level (GFL) is the annual international winter sports championship of air traffic controllers with participants from all across Europe, as well as from overseas (Canada, USA, Carribbean, Russia, Dubai and Australia).
The GFL story started back in 1976, when air traffic controllers from Munich and Vienna decided to meet in Eben im Pongau for a skiing competition, to get to know each other both professionally and personally.
What started as a skiing weekend more than 40 years ago has now grown into a week-long event with more than 750 participants. Today GFL includes skiing, snowboard and cross country races, as well as spectacular accompanying events, including an opening ceremony, a theme party and a prize giving ceremony with gala dinner at the end of the week.
In 2021, from January 16th to 23rd, the 46th edition will take place in Galtür, Austria.