2020 International Paragliding Accuracy Championship
[FAI Cat-2 Event]
12th –16th February, 2020
Serchhip, Mizoram, India

Local Regulations

These local regulations are to be used in conjunction with the most recent versions of General Section of the FAI Sporting Code Common Section 7C of the FAI Sporting Code.

The purpose of the competition “Accuracy Championships” is to provide a safe, fair and satisfying flying contest in order to determine the Individual Champion of INTERNATIONAL PARAGLIDING ACCURACY CHAMPIONSHIP (IPGAC) CAT-II FAI Event and to reinforce friendship among pilots.

Competition Organiser: Mizoram Aero-Sports Association (MASA)

Event Coordinator: Mr. Vijay Soni

Officials

DesignationNameMobile Phone
Chief OrganiserMr. J. Vanlalliana (Maliana)+919612080159
SecretaryMiss Rebecca Lalvensangi+919862532088
Media & Publication i/cDr. Lalchhuansanga Pachuau
Mr. R. Lalruatkima
+919862235327
+919436381729
Competition ManagerMr. C Vanlalhruaia+919856090602
Venue ManagerMr. C Lalhminghlua+919436376069

Core Technical Team

DesignationNameCountry
Meet DirectorMr. Zlatko SpirkoskiNorth Mecedonia
Chief JudgeMr. Jaka GorencSlovenia
Event JudgeMr. Vijai M. SoniIndia
Scoring JudgeMr. Jigish GohilIndia

Target Judges

  1. Koung Young Park (Republic of Korea)
  2. V Lalrindika (India)
  3. Dr. Lalmuanpuia (India)
  4. Solani Soni (India)
  5. R K Singh (India)
  6. Raju Rai (India)

Launch Marshal

  1. Arjun Rai (India)

Programme

General Schedule

12th February, 2020: Registration and Practice Round

13th-14th February, 2020: Competition Rounds

15th February, 2020: Final Round and Price giving ceremony

Daily Schedule

The program and daily schedule is subject to change. Any changes before the start of the competition will be posted on the website. After the start of the competition, any program changes will be announced by the Meet Director at the Team Leaders’ briefing and posted on the official notice board at headquarters.

  • Day 1 – Tuesday ( 11.02.2020): Pilot arrival day
  • Day 2 – Wednesday (12.02.2020): Practice day
    • Registration (15:00-18:00)
    • General Technical briefing
  • Day 3 – Thursday (13.02.2020): First Competition day
  • Day 4 – Friday (14.02.2020): Second Competition day
  • Day 5 – Saturday (15.02.2020): Last Competition day
    • Award ceremony
    • 16:30hrs – Banquet
  • Day 6 – Sunday (16.02.2020): Departure from Serchhip

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. After successful completion of registration, all Pilots are required to pay €60 as Registration Fee. Open this link for payment instruction.
  2. Accommodations and Local Transportation during the Competition will be arranged by paying €75 to the organiser.

IPGAC SERCHHIP, MIZORAM, INDIA 2020

Rules and Regulations

1. Accommodation and Activities

After succesful completion of registration and payments, the organiser will arranged accomodation in the vacinity of the competition venue. There will be opening and closing ceremonies in the begining and ending of the competition respectively, in the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minsiter and the Hon’ble Tourism Minister of Government of Mizoram.

The organiser will also arranged for after-party on the last day of the competition with local traditions.

2. Entry 

The maximum number of pilots in the championship is 120. Maximum number of pilots constituting a team is 4 total from any gender, not necessary to be from same nationality.

Competition is open to all pilots which countries are Member and Associated Member of FAI.

The competition will comprise individual man and individual women categories and team classification.

If there are at least 5 women pilots competing, individual rankings will be awarded in female category.

3. Entry Fees

The Entry fees will be: 60 Euro for Foreign Pilot / ₹6000 for Indian Pilot

The Entry fee includes:

  1. ID card 
  2. Competitor identification. 
  3. Transport To and From Flying site from place of stay. 
  4. Lunch on Comp days. 
  5. T-shirt. 
  6. Free access to all championship events and parties. 
  7. Free Internet – Wi-Fi – access at the HQ. 
  8. Winners Prizes 
  9. First aid medical service and Ambulance on all comp days.

4. Pre – Registration

Registration for all pilots will be open on the competition website from 1st January, 2020. We are recommending to all pilots to submit in advance registration form on the web page of competition https://ipgac-masa.in/

5. Registration

On registration day, pilots must report to registration office to have their documents checked and to receive supplementary information.

Pilot documentation required:

  • Pilot Registration Form
  • Pilot ID or Passport.
  • Evidence of pilot qualification FAI Licence, IPPI card.
  • Entry form
  • Receipt for payment of entry fees.
  • Satisfactory evidence of glider airworthiness according to Section 7C.
  • Signed Release of liability documents.
  • Insurance proof.

6. Acceptance

The organizers require documentary proof evidence of qualification and recommendation of senior pilots. During the test round MD, Safety director and Technical adviser  will monitor qualification of the pilots and if pilot would not be able to show proper start, flying or landing  technique he or she would not be accepted to take part on the competitions, but he/she would be welcome to stay on all competition events. ENTRY FEE WILL NOT REFUNDED.

7. Insurance

The organizers require documentary proof in English of valid insurance covering public liability risk to the value of minimum 2,500 Euros. Documentary proof must be presented to the organizers at registration; Also, Personal accident/hospitalization/repatriation insurance is mandatory for pilots.

8. Equipment

 All equipment must comply with Section 7C.Every pilot must have his own equipment. Changing glider is not allowed without consulting with Meet Director.

Contest number will be supplied in accordance with Section 7C. The number is 15 x 10 cm and must be displayed on the leg. Radio Every pilot can fly with radio VHF – 2 metres radio – set on given official Radio frequency are not to be used for the purpose of providing advantageous competitive information, for coaching.

 Only the radio frequencies allocated by the organizers for safety, organization, teams must be used.

9. Competition Site

SERCHHIP, MIZORAM, INDIA

Launch: 980 mtr. ASL

Landing: 440 mtr. ASL

10. Take off and recording the scores

a. Competitors must have good nil-wind as well as strong wind Take-off skills. 
b. At the Launch Meet Director’s discretion, a pilot may be temporarily stood down or permanently withdrawn from the competition if he/she appears unable to launch safely in wind and weather conditions that fall within operating limits. 
c. A failed take-off attempt or safety problem arising immediately after take-off (and which is not a result of pilot’s poor pre-flight check) which results in a landing at takeoff, or away from the target, will be eligible for a re-launch for that round when allowed by Meet Director 
d. Competitors must follow the priority or launch order. 
e. Competitors not ready to fly in the established flying order when called forward to launch by the Launch Marshall, or who take off without the Launch Marshall’s permission, will be liable to a maximum score. 
f. A pilot who is not present at launch will be marked ABS in the results of that round and a maximum score will be recorded.
g. A pilot who did not fly will be indicated as DNF in the results for that round and a maximum score will be recorded.
h. A pilot who is disqualified for that round will be indicated DSQ on the score sheet and accorded the maximum score.
i. The average launch interval is 90 seconds/pilot.

11. Scoring methods

a. Competitors will be scored according to the distance in centimeters between the first point of ground contact with their body and the edge of the dead center (2 cm) disc to a maximum score of 500 cm
b. The measuring Field will have clearly marked circles set at 0.5m, 2.5m, 5m, and 10m. 
c. Landing must be made on the feet. Falling is not allowed and a maximum score will be recorded, if the competitors fall within 10m circle.
d. Fall means if any part of the body or equipment (excluding footrest speed system) touches the ground before the wing does. 
e. If a competitor lands in such a manner that the foot’s first point of contact cannot be defined (heel, side, toe…), then the furthest point of the footprint is measured.

Individual scoring

The score of an individual shall be the aggregate of all the scores achieved by that competitor.When five or more valid rounds are completed, the worst one individual score is dropped. Every officially registered competitor should fly at least once during the competition to remain a valid, scoring competitor.

Team scoring

The pilots constituting a team are chosen at registration. Once chosen, pilots cannot be replaced for any reason. Team number is 4 pilots. The team score for each round shall be the aggregate score of the best three (3) pilots in the team.

There is no dropping of the worst score in team scoring.

12. Number of rounds 

There may be maximum of 6 rounds completed within the time available, and minimum of 1 round must be completed to validate the competition.

13. Rest Day

No specific rest day is planned.

14. Pre-Fliers:

The official Championships pre-fliers will be notified to all pilots at the first competition briefing. They will be experienced pilots familiar with the local sites, who understand the importance of their role in the Championships. They will not be competitors. b. There will be no free-flying allowed from the Competition site in use, either during the competition or during a stand down, either by competition pilots or by free flyers, except at the end of the Competition day, when declared by the Launch Marshall/Competition Director.

15. Penalties

Dangerous or aggressive flying.

1st offence: warning.

2nd offence: maximum score for the round.

Radio coaching.

1st offence: maximum score for the round.

2nd offence: disqualification.

Abuse of officials or bringing the sport into disrepute

1st offence: warning.

2nd offence: disqualification.

16. Safety Committee

a. A safety committee will be appointed. At the first briefing, a safety Committee will be formed. It is recommended the Safety Committee includes: meet Director (or his deputy), Launch Marshall (or Deputy), senior member of Judging Team, minimum of two experienced participating pilots (one of them a foreign pilot).

17. Emergency Procedures

One English speaking emergency doctor and an ambulance with appropriate equipment will be available during all operations. Expected response time for evacuation by ambulance from landing to the nearest hospital (  time to be mentioned )

18. Re-launches

A competitor may only request a re-launch following a disputed flight by applying to the Event Judge at the target before signing for his score.

The competitor must register his request for re-launch with the Recorder before communicating with any other person (with the exception of the Chief and Event Judges).

The Event Judge may postpone a decision on a re-launch request for up to 15 minutes to be able to consult the judging team and (if Chief Judge decides so) video evidence.

At the time a re-launch is awarded the competitor’s score for the disputed flight will be cancelled. Re-launches shall take place as soon as possible during the current round or the subsequent round.

If a re-launch is not awarded and the pilot refuses to sign for the score this will be deemed to be a complaint and the time at which the complaint arose will be recorded and notified to the pilot. Refer to Complaints and Protests at 7.

A re-launch may be awarded only for the following reasons:

Wind Speed

The wind speed exceeds the specified limit during the time of 30 seconds before the competitor lands. The competitor will be automatically offered a re-launch. The competitor may choose to accept the score achieved or accept a re-launch. The competitor must make a decision immediately.

Target Obscured

The target is obscured during a competitor’s final approach and the pilot makes a clear signal that he is flying away and does not attempt to land on the target.

Judges Disagree

The judges are unable to agree an accurate score for any reason.

Safety Reasons

The competitor changes his flight plans for safety, does not then attempt to land on the target and makes a clear signal that he is flying away.

Distraction

If there is any significant external distraction which demonstrably affects the competitor’s target approach and the pilot does not attempt to land on the target and makes a clear signal that he is flying away.

Judges’ Discretion

At the Judges’ discretion on the grounds of a technical problem or abnormal conditions. This may be a failure with equipment (e.g. a broken steering line or a big tuck during the flight), which is not a result of the pilot’s poor pre-flight check, or massive sink such that a pilot is unable to reach the target or arrives with insufficient height to make a consideredfinal approach. A re-launch may be authorized provided that the pilot does not attempt to fly to the target.

19. Wind speed

The maximum permitted wind speed will be 6 m/s.

20. Video evidence 

Amateur video evidence may be accepted. The Organizers will provide video recording on the landing. In the case where amateur video evidence is available when an official complaint is made, the Competition Director and Chief Judge reserve the right to choose whether and when to view that video evidence. The decision will be made on a case-to-case basis. Further information regarding the policy on video evidence will be provided at the first pilot briefing.

21. Complaints and Protests

Refer to General Section, Common Section 7 and Section 7C. On the first briefing, Meet Director Zlatko Spirkoskiwill announce the Juryformed from independent members.

A complaint may be made to the Meet Director, preferably by the Team leader, in writing in English, to request a correction. It must be made within one hour of the publication of the provisional results. If provisional scores are posted more than 2 hours after sunset and before 8:00 am next day, then the deadline for a complaint is 10:00 am the next day. For the last competition task, complaints must be submitted at the latest one hour after the publication of the provisional results. Complaints will be dealt with expeditiously. If the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome, a protest may be made to the Jury, preferably by the Team leader, in writing in English.

• Protests must be submitted within 2 hours after the complainant has been informed by the Meet Director or his Deputy of the result of the complaint. For the last competition task, protests must be submitted within 1 hour after the complainant has been informed by the Meet Director or his Deputy of the result of the complaint. The protest fee is 50 Euros. It will be returned if the protest is upheld. Team Leaders are encouraged to read Section 7C before making a complaint or a protest.


How to reach

  1. By Air: Lengpui  Airport which is 1 hour drive from Aizawl, the Capital City of Mizoram is well connected by Air to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangaluru, Kolkata,Guwahati and Imphal
  2. Air India daily flight to Aizawl from Kolkata are available everyday, Imphal to Aizawl is available on alternate days.
  3. Go Air daily flights from Kolkata and Guwahati are available everyday.

PRIZE

(Prize money will be paid in cash)

Top 3 – Men Category

1st Place – 2000 Euro + Medal

2nd Place – 1500 Euro + Medal

3rd Place – 1200 Euro + Medal

Top 3 – Women Category

1st Place – 2000 Euro + Medal

2nd Place – 1500 Euro + Medal

3rd Place – 1200 Euro + Medal

Top 3 – Team Category

1st Place Team: Gift + Medal

2nd Place Team: Gift + Medal

3rd Place Team: Gift + Medal