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Round 1 in the Finnish Open Cup 2020 will be held at the Jämi Airport, some 280 km NNW from Helsinki.

Seuraa linkkiä suomenkieliselle keskusteluketjulle:
http://www.varjoliito.net/varapalsta/index.php?PHPSESSID=bcqe6garfpec66mg7c8da2j5v7&topic=16893.

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Flying site

Jämijärvi airfield (ICAO EFJM) is a cradle for General Aviation, where e.g. Finnish Gliding had its beginnings. Especially in the summer there is a lot of flying
activity at Jämi, parachuting, paragliding, gliding, aerobatic flying, jet model flying, and ultralight flying.

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Hospitality and Responsibility

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    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

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    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
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    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

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How to get here

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Flight to Tampere or Helsinki. Rental car to Jämi or train to Tampere. We can also pick you up at Tampere.

Event info

Round 1 in the Finnish Open Cup 2020 will be held at the Jämi Airport, some 280 km NNW from Helsinki.

Seuraa linkkiä suomenkieliselle keskusteluketjulle:
http://www.varjoliito.net/varapalsta/index.php?PHPSESSID=bcqe6garfpec66mg7c8da2j5v7&topic=16893.msg71621#new

Finnish Aeronautical Association (FAA) and Jämin Riippuliitäjät (JR) welcomes you to the "2020 Finnish Open XC League - Round 1" competition at the Jämi airfield in Finland. Airfield is located in the middle of beautiful Finnish countryside surrounded by forested hills, lakes and agricultural fields. Terrain provides good thermal conditions and flatland XC flying throughout the season.

Event is part of the Finnish Open XC League 2020, consisting of a series of possibly 3 separate weekend competitions, that will be held between July and September. Take off method will be towing and type of tasks will be "Elapsed time".

JR/ Tamkik / Juha Herrala / Finnish Open XC League, Round 1
EFJM July 4.-12.
Other meet candidates in the league:
ESV / Kiikala
Airiston varjoliitäjät ry / Jukka Laakso / Oripää

Flying site

Jämijärvi airfield (ICAO EFJM) is a cradle for General Aviation, where e.g. Finnish Gliding had its beginnings. Especially in the summer there is a lot of flying
activity at Jämi, parachuting, paragliding, gliding, aerobatic flying, jet model flying, and ultralight flying. The main summer event is Jämi Fly In in early July
There is also military aerial reconnaissance activity at Jämi. Jämi is about an hour´s drive from Tampere and Pori (approx. distance 75 km). From the Helsinki metropolitan area it´s about three hours drive to Jämi.
Nearest towns are Ikaalinen and Kankaanpää (25 km to Jämi). There are excellent facilities available at the airfield, including hotel and restaurant taht will be the competition headquarters.

Flying season is from May to September. Long midsummer days provide plenty of opportunities for XC flights and tasks up to 100 km. Cloud base in summer is typically 1500-2200m. Midday conditions in the summer can be sometimes strong.
Generally the thermal strength is in range on 4-6 m/s. Thermals start developing around 10 a.m. being strongest around the midday. At summer time one can expect to find light lift even as late as 7 p.m.
Runways: 09/27 – 830 x 18 m – asphalt, 15/33 – 830 x 15 m – oil gravel/gravel

You can view some XC flights from Jämi at http://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights-search/?filter[point]=22.72085%2061.78087&list[sort]=pts&list[dir]=down

More information about the airfield http://lentopaikat.fi/en/jamijarvi-efjm/

Take-off - 61.780858, 22.719661 - 154 m (505 ft)
Take-off method is towing. Towing direction depends on the prevailing winds. Surface at take off is gravel.

Selection and entry fee

Registration opens June 11.th 2020. Selection criteria for places 1-10 on world pilot ranking scheme. The rest of the places according the time of registration.

Each Round/event has got its own sub-page.

This page is for the Round 1, Jämi: First selection to the competition will be made June 6th. The organizer will send e-mail to the selected pilots on June 24th containing message "To pay". The payment of 70 euro must be in the Clubs account by June 30th.

BIC (SWIFT) -code: POPFFI22
IBAN: FI3847221020008808
The fee will be returned if the pilot is not accepted by the organization.
7 places reserved for foreign pilots will be released June 25.nd and places will be filled up in the order of registration - payment deadline is July 1.st.

After this deadline the final registration payment will be 130 euro.
If the event is cancelled the pilots will receive a refund of 180 euros.

Prize fund and scoring categories

Finnish open; Finnish open female; Sports class (EN-C or lower class); Sports Class Female.

The FAA and the Paragliding and Hang Gliding Committee will issue medals to the above categories.

General schedule

Friday July 3.rd possibility for training and sightseeing.

Saturday July 4.th
Hang gliding Finnish open championship competition is running at the same time and the HG pilots have higher priority in the start queue. Depending on the weather conditions and amount of pilots there will be two towing lines.

10-10:45 The post registration at the Jämi Airport is possible, 90 euro. Check of license and FAI-Sporting license of all pilots.
11:00 Official Registration and equipment inspection
11:30 First Briefing, mandatory safety briefing for all.
- After task setting transport to towing paddock, where towing start immediately, ordered start begins 12:30. First day order according to wprs and time of registration for those without wprs points. Second and third day the order is according to the result list, when applicable. Start box in use.

The whole week contest days if Pilots and weather are co-operating. Sunday July 12.th only used if necessary.

July 11.th or 12.th
ca 19:30 - Prize-giving and closing ceremony - estimated time to be verified at competition blog-page at 18:00.

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
09:00 - Short briefing at the Airport building. Previous task official results.
09:30 - Transport to take-off
10:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10:30 - at the take-off site: Pilots' briefing / Task definition
11:30 - Take-off window opens
16:30 - Scoring office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

HQ is the PG-HG clubhouse technical building bottom floor.
Available beds in the Airport Hotel alternatives 37€ person to 80€ a two person night and 90€ a three person night. Camping tent 10€ and Caravaning 20€ for the whole week (electric socket) near HQ.

How to get here

https://fi-fi.facebook.com/lomahotellijami/

Bus stop at Jämijärvi located 5 km from the HQ.

Jämintie 659, FI-38800 Jämijärvi
Jämijärvi Finland

Plane

Most international flights land at Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport, which is located in Vantaa, 18 kilometers to the north of the central Helsinki. Jämijärvi is a local airport itself. If you cannot find any cofmortable local flight you can fly to Pori (POR) airport and drive 75 km from there.

Car

It takes about 3 hours to get to Jämijärvi by car from Helsinki via E18 highway - 248 km.

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Organizers

Finnish Aeronautical Assosiation
Jämin Riippuliitäjät
Tampereen Kevytilmailukerho
Juha Herrala
Meet Director
Antti Soini
Scoring

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Total registered
Women
Men
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Tasks and results

Task 1

05 Jul, 2020

77.1 km — Elapsed time

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Task 3

08 Jul, 2020

39.6 km — Elapsed time

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Task 3

10 Jul, 2020

50.5 km — Elapsed time

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