Moning flight (14.08.2021) is CANCELED!
Due to safety reason morning flight (14.08.2021) is CANCELED!
Moning flight (13.08.2021) is CANCELED!
Due to given wind situation and for safety reason I was forced to cancel task 27. Unfortunately, at that time some pilots were already in the air, which created an unfair opportunity for them to take-off a second time, even with prolonged start period and the permission for the second take-off.
Due to these circumstances and following rule 8.2.1, I decided to cancel the whole flight.
The answer to the complaint of Yamashita Taichiro (Pilot #28)
Dear Taichiro Yamashita,
The rule 6.13 GPS-LOGGER FAILURE says
6.13.1 Reported malfunctions are considered failures
only when they can be reproduced after flight. When a failure is found, the
officials may ask the competitor to provide his GPS equipment to substitute the
missing track information.
Your mentioned problem with BLS could not be reproduced. Furthermore, this failure (when the loggermarker is
automatically dropped without touch) occurred neither before nor afterwards in
this flight or during the rest flights on this event.
In addition to the
written above, the rules says:
An electronic mark recorded by a competitor’s GPS-equipment can only be
used if the equipment has been approved by the Director before the flight or
specific rules under Section II have been followed. Otherwise the competitor will
be scored to his nearest electronic mark of the official logger, nearest
physical mark or landing position, whichever is best. A score to a track point
will not be made.
OziExplorer waypoints are not proper substitute for
BalloonLive App dropped marker, as they can have produced any time, even after
Considering the rules, analyzing the situation and
discussing with the Chief scorer, I come to conclusion, not to accept your
Launch period prolonged to 19:30
After some discutions with safety and meteo I made decision to prolong launching period till 19:30. Event director
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