AUSGLIDE 2022 & THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS


COMPETITION RULES AND HANDICAPS:

RULES

NATIONALS RULES:
The competition will be conducted in accordance with the GFA Australian National Gliding Championships Competition Rules as published on the GFA website. Click on the link below to download:

Australian Nationals Rules SDP 010 Revision 1, January 2022, Published on 25 February 2022

NATIONALS COMPETITION RULES


LOCAL RULES:
And in accordance with the 2022 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GLIDING CHAMPIONSHIPS Local Rules:
(NOTE: Please refer to additional paragraph "TRACKING DEVICES AND REAL TIME TRACKING DATA")

Published 6 January 2022

LOCAL RULES

HANDICAPS

CLUB CLASS:
Club Class Gliders will be scored in accordance with the current Australian Unballasted Handicaps as published on the GFA website. Click on the link below to download:

GFA Glider Handicaps Un-Ballasted 2021 22 SDP012 - Published on 17 February 2022

GFA_GLIDER_HANDICAPS_2021-22 - UN-BALLASTED


STANDARD & 15 METER CLASS:
Standard/15M Class Gliders will be scored in accordance with the current Australian Ballasted Handicaps as published on the GFA website. Click on the link below to download:

GFA Glider Handicaps Ballasted 2021 22 SDP011 - Published on 17 February 2022

GFA_GLIDER_HANDICAPS_2021-22 - BALLASTED



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DATA LOGGER FILES AND SCORING

FLIGHT DATA LOGGERS

In accordance with the Competition rules, only the following Data Loggers are acceptable:
• Any IGC approved logger.
• A Flarm or other non-approved data logger that produces an IGC format data file, provided that it is acceptable to the scorer.
• A commercial GPS device which also records pressure altitude, such as some models of Garmin. Note that pilots using these as primary loggers are not eligible to win the championships.

A file taken directly from a non IGC-approved PDA falls into the third category and may be acceptable in some circumstances, but only as a backup. Such a file is only acceptable if it has a record of pressure altitude.

Motor gliders must have some way to record engine runs. The most common method is the ENL (Engine Noise Level) reading on an IGC approved logger. OzFlarms do not record ENL and are therefore unacceptable as evidence if the glider has a functioning motor.

The only file type acceptable is the IGC format. Files in other formats such as .CAI or .LXN must be converted to .IGC format by the pilot, before they will be accepted.

DATA LOGGER FILES AND SCORING

DOWNLOADING DATA LOGGERS

It is your responsibility to download your own data logger and submit files to the scorer through the competition website. The Narromine Gliding Club clubhouse has a computer which can be used for downloading purposes but we cannot guarantee that all types of cables, power supplies and technical assistance will be available. We strongly encourage you to be self-reliant.


TRANSFERRING FILES TO THE SCORER

All files should be transferred to the scorer via the "UPLOAD TRACE" link provided on the menu bar. This will ensure that the file is properly identified with the date, Pilot name and registration so that automatic scoring can take place. Simply complete the form, browse to the location of your file, and press the submit button.

If you do not have the skills or equipment to do this yourself, please look for assistance from other pilots if you can – there is only one scorer and while the scorer will do their best to help, it is not going to be possible for them to help a large number of people and still get scores out in a timely way.



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Call or Email The Contest Director

Mick Webster:   mick260649@gmail.com      Cell Phone: +61 418 269 145