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7. Ali Mountain Cup 2016 is also a round of Turkish XC Nationals event. It will be held in Kayseri Turkey from 10 till 15 July, 2016. We all remember what a success it was last year. There will be awards in Overall, Women, Teams.

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Flying site

Ali Mountain is one of the famous places in Turkey - a flying site for two World Cup tours and dozens of minor paragliding events. It is located near the town of Kayseri in the Kayseri Province in central part of the country, in Anatolia.

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Talas Aviation Club Guest House in Kayseri.

Event info

7. Ali Mountain Cup 2016 is also a round of Turkish XC Nationals event. It will be held in Kayseri Turkey from 10 till 15 July, 2016. We all remember what a success it was last year. There will be awards in Overall, Women, Teams.

Flying site

Ali Mountain is one of the famous places in Turkey - a flying site for two World Cup tours and dozens of minor paragliding events. It is located near the town of Kayseri in the Kayseri Province in central part of the country, in Anatolia. The area of Kayseri is surrounded by the Mount Erciyes, the Mount Hasan and the Mount Ali.
Mount Ali (Ali Dagi) is located right near the town of Talas. There is a version that Ali Dag is named in honor of Ali Baba, a famous fabulous character, who is said to have lived in the area. It is a triple peaked round mountain about 1800 m height. A fine road leads to the top of it.
Mount Erciyes (Erciyes Dagi) is a massive stratovolcano located 25 km to the south of Kayseri in Turkey. Erciyes is the highest mountain in central Anatolia, with its top reaching 3,916 metres. It is considered to be the highest peak of the Anti-Taurus mountain range, a northeastern extension of the Taurus Mountains to the south, and belongs to the Alpide belt in Eurasia. This volcano may have erupted as recently as 253 BC.
Mount Hasan (Hasan Dagi) is an inactive stratovolcano on the border of Aksaray province. With an altitude of 3,253 m, it ranks as the second highest mountain of central Anatolia. It eruption is considered to be in Neolithic times.

Ali Dag flying site enjoys a dry continental climate of central Turkey and attractive thermal conditions. The best flying season is of course summer but it is possible to fly in winter in this area. The average cloud base in summer is about 5000 m and thermal strength is about 4 m/s. For comparison in spring thermal strength is twice as low and reaches only 2 m/s. The best month for XC flights is July. Thermals work all day long. We recommend to launch at about 12:00 then you can enjoy the best house thermals. The best winds for flying are W and NW.
When flying in Ali Dag are one should take the following precautions: the area of the volcano may be turbulent, with S wind in the higher level and avoid to fly to the north of the take off as military airfield is close and international airport is not so far.

Ali Dag is a record site. The longest flight from this take off was 157 km made by Yurdaer Etike in 2008 and also in 2010 a Turkish pilot Durali Karaca made an altitude record of 4900 m there. But on average summer day one should expect a normal 70 km XC flight.

Ali Mountain is a famous competition place. It hosted Paragliding World cup two times (in 2004 and 2007), with two PrePWC as expected and three Turkish Paragliding Championship (in 2007, 2008, 2009). It is also a famous Hanggliding competition place. Kayseri Hang gliding cup was held there in 2006 and 2007 and Hang Gliding European Championship in 2012.

Ali Mountain take off is located at its peak. Good ground road winds up the mountain to the take-offs. It is only 10 km to the nearest town.

Take-off 1: 1100 m ASL (38.667987, 35.545920)
It will be the competition main take off. Exposure E SE. Winds N, NW. Take off ground is large enough to lay 10 gliders. The slope is covered with grass. Its possible to make a top landing in case of necessity there. The take off has the following facilities: barracks, electricity, water, radio and 2 man 2 Women WC


Landing: 700m ASL (38,68812, 35,51734)
A large field at the bottom of the mountain covered with grass. The landing is right on the border of Talas town.

Organizers

georgi jordanov
Meet Director
Ahmet Gokhan Kilic
Safety Director
Semih Sayir
Technical Adviser
Taylan Sucu
Scorer
Sanli Kihtir
Feedback Officer
Goktug YAZGEC
Retrieve

Selection and entry fee

The total number of participants is limited to 110 pilots.

Entry fee is 280 TL or EUR 90 until the 21st of June 2016. The fee after this deadline will be 380 TL or EUR 120.

Students under 30 (subject to ID proof) will pay 190 TL or EUR 60 until the 21st of June. The fee after this deadline will be 280 TL or EUR 90.

Entry Requirements
Foreign pilots must be either top 1000 on WPRS rankings
or
Must score on top 2/3 in Overall results of any FAI cat2 competitions in 2014-2015

Entry fee payment and Banking datails

ACCOUNT HOLDER: TALASGUCU BELEDIYE SPOR KULUBU

BANK: IS BANKASI
EUR Bank Account : 5316-0007869
EUR IBAN : TR 34 0006 4000 0025 3160 0078 69

SWIFT CODE : ISBKTRIS

BANK: IS BANKASI
TL BANK ACCOUNT NO : 5316-0022183
TL IBAN : TR 42 0006 4000 0015 3160 0221 83

Entry fee includes
Lunch pack
Transportation to take off
Retrieve
Closing ceremonies dinner
Maps
T-shirt + Hat
Accommodation

Prize fund and scoring categories

1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Woman Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Team in the competition

General schedule

Sunday, 10 July, 2016
Registration and official training day
Free transport and retrieve will be provided on designated route.
12:30 Training task
19:30 Mandatory safety briefing
Sunday, 10 July - Friday, 15 July, 2016
Competition flying days
20:30 Prize giving and closing ceremony.
21:00 Dinner & Party

Daily schedule

09:00 Meteo briefing
10:00 Transport to Take off area
11:30 Task briefing
18:00 Check in deadline
20:00 Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Timuçin Rezidans Suit
www.timucinrezidanssuit.com
09.07.2016 - 16.07.2016

How to get here

HQ will be same place as our main Hotel Timucin Rezidans Suite!
https://goo.gl/maps/vpku6vXzH7y

Harman, 38280 Talas/Kayseri, Türkiye
Kayseri TR

Plane

The city is served by Erkilet International Airport and the International Air Transport Association symbol for the airport is ASR. The airport is at a short distance from Kayseri center. There are several flights per day to Istanbul, Turkey's premium air transportation hub. Since the air transportation industry in Turkey is growing fast at present, new flights from Kayseri to several other localities in Turkey and outside Turkey are soon to be expected.
Air transport price:
Istanbul - Kayseri with Turkish Airlines One way (About 1 Hour)
Price : 120,00 TL (About 60 €)

Bus

The transportation within the city relies mainly on a light rail transit system, buses, dolmuş, and personal vehicles.

Intercity bus approximate prices:
Istanbul-Kayseri (About 11 Hours)
Price : 50,00 TL (About 25 €)
Ankara - Kayseri (About 5 Hours)
Price: 20,00 TL (About 10 €)

Train

Kayseri is connected to the rest of country with railroad service. There are four trains per day to Ankara. To the east there are two branches: one to Kars and Doğukapi toward Armenia, and another to Tatvan on the west shore of Lake Van.

Railroad Transportation prices:
Istanbul-Kayseri (About 17 Hours)
Price : 30,00 TL (About 15 €)

Ankara - Kayseri (About 8 Hours)
Price: 15,00 TL (About 7,5 €)

Car

Since the city is located in central Turkey, transportation via cars and buses are highly efficient. It takes approximately 3 hours to reach Ankara, approximately 3 hours to Mediterranean shores and 45 minutes to Cappadocia. The symbol of the city, Mount Erciyes, which is a notable ski center in winters and a trekker's paradise in summers, is at only 30 minutes' drive from the city centre.

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Tasks and results

Task 1

11 Jul, 2016

81.5 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

12 Jul, 2016

66.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

13 Jul, 2016

117.0 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

14 Jul, 2016

112.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

15 Jul, 2016

56.0 km — Race to goal

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