Michael Kania, GER
Annex 4 - 2.C.2 SPOT LANDING – Timed
The objective is for the aircraft to touch down within a marked deck at a specific time, as close to the start of the deck as possible, coming to a halt in as short a distance as possible.
This task simulates a landing on an aircraft carrier deck, the deck being a deck 100 metres long and 25 metres wide. Deck length shall be adjusted according to the airfield elevation (S10 4.31.5). The width of the deck may be decreased to be adjusted to the width of the existing runway (S10 4.31.5). The first 25-metre section of the deck is divided into five 5 metre strips which are scored from 250 to 50 points as shown. The remainder of the deck scores 25 points. In order to score the main wheels must touch down in a particular strip and the aircraft must come to a complete halt within the 100-metre deck, as close to the start of the deck as possible. Additional points may be scored if the scoring touchdown takes place at or near an exact full minute as indicated by the competition clock, eg 11:31:00 hrs is a full minute, 11:31 17 hrs is not.
Provided of an approximately linear characteristic of the ratio between acceleration and needed takeoff distance in the phase short before takeoff, the deck extension for short-takeoff and landings has to be 25 meters (rounded down).
Calculation: 100m * 83 km/h / 65km/h = 127,69m