This is a contest between GLIDER PILOTS flying the Venerable ASTIR CS (pigbucket)
Pilots flying less pure breeds may also compete at the discretion of the Organizing Committee (OC) and on a potentially inclined playing field!
The goal of the competition is to encourage pilots who choose to fly pigbuckets to get out there over the fence as much as possible.
Generally pigbucket drivers (“porc-seau chauffer”) fall into two groups:
- New to cross-country
- Having limited opportunities to fly
In either case to have some friendly competition where beginners or occasional pilots have a reasonable chance of winning.
The CDPB will be held yearly from October to April.
Piglet Class is open to any BSS pilot who has not yet gone cross-country or who has only limited cross-country experience. Like every other rule, interpretation of this will be subject to the discretion of the CDPB committee.
1 piglet point shall be earned for every turn point reached around the Clayton's triangle task.
· Completion of full laps of the entire course i.e. all 3 turnpoints reached (start doesn’t count!) will double your points for the task
· 5 bonus points for the highest number of turn points reached during a single flight
· 5 bonus points for the fastest average speed around all of either triangle
· 2 bonus points for the highest altitude achieved (while on a scoring task) for the season
· 5 bonus points for the lowest % circling achieved (while on a scoring task) for the season
· 5 bonus points for the highest average climb rate achieved (while on a scoring task) for the season
Points will be calculated with reference to The Online Competition website (OLC). Make sure you upload your flights to OLC or they will not count. If you need to know how to do this we (or many other people) can help!
Coaching or mutual flights in any 2-seater are allowed, but will be discounted in the following manner:
· Flights with someone deemed to be a "coach" i.e. any experienced cross-country pilot will receive 50% of the points they would otherwise have earned for the flight
· Mutual flights with another CDLP competitor - each pilot will receive 50% of the points they would otherwise have earned for the flight if flown solo (split the points)
Bacon & Boar Classes
Entry to Bacon Class is open to any BSS pilot flying Grob Astir CS (or allowable substitute**) cross-country and uploading the flight to OLC. Only 2 scoring flights can be submitted in any one week.
· 1 point for every cross-country 50 km flown
· 5 bonus points for the longest cross-country flight of the season
· 5 bonus points for the fastest cross-country flight of the season
· 2 bonus points for the highest flight of the season
· 2 bonus points for anyone flying a personal best distance
· 2 bonus points for anyone flying a personal best average speed
For both classes, he/she with the most points at the end of the season wins - there will be prizes!
There will also be a "wildcard" prize for a meritorious performance!
As is the tradition, the rules are subject to interpretation by the organisers (Simon Marko & Richard McLean) and no further correspondence will be entertained into once a decision is made.
Team GDA (Simon & Richard)
* the cross-country triangle you fly when you're not really cross-country .. if you're confused about this ask an old person!
**Allowable substitute gliders are: Libelle, Speed Astir, Cirrus, Jantar, or ASK21.
Piglet Task Library
|Waypoint File(s)||Clayton's Triangle||Salt & Pepper Triangle||Task File(s)|
|default PIGLETS-CUP (7 KB)||pdf Training Arrow Kokeby Task (653 KB)||pdf Salt Pepper Triangle Task (686 KB)||[coming soon!]|
General Task Setup
Start, Finish and Turnpoints are all DAeC Type (Combination 500m Circle with 3km Sector)