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Event info

Mercimektepe XC Open 2021 is also Turkish Nationals event. It will be held in Tokat / Turhal/Turkey from 6 till 11 July 2021.There will be awards in Overall, Women, Clubs.
This Event will be FAI Cat 2

Tüm yamaç paraşütü pilotlarının yeni deneyim kazanmak ve Mercimektepe'de rekabet etmek için samimi atmosferimize katılmasını bekliyoruz.

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Flying site

Mercimektepe is one of the most popular flying sites in th east part of Anatolia, Turkey. It is located near the village of Turhal, and the city of Tokat. It is possible to fly almost all year depending of the weather condition but the winter is very long and cold there.

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  • 80 Pilots Confirmed
  • 80 Pilots total registered
  • 90 EUR Entry fee
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  • 80 Pilots max allowed
  • 6 Countries presented
  • ✅ CCC and lower allowed
    ❌ Uncertified wings prohibited
  • 🏆 🏅 FAI Status = CAT 2
  • left before start of event
  • before registration 07/04 20:11 (Europe/Istanbul)
  • 🛰️

    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
  • 🚁

    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
  • 🚁

    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
  • 🚐

    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
  • 🥾

    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
  • 💩

    There are toilets at, or near, the launch

    Toilets on takeoff
  • 🛰

    The organisers will download the tracklogs at HQ for scoring

    Tracklogs managed
  • 📢

    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
  • 🏋️

    There will be ballast water available at launch

    Ballast on takeoff
  • 🥪

    There will be daily lunch packs for pilots

    Lunch packs
  • 🗺

    The organisers will give you printed maps at registration

    Maps are supplied
  • 💳

    The organisers will give you an ID card with all the essential items listed

    ID Cards
  • The organisers will have free WiFi available at HQ

    Free WiFi
  • 🍺

    There will usually be goal beers for winners

    Goal beers
  • 👕

    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift
  • ♻️

    The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles

    Plastic reduction

Where is it

Tokat / Turhal is 325 km From Ankara. There are buses and Flights from all major cities. Tokat also has International Airport ASR

Event info

Mercimektepe XC Open 2021 is also Turkish Nationals event. It will be held in Tokat / Turhal/Turkey from 6 till 11 July 2021.There will be awards in Overall, Women, Clubs.
This Event will be FAI Cat 2

Tüm yamaç paraşütü pilotlarının yeni deneyim kazanmak ve Mercimektepe'de rekabet etmek için samimi atmosferimize katılmasını bekliyoruz. Mercimektepe XC Open 2021 yarışması 06-11 Temmuz 2021 tarihleri ​​arasında düzenlenecektir. İlk gün eğitim uçuşları ve sonraki günler yarışma günleri olacaktır.

Flying site

Mercimektepe is one of the most popular flying sites in th east part of Anatolia, Turkey. It is located near the village of Turhal, and the city of Tokat. It is possible to fly almost all year depending of the weather condition but the winter is very long and cold there. Take off is all white for over 4 months. First gently thermals start to appear in May and go on during all summer. Specially July and August being too hot and thermals are strong - e.g. it is possible to see +6 vario specially over the take off. There are many fruit and vegetable fields around Marcimektepe so flatlands got wet even in middle of the summer. They are the reason for many dead thermal zones there. Especially first 10 kilometers would be difficult to stay in the air. After that one reaches dry classic Anatolia thermals zone but landing becomes difficult there. Most of the time during summer evening thermals work great even after 16:00 thermals go up to 3000 meters. There are plenty of safe and large landing spots all around the flatlands.

Take-offs and landings information: There are two take off spot in Mercimektepe. One facing North and main take off facing west and southwest. Main take off spot is very large and has all grassy gentle ground. It is possible lay out 20 gliders at the same time. Slope starts very gentle at first after 50 meters rise up 40 degress but there are very long running distance so pilot can stop anytime. Official landing site is just in front of the take off spot. It is 2,4 km far from take off spot. Landing site is very large and has grassy gentle ground. Even If pilot miss landing there are many fields around for landing.

Take off
Altitude ASL 1140 metres
GPS coordinates 40°20'53.78"K 36°10'11.00"D 1487
Winds: North, west and southwest
Slope starts as flat at first and angle gently incease to 40 degree. There is a friendly grassy ground.
Take-off ground size 50 x 60 metres large possible lay out almost 20 gliders.
Because of the very large and clear area it is possible to make a top landing.


Landing
GPS coordinates 40°19'42.25"K 36° 9'29.38"D

Selection and entry fee

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
The total number of participants is limited to 80+20 Wildcards

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR TURKISH PILOTS
Participation this comp is determined in the following order:
- National team athletes and be qualified directly for the first 30 pilots in Turkey WPRS list.
- Top 30% finishers in a Federation approved competition in 2019/2020.
- Those who have 30 km flight or P 4 certificate in 2019/2020.
- For foreigners, the condition of being in the first 1000 in the WPRS list is sought.

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 1/3 in overall of any FAI Cat 2 competitions in 2019-2020.

WILDCARDS
20 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 EUR 90 until June 6, 2021. The fee after this time to deadline will be EUR 100.

TOPLAM KATILIMCI SAYISI
Toplam katılımcı sayısı 100 pilottur.


TÜRK PİLOTLARI KATILIM ŞARTLARI
Katılım aşağıdaki sırayla belirlenir:
- Milli takım Sporcuları ve WPRS Türkiye listesindeki ilk 30 pilot direk olarak kalifiye olur.
- 2019/2020 Yıllarında Federasyon onaylı bir yarışmada ilk %30 bitirenler.
- 2019/2020 yıllarında 30 km uçuşu olan yada P 4 belgesi olanlar.
- Yabancılar için WPRS listesinde ilk 1000 de olma koşulu aranır.

Not: Herhangi bir açık mesafe yarışmasında uçmayan pilotlar, deneyimli pilotlardan referansları olsa bile bu yarışmaya katılamazlar.

ULUSLARARASI PİLOTLAR İÇİN GİRİŞ ŞARTLARI
Uluslararası pilotlar, WPRS sıralamasında en iyi 1250 olmalı veya 2018/2019/2020 FAI Cat 2 yarışmalarında genel olarak ilk 1 / 3'te puan almalıdır.
- Yarışma Ücreti 100 EURO
- 6 Haziran öncesi 90 EURO

Banka Detayı
Mustafa Başdemir

TR 400006200106200006690795

Garanti Bankası


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

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 an applicaton form at the venue. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Application form
  • 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
  • The organiser wishes for you to provide a summary of your experience on arrival.

    Experience summary required
  • You will need to provide photo ID on arrival. This could be Passport, Driving Licence or National ID, for example.

    Identification documents needed
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your liability (3rd party) insurance documents

    Liability Insurance
  • You must provide the organiser with a copy of your medical, rescue and repatriation insurance. You can purchase Global Rescue cover from Airtribune

    Rescue/Medical Insurance

Cancellation Policy

The registered pilot must give at least 4 weeks notice in order to cancel his registration. In case of cancellation, 50% of the participation fee will be refunded. The fee cannot be used for any other contestant!

Kayıt yapan pilotun yapmış olduğu kaydı iptal etmesi için en az 4 hafta önceden haber vermesi gereklidir. İptal durumunda yarışma katılım ücretinin %50 si geri ödenir. Ücret başka yarışmacı için kullanılamaz!

Prize fund and scoring categories

1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Overall in the competition
1st, 2nd and 3rd ranked - Women 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 6 2021
09:00 - 19:00 - Official Registration
12:30 - 16:30 - Official Training
19:30 - 20:30 - Mandatory Safety Briefing

Wednesday, July 7 2021
Competition Flying Days

Sunday July 11 2021
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

Official Accomodation is Alin Hotel Residence.( Same as last year) Accommodation will be provided by organization

How to get here

Grand Ali'n Hotel Turhal

HQ Will be in Alin Hotel Residence

Celal, Cumhuriyet Cd. No:45, 60300 Turhal/Tokat
Tokat Turkey

Downloads

Waypoint files

Organizers

Türkiye Hava Sporları Federasyonu
Tokat Valililiği
Tokat İl Özel İdaresi
Turhal Kaymakamlığı
Turhal Belediyesi
Şenyurt Belediyesi
Turhal Havacılık
Semih Sayir
Meet Director
Tecelli Aydin Gorgulu
Staff

Contacts

Socials

Confirmed pilots
Allowed pilots
Total registered
Sorting by
Women
Men
# Name WPRS Rank Sponsor Glider Status

Tasks and results

Task 1

07 Jul, 2021

76.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 2

08 Jul, 2021

58.7 km — Race to goal

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Task 4

10 Jul, 2021

51.0 km — Race to goal

Replay:
Task results:
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Task 5

11 Jul, 2021

66.7 km — Race to goal

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