As accomodation in town is limited, early bookings are very much recommended.
The Competition HQ is at the Tannymorel Bowls Club.
The registration signin will be on Friday 27th between 17:00 and 21:00, with the first briefing on the 28th at 08:30 - all at the Competition HQ.
You need a current HGFA membership to fly in Australia and in the comp; the HGFA offers short-term membership for visiting pilots. Visiting pilots must complete registration with the HGFA before arriving at the competition.
UHF CB radios (Australia-specific, 477MHz band) are used in the Killarney comp and you need one. The terrain favours high-power (5W) units.
You need a GPS, preferrably a Garmin brand unit. Your GPS must provide a 3D track log, i.e. record altitudes.
The Fly Killarney Inc Club requires all pilots to be members, which costs $15.00 for non-voting members and is included in your competition fee. This covers you for one year and goes towards site development for the Killarney area. If you want to support us better, you can also join us as a full club member with voting rights for an additional $15.
Entries are accepted based on the requirements of the HGFA Competitions Manual Edition V6.6, section 3.4, with 85 positions available (plus 5 wild-card entries at the organiser's discretion) and a priority entry deadline of 5.12.2008. If the competition is oversubscribed at that date, priority selections will be made. Payment deadline for priority entries is 12.12.2008. In any case, pilots will be advised of their status at that date.
Payment details TBA.
Retrieves other than from the bombouts are the pilots' responsibility!
Goals will be un-manned and GPS goal verification will be given priority. Comp Personnel at goal may be used for second priority verification and to back up the sequence of pilots going over goal.
There will be no photographic verification. Pilots must register their (main and backup) GPS units.
The competition will be scored using GAP2007 scoring parameters, on either FsComp or RACE. The GAP parameters are as follows:
- Nominal Distance: 40km
- Minimum Distance: 5km
- Nominal Time: 90min
- Nominal Goal: 20%
- no departure points (as in OzGap2005)
- lead out points (as in GAP2002)
- timed arrival points (as in OzGap2005)
Comp Director: Wendy Horchner
Scorer: Matthew Rosser
The competition organisers kindly ask for nominations for pilots for the Safety Committee, Task Committee and the Protest Committee by email.
Current nominations (to be finalised at the first briefing):
If you are interested in going where no pilot has gone before on a given day, meet interesting people and conditions, please contact Matthew Rosser.
By default all competitors are subscribed to the list; If you do not want to receive other competitor's messages, simply send an empty email with the subject vacation to email@example.com (for example by following this link) and we will not bother you again.
There are some minor limitations to the list's workings: large messages are not allowed and will be discarded (as will be spam), and you must send your messages with the sender address set to the one you used in the comp registration.