Open 2011, 3984 Fiesch, Schweiz
6th TO July 10th, 2011
BEHALF OF THE
Hanggliding & Paragliding Association SHPA
purpose of the championship is to provide safe, fair and satisfying
contest flying in order to determine the champions in Class 1 and
Class 5 and to reinforce friendship amongst pilots and nations. The
meet director and Task Setting Committee will be aiming for pilots
to fly long tasks (only weather dependent) with a high number of
pilots at goal.
on website www.challengeworld.org
regularly for any alterations to times printed below):
at HQ (Ulrichen, landing area). GPS coords:
46° 30.07’N - 8° 17.62’E (datum WGS 84)
July 6th – 19:00 (7 pm). Place
and time will be announced at the registration. Competitors are
reminded, that they are expected to attend the ceremony.
July 7 th - 7.30 am. No registration anymore.
pilot who has not attended this briefing may not be permitted to fly
Flying Days - July 7 th - July 10 th .
on site - Generally unrestricted through the year
see link http://challengeworld.org/fieschopen/officials.html
arrival the competitors shall report to the Registration office (see
times above) to have their documents checked and to receive
supplementary regulations and information. The end of the official
Registration period (July 6th, 18:00 (6 pm)) is considered to be the
official start of the championship.
FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED:
pilots must fly with a helmet. Pilots without such a helmet will not
be permitted to fly the task.
are required on the underside of the right hand side of the
tracklog is the only means of flight verification permitted. Only 3D
GPS units will be permitted for flight verification where cloud
flying or airspace infringement is considered possible.
launch from hill site. Type of launching will be announces at the
first pilots-briefing. Pilots in launch lanes must be completely
ready and intending to launch. Pilots who are ready and who wish to
move into a launch lane must give their pilot number to their lane
official who will be recording the launch order for fairness. In the
event of a “push,” the pushing pilot’s number will be recorded
and no other pilots may enter the launch lane ahead of the pusher.
At the meet director’s discretion, point penalties may be given to
pilots not adhering to launch rules.
take off “push” system will be used. Only pilots in their
harnesses and ready to take off and in the launch lane are allowed
to push. Pilots will NOT have 30 seconds to decide to launch or not,
but only 30 seconds of launchable
wind to launch, this because there are five launch lanes and there
is enough decision time for pilots while they are waiting for the
other lanes to launch If the decision is to not launch, a pilot must
queue behind all pilots remaining to launch in that lane (names will
be put on a list). The pusher has no decision time on launch and
must launch within 30 seconds (of uninterrupted launchable wind) or
score zero for the day.
Galvera – 2078m ASL South/West
slope and 5 start
from HQ Ulrichen to Galvera is organised. Pilots travel by cable car
from Fiesch individually.
the event of dangerous overcrowding in the air around launch the
competition director (or main launch or safety directors) may close
the launch temporarily until congestion has eased.
DAILY SCHEDULE: (ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO ALTERATION)
Pilots Briefing (place
will be announced at registration). weather information, daily
starts will be used and these may be either entry or exit. The type
of start and the dimensions may vary from task to task and will be
specified at each task briefing.
daily turn direction up to and in the start gate cylinder will be
used – left turns will be used on odd task number days, and right
turns on even task number days.
Points will be cylinders of 400m radius unless otherwise specified
at the task briefing In the interests of safety, a turn direction at
turn points may be specified at the daily task briefing. Pilot may
not take a start gate again once he/she has taken a task turnpoint.
GATE HEIGHT LIMITS
the possibility of low cloud bases around the start gate, at any
task briefing the meet director may specify an altitude limit for
crossing the start line into the speed section of the task, i.e,
either entering or exiting the start cylinder, depending upon the
type of start used for that task. Penalties for infringements of
these limits shall be:
(in points) = T x H2 x (0.001 x Task Winner’s Score)
= Pilot’s height (in metres) above start limit, T= Reduction
factor of ½
maximum penalty that may be applied is equivalent to 50% of the task
winner’s score. Any pilot who does not supply a 3D track log for
this section of the task will receive the maximum penalty for start
height infringement. See
appendix A at the end of the local regulations for extra
(not the end of speed section) will be a virtual cylinder of
200m/radius, centred on the goal coordinates, unless otherwise
specified at the task briefing. Wherever possible, there will also
be a physical line with wind indicators at each end placed over the
virtual line co-ordinates as a flight reference for pilots. All
pilots landed at the goal field must report to the goal marshal to
will be allowed only one take-off attempt for every task within the
stated take-off period.
failed take-off attempt or safety problem arising immediately after
take-off which results in a landing will not count as one of the
permitted number of take-offs. Pilots must report to the Start
Marshal before the second take-off attempt.
may not enter the start lanes unless they are fully ready to fly. At
no stage is a pilot permitted to launch without having been given
permission by the launch director who is present at his/her lane.
Marshals will be in the start lanes to carry out checks, which all
pilots must allow them to do.
IN & OUT
the interests of safety all pilots who intend to fly for the day
must sign a SIGN IN sheet before
(this will be up at launch) and also SIGN OUT again at HQ Ulrichen
after the task, also if the task has been stopped. Penalty points
may be applied for failure to follow this rule.
of window open for take-off and time for the closing of the window,
turn points and last landing will be displayed in writing. Any
window extension policy will also be displayed in writing and an
extension may be used (for example) when the launch marshal/meet
director deems conditions have considerably slowed launching or when
launch has been closed due to an accident.
minimum period of time that the launch window will remain open for
the day (launch) to be considered valid is 45 seconds per pilot
divided by the number of launch lines that can be used.
AND FLIGHT VERIFICATION
and Track verification will be done using FS (Flight Software)
developed for the CIVL using the GAP 2002 formula which will use
leading points, time points and arrival position points. GAP
parameters: Will be announced by the meet director at the first
84, hddd,mm.mmm’ (degrees, minutes, decimal minutes) offset: +
02:00 (hours)Pilots may use any model of 3D GPS unit that is
compatible with the CIVL FS flight verification software to be used
at this event. This includes any 3D GPS that can be downloaded using
GPSdump. See http://www.gethome.no/stein.sorensen/
for a list of supported GPS units.Pilots with other
models may be required to provide hardware, software and methodology
track log evidence is the only way to verify and provide data for
flights and where cloud flying or airspace infringement is
considered possible the tracklog must be from a 3D GPS. The track
logs of two or more GPS’s together may be used to provide a
required track log. Pilots have to provide their own cable if they
use Aircotec instruments. To be considered valid, the GPS track log
has to comply with the current requirements in Section 7A of the FAI
a stopped task. A task which has been stopped but not cancelled
shall be scored if at least 1.5 (one and a half) hours have elapsed
since the first valid start is taken by a competing pilot or at
least 1 pilot has achieved goal. The score back time is equal to the
time between start gate windows or a minimum of 15 minutes in the
case of a race task and will be applied to all pilots whether in
goal or not. Pilots in the air who have been notified that the task
has definitely been stopped or cancelled are requested to open their
harnesses and cycle their legs in the air to indicate to other
pilots that the task has been stopped. Pilots who do this when the
task has not been stopped or cancelled will be penalised at the meet
pilot who flies on course before the start gate opens (whether or
not they reach goal) will have his or her track log shifted back by
ten times the amount by which the pilot started before the official
start time, providing this is not longer than 5 minutes. If the
early start exceeds 5 minutes the pilot will only be scored to
must fill in landing and safety forms after each flight. Pilots must
also report back after stopped tasks.
pilot who lands (or limits his flight) to assist another pilot in
distress shall be scored for the day This score shall be the average
day-weighted of what he scored in the previous rounds, or the
average pilot score if this happens on the first task. However, as
the meet progresses that score will change to take into account his
average day-weighted scores of the whole meet so the score will be
adjusted after each task. The competition director may also award
flying by competitors is illegal and un-sportsmanlike. Competitors
who deliberately fly into clouds will incur a penalty for the day. A
pilot is deemed to have flown into a cloud if he/she is observed by
a meet official or by a nearby air marshal going into and
disappearing into a cloud, or: if 2 witnesses near the accused
witness the accused going up into the cloud and completely
disappearing from their view, and attest to this fact in writing and
if barograph or 3D GPS traces from the accused and the witnesses
show the accused above the witnesses at the time of the incident. If
the accused cannot produce a barograph trace for that day or a 3D
GPS track log from their 3D GPS, only 2 witness statements are
required. It is highly recommended for all competitors to fly with a
recording barograph. Witnesses should press Mark/Enter when they
witness a pilot going into a cloud. Any pilot found to be
deliberately supplying false information about another pilot with
respect to cloud flying will be removed from the competition. It is
recommended that a pilot sucked into cloud who did not have the
intention of gaining an advantage should perform a figure 8
manoeuvre once out of the cloud and fly back along the course line
until the extra height gained is lost before continuing on course so
that other pilots can see it had not been intended. The penalty for
verified infractions will be a zero score for the day of the first
offence and exclusion from the remainder of the competition for any
are expected to familiarise themselves with all controlled airspaces
in the vicinity of course lines from the maps supplied. Penalties
for infraction of airspace - refer to FAI Sporting Code S7 2.27.2.
The onus is on the pilot at all times to prove that he/she has not
infringed on airspace
to follow directions from meet officials as soon as possible after
they are given may result in penalties being applied at the meet
director’s discretion. Abusive behaviour towards meet officials or
other competitors will not be tolerated and penalties may be applied
at the meet director’s discretion.
each task there will be a latest report back time stated. For safety
reasons, pilots who have not notified organisers of their landing by
this time will lose 10% of their day score for a first infringement,
50% for a 2nd infringement and will score zero for any further
infringements (unless a reasonable explanation is offered as soon as
possible to the meet director). Penalty points may also be given for
late GPS downloads.
scorer shall publish provisional task results in the evening of the
day the task was flown. When this is not possible (late retrievals),
they will be published as close to 8.00am the next day as possible.
Competitors are recommended to request correction of mistakes as
soon as possible. Acomplaint in writing may be made to the Comp’
Director to request a correction. The time limit for complaints is
12 hours after publishing of the provisional results, except for the
last competition task it is 1 hours. If the complainant is not
satisfied with the outcome, the pilot may make a protest in writing
to the Competition Director. The time limit for protests is 12 hours
after publication of the provisional results or the results of the
complaint, except that after the last competition task it is 1 hour.
The protest fee is 100.- CHF. It will be returned if the protest is
the purposes of altitude verification , the scorers wil group GPS
instruments into thre broad categories:
incorporating a pressure sensor to be able to record and/or display
barometric altitude. (Some may also display GPS altitude)
recording only GPS altitude
(primarily Garmins) that incorporate a pressure sensor, such that
the recorded altitude is a continuous updated combination of GPS
height and barometric altitude. Pilots should be aware of which
altitude(s) each of his GPS units records and displays. Note that in
some instruments there will be a difference between the pressure
altitude height and the height displayed in flight. This can be up
to 200 to 300m on a high-pressure, hot day.
the barometric instruments should be set at the task briefing,
either with the predicted QNH for the day or with the take-off
height (which then calculates the QNH automatically), displayed on
the task board. It is highly recommended to set alti2 (if available)
special set-up. Pilots flying with GPS-only altitude units should be
aware that there can be a difference between barometric and GPS
altitude of up to 200 to 300m.
auto-calibrate function must be switched off. And the unit must be
calibrated to launch height or QNH taken from the task board. Note:
Restricted airspace will be indicated on maps provided. Verification
by Scorers (Using FSflight, SeeYou and CompeGPS) To verify
infractions of competition altitude limits, track log altitude data
will be standardised using standard barometric altitude (Pressure
Altitude) of 1013.25hPa.
all the Flytec/Brauniger instruments (Group 1) will download
correctly and the Pressure Altitude will be recorded in the kml and
igc track log. Other barometric instruments in Group 1 will have
altitude corrected to 1013.25hPa by the scorers (1013.25 - QNH *
27ft/hPa) to derive the actual (standardised) flight altitude.
with instruments recording GPS-only altitude: The difference between
the GPS altitude and the pressure altitude will be derived by
referencing track(s) from an instrument used on that task that gives
both measures (eg Compeo+/6030). The pilot’s GPS altitude will be
adjusted using this difference. For some units, the scorers may have
to factor in the ellipsoid/geoid difference as well.
to the nature of these instruments, it is essential that the
autocalibrate function is switched off, thereby recording true
barometric altitude. They will be treated the same as Group 1
instruments. It is recommended that pilots flying with an instrument
in this group, fly with a back-up GPS from another group. Pilots
flying with only Garmins are likely to be subject to greater
scrutiny and more frequent altitude checks.
Restricted airspace will be indicated on maps provided.
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Fiesch, Schweiz from JULY 7th to JULY 10th
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