PPG PHG Nationals: Introduction
Welcome to the Foot Launched Microlights National Championships 2001 information site.
15 May 2001
The event ran successfully from Saturday 12 May to Tuesday 15 May. The weather was variable but usually we were blessed with light winds.
The 2001 UK National PPG & PHG championships will be based at Alconbury near Huntingdon courtesy of Geoff Soden.
The World Air Games 2001 are in June which means this year's Nationals are unusually early in the season.
The final pilot classification in the PPG class will be an important indicator for the selection of the British team to compete at the World Air Games 2001 in Andalucia 18 June - 1 July (There is no PHG class this year.)
In these National Championships there will be 2 classes, PPG's and PHG's, in 2 separate competitions under 2 competition Directors.
The entry fee will be £25 for all competing pilots. Any excess over costs will be donated to the BMAA team fund which helps towards the great expense of representing our country in international championships.
All PPG and PHG pilots are invited to come and fly at the event even if they do not wish to compete. There will be no entry fee for this but a donation to team funds would be welcome. There may be some flying restrictions for non-competitors while tasks are taking place.
No membership of any particular national organization is required to compete but for the safety of all concerned, 3rd Party insurance is mandatory.
Competing pilots should come equipped with the 1:50,000 Ordnance survey maps Nos. 142 & 153
A mandatory initial briefing for competing pilots will take place on the airfield at 08:00, 12 May. Pilots should expect to be ready to take off on the first task at 09:00.
Further information may be published on this site in the coming weeks. In the meantime you may contact: