FAI Free Flight World Cup 2023


Report of the FAI Jury on Kartel-Cup Pieter de Boer Memorial 2023

Last update of this page: 29 March 2023
Competition2023 Kar-Tel Cup, Pieter de Boer Memorial
FAI Jury members

1. Tadeusz Milewski (POL)

2. Adam Krawiec (POL)

3. Allard van Wallene (NED)

Advance information

Facebook (Kar-Tel CUP Pieter de Boer Memorial) and communicated by email to participants

Schedule of competition

5 rounds + fly off.

Duration of rounds

75 minutes (round 1 ). Fly off in all classes except F1C on Sunday morning starting at 07.45 AM with 3 minutes max and altimeter. Despite this max time, some models landed in downwind trees.

Breaks between rounds

Not applicable (F1A,B,Q) / none (F1C).

Maximum durations in each round

First round for F1A,B and Q was 150 seconds due to high wind speeds and field limitations (downwind trees). The remotely located F1C starting line had more favourable downwind conditions and 3 minutes could be flown. As the F1A,B,Q flight line was located on an elevated ridge, the average wind speeds were higher compared to the F1C flight line. As a consequence 1 round was flown for F1A,B,Q and 3 rounds for F1C.

Interruptions and delays

After round 1, a break was called due to wind speeds exceeding the FAI limits at the F1A,B and Q location. At the lower located F1C flight line, wind speed exceeded FAI limits after the third round. At 12PM competitors were invited to get their free soup and bread offered by the organizers.

Weather and visibility

The morning conditions were cold (1 C) with max. 7 m/s. Temperature rose to 12 C. Sunny all day, no cloud cover. Wind increased to 9- 13m/s after round 1 (F1A,B,Q) and after round 3 (F1C) after which the competition was stopped.

Flight line - changes of position


Number of starting poles

F1A: 10, F1B and F1Q: 5, F1C: 1

Number of competitors per pole

Maximum 6 per pole

Local rules or deviations from Sporting Code

Deviations from the Sporting Code: 5 rounds were announced rather than 7 due to limited daylight time.

Observations on timekeeping

One official time keeper per pole augmented with a competitor second time keeper

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

On-field results posted on large manual scoreboard. Pictures of score board posted on Facebook. Full results published on the Tuesday after the competition.

Any incident or accident

Two competitors (Gerd and Luca Aringer) did not have a valid license. They were requested to arrange their licenses on Friday, which was confirmed on Monday.
Erroneously the altimeter result of Jakob Klobusicki was not entered in the result list. A final check of the score cards, on which the altimeter FAI-ID number was in fact entered, resulted in a score of 12 meters. The third place trophy will be awarded and sent to him.


No protests

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