FAI Free Flight World Cup 2015


Report of the FAI Jury on Bear Cup 2015

Last update of this page: 8 April 2015
CompetitionBear Cup, Säkylän Pyhäjärvi Finland 7-8.3.2015
FAI Jury members

1. Kim Henriksson, FIN

2. Per Findahl, SWE

3. Jim Carter, GBR (7.3.2015) / Petri Kuikka, FIN (8.3.2015)

Advance information

FAI Calendar, WEB-page: lennokkipojat.fi/Bearcup2015

Schedule of competition

Rounds 9:00 to 14:45
1. Fly off started 16:00 in F1A
2. Fly off started 16:45 in F1A

Duration of rounds

Round 1, 3 and 5: 1 hour
Round 2 and 4: 1 hour and 15 min

Breaks between rounds


Maximum durations in each round

Round 1 – 4: 180 sec.
Round 5: 240 sec.
1. Fly off : F1A 420 sec
2. Fly off : F1A 660 sec

Interruptions and delays

9:00 visibility was bad and wind speed was over 7 m/s. Jury decide to have 3 hours break and check the wheatear again. 12:00 wind speed was over 10 m/s and weather forecast to afternoon was increasing wind speed. 14:00 jury decide to use the alternative day and start the competition next morning.
One break in round one. Visibility was on limit due to misty for 15 min.

Weather and visibility

Cloudy, +5 in the morning and about +10 Celsius and clear sky end of the day. Good visibility all day (except the 15 min break in round 1)
Wind in Round 1-2: 5-6 m/s, Round 3-5: 4-5 m/s
Fly off: 2-3 m/s.

Flight line - changes of position

One change between round 5 and fly off, one kilometre upwind

Number of starting poles


Number of competitors per pole


Local rules or deviations from Sporting Code

Competitors were timing each other; Timing check was randomly preformed on the starting line by the contest organisation.

Observations on timekeeping

Random check of timekeeping from organisation-members.

Prize-giving and issue of results - confirm organisers provide results with full names, nationalities and number of juniors

Results continuously updated on score-board at starting-line.
Complete Result list printed out to competitors with final Results before Prize- giving ceremony. Prices to the first 3 in all classes, both juniors and seniors.

Any incident or accident




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