FAI Free Flight World Cup 2018


Report of the FAI Jury on Widgiewa Cup 2018

Last update of this page: 17 May 2018
CompetitionWIDGIEWA WORLD CUP Narrandera 18-19 April 2018
FAI Jury members

1. PRESIDENT : Graham Maynard (AUS)

2. Robert Wallace (NZL)

3. Brian Van Nest (USA) + Alternate: Charlie Jones (USA)

Advance information

Via entry form and Program published in FFDU

Schedule of competition

Commenced as scheduled however Competition cancelled/delayed due to wind to 9m/sec half way through Round 1.With deteriorating met forecast the competition was rescheduled to the following day 19 April 2018.

Duration of rounds

As Scheduled (5 rounds)

Breaks between rounds


Maximum durations in each round

Round 1= 240sec Rounds 2-5=180 sec

Interruptions and delays


Weather and visibility

Weather: Excellent. Cool early morning. Wind: Variable 2-3m/sec to mid-morning then easing to light by midday. Visibility generally very good.

Flight line - changes of position

None required 2km+ all directions

Number of starting poles

Nominal 50m starting line. Separate starting lines marked by large traffic cones indicating each category.

Number of competitors per pole

Mostly one

Local rules or deviations from Sporting Code

Competitors to time others. No motorised retrieval allowed.

Observations on timekeeping

No problems reported all models timed to ground.

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

Printed results were available to competitors at the Banquet. Confirmed to CIAM. Published to SEN and in next Edition of Free Flight Down Under. No juniors flying.
Prizes: Excellent Australiana Photo Books/Place Mats by renown photographer Ken Duncan as Prizes with Certificates were well received at the evening Presentation Function.

Any incident or accident




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