Information about the competition:
Ranking ceremony - Sunday, Time: 16:00
Finally, we are ready for the ranking ceremony. Five pilots finished
First of all,
Nick Schädler said thank you to
the 10 judges, the 3 jury members and contest director Volker Frommelt and
gave them a certificate and a bottle of whine from the principality of
He also said thank you to the sponsors of the trophies, her Serene
Highness Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, the community of
Eschen/Nendeln, the community of Gamprin/Bendern, the community of
Ruggell, the community for Schellenberg and the community of Mauren.
A great thank you also goes to all the sponsors for the table of
presents. They are all listed on the ranking list.
And last but not least: THE RANKING:
Winner of the cup of her
Serene Highness Marie of Liechtenstein is Lassi Nurila from Finland! Rank 2 goes
to Stefan Kaiser from Liechtenstein and Rank 3 goes to Gernot Bruckmann from
Austria. The full ranking list can be found above.
Afterwards lady luck,
Häfeli Larissa, drew all the ranks for the pilots to
choose their price from the table of presents.
We want to say thank you to all pilots, helpers, judges, jury members
and other people who helped to make our competition such a great
success. We wish you all a good way back home and hope to see you all
again next year for the 52nd international competition here in Liechtenstein.
Round 1 and round 2 are over - Sunday, Time: 14:45
Round 1 and Round 2 are now finished. Unfortunately we had to pause
the competition once more because of the rain. Therefore we are
a bit behind schedule. Due to this, 5 pilots will have the
chance to compete in round 3 flying the more challenging F-17
programme. The Ranking of round 1 and round 2 and the starting
list for round 3 can be found above.
Interruption - Sunday, Time: 11:30
Unfortunately the rain and the low clouds came back and we have to
pause the competition again. Norbert Matt is checking the height of the
clouds with his Calmato from time to time.
Continuation of the competition - Sunday, Time: 9:30
Finally, after 1 hour of waiting we started the competition. Before,
low clouds made it impossible to fly. Now the weather improved. Even the
rain has stopped. The flying conditions are now ideal with absolutely no
Due to the delay, we will decide later how many pilots will be allowed
to fly round 3.
End of flights and Gala evening - Saturday, Time: 22:30
After the end of the flights, the weather improved and some pilots
flew their fun models. Afterwards, the MFGL-kitchen crew under the
direction of Manfred Bereiter served a very delicious three course menu.
In total, 140 meals were served.
Nick Schädler led through the evening.
Tonight some special presents were given to some pilots. During the last
few years, pilots from many different countries attended in our
competition. And the distance from where pilots travel to us became
further and further every year. This year we want to say thank you to
the eight pilots who traveled over 2000km to be part on our small
airfield here in Liechtensten. These are the following pilots in
ALEKHIN Alexander, Russia
BEN AMI Omer, Israel
EDWARDS Russel, Australia
HEINDEL Alex, Norway
NURILA Lassi, Finland (missing on picture below)
PALMER Andrew, New Zealand
SHEYGAS Sergey, Cyprus
SHILOV Igor, Russia
We hope anyone enjoyed the evening with the MFGL.
The competition will commence tomorrow at 8:00. First the pilots 55 to
29 will finish round 1 and round 2. Afterwards the best 20 pilots will
have the chance to fly
the much more challenging F-17 programme in
End of flights - Saturday, Time: 18:45
We expect to finish today's flights as planned. The pilots this
afternoon faced challenging conditions with harsh winds and
turbulences and sometimes even a little bit of rain. Fortunately
no models were damaged. After the flights, we will go to the
cosy part. Our club member Manfred Bereiter prepared diner. We
are really looking forward to that!
Group photo - Saturday, Time: 16:00
Every pilot has now finished his first flight. Half of them flew
round 1, the other half round 2. The short brake was used to
take group pictures of the pilots, the judges and the jury.
Shortly after, the competition was continued in opposite order.
Pilots 28 to 15 will now fly round 1 and pilots 14 to 1 will fly
round 2 before we finish our competition for today.
Due to this system, we will be able to publish the first TBL
ranking list tomorrow just before lunch.
Lunchtime - Saturday, Time: 12:30
The kitchen is ready. As every year, the MFGL and its kitchen crew
serve saussages, steaks, dessert and beverages. To run a
competition like this, the help of many MFGL-members, their
spouses and friends is necessary. Thank you to all of them./p>
Competition in progress - Saturday, Time: 11:00
The competition was successfully started and after pilot 14 we have
already changed to the second judges board. The mood is good and also
the weather looks better than the forecast.
Briefing and calibration flight - Saturday, Time: 8:00
As planned, Daniel Schierscher started the briefing of the pilots at
7:45. He welcomed all the pilots and informed that Wolfgang Matt will
replace Günther Matt in the Jury. After him, the contest director,
Volker Frommelt, pointed out the rules and wished everyone a fair and
The calibration flight was done by PALMER Andrew from New Zealand. Thank
you very much.
Registration is over - Friday, Time: 17:30
Almost all pilots haver registered themselves on our airfield
by now. For the missing ones, the starting number was drawn by a young
member of the MFGL. Therefore, the starting list is also ready. You can
find above. We are happy to welcome 53 pilots from 19 countries to our
51st International Competition!!!
The pilots are practising and the registration is
open - Friday, Time: 14:30
At 2pm the registration window opened. As last year, every pilot is
drawing his starting number by himself. All day, pilots were practising
their flights on the competition airfield here in Bendern,
Liechtenstein, while the crew is preparing the final elements for a,
hopefully, successful competition.
As already done the last two years, the scores of each pilot
will be displayed on this page shortly after every flight. Also other documents such as starting and ranking lists will be
This year we are very happy to welcome pilots, judges and
helper from Australia and New Zealand to our 51th international competition.
Today the weather is good, but it might change for
the rest of the weekend. We hope for the best.
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