Competition Rules and Information
Eligibility – Pilot experience & insurance
-Maximum 125 pilots.
-Competing pilots must hold the a minimum of IPPI 4
-Competing pilots must have full liability, medical and repatriation insurance.
-Competing Pilots must satisfy themselves and the organizers that they are adequately experienced to compete and fly in the prevailing (thermic) conditions at Krushevo.
-The organisation reserves the right to refuse admission.
Classes will be based on a combination of flat aspect ratio and EN certification.
There will be three glider Classes: Fun, Recreation, Sport and a Women’s class.
Fun – EN B or below and AR equal to or less than 5.2
Recreation – EN B or below and AR equal to or less than 5.7, but greater than 5.2
Sport – EN C or below and AR equal to or less than 6.8, but greater than 5.7
The organisation retains the right to make the final decision on glider class for pilots and wings.
Equipment: Safety & Scoring
-Pilots must carry 2m radio utilisable in the bands between 140 and 145 MHz which will be kept on the competition channel at all times when flying.
-Pilots must carry a recently repacked reserve parachute
-Pilots will be supplied with a Live Tracking device each flying day
-Tracks for scoring will be taken from the tracker whenever possible. Pilots should also use an approved GPS for back up: see check list on GPSdump website for details of approved type.
-GPS must be capable of recording altitude in the track log
Selection and entry fee
Online Registration is open. The aim is to ensure a good balance of entries across the classes, while prioritising, where possible, team entries. Entry will still largely be on a ‘first come, first in’ basis, but within certain criteria.
There will be quotas on:
- Number of Rookies
- Number of women
- Numbers of Fun and Sport class gliders
- Plus: A number of ‘wild card’ places allocated by the organizers for sponsors and to complete teams.
Eligibility – Gliders
– Paragliders must be Certified – this is a class competition and no open class gliders will be accepted. Gliders should have appropriate EN/DHV stickers, gliders not bearing stickers will be scrutinised as will all prize winning gliders.
-Only paragliders Certified to EN A to C standards or DHV equivalents are acceptable.
-EN D & CCC gliders are excluded.
270 Euro- pre registered competitors, 250 Euro for pilots flying Ozone Wings.
130 Euro – non-competitors – events entry
Entry Fee is non transferable
Saturday, July 13, 2019
17:00 – 20:00 – Official Registration
Sunday, July 14, 2019
07:30 – 09:00 – Official Registration
09:00 – Mandatory Safety Briefing and Opening Ceremony
10:00 – Transport to the Take-off, first official task
Sunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 20, 2019
Contest flying days
Saturday,20 Jul, 2019
20:00 – Prize-giving and closing ceremony
08:00 – Headquarter opens
09:30 – Briefing at the HQ
10:00 – Transport to the take-off
11:00 – Pilots’ briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
12:00 – Take-off window opens
16:30 – Scoring office opens
20:00 – Provisional results
How to get here
You can reach Krusevo either by car or you can fly into Skopje or Ohrid international airport.
If you want to get from Skopje to Krusevo, please contact Stefan about the transport possibility.
We can organise a car from Krusevo to pick you up at the airport. The cost is ca. 60-70 EUR per car, that can take between 3 and 4 people.
International airports in Skopje and Ohrid connects Macedonia with several major European cities. Close regional airports in Belgrade, Sofia and Thessaloniki can also be used, as they are all within a few hours’ drive from Macedonia.
Low cost airlines flying to Macedonia
TurkishAirlines http://www.turkishairlines.com – Turkey, Russia, Brazil, India, Israel, Spain, Canada, China, Korea, Norway, France, CzechRepublic, SouthAfrica, Japan, UnitedStates,Ukraine.
SWISS http://www.swiss.com – Denmark, Brazil, India, Israel, Spain, Canada, Norway, Poland, France, CzechRepublic, Japan, SouthAfrica, UnitedStates
WizzAir, http://wizzair.com/ – Great Britain, Italy, Germany,Poland, France…
Air Berlin http://www.airberlin.com,
TUIfly http://www.tuifly.com/de/index.html – Germany, Spain, Canada, Switzerland, UnitedStates
Pegasus http://www.flypgs.com – Denmark,Israel,Ukraine
CroatiaAirlines http://www.croatiaairlines.com -Netherlands, France, Croatia
Adria http://www.adria.si/ – Slovenia
A number of bus lines connect Macedonia with all neighbouring countries and other European cities. Buses are frequent, and offer relatively inexpensive fares and professional service. Usually they depart from Skopje bus station.
Travelling on public inter-city buses in Macedonia used to be quite an interesting experience, since it usually included loud folk music and the risk of having to travel next to very different people with sometimes not so pleasant habits, subject to many urban legends and jokes. At present, public buses have improved and most of them have air-conditioning as well. Still, if you decide to travel by a public inter-city bus, do check it first before buying a ticket.
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