• Blog
  • Info
  • Pilots
  • Results

Event info

Aksehir XC Open 2017 will be organized at 3-4-5-6 August this year and it will be held fifth year in-a-row since 2013. Aksehir XC Open offers you nice flying sites, indispensable experiences and hard to forget friendships.

View more

Flying site

Aksehir is an ancient town in Konya province in central Anatolia. It is situated on a highland plateau about 1 km above sea level beneath the peaks of Sultan Daglari mountain range on the northern edge of Turkish lake district.

View more

How to get here

One can reach to Konya by airplane from Istanbul, Ankara and Izmır, train from Istanbul, Eskisehir, Ankara and Izmir, and by car.

Event info

Aksehir XC Open 2017 will be organized at 3-4-5-6 August this year and it will be held fifth year in-a-row since 2013. Aksehir XC Open offers you nice flying sites, indispensable experiences and hard to forget friendships. The aim of this competition is to bring competition experience to pilots who are not so familiar with the Race to Goal format. There will be also experienced pilots, and for sure they will be inspiration for the beginners.

Flying site

Aksehir is an ancient town in Konya province in central Anatolia. It is situated on a highland plateau about 1 km above sea level beneath the peaks of Sultan Daglari mountain range on the northern edge of Turkish lake district. The landscape combination of flat mountain valley with the 80 km mountain ridge, which peaks exceed 2500 meters, and rather dry climate produce intensive but not rough thermal activity.
Summer is considered to be the best flying season in Aksehir. Though it is possible to fly almost all year round there. The difference is in length and flight quality. While in summer due to long sunny days thermal activity is fine not only at noon but also in the evening, in spring and especially in autumn and winter it finishes rather early.
In summer the cloudbase is usually 2000-3000 meters. Best flying conditions are in July and August. Thermal activity in Aksehir begins at about 11:00 o’clock but cycles start relatively late around 13:00 o’clock. Average thermal strength is 2,5-3 m/s. On a good summer day it can be higher even exceeding 6 m/s.
One can enjoy soft evening thermal activity from the beginning of March till the end September. In Askehir evening thermals work perfectly, you can expect them after 16:00 o’clock on most of the days. The flat land usually has good thermal activity till 17.00 o’clock in summer.
In spring the thermals are generally soft and easy to soar but the flat land doesn’t produce them too long. In autumn thermals end early too. Average thermal strength is less than 2 m/s. So it is very difficult to make long XC-flights in other seasons but summer.
There are a lot of fields around Aksehir and there is a big lake NW of the town. Small groups of trees are scattered here and there but still there is a great variety of landing places. There are electric lines going down the mountain’s slope and one must be attentive to keep high enough to fly over them.
Aksehir is famous for its instructional courses. Pilots usually come there for training to make short 10 km flights. The longest flight made from Aksehir take off was 51,7 km. Nevertheless Aksehir is a paragliding sports ground. It has hosted XC paragliding events already two times. Anatolian Clubs Championship and Turkish National Championship were held there in 2006. Both competitions were race to goal.
Aksehir is also a well-known historic and tourist place. This town was first mentioned in Greek chronicles in the 3d century B.C. Its name is connected with the lives of such famous people like Cicero, Bayazit I, Friedrich I Barbarossa, Seygit Mahmut and Hoca Nasreddin.


Aksehir take-off:
1550 m ASL GPS 38°19'45" (38.3293)N; 31°25'18" (31.4219)E.
Winds: N, NE and NW. Start ground size is large (50 x 60 m) and it allows lying about 20 gliders at the same time. Top landing is possible. The slope of the mountain is about 40 degrees. The ground has a good road connection. It’s possible to come right to take off spot by car. It takes only 20 minutes to get there from Aksehir downtown.


Aksehir flying site video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miZ7qBgBq0k
http://www.izlesene.com/video/aksehir-take-off/6634722

Organizers

Akşehir Sportif Havacılık Kulübü
Akşehir Belediyesi
Türkiye Hava Sporları Federasyonu
Hudaverdi Bozdag
Organizer
Abdullah YILDIZ
Meet Director
Tecelli Aydin Gorgulu
Scorer
Kivilcim Korkmaz
Organisation Staff

Selection and entry fee

Limit 100 participants.
Selection criteria: Pilots who have completed SIV and Thermal Trainings.

Bank account information:

Bank Account
Akbank Akşehir Branch(Şubesi), Branch Code(Şube Kodu): 040
Account Number(Hesap NO): 101040
IBAN : TR710004600040888000101040
Account Holder(Hesap Sahibi): Hüdaverdi BOZDAĞ
Please include your Name and Surname on comment section when transfering the amount.(Ücretinizi yollarken not kısmına İSİM SOYİSİM bilgisini eklemeniz bizlere kolaylık sağlayacaktır.)

Prize fund and scoring categories

Overall
Women
Clubs

EN C and lower class gliders will be awarded!

1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Woman Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked – Turkish Airsport Club Teams

General schedule

3 August

8:00 - 11:30 Registrations,
13:00 - 17:00 Training Flights,
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner,
19:00 - 20:30 Free time
20:30 - 22:30 Seminar (Competition Briefing, Group flight, how to fly thermals, Race to Goal competition format, techniques of using GPS)
22:30 End of the day

4 August

08:00 - 9:30 Ceremony,
9:30 - 10:00 Depart to take off,
11:00 - 11:30 Task Briefing,
12:00 - 12:30 Window opening,
13:00 Start,
13:30 Window closed,
18:00 Meeting at the HQ,
19:00 - 20:00 Task debriefing,

5 August

9:30 - 10:00 Depart to take off,
11:00 - 11:30 Task Briefing,
12:00 - 12:30 Window opening,
13:00 Start,
13:30 Window closed,
18:00 Meeting at the HQ,
19:00 - 20:00 Task debriefing,

6 August

9:30 - 10:00 Depart to take off,
11:00 - 11:30 Task Briefing,
12:00 - 12:30 Window opening,
13:00 Start,
13:30 Window closed,
18:00 Meeting at the HQ,
19:00 Task debriefing, Award and Closing Ceremonies

Schedule may change according to conditions.

Daily schedule

9:30 - 10:00 Depart to take off,
11:00 - 11:30 Task Briefing,
12:00 - 12:30 Window opening,
13:00 Start,
13:30 Window closed,
17:30 Deadline for submitting Nav data,

Schedule may change according to conditions

Accommodation and Activities

Free & Paid accommodation will be available. Free accommodation will be at a high school dorm which offers 8 person rooms, fair WC-Shower areas.

Paid accommodion is at Public guesthouse or Hotel.

How to get here

Aksehir is 135 km away from Konya, 529 km from Istanbul, 251 km from Ankara, 424 km from Izmir and 232 km from Antalya.

Akşehir, Konya, Türkiye
Aksehir/Konya TR

Plane

The nearest airport is Konya. Timetable and information can be found here: http://www.konya.dhmi.gov.tr/havaalanlari/home.aspx?hv=28

Bus

To get to Aksehir one must take a bus of the following companies:
www.luksakselseyahat.com
www.kamilkoc.com.tr
http://www.metroturizm.com.tr

Train

Akşehir's train station is about 2.5 km NE from the town centre. All the trains that route between Afyon and Konya stop there. However, due to the massive railtrack renovations in northwestern Turkey, it is not currently possible to take a train all the way from Istanbul (and will remain so until at least 2014), and as such, besides Afyon, and Konya, the list of major towns from which a direct train ride to Akşehir is available is limited to Izmir, Manisa, and Uşak west of Afyon, Eskişehir, and Kütahya north of Afyon, and Karaman, and Adana beyond Konya to the south.

Car

To get to Aksehir by car one must take D300 highway from Konya to the North.

Downloads

Contacts

Socials

Confirmed pilots
Total registered
Allowed pilots
Women
Men
# Name Sponsor Glider Status

Tasks and results

Task 1

04 Aug, 2017

17.2 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:
Tracks:

Task 2

05 Aug, 2017

14.8 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:

Task 3

06 Aug, 2017

18.9 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Comp. results:
Tracks:
Please sign in first.