Welsh Open '24

The 2024 Welsh Open F3F will be held on 13, 14 & 15 September.
  • Entry will open on in March - date to be confirmed and close at midnight on 1 September.
  • Everyone who applies will be put on a list, with those who apply first at the top of the list. 
  • The entry will be limited to the first 55 entries. If we have more than 55 entries, numbers 56 onwards will be placed on the reserve list and allocated spaces if pilots drop out. 
  • We will collect the entry fee nearer the time.

Keeping in touch
You might want to join the Facebook group that will keep people up to date before and during the event.

How to enter 
Entry will open in March - date to be confirmed - and close at midnight on 1 September.
We need to cover the expenses of land usage, trophies and so on; the entry fee is £45.

As well as the top three individual trophies there will be a trophy for each member of the winning three man team. You do not have to fly as a team, but if you want to, either include your team details when you enter.

The Welsh Open is once again proud to be sponsored by T9HobbySport and MKS (probably, they normally do 😊). Thanks guys! 

The event 
Each day you must be at the Bwlch T junction of the A4107 and A4061 (map here) by 9.30. 
For the first two days the last round in progress will be that running at 17:30; for the final day the last round in progress will that running at 16:00.
If the conditions are light or wet and a round started before 17:00 is unlikely to be completely finished that day the Competition Director will consider using group scoring so that we don't lose several hours of competition time. Group scoring will be a last resort and will not be used if at all possible.

Additional information
Bases will be set back as far as possible, this will allow the safety line to go back a little also for increased safety. The turn points will be marked in the normal forward position by an additional marker.

The first pilot to fly on day one will be picked by a random number generator.  The starting pilot will be rotated by one third each day.

Pilots will be called upon to help with buzzing as our experience has been that pilots make great turn judges. When buzzing you will be very strongly instructed to acknowledge any buzzing errors and the pilot will refly immediately. We all know that some apparently late buzzes are just great flying, others are turn judge error and it is this that we want to acknowledge and eradicate in a supportive way for the turn judge. This worked very well in previous years and we are keen to build on that success.

New Civil Aviation Authority 'drone' registration scheme
Information on the action you willl need to take to fly RC aircraft in the UKL is here www.gbsra.co.uk/flying-in-the-uk