Information about the competition:
This years competition was once again won by Stefan KAISER.
Followed by rank 2 Sandro MATTI (SUI) and Christian NIKLASS (GER).
Congratulation to all of you. Before the pilots were given their award,
the judges and jury member were honored. The ranking list can be found
Every pilot has won a little present from the gift table. To make sure
that everyone has the same chance to win a good price their rank was
drawn. Because of the rain which started during the ranking ceremony we
had to interrupt it and move inside. We apologize for the little delay
Round 3 - Sunday, Time: 15:00
Because the weather was better than expected we decided to allow the
best eight pilots to fly the much more challenging programme F-19. They
had to draw their starting position.
Group photo - Sunday, Time: 13:00
Our competition was first held in 1962 just one year after our club
was founded. Since then, 606 different pilots from 35 different
countries have competed here in Liechtenstein.
Competition running smoothly - Sunday, Time: 11:00
The pilots are enjoying their time on our airfield. A few of them
were here many times and experienced the development of our competition
over time. One of them is Wolfgang MATT from our club who is competing
for his 51st time this year. He had his first go in 1963.
But also pilots who are not members of our club have competed many
times. One of them is Peter ALBERT from Germany. He is attending for his
22nd time and had his first start in 1977.
Start on sunday - Sunday, Time: 9:00
After a rainy night the competition was started with a little bit of
rain. But within the first 30min it stopped and the sun came out. At the
moment the pilots are flying under a blue sky with very calm conditions.
Hopefully it stays this way.
Gala Dinner - Saturday, Time: 22:00
Because of the storm we couldn't finish today's starting list as
planned. But this did not stop us from enjoying one of our yearly
highlights. Manfred Bereiter and his kittchen crew prepared an
extraordinary gala dinner for over 150 guests with salad, a delicious
main course an unbelievable dessert buffet. Many, many thanks to Manfred
Bereiter and his crew. We hope everyone enjoyed it.
Some people also used the quiet conditions with no wind for a flight
with their slowflyers.
Continuation of the competition - Saturday, Time: 17:30
Finally the storm is over. Luckily nobody was hurt but unfortunately
some airplanes and also some tents were slightly damaged. Now the air is
really rough and the conditions are extremly challenging for the pilots.
Interruption of the competition - Saturday, Time: 16:00
Due to heavy rain and very stormy winds, the competition was
Competition running smoothly - Saturday, Time: 11:00
After roughly 2 hours the first judges panel has already finished
their first shift. At the moment some high clouds prevent the sun from
shining at full power which makes the weather quite comfortable.
Furthermore the kittchen crew is getting ready for lunchtime. Treat
yourself to a sausage, some schnitzel or just some dessert. They have
something for every taste.
Start of the competition - Saturday, Time: 8:00
The first action on this competition day was the judges training.
Because not all judges were familiar with the eScribe scoring system it
was introduced to them and they had the chance to test it for a few
minutes. Afterwards the pilots briefing was held. Daniel Schierscher
welcomed all pilots, judges, jury members and friends to our competition
before Nick Schädler held the official briefing and pointed out the
premises of our competition. Because there are more than 50 pilots
participating, discipline is required from everyone involved to
guarantee a smoothly running competition for everyone.
To familiarize the judges with our airfield the preflight was flown by
the Australian competitor Russel EDWARDS.
The competition was started at 8:00 with the young pilot with starting
ELIAZ from Israel.
The evening before the competition - Friday, Time: 20:00
While the last pilots are arriving on the airfield, it is getting
more quiet. Pilots are still using the remaining time to improve their
The starting list is also ready and can be downloaded
We are looking forward to a fair and enjoyable
The pilots are practising and the registration is
open - Friday, Time: 16:40
At 12am the registration window opened. As last year, every pilot is
drawing his starting number by himself. The first pilots have already
arrived on Tuesday and have been enjoying our airfield while practicing.
At the moment, the final elements for a hopefully successful competition
are being prepared by the crew.
For the second time we are going to use the Swiss
scoring system from the SMV. It has proved its reliability in our last
years competition and we are looking forward to using it again.ich has prooved its reliability and
its strenghts in many competions, also others than F3A, in Switzerland.
As already done
for the last
four years, the scores of each pilot will be displayed on the homepage
of the SMV shortly after every flight.
On that homepage also other documents like competitors
lists, starting lists and, in the end the ranking list can be found.
The link is displayed above.
Today the weather is very warm with a little bit of
wind. For tomorrow we expect the same weather as today but with chance
for thunderstorms in the evening. For sunday we expect challenging
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