Spot Landing rules for Paragliders at Starthistle 2023
- Landing safely is the most important thing!
- LongSword LZ is thermic in the afternoons and therefor spot landings may involve more luck than skill.
- Do not risk injury by slowing the glider to a point of stall or make extreme banking moves just to hit the spot.
- This is purely a fun event.
- No prizes will be awarded.
- Pilots who land within the target area will be announced after the dinner on Saturday June 10th.
- Scoring starts 1:00 PM and ends at 5:00 PM on Saturday June 10 unless otherwise announced or posted.
- Landings will only be scored when the Safety monitor is present.
- The landing spot is where the pilot’s feet first touch the ground.
- be registered for the Star Thistle to earn a score.
- monitor the radio frequency used for the Star Thistle Fly-In.
- have a current USHPA membership
- have a current RVHPA membership.
- safely land on their feet without falling to the ground.
- abort their landing in the target area if directed to do so by the Safety Observer.
Grounds for Disqualification
Pilots will be disqualified for:
- Excess flapping to make a safe landing.
- High angle turns close to the ground.
- Flaring excessively high above the ground.
- Falling to the ground after landing.
- Landing on any part of the body other than the feet (e.g., butt landing).
- Completing a landing after the Safety Observer has used a radio, gestures, or both to order the pilot to abort the landing because of unsafe conditions or unsafe pilot behavior.
- Any other maneuver that the Safety Observer determines is unsafe under the conditions.
June 7, 2023