Originally Posted by knormang
Interesting thread, as I am a CD. One other question. In most competitive events, no practice is allowed on the day of the competition.In model a/c events it should be assumed that all contestants arrive at the field with their model Ready to compete. That means READY. We had one contestant request permission to do a practice flight. What he needed to practice I have no idea?The problem to giving a guy permission to do this , is, where do you draw the line. Some guy arrives 5 min before pilot briefing ,sees a model in the air and demands the same practice time. I am of the opinion that there should be no "practice' flying allowed at all on the competition days. Ken G.
I think it's ok to allow practice till the pilots' meeting.
If you have a PA system you can keep all the pilots up to date with what's happening and how much time they have to practice.
And definitely fly to the allocated rounds. I'm with Kenny on this one. Part of the contest is being ready at the right time to fly.
F5J / ALES / F3K organiser and pilot