Monthly Archives: May 2012

Last Task Sheet of the 1st FAI Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship

The Event Debriefing of the 1st FAI Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship will start at 17:00. The last task briefing will start 18:30. The Task sheet is ready: calculated rate of approach task and Minimum distance time. Two take-off is permitted.
Rokas Kostiuskevicius was the best pilot after 10 tasks but three tasks results are not published. The championship is still open.
Good luck!


Latest information:
A cold front approaching the area. Flight will be cancelled on the Task Briefing at 18:30 26/05/2012. No more competiton flight on 1st FAI Junior Hot Air Balloon Championship.

Sunny morning with 5 tasks

Sunny but little bit cold morning, common launch from the city. We made the early wake-up for the citizens.
Five tasks in the Task Sheet: JDG, HWZ, Pilot Declared Race to an Area, Elbow and Fly on.
The Pilot Declared Race to an Area is a modified Race to an Area where the pilot have declare when he cross a line on the map. The winner is who can declare smallest result from the declared time and actual time of achieving first valid track point after the line.

The results are published here.

New try for Flight 1, targets waypoints

This the most difficult situation to interpret for public. Nice sunny weather and we are not sure about the flight. The wind is stronger as promised by the forecast but we are optimistic.
Two tasks are on the task sheet: Hesitation Waltz with three targets and Fly on.
Targets and common launch points and prohibited zones waypoints are available here.

First flight is cancelled

Opening CeremonyAfter a very nice Opening Ceremony we had the first task briefing. Common launch, Minimum Distance Time and Fly on tasks was on the task sheet.

We had strong wind at afternoon and tonight. We gone to the common launch area and we was waiting to wind calm down. When the wind calm down then no time to flight any task. The first flight is cancelled. We accept strong wind for the morning too and better condition for afternoon.

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