Manufacturer's team trophy
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Rules and Task catalogue (zip)
Task catalogue (pdf)
FLM rules 2003 (pdf)
Individual scores summary (pdf)
Position movements (pdf)
Task 1 scores (pdf)
Task 2 scores (pdf)
Task 3 scores (pdf)
Task 4 scores (pdf)
Task 5 scores (pdf)
Task 6 scores (pdf)
Task 1 brief
Task 2 brief
Task 3 brief
Task 4 brief
Task 5 brief
Task 6 brief
Manufacturer’s team trophy
The following has also been emailed to everyone who competed in the 2003 UK National Championships
Now the UK Foot Launched Microlight National Championships are over, it has been noted that there wasn’t anything published in the 2003 rules about how Manufacturer’s teams should be scored despite the fact that a Manufacturer’s team winner was announced at the prize-giving.
Due to the absence of any rules,
the only conclusion therefore is that any announcement which was made must have
been invalid and must be withdrawn; there
was no winner of a Manufacturer’s team trophy at the 2003
This is an error of the championship Director, which won’t happen again, and he sincerely apologises for any confusion which has arisen.
For the future
The principle behind a Manufacturer’s team trophy is that it should be totally independent of any restrictions by way of the pilot’s nationality. This is designed to encourage manufacturers to support pilots competing in championships, and in the case of a National Championships where non-residents may not be eligible for the main prize, still enables them to compete for something.
The only rules that have
been published for a Manufacturer’s team trophy are the ones for the 2003 World
Championships, which are a close facsimile of the rules used in the 2001 World
Air Games in
Although it looks complicated, a ‘Pilot achievement score’ (PAS) is necessary because a Manufacturer’s team trophy is often competed for across a number of classes which, in a single championship, may, for a variety of reasons, have had a different number of tasks or tasks scoring different values. In this situation the scores from each class at the end of the championships must be normalized in the form of a PAS so they are comparable.
In the National Championships this situation could arise if it was decided that there should be only one ‘foot launched microlight’ Manufacturer’s team trophy and Powered Hang-Gliders or 2 seat PPG’s were competing against each other in their own individual championships.
It is proposed that in future UK National Championships the Manufacturer’s team trophy should be scored according to the rules above, with the additional provisions:
1) That pilots of any nation are eligible.
2) That there must be a minimum of three teams with a minimum of two pilots in each.
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