Contest Dates

The contest will run from the 28th of December 2017 to the 5th of January 2018 at Leeton Airfield, NSW.
The 27th of December will be a practice day. Launching may be available from the 26th of December (Boxing Day)

Why come to Formula 1.0?

GP RACING TASKS

Real racing for the masses. Can't afford the latest and greatest? Bring the club Astir!

OLD SCHOOL

Fun social atmosphere for pilots, families and spectators - just like gliding competitions used to be

AFFORDABLE

This contest is not designed to make a profit for a hosting club or business.

SPONSORS

The organisers and competitors of Formula 1.0 are grateful for the support of....

CONTEST TEAM

GREG SCHMIDT

Contest Director

ADAM I'ANSON

Operations Director

GRAEME CANT

Safety Officer

INGO RENNER

Contest Patron

ALEX WALLIS

Weather

TOM GILBERT

Task Setter

NATHAN JOHNSON

Task Setter

ANGUS STEWART

Media & Social Media Manager

ABOUT F1.0

What's this about?

We have a brand new competition for you this season, based in NSW.

The contest is called "Formula 1.0, as it revolves around the Club Class Handicap of 1.0, allowing a bracket either side.

To account for the small variability in the handicaps, the high performing aircraft will be required to go closer to the turnpoints than the lower performing aircraft. As an example, a Jantar Std 2 might have to go to within 500 metres of a turnpoint, but a Standard Libelle might only have to go to within 4km.

As it is a Grand Prix format competition, the start line opens at a pre-determined time, and nominally the first to cross the finish line wins the day. There would of course be some verification after to fact to ensure than aircraft have rounded turnpoints, but aside from this there is very little scope for applying penalties. To avoid penalising for low finishes, those who are suitably rated should be able to complete competition finishes in a safe and predictable manner.

The idea would not be to use the whole day, but to fly in the best part of the weather, encouraging racing.

Eligible Gliders

  • Jantar Standard 3
  • Jantar Standard 2
  • Jantar Standard (SZD-41A)
  • LS1 (A,B,C,D,F)
  • Marianne
  • Standard Cirrus
  • DG-100
  • Hornet
  • Open Libelle
  • ASW-15B
  • Standard Libelle
  • Cobra
  • Astir CS
  • Astir CS 77
  • HP-14
  • Platypus
sounds like fun!

TOM CLAFFEY

Australia Gliding Team
can you get me a glider?

BRUCE TAYLOR

Austrailan Gliding Team
what's Bruce flying?

ANDREW GEORGESON

Australian Gliding Team

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