Aust F5J Trophy

F5J Flyer 2020

F5J Trophy - Cootamundra Field

6th to 8th November, 2020

General Information

Entry form click here

There is a trophy and prizes for both Open and Limited (wingspan <= 2.6m).  Unfortunately, the F5J World Championship team selection trials that were to be held in conjunction with the F5J Trophy  have been cancelled.

A Practice Day will be held on Thursday 5 Nov. Camping on site from Wed 4th Nov is free and hot showers are available. It’s a three day event commencing 1:00pm on Friday 6th Nov and concluding about mid-afternoon Sunday 8th Nov.

Both e-Scoring, via smart phones, and paper based scoring will be available.  A QR app is required to facilitate e-Scoring and is available from the App Store for free here: 

https://apps.apple.com/au/app/qr-code-scanner-ϟ/id368494609

There will be no fly-off and no teams (to allow the best possible varied draw). All rounds to count except that the lowest score will be dropped.

Emergency Motor Restarts are allowed

Timers must be flyers who are fully conversant with F5J rules.

After launching the aircraft must not turn back over the Safety Corridor for 3 seconds. Safe height over the safety line is 10m. Low passes will incur a penalty.

Standard F5J penalties as included in FAI rules and will be employed. The 2020 rules can be found byclicking here

A three-man jury will be established to hear protests. Any protest must be lodged on the approved protest form before the start of the next Round after the incident, and must be accompanied by $50 protest fee (reimbursed if protest is upheld).  Protest forms are available from the CD

Preparation time between groups will be 5 minutes, but fliers from the next group may enter the Safety Corridor when the preceding group flight reaches 8 minutes.

Wind limits of 9 m/s will be employed. The event will proceed until this wind limit reached. Participants may opt out if the wind becomes uncomfortable for them, but a zero score will be recorded.

A hold may be placed on proceedings for rain at the CD’s discretion. 

A short lunch break will be provided each day.