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Iran championship 2013 is the first event in its series. It will be held in Shahr-e-Kord region from 11 till 16 of August with 1 training day. It is organized by Iran Air Games Association & Mr. Shahin Fallah.

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Flying site

Rokh flying site is located 70 km from Isfahan historic city and at eastern side of Central Zagros mountain chain. Due to its unique geography the site allows to set altitude records of up to 6500 m ASL.

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How to get here

Shahr-e-Kord is located in 549 km from the Tehran

Event info

Iran championship 2013 is the first event in its series. It will be held in Shahr-e-Kord region from 11 till 16 of August with 1 training day. It is organized by Iran Air Games Association & Mr. Shahin Fallah. Competitors are also eligible to get selection letters for PWCA with their positions indicated on overall results for Iranian pilots as Iran National championship 2013 and one leg of Iran league. Also this championship is one of the legs of Tehran State Air Sports Committee League too.The purpose of the event is to provide safe, fair and satisfying flying contest so that the best pilots will be awarded and also to reinforce friendship among pilots and international sports cooperation.

Flying site

Rokh flying site is located 70 km from Isfahan historic city and at eastern side of Central Zagros mountain chain. Due to its unique geography the site allows to set altitude records of up to 6500 m ASL.
Zagros mountain chain is located in the West and South-West of Iran, This chain starts from Van-Lake and ends at Persian Gulf. It is about 1500 km long. Its highest peak - Dena - is 4049 m ASL. This part of Zagros mountains has ranges with short uneven peaks of about 800 m AGL surrounded by Central Iran flat lands with lots of roads between. The neighbouring of these dry and deserted lands originates in strong thermals giving lifts of uncomparable altitude of 4500 AGL. Please note that the basic altitude of flatlands in this area is about 2000 m ASL. The peaks make no problems for the pilots as the thermal lift here allow to fly rather high, on the contrary they show exactly the thermal triggers points.
Zagros mountains can be divided into three areas: Northern, Central and Southern. Yearly precipitation in this area varies from 10” on flat lands to 20” on peaks. The Northern area is more damp with lots of fertile flatlands but as we go more to the South the climate becomes drier. One can see several single mountains and sand hills in deserted areas of central and SE part of Zagros Chain.

Distance flying is possible almost all year round but one can expect high thermal activity in spring and summer as always. And the high flying season lasts from May to September. The thermal strength in spring is about 6 m/s, in summer - 5 m/s. In autumn and in winter its only about 3 and 2 m/s respectively.
Because of the good road network beneath the pilots have no restrictions at all and are free to fly in all directions. All you need is 3500 m altitude and you are good to go on your XC flight! Also in the mountains there are several small towns and villages without restricted air spaces and lots of roads connecting them - they let you choose your destination without being afraid to loose in middle of nowhere.

There are two grounds with N and S exposure for take off so flying is possible in all season and almost in all winds. The start grounds elevation is 650 m AGL. Distance flying is possible throughout the whole year. Local pilots have flown a 80 km XC flight right in the middle of the winter! Though average XC flights made from there are about 100 km. The best hour for a launch in spring and summer is about 11:30 am local time. In summer thermal activity lasts till 7 p.m. while in spring it finishes one hour earlier. In winter we have the shortest flying day up to 4 p.m. But in autumn it ends about 5 p.m.

In this place we have a number of XC records set:
Free flight: 276 km (Best Asian record) - in May 2012. It is also the longest flight made from Rokh take off. http://www.xcontest.org/2012/world/en/flights/detail:mom128/21.5.2012/06:25
FAI triangle of 147,7 km 206 p. - in May 2013 http://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:mom128/25.5.2013/07:10
Altitude record: 6360 m (ASL) - in August 2012
http://www.xcontest.org/2012/world/en/flights/detail:soheilbarikani/19.8.2012/08:06

Take-off 1 (North) - 2675 m ASL (32.344064, 51.041620)
The place has got N exposure and is suitable for flying at E-NE- N winds. It can be reached by car - 5 km dirt road of good condition leads from the main road. Slope descend is 20 degrees and it is covered with stones. The take off ground is large enough for simultaneous launch of 5 pilots. And one can hardly make a top landing there.
Landing 1 (North) - 2115 m ASL, ( 32.351017, 51.057431) It is a large ground covered with stones. It is located near the main road.


Take-off 2 (South) - 2730 m ASL (32.342770, 51.036886)
It has got S exposure and is suitable for flying at SW-S winds. The place can be also reached by car it is near the N take off. Stone slope descend is 30 degrees. The take off ground is large enough for simultaneous launch of 2 pilots. Top landing is not possible.
Landing 2 (South) - 2240 m ASL, (32.325140, 51.033405) A large stone ground located by the main road

Organizers

I.R.Iran air sports association
Tehran-Azadi sport complex
Tel: +982144739075
http://www.iranairsports.org/
Shahin Fallah
Meet Director
Keyvan Arianpour
Score Officer
Mohammad Razeghi
Safety Director
Masoud Rahimi
Retrieve Director
Soheil Barikani
Report back

Selection and entry fee

The foreign pilots should send their passport copy to shahin_fallah@yahoo.com till 01 July 2013.
The license of Iran Air Sports Association is obligatory for Iranian pilots

Entry fee:
180000 Tomans & after 31 July 260000 Tomans for Iranians.
30 euros for foreigners

Payment methods:
Bank Transfer: Saman bank account:801-20-332353-1 Shahin Fallah
Do not forget e-mail to Shahin Fallah - shahin_fallah@yahoo.com about payment

Foreigners may pay at the HQ.

Entry fee includes:
Lunch packs
Maps
Transportation to take off
Retrieve
T- shirt

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 - Teams in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Iranian pilot in the competition

Teams making rules:
Pilots can form a team to compete in teams category. Each team is maximum 5 pilots of 4 male and 1 female (4+1).
Teams with less number of pilots can be accepted by MD decision. Minimum required number of pilots comprises 2 male and 1 female pilot (2+1).

Teams scoring for the task:
Only best 2+1 pilots will be count for each task. Male pilots can not be scored in female pilots position. There can be no change of teams or number of pilots in them once the competition starts.

General schedule

Saturday, 11 August, 2013
15:00 - 17:00 Official Registration and equipment inspection
17:30 - 18:30 Mandatory Safety Briefing
18:30 - 19:30 Team Leader Briefing
starts 20:00 Opening ceremony
Sunday, 11 August, 2013
Official training day
Monday, 12 August - Friday, 16 August, 2013
Contest flying days
Friday, 16 August, 2013
Prize-giving and Closing ceremony

Daily schedule

07:30 - Headquarter opens
08:30 - Deadline for the previous day protests
08:30 - Team leader briefing
09:15 - Transportation to Take off
11:30 - Task briefing
18:00 - Check-in deadline
20:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

How to get here

HQ is located in Diba hotel at the Shahr-e-Kord city.
Coordinates: (32.311700, 50.883810‎) +32° 18' 42.12", +50° 53' 1.72"

Shahr-e-Kord, Imam Reza Blvd.
Shahr-e-Kord IR

Plane

Use Tehran International airport to enter Iran. Then you can check the planes from Tehran to Shahre e Kord with the following web site:http://www.iranair.com/Portal/Home/
You can take taxi from airport to Diba hotel for 5 Euros.

Bus

It's possible to take a bus to Isfahan and Shahr-e-Kord from Tehran. It runs every two hours from Park Savar. Find the bus stop on the map here
The price is from 5 to 10 euros depending on the seats class. The journey will take about 8 hours.

Car

Shahr-e-Kord (the nearest city) is located in 549 km from the Tehran

Taxi

It is also possible to take taxi from Tehran to Shahr-e-Kord.The price is 50 Euro for 4 persons. The taxi stop is at Park Savar too. It will take about 6 hours to get to Shahr-e-Kord from Tehran.

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

Overall

  1. Soheil Barikani (99)
  2. Alireza Esna Ashari (267)
  3. Hadi Heidari Dastjerdi (1414)

Overall results

Teams

  1. Iran niviuk
  2. Golden eagle
  3. Skywalk.IR

Teams results

Tasks and results

Task 1

12 Aug, 2013

52.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

13 Aug, 2013

55.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 3

14 Aug, 2013

31.8 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

15 Aug, 2013

60.1 km — Race to goal

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Task 5

16 Aug, 2013

50.3 km — Race to goal

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