Task 1, Precision takeoff & landing

Task 2, Pure Navigation

Task 3, Speed triangle and out & return

Task 4, Fast / Slow

Task 5, Kicking Sticks

Task 6, Navigation, precision & speed

Task 7, Endurance

Task 8, Kicking Sticks

Final scores


Supplimentary Notes Additional to the local regulations, given to all pilots before the start

Welcome to Matkopuszta!

Those of you who were here for the 1998 World Cup will have noticed there has been a substantial amount of construction at Matkopuszta since September 1998. The net effect of this is that the three landing decks are sandwiched between the main runway and the main building and it is quite certain that there are "significant obstacles" within 200m of all three decks…. The alternative is to position decks at the far end of the airfield. This would be extremely inconvenient for pilots and for the Director, who would like to be able to score all tasks "on the airfield" as instantly as possible (and needs an electricity supply). As space is so tight and it is therefore particularly important that all pilots take careful note of the no-fly areas which are in force at all times.

The task board

All information pertinent to the running of the competition will be posted on the task board. Pilots are reminded of the footnote to PPG local regulations 4.6.2, It is recommended that competitors view the official notice board as soon as possible after landing to get the latest information.

Maps & airspace

The official map is sheets L-34-39 and L-34-40 at a scale of ~ 1:100,000. Pilots are reminded that the scale may not be reproduced precisely in these copies and to check it with reference to the 1Km grid squares.

With reference to the ICAO airspace map, do not fly in the Kecskemet MCTR. Otherwise the airspace will generally be clear to 10,000 ft. If any areas become active then a notice will be placed on the task board and it will be noted at briefings.


Over Control / hangar / wooden houses / camping area / spectator area / horses = NO FLY ZONE.

Microlight activity area: A line running along the southern edge of the main runway, extending approx. 500 metres beyond the threshold at each end of the main runway. There is a marker on the ground showing the end of this line. (See map). This area is to separate Microlight and PPG traffic and is for your safety.

IMPORTANT: PPG’s may NEVER enter the no-fly zone unless it was specifically stated otherwise in a briefing. The penalty is 50% of the task score for every infringement. Multiple infringements may result in disqualification.

Airfield Boundary: The area described as "outside of the decks but within the Airfield boundary" is that area of grass within the tarmac road and outside the no-fly, camping, parking or spectator areas.

Aircraft Identification

Competitor numbers Nos 1 - 9 are reserved for the pilots (if present) who placed in that position in the 1997 World Air Games. Numbers 10 + will be allocated arbitrarily. Numbers must be carried by all PPG's. Black adhesive tape is available for pilots to apply competitor numbers to their helmets and canopies. Numbers should be minimum 0.5m in height. It is in each competitor’s interest that his canopy is somehow unique as viewed from the ground. Before the competition starts, all competitors must fly over a photographer at 100 ft to have their picture taken. These photos will be given to Marshals to help them identify every PPG.

The times when the photographer will be available to photograph aircraft will be posted on the task board.

Fuel tanks

All tasks will be run on the basis that a PPG has a still air range of 100Km with full fuel.

Pilots are reminded of rule 1.18.5 in the local regulations: All aircraft must be equipped with a simple method of sealing the fuel tank when required. Competitors should ensure their fuel tank can be effectively sealed BEFORE the first fuel limited task.

How tasks will be run

There is often (but not always) a wind in the middle of the day too strong for PPG’s. Sunrise is about 05:00 and Sunset about 20:30. Pilots should expect very early morning and evening tasks on every day of the competition and a mid - day task if the conditions allow..

Times of briefings will be published on the official notice board as early as possible. Briefing sheets will normally be published exactly 1 hour before briefings so teams can have some time to understand the task. The idea is to keep briefings BRIEF and avoid stupid questions!

Briefings for the first task of the day will usually be held the evening before, and if it is a limited fuel task, fuelling also. Otherwise tasks will generally start 1 - 2 hours after the briefing.

Briefings are for ALL pilots. If this becomes impractical because of the large numbers then only one representative from each team will be invited to attend. Initially then, if competitor intends to participate in a task then he MUST attend the briefing. NO EXCUSES.

Competitors should ensure they have stocks of fuel and oil at the beginning of each day sufficient for three or four tasks.

Competitors who delay the course of the competition by arriving late to briefings, fuel control Etc. WILL be penalised.

Start order of tasks (when there is not a takeoff window) will usually be run in reverse current championship order. Every effort will be made to produce scores quickly. Some new techniques in the operation of tasks will be tried in order to achieve this.

The master clock

All timings by marshals will be synchronised against the master clock located on the task board. Competitors are encouraged to synchronise their clocks against the master clock.


A "Useful phrases in Hungarian" paper is available from the office.

And finally, a personal note from Richard Meredith-Hardy, PPG Competition Director.

Some of you may know that I have long experience of competing in microlight competitions and was also director of the World Air Games PPG competition in 1997 and the World Cup here in 1998. I am therefore aware of all the methods competitors may employ to improve their scores besides simply flying well. All pilots should note the opening paragraph of the local regulations: "The purpose of the championship is to provide good and satisfying contest flying in order to determine the champion in the PPG (R5, solo) class and to reinforce friendship between nations".

One particularly distasteful technique is one which can be described as "the tactical protest" where pilots attempt to discredit other pilot’s performances in an attempt to improve their own score or that of their team. I consider this type of protest to be extremely unsporting, it neither enhances the competition or reinforces friendship between nations. If such protests are made while I am director of this championships then the applicant must be certain the evidence supporting his case is extremely good because I will have no hesitation in applying penalty in the case of false claims. I want to see the best pilots win, NOT the best politicians. Good luck!