There are pilots that are not interested in serious competitive flying but would like to do some fun flying with a small challenge to make the stories at the inevitable braai after the flight more interesting. SAPFA has designed a Flying Competition to introduce Pilots and Navigators to the exciting world of Competition Flying and thereby improve their general flying skills.
The competition is loosely based on the FAI Rally and Precision competitions but with many of the complications removed.
Since this competition is designed for the new comer, those pilots who have already obtained Provincial or National Colours are encouraged to assist the newcomers with their preparation or to compete as Navigators. Should a Pilot with Provincial or National Colours wish to compete, he will compete is a separate class.
A safety briefing will be given at the start of the competition. Following this a full briefing will be given on "How to Fly the Competition" by a member of the National Team.
At your allotted time you will receive an Envelope containing a Map and Photo Sheets. A Time Sheet will also be given which will give you the time you are required to be at each Check Point. The Map will have the route and checkpoints printed on it. You will be required to measure the heading for each leg and also insert the timing for each leg onto the map. You will be assisted in the Preparation of Your Map and only fly once this is correctly prepared.
Once this is complete you will fly the route, attempting Accurate Navigation and according to the Time Schedule. A photo will be given of each Check Point which needs to be identified (Yes / No) and a photo of a feature on each leg will also need to be found and marked on the map (Observation).
A Spot Landing could be include along the route or back at the home field.
Scoring is all "negative marking" and the Team who get the lowest score will be declared the winners.
For those interested in the rules, They are attached below.
Watch the SAPFA Events Calendar for dates of these events.
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