FAI Free Flight World Cup 2023


Report of the FAI Jury on Equinox Cup 2023

Last update of this page: 21 October 2023
CompetitionEquinox Cup
03/09/2023 Salisbury Plain, UK
FAI Jury members

1. Ian Kaynes, GBR

2. Mike Woodhouse, GBR

3. Alan Jack, GBR

Advance information

FAI web site, Free Flight News, Facebook, BMFA website

Schedule of competition

Start round 1 10:00, round 2 11:20, round 3 13:15, round 4 15:00, round 5 16:30.
Flyoffs: Round 1 at 18:10 (F1Q), 18:30 (F1A) and 18:55 (F1B)

Duration of rounds

Round 1 hr 15 minutes

Breaks between rounds

Variable 5-40 minutes (hoping to have 240s max in a round), no lunch break due to mist delaying start

Maximum durations in each round

Round 1 to 5 180 seconds (3 minutes)
Flyoff round 1 F1Q 360 seconds (6 minutes), F1B 600 seconds (10 minutes), F1C 600 seconds (10 minutes)

Interruptions and delays


Weather and visibility

Very misty start, couldn’t begin contest until 10am. Wind 5-7mph towards trees all day (could not increase max above 180s), no rain. 20C+ in the afternoon. Light wind at flyoff time, 2-5mph.

Flight line - changes of position


Number of starting poles

Flying from line

Number of competitors per pole


Local rules or deviations from Sporting Code

Competitors flying from the line instead of poles

Observations on timekeeping

Timing by helpers and other competitors, 2x timekeepers assigned to each competitor for fly-offs

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

Prize giving held following flyoff. Medals for top 3.
Results displayed on scoresheet with names, nationalities and junior/lady identification

Any incident or accident




[Results of Equinox Cup]
[FF World Cup rules 2023] - [FF World Cup report 2023] - [FF World Cup results 2023]

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