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We are welcoming you back to Akşehir for the 2022 Akşehir XC Open Competition! Our competition will take place between 26-28 August at the Akşehir/Konya. The aim of this competition is to bring competition experience to pilots who are not so familiar with the Race to Goal format.

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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.

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  • 41 Pilots Confirmed
  • 41 Pilots total registered
  • 750 TRY Entry fee
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  • 100 Pilots max allowed
  • 2 Countries presented
  • ✅ All certified wings allowed
  • This is not an FAI sanctioned event
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  • Registration will open on
    07/07 06:00 (Europe/Istanbul)

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    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
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    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
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    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
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    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
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    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
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    There will be ballast water available at launch

    Ballast on takeoff
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    There will be daily lunch packs for pilots

    Lunch packs
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    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
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    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift

Event info

We are welcoming you back to Akşehir for the 2022 Akşehir XC Open Competition! Our competition will take place between 26-28 August at the Akşehir/Konya. 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

Selection and entry fee

Limit 100 participants.
Selection criteria: FAI P3 Licences and completion of both S.I.V. and Thermal trainings. All Turkish pilots also required to have 2022 THSF ID's

Yarışmamızda katılım kriteri olarak P3 belgesi, Termik ve S.I.V. eğitimlerinin tamamlanması şartları bulunmaktadır. Tüm pilotlar ayrıca 2022 tarihli THSF Sertifikalarını bulundurmak zorundadır.

Fees
Regular Pilots: 750TL
Student Pilots: 500TL

Bank Details
Banka hesabı
Akbank Akşehir Şubesi, Şube Kodu 040
Hesap Numarası: 101040
IBAN : TR710004600040888000101040
Hesap Sahibi: Hüdaverdi BOZDAĞ

Lütfen ücretlerinizi yollarken açıklama kısmına İSİM – SOYİSİM olarak bilgilerinizi ekleyin.
Please include your name and surname as a note, when sending your payment

Documents required at registration

  • Issued by your local NAC on behalf of the FAI. You cannot normally compete in an FAI event without one. Contact your National Association (NAC)

    FAI Sporting Licence
  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Waiver/Release form

Cancellation Policy

Until 20th of August %100 refund,
Between 20th and 23th of August %50 refund,
after that no refund.

20 Ağustosa kadar tam iade,
20-23 Ağustos arası %50 iade
23 Ağustostan sonra iade yapılmaz

Prize fund and scoring categories

General schedule

26 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

27 August

9:00 - 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,

28 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 and Paid accommodation will be available. Free accommodation will be at a high school dorm which offers 8 person rooms, fair WC-Shower areas. Paid accommodation is at Akşehir Grand Hotel for 250TL for single and 400TL for doubles. Price includes breakfast at the Hotel.

Free accommodation location: Ayşen Özyeğin Öğrenci Yurdu. Altunkalem Mahallesi, Doğuş Sk., 42550 Akşehir/Konya
Paid accommodation location: Akşehir Grand Hotel. Selcuk Mahallesi. Dr. Aziz Perkün Cad. No:9, 42550, Akşehir/Konya

How to get here

Akşehir is ~120 Km west of Konya. There are minibuses between Konya and Akşehir.

Also there is a daily train between İzmir and Konya which also stops at Akşehir.

Gazi, Dik Sk., 42560 Akşehir/Konya, Türkiye
Konya/Akşehir Turkey

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

Waypoint files

Organizers

T.H.K Akşehir Sportif Havacılık Klübü
Türkiye Hava Sporları Federasyonu
Akşehir Belediyesi
Hudaverdi Bozdag
Organizer
Abdullah YILDIZ
Meet Director
Tecelli AYDIN
Scorer
Kivilcim Korkmaz
Airtribune
Melih Deniz SAHIN
Scorer

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Tasks and results

Task 1

27 Aug, 2022

27.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

28 Aug, 2022

34.1 km — Race to goal

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