• TSGAC 2017
    TSGAC 2017 5th TWO SEATER AND RETRO GLIDER AEROBATIC CUP Zbraslavice 8.6.-10.6.2017
  • TSGAC 2017
    TSGAC 2017 5th TWO SEATER AND RETRO GLIDER AEROBATIC CUP Zbraslavice 8.6.-10.6.2017

TWO SEATER & RETRO GLIDER AEROBATIC CUP RULEBOOK

Introduction

      • Two Seater & Retro Glider Cup (TSRGAC) has been established as an alternative glider aerobatic competition to compare skills of competitors flying in categories where the aircraft’s performance or crew composition is not supported on international or national levels.
      • TSRGC is held under auspices of the Czech National Aeroclub (AeCR). AeCR is a responsible body to assure fairness and overall quality of the competition.
      • All aerobatics matters within AeCR belongs to authority of AeCR Aerobatic subcommission.
      • TSRGC should be considered as a floating competition. Local Organizer is responsible for every aspect of the competition. AeCR shall be providing supervision and consultancy only. Contest Officials, Judges, Jury and other specific positions are subject to approval by AeCR.
      • Any Aeroclub organization within EU is qualified to bid for TSRGAC organization. AeCR will examine bids and select the final venue of TSRGAC for given season.

Aim of the Two Seater & Retro Glider Cup

      • To establish winners in the Two Seater and Retro categories. No nationals teams will be applied.
      • To promote the sporting skill of aerobatic pilots and arrange competitive contests between aerobatic pilots.
      • To promote and popularise aerobatics and to develop and foster friendly relations between aerobatic pilots.
      • Fairness and equal treatment shall be ensured by all stakeholders in all activities and contests, from registration to final results.
      • In case of dispute over the interpretation and application of these rules, and any other regulations a competitor shall be entitled to the benefit of reasonable doubt.

General Rules

      • This rulebook specifies only rules specific to TSRGAC. All other rules which are not stated in this rulebook should be in accordance with FAI Sporting Code, Section 6 Part 2.

       

The Organization

Administrative arrangements

      • Any individual with appropriate qualification for given aerobatic category can enter the contest.
      • Entry Fee and other payment, policies will be specified in the Bulletins issued by the local Organizer.
      • Accommodation, Food and other organizational matters will be specified in Bulletins.
      • Bulletins are a subject of approval by responsible body of AeCR.
      • Decision on warm-up flights is left to Chief Judge. Chief Judge will decide for warm-up or box flights if necessary. Local organizer shall be prepared to provide this service on demand.

Operating Regulations

      • Once each pilot is airborne he/she is not allowed to enter the Performance Zone before two-way communication is established with the Chief Judge. If two-way communication is not established, the pilot must land immediately.

Meteorological Conditions

      • Limitations of meteorological conditions stated in FAI Sporting Code, Section 6 Part 2 will be used except following.
      • No measurement of wind in the performance zone is necessary. Only information about ground wind and publically available upper wind forecasts will be available.
      • Contest Director together with Chief Judge will do appropriate actions when optical observations or modeled upper wind conditions will be out of specified limits.

Height Limitations

      • Standard height limitations will be applied. Upper limit of 1200 m AGL (750m for split programme) and lower limit for 200 m AGL.

Performance Zone

      • Standard performance zone will be marked. Aerobatic box don’t need to be marked fully, but at least corners and center cross are mandatory.

 

Programmes

      • TSRGAC consists of following six programmes:
    • Known 1 – Programme 1
    • Known 2 – Programme 2
    • Unknown 1 – Programme 3
    • Unknown 2 – Programme 4
    • Unknown 3 – Programme 5
    • Unknown 4 – Programme 6
    • Final Freestyle – Programme 7 – Retro category only
      • No Free Programme will be flown for both categories. This programme is substituted by second Known Programme.
      • Final Freestyle programme will be flown only in Retro category. This programme will not be included in overall results and is intended to be a part of final competition day and/or airshow. Participation in this programme is not mandatory.
      • Final Freestyle programme will be judged according to Power category Freestyle specifications in FAI Sporting Code, Section 6 Part 1. Individual lower limits can be applied if the competitor is a holder of appropriate qualification.
      • Final Freestyle programme will be judged from the beginning indicated by wing rocking until landing of the aircraft.
      • Known sequences will be published by AeCR with beginning of every calendar year with respect to performances of all possible aircrafts in both categories.
      • Unknown programs will be composed according to procedures stated in FAI Sporting Code, Section 6 Part 2. Only exception is no limit for max K for a single figure and every individual competitor will have opportunity to submit Unknowns figures.

       

Retro Gliders Category

      • The Retro glider category is created for gliders capable of flying aerobatics where at least 50 years passed from first takeoff of its prototype.
      • The Retro category accepts replicas, if their construction and used materials follows original design and construction.
      • Minor changes of the Retro glider are allowed. For example, uses of synthetic skin fabric or modern plastics for canopy and so on, are allowed. Major changes, like composite parts of wings, are not allowed.
      • Aerobatic figures and their combinations in all programmes will be selected according to performance of common available aircraft types. This includes LF-107 Luňák, Lo-100, Habicht, L-13 (solo only, with reinforced wings) and so on.
      • Rules for Advanced International category will be applied with following exceptions:
    • No free programmes will be flown.
    • No tail slides are allowed.
    • Only horizontal flight and turns are allowed in inverted position.
    • No rolling turns or flicks are allowed.
    • No 8-point hesitation rolls or their parts are allowed.

     

Two Seater Gliders Category

      • Competition flight in Two Seater category must be always carried out by two person crew. There is no requirement of who will be the pilot and who passenger.
      • At least pilot in command must be a holder of appropriate aerobatic license. Other crew member doesn’t need to have aerobatic license, but he must be qualified to perform competition flight as a passenger (mentally, physically, etc.).
      • One person can be a member of 2 crews in total. This must be with different other crew member.
      • Category is open to any training two-seater aerobatic glider aircraft with exception of MDM-1 Fox, Pinocchio or other aircrafts with similar performances. Allowed types are in example, ASK-21, DG-1000, DG 500 TRAINER, TWIN ACRO, L-13AC, PUCHACZ, PERKOZ and similar.
      • Rules for Advanced International category will be applied with following exceptions:
    • Only canopy up tail slides are allowed.
    • No spins are allowed.
    • No rolling turns or flicks are allowed.
    • No rolls in loops or their modifications.
    • No 8-point hesitation rolls or their parts are allowed.

     

Other Categories

    • Other glider aerobatic categories can be part of TSRGAC. They will be considered as additional, but threated as other categories.
    • Additional categories will be flown according to following rules:
      • Basic, Sportsman and Intermediate – Czech National Aerobatic Rul.
      • Advanced, Unlimited – FAI Sporting Code, Section 6, Part 2
      • No rolling turns or flicks are allowed.
      • No rolls in loops or their modifications.
    • Other glider aerobatic categories can be part of TSRGAC. They will be considered as additional, but threated as other categories.

 

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Competition schedule

5th – 7th June (MON - WED)
Familiarisation/Training flights
Arrivals

8th June (THU)
Familiarisation/Training flights, Registration
12:00 Opening Briefing
14:00 - sunset Competition Flights

9th June (FRI)
8:00 Briefing
9:00 - 13:00 Competition Flights
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - sunset Competition Flights

10th June (SAT)
8:00 Briefing
9:00 - 13:00 Competition Flights
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:30 Competition Flights/Reserve
17:30 Awarding and Closing Ceremony
18:00 Evening Party

11th June (SUN)
Departures