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Ali Dagi Open 2017 is a round of Turkish Nationals. It will be held in Kayseri Turkey from 25 till 30 July, 2017. We all remember what a success it was last year (5 successful tasks in row with a total length of 450 km.

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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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Event info

Ali Dagi Open 2017 is a round of Turkish Nationals. It will be held in Kayseri Turkey from 25 till 30 July, 2017. We all remember what a success it was last year (5 successful tasks in row with a total length of 450 km). There will be awards in Overall, Women, Clubs.

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

Talas Belediyesi
Yenidoğan Mah. Pazar Cd. No:10 38280 Talas / Kayseri
https://www.talas.bel.tr
Semih Sayir
Meet Director
Kayvan Arianpour
Scorer

Selection and entry fee

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
The total number of participants is limited to 110 pilots.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR TURKISH PILOTS
Participation this comp is determined in the following order:
1. National team athletes,
2. Turkish Pilots Rankings (TPS) A category competition pilots,
3. Turkish Pilots Rankings (TPS) B category competition pilots,
4. Pilots who have finished at least one open-distance comp or training comp in the first 30%,
5. Pilots who have flown at least one 50 km or at least two 30 km prior to comp.

Note: Pilots who have not been flying in any open-distance competition or training competition may not participate in this comp, even if they have references from experienced pilots.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-TURKISH PILOTS
Foreign pilots must be either top 1000 on WPRS rankings or must score on top 2/3 in overall of any FAI Cat 2 competitions in 2015-2016.


WILDCARDS
10 places are reserved for wildcards. Top 500 of WPRS and top 10 of TPS can register any time with the entry fee.


ENTRY FEE PAYMENT DETAILS
Entry fee is 350 TL or EUR 90 until June 25, 2017. The fee after this deadline will be 430 TL or EUR 110. Students under 30 (subject to ID proof) will pay 240 TL or EUR 60 until June 25, 2017. The fee after this deadline will be 350 TL or EUR 90.

For Payment in TL
Bank: Turkiye Is Bankası
Account Number (TL): 5316-0022183
IBAN Number (TL): TR 42 0006 4000 0015 3160 0221 83
Account Holder: Talasgucu Belediye Spor Kulubu
Swift Code: ISBKTRIS

For Payment in EUR
Bank: Turkiye Is Bankası
Account Number (Euro): 5316-0007869
IBAN Number (Euro): TR 34 0006 4000 0025 3160 0078 69
Account Holder: Talasgucu Belediye Spor Kulubu
Swift Code: ISBKTRIS


ENTRY FEE INCLUDES
Accommodation
Transportation to takeoff
Lunch pack
Retrieval
Closing ceremony dinner
Maps
T-shirt and Hat

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 - Clubs in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Sports class in the competition (EN A / EN B / EN C)

General schedule

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
09:00 - 19:00 - Official Registration
12:30 - 16:30 - Official Training
19:30 - 20:30 - Mandatory Safety Briefing

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
Competition Flying Days

Sunday, July 30, 2017
20:30 Prize-giving and Closing Ceremony
21:00 Dinner and Closing Party

Daily schedule

08:00 - HQ opens
10:00 - Transportation to takeoff
11:30 - Task briefing
19:00 - Check-in deadline
20:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Timuçin Rezidans Suit
www.timucinrezidanssuit.com

How to get here

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

26 Jul, 2017

73.4 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

27 Jul, 2017

104.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

29 Jul, 2017

95.9 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

30 Jul, 2017

78.7 km — Race to goal

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