Local Regulations

These local regulations are to be used in conjunction with General Section and Section 7 of the FAI Sporting Code. FAI SANCTIONED EVENTS CAT. 2

1. ENTRY

1.1 This Championship is open to all pilots from any country.

1.2 The target for maximum competitors is 100 pilots.

1.3 The Entry fee for the competition is 50 Euros/pilot

Includes for foreign pilots:

  • Transportation airport (Incheon/Gimpo)-hotel-airport (Incheon/Gimpo)
  • Hotel and meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from 22 - 26 March 2018 (hotel check-in 22 March and check-out 26 March 2018)
  • Transportation (hotel - landing site - take off site)
  • Gift

Includes for local pilots:

  • Lunch Box
  • Transportation (landing site - take off site)
  • Gift

1.4 Entry Fee can be transferred to:

Bank Name: NONGHYUP BANK

Swift Code: NACFKRSEXXX

Account Number: 302-1133-1050-61

Address: 120 TONGIL-RO, JUNG-GU, SEOUL, 04517 KOREA

Account Name: LEE BACK HI

1.5 End date of Entry Fee payment is 17 March 2018 and it is No Refundable.

2. GENERAL COMPETITION RULES

2.1 Registration

The on line registration will be open from February 01 to March 17, 2018. Registration can be made online at https://www.rainbowairpark.com/registration/

2.2 Pilot Requirements

  • Evidence of pilot qualification/sporting license.
  • Prove of pilot Nationality.
  • Pay the entry fee for 50 Euros.
  • Signed Release of liability document.
  • Organizer has a right to approve or not approve participant.

2.3 Number of Rounds

There will be 10 rounds maximum.

2.4 Launch order

  • All teams will be entered in a draw to determine launch order. Each pilot in the team will be allocated a number from 001 to100 from which the flying order will be established.
  • When the final round of the competition is called, pilots should launch in reverse order of their current competition position.
  • The organizers will provide numbers for each pilot which should be displayed prominently as instructed at registration.

3. TECHNICAL MEETING AND PILOT BRIEFING

  • All pilots must attend the technical meeting.
  • If a pilot is not attending the technical meeting, he will be consider understood of all the competition rules.
  • Pilot briefing for pilots and team leader by Meet Director will take place at Take off area, every day before starting the 1st round on that day or after a stand down.

4. SITES

  • Hill, height 500 m ASL
  • Distance from take off to LZ, 1000 m
  • Landing Zone, Gosubuji, 2 m ASL

5. TAKE OFF & LANDING

5.1 Take Off

  • At the Launch Marshal’s or Meet Director’s discretion, a pilot may be temporarily stood down or permanently withdrawn from the competition if he/she appears unable to launch safely in wind and weather conditions that fall within operating limits.
  • A failed take-off attempt or safety problem arising immediately after take-off (and which is not a result of pilot’s poor pre-flight check) which results in a landing at take-off, or away from the target, will be eligible for a re-launch for that round.
  • Competitors must fly in the published flying order, unless they have prior permission from the Launch Marshal.
  • Competitors not ready to fly in the established flying order when called forward to launch by the Launch Marshal, or who take off without the Launch Marshal’s permission, will be liable to a maximum score.
  • A pilot who is not present at launch will be marked ABS in the results of that round and a maximum score will be recorded.
  • A pilot who did not fly will be indicated as DNF in the results for that round and a maximum score will be recorded.

5.2 Landing

  • The Measuring Field will have clearly marked circles set at 2.5 m, 5 m and 10 m.
  • Competitors will be scored according to the distance in centimeters between the first point of ground contact and the edge of the dead centre disc to a maximum score of 500.
  • The area between 5 m to 10 m is a no falling area. If a pilot landing inside 5 m area but fall before 10 m, the pilot will be given a max score.
  • Landing must be made on the feet. Falling is not allowed and a maximum score will be recorded, if the competitor falls.
  • Falling is defined as: described in the Section 7C rules in force at the time of the competition.
  • If a competitor lands with both feet together and the first point of contact cannot be determined, then the furthest point of the footprint is measured.

6. MAXIMUM WIND SPEED

The maximum permitted wind speed for the purposes of competition scoring is 7 m/s.

7. SIGNALS

The official signal for pilots in the air to fly away from the target for safety reasons will be the waving of a red signal flag by someone in the measuring field.

8. PRE-FLYERS

  • The official Championship’s Pre-flyers will be notified to all pilots at the first competition briefing.
  • They will be experienced pilots familiar with the local sites, who understand the importance of their role in the Championships. They will not be competitors.

9. SCORES

  • Individual scores shall be an aggregate of all scores achieved by that competitor. When five or more valid rounds are completed, the worst score is dropped.
  • The winner shall be the pilot gaining the lowest aggregate score across all the rounds flown in the Championships.
  • For team scoring, the worst pilot score in that team will be dropped for each round.
  • There will be no score dropped for team score.
  • One practice round score will be keep as a provisional result in case of bad weather and there is no valid round.

10. PENALTIES

Specify the penalties that may be imposed by the Meet Director.

11. SAFETY

11.1 Safety Committee

At technical meeting, a Safety Committee will be formed. It will be lead by Meet Director with member of Launch Marshal, senior member of Judging Team, minimum of two experienced participating pilots (foreign pilot).

The Safety Director’s responsibility will be to monitor all aspects of safety. These include but are not limited to:

  • Addressing all pilots at a specific safety briefing.
  • Attending all pilot briefings.
  • Checking meteorological conditions especially wind speed at launch and target.
  • Checking pilot separation.
  • Preventing pilots launching with unsafe equipment.
  • Collecting accident reports.
  • Discussing incidents with Steward and presenting conclusions at pilot briefings.

12. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

One English speaking emergency doctor and an ambulance with appropriate equipment will be available during all operations.

13. RADIO TRANSCEIVERS

Radios are allowed for communication between competitors and team leaders. Only frequencies allocated by the organizers may be used. The official frequency during the competition and the safety frequency will be announced at the first Pilot briefing.

14. COMPLAINTS AND PROTESTS

  • Complaints and Protests will be dealt with according to the procedures in Section 7C and General Section. A complaint may be made to the Meet Director or deputy, preferably by the Team Leader. It should be made with the minimum delay and it will be dealt with expeditiously.
  • If the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome, the Team Leader may make a protest in writing to the Director. The time limit for protests is 1 hours after notification of the result of the complaint. The protest fee is €50. It will be returned if the protest is upheld.

15. FREE FLYERS

Policy for free flying will be announced at the first briefing. There will however be no free-flying allowed during the daily competition rounds or during stand down in the competition.

16. PRIZES

16.1 OVERALL

1st Winner: Glider + Trophy or Medal

2nd Winner: Harness + Trophy or Medal

3rd Winner: Rescue + Trophy or Medal

4rd to 10th Winner: Medal + Gift

16.2 WOMAN

1st Winner: Harness + Trophy or Medal

2nd Winner: Rescue + Trophy or Medal

3rd Winner: Helmet + Trophy or Medal

16.3 TEAM

1st Winner: Trophy or Medal + Gift

2nd Winner: Trophy or Medal + Gift

3rd Winner: Trophy or Medal + Gift