Barney Townsend - GBR
29 - TEAM MEDALS
FAI medals will be awarded to the first, second and third in each class with FAI diplomas for those placed first to tenth. FAI medals will be awarded to national teams placed first, second and third. The organisers may award prizes at their discretion.
The opportunity to win medals is the primary incentive for pilots to compete in the Championships. When only one medal is awarded to an entire team, most of the pilots in that team return home with nothing to show for their victory. We propose that if all pilots on a team were to be awarded medals, it would increase participation and competitive spirit across the entire competition. We recognise that this might be significantly costly to the organisers, and therefore propose that the pilots or teams themselves would cover the cost of this.