Barney Townsend - GBR
INTERFERENCE IN LAUNCH DECKS AND CLASSES
Annex 3: 3.1.4 THE LAUNCH AND LANDING DECKS
- The launch and landing decks are clearly marked areas defined at the briefing.
- Occasionally, the same area may be used for both launch and landing depending on the requirements of the task.
- Both launch and landing decks will normally be allocated as large an area as is available given the size of the airfield and any other space requirements imposed by the specific task being flown.
- A minimum of 100m x 100m is required per 30 competitors and should be scaled and/or reshaped, at minimum, proportionally according to competitor numbers.
- All delineating borders of a landing deck shall be clearly visible from the air.
- A landing deck will have a windsock within 100m of its boundary.
- There will be no significant obstacles within 200m of the boundary of a landing deck.
- Unless otherwise briefed, penalties will be awarded to Pilots or any part of their aircraft touching the ground
anywhere outside the landing deck during a task.
When launch decks are situated close to each other, in certain wind directions one class will be taking off directly over the heads of another class. Encouraging the use of larger decks and restricting the use of parts of them in unfavourable wind directions is a reasonable safety measure to reduce risk of collision.