Girardin Patrice / France
FAI Sporting Code - Section 10 - 2012 ANNEX 3 – PART 3, PARAMOTORS
items in 3.3.3
All take-offs, unless otherwise briefed, must should be effected entirely within the a landing deck,marked deck except for emergency provisions given at briefing. Failure to comply will result in a penalty of 20% of the pilot's score.
All landings, unless otherwise briefed, must should be effected entirely within the a landing deck, marking deck except for emergency provisions given at briefing. Failure to comply will result in a penalty of 20% of the pilot's score. The pilot may beliable to penalty if he or any part of his aircraft touches the ground outside the deck before he has removed his harness.
New paragraph 3.3.6 Take off and Landing
Taking off and landind area are determined by the Competition Director for each task.
For the purpose of a task ,competition take-offs and landing should be completed within a marked deck. Marked decks must be differents for taking off and landing for the same task. If more than one marked deck is used for taking off, the decks must be separate by a safe distance. Marked deck as part of a task have a minimun of 100x100m plus 20% for PF2 ,PL1, PL2, and take off and or landings must be effected enterely within. Failure to comply will result in a penalty of 20% of the pilot's score.
This is a safety issue. Decks too closed in particular when there is no wind, create a situation with potential collision during the take off. Coordination between one deck to an other is difficult in particular in the take off phase where a pilot can deviate from is track. In some tasks, some pilots end the task before the last pilots have taken off. This cause potential collision while not using a radio.One of the issue to prevent such problems is to have plenty of Marschalls which is never the case and to have a consistent and faithfull wind - situation.
This proposal is made for using decks as a part of a task, now and again. Standards must be taking off and landing area defined by the CD prior to a task.