Free Flight Nationals 2022

Introduction

Following the non-availability of Barkston Heath the FFTC have agreed and alternative plan for the Free Flight Nationals, in doing this the FFTC  have sought to minimise the confusion and disruption, to the overall contest calendar for 2022.

 

Venues

Alternative venues were considered and investigated. However, due to the shortness of time, it was agreed that we should not consider a new and untried venue but settle for tried and tested sites

  • Area 8 Salisbury.
  • North Luffenham.
  • Buckminster

The plan

The replacement contests will be a cut down Free Flight Nationals and will not be the same as the “real” Nationals. We will apply a “light touch” organisation in a similar vein to that was operated in 2021. The contests will be flown for their respective Free Flight Nationals trophies. The contests will be run to the standard free flight gala format.

SAM35 will run their free fight and control line events at the SAM35 Retrofest event on 25-27 June at Buckminster. The only event not included is the 4/8oz Wakefield this will be added to the East Anglian Gala.

 

Entry and Fees

There will be no pre-entry requirement. Entry on the day. The entry fee is £10.00 per day allowing the entrant to fly in as many events/classes as they desire. There is no exemption for season ticket holders.

 

Facilities

There will be no camping or other facilities except for the provision of toilets. The entrance gate at Sculthorpe and Luffenham will be manned. We will arrange to collect the entry fees at the gate.

 

Awards

  • Certificates and medals for events will be awarded.
  • Hand launch glider and catapult glider will be flown at both North Luffenham and Salisbury Area 8. The best time at either event will decide the place and the awarding of trophies.

 

Details

  • There will be no pre-entry requirement. Entry on the day. The fee would be a simple £10.00 per day charge. This fee would allow the entrant to fly in as many events/classes as they desire
  • Management on the day at North Luffenham will be Ken Faux. Salisbury Area 8 Mike Woodhouse, who also has overall responsibility being the Free Flight Nationals coordinator.
  • Number of flights and maxes to be decided on the day. There will be no rounds for FAI
  • Start 09:00 finish 17:00

 

Free flight – Salisbury Area 8

 

Saturday 4th June – Start 0900 - 1700

Sunday 5th June – Start 0900 - 1700

BMFA Glider                

F1A Glider                       

BMFA Rubber              

F1B Rubber                    

BMFA Power                

F1C Power                      

BMFA Electric              

F1Q Electric                          

Classic Rubber/Power             

Hand Launched Glider     

Women's Cup                

Vintage Rubber/Power    

Catapult Glider              

Slow Open Power         

Frog Junior (J)               

Classic Glider      

Tailless

 

Vintage glider

 

 

Space – Salisbury Area 8

 

Saturday 4th June – Start 0900 - 1700

Sunday 5th June – Start 0900 - 1700

S3A Parachute     

S6A Streamer                

S4A boost Glider 

S1B Altitude                           

S9A Helicopter    

S2-P Payload                          

S5C Scale Altitude

S8E/P Rocket glider       

 

 

 

 

Mini - North Luffenham

 

Sunday 29th May – Start 0900 - 1700

F1H (A/1 Glider)           

F1G (Coupe d'Hiver)     

F1J Power                     

BMFA ½A Power         

E36 Electric                   

P30 Rubber                                          

E30 Electric                                         

Mini Vintage                           

CO2 Duration                          

Catapult glider

Hand Launch glider

 

Free Flight Scale - Sculthorpe

  • The STC have been advised that they can run the flight scale events at the East Anglian Gala. The STC will decide and advise accordingly.

 

Bowden Trophy - Buckminster

  • To be run on Monday 6th June at Buckminster.

 

SAM35 - Sculthorpe

  • The 4.0 and 8.0-ounce Wakefield to be run at the East Anglian Gala

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