Barney Townsend - GBR
S10 4.30 START OF A TASK
S.10 4.30.1 The order in which competitors shall take-off shall be given at briefing or may be left free within an open window period. Take offs shall normally be made from the marked deck.
Launch and landing orders are tedious, and invariably result in confusion on the deck for both marshals and pilots. The UK have used a free order take off system, regulated by marshals, for many years and found it to be a far more efficient method. The proposed modification does not change any mandate for the competition director, but simply shifts the emphasis to imply that a free take off should be the norm unless there is a specific reason given.