THE 1996 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR CONTROL LINE AEROMODELS
July 22-28, Norrköping, Sweden
February 7, 1996 (corrected April 3)
The Swedish Model Flying Federation (SMFF) cordially invites your
National Team to the 1996 Control Line World Championships!
The Competition Categories
- F2A Speed
- F2C Team Racing
- F2B Aerobatics
- F2D Combat
- Both junior and senior events will be held in combination.
- The individual categories will be held on condition that at least
five nations enter.
- Rules will be according to the FAI Sporting Code issued 1993, with
applicable amendments and clarifications.
- The official language will be English.
- The city of Norrköping, population 120,000 and the location of the
SMFF headquarters, is located by a narrow bay of the Baltic Sea, 110
kilometres south-west of Stockholm.
- Maps showing the city, hotel and contest site locations are found on
an attached sheet.[No link yet. Sorry]
- The World Championships contest site is Bråvalla, a former air force
base, located four kilometres west of the city. See map on the
- For F2A and F2C there will be two fenced contest circles arranged on
a paved area.
- The F2B contest circle will be arranged in the mid-field runway
crossing in completely open terrain for minimum air turbulence, at a
distance of about 900 metres from the other circles. Parking and
other facilities will be arranged also nearby the F2B area.
- F2D will be run on a grass field adjacent to the F2A and F2C
circles, with practice areas nearby.
- Runways of 40 metres width will provide abundant practice circles,
and will be available several days before the official arrival date.
- Buildings for contest headquarters, model processing, commerce,
hygiene and servicing are within 200 metres of the main contest
All dates are July, 1996
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|Monday 22 ||Arrival, Briefing|
|Tuesday 23 ||Registration, Processing,|
|Wednesday 24 ||F2B: First Flight (2/3) |
F2D: First Round
F2A & F2C: Practice
|Thursday 25 ||F2A: First Flight|
F2B: First Flight (1/3)
Second Flight (1/3)
F2C: First Round
F2D: Second Round
|Friday 26 ||F2A: Second Flight|
F2B: Second Flight (2/3)
F2C: Second Round
F2D: Following Rounds
|Saturday 27 ||F2A: Third Flight|
F2C: Semi-finals & Final
F2D: Last Rounds & Final
Awards & Closing Ceremony, Banquet
|Sunday 28 ||Optional: Tour|
Seminars for all categories
|Monday 29 ||Departure|
Tour and Seminar Day
Although a spare day is recommended, it is normally excluded. At the
northern latitude of Norrköping there are seventeen hours of daylight,
which will provide sufficient time for rescheduling due to bad weather.
Instead we have scheduled an extra day after the competition, set aside
for a tour, probably a boat trip on the Baltic Sea and the archipelago.
This day also allows for seminars, where the judges get the opportunity
to brief the competitors on rule interpretation as well as other
subjects. This is optional, and the fees below for food and
accommodation do not include the extra day and the tour. The CIAM
Bureau approved of this arrangement.
A tourist programme will also be offered during contest days.
- Each nation may enter up to three competitors (F2C: teams) in each
category, a team manager and an assistant team manager, as well as
helpers and supporters.
- The 1994 World Champions are also entitled to enter, subject to
approval of their NAC.
- Each nation may enter one junior (F2C: junior team) in each category
in addition to the regular team.
- The 1994 Junior World Champions are also entitled to enter, on
condition that they still are juniors. (See below for CIAM
- The juniors will take part in the combined senior & junior events.
- The results will be presented separately, as well as in combination
with the seniors.
- If at least five juniors enter a category, junior prizes and a
champion title will be awarded.
- The result of a junior will enhance the national team result if it
is better than the lowest regular team member's result.
- Juniors may use senior helpers, where helpers are allowed.
- For junior F2C teams, both pilot and mechanic must be juniors.
- In F2C a junior final will be held if at least three teams (out of
at least five) post a qualifying time.
- Following the combined F2D competition, additional matches will be
flown among the juniors as necessary to resolve the top three
IMPORTANT: The CIAM Bureau has issued a clarification of the previously
ambiguous Rule B.3.4 of the Sporting Code:
A competitor is considered to be a junior up to and including the
calendar year in which he attains the age of 19 (nineteen). All other
competitors who are older are classified as seniors.
Also, the last sentence,
This rule... is of course no longer valid.
The CIAM Bureau has informed us that our interpretation
of the rule change is wrong. The age figure should be 18
FAI Jury and Judges
The following jurors and judges selected from the CIAM approved list
have accepted invitations and have been approved by the CIAM Bureau:
|President:||Laird Jackson ||U.S.A.|
|Vernon Hunt ||United Kingdom|
|Carl-Göran Sundstedt ||Sweden|
|Reserves:||Karlis Plocins ||Latvia|
|Guido Michiels ||Belgium|
|Stefan Kraszewski ||Poland|
|Art Adamisin ||U.S.A.|
|Gan Yanlong ||China|
|Pia Buth Rasmussen ||Denmark|
|Lennart Helje ||Sweden|
|Europe:||Bernadette Gilbert ||France|
|U.S.A:||(not settled yet)|
|Derek Heaton ||United Kingdom|
|Luis Petersen ||Denmark|
|Bruno Delor ||France|
|Reserves:||Per Ehnwall ||Sweden|
|Karlis Plocins ||Latvia|
|Ingemar Larsson ||Sweden|
|Guido Michiels ||Belgium|
|Thomas Dürrfeld ||Germany|
|Reserves:||Rob Olijve ||Netherlands|
|Vernon Hunt ||United Kingdom|
- FAI Medals to first through third places, with additional prizes
provided by SMFF.
- FAI Diploma to first through tenth places.
- All competitors will receive an SMFF certificate.
- Challenge Trophies where applicable.
- FAI Diploma to first place team members and manager.
- Challenge Trophies where applicable.
Lodging; Three alternatives are available:
- Hotel, two-bed room. The hotel is situated north of the city, on the
main road to Stockholm. The distance to the contest site is five
kilometres by car. Single bed or three-bed rooms are also available.
In addition, extra beds for children can be arranged. There are only
a limited number of three-bed rooms, and first allocation will be
made to families. The hotel has high standard and includes
restaurant and an indoor pool.
- Dormitory (barrack), 400-600 metres from the contest site inside
the airbase area, four beds per room. Own bed sheet or sleeping bag
are required. The rooms have no locks but have steel cupboards for
each bed, lockable by own padlock. There are hot water showers and
lavatories on each floor. Two additional alternatives are being
investigated: Room with no beds, for sleeping on the floor with own
mattress and sleeping bag at a lower price; Room with a locked door
at a higher price.
- Camping, close to the contest site, for tent, camper or caravan.
Hygiene facilities including hot water showers in nearby building.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in a canteen around 500
metres from the contest site.
- Hotel residents will get breakfast and dinner at the hotel.
- The awards banquet will be held in a ballroom restaurant.
- Norrköping is conveniently situated along main roads and railroads.
- Several daily airline connections are available to Copenhagen and
- Bus transportation between hotel and contest site will be available
upon request in advance.
- Car parking is available inside the fenced airbase area close to the
- A tram line one kilometre from the site connects to the city.
- Temperature is 15-22 °C when overcast and 18-28 °C when sunny.
- Wind is normally light.
- The altitude of Bråvalla is 27 metres above sea level.
- Sun rises around 04:30 and sets around 21:30 (daylight saving time).
|Obligatory Entry Fees ||(per person) ||
|- Competitors, Team Managers ||and Assistant Team Managers ||
|- Junior Competitors ||125|
|- Helpers, Supporters, Press ||and Independent Observers ||
|For each additional competition ||
category, add 50% of the entry fee.|
|Lodging (per person) ||6 days ||additional|
|1, Hotel, includes breakfast ||
two-bed room (main alternative) ||347 ||58|
|single-bed room (optional) ||550 ||92|
|three-bed room (limited in number)||281 ||47|
|2, Dormitory ||90 ||15|
|3, Camping ||22 ||3.70|
|-normal: ||6 x breakfast, 5 x lunch, 5 x dinner ||160 ||24|
|-for hotel guests: ||5 x lunch, 5 x dinner ||120 ||31|
|Tour and Seminars ||not yet determined|
- Early arrivals and late departures can be booked.
- Children under the age of 12 accompanying paying adults are free of
cost, including accommodation. They are offered meals at a reduced
cost, not yet determined.
- The fees must be paid in Swedish Kronor (SEK) in the amount
corresponding to the values given in CHF as specified by the SMFF in
the Final Entry Form.
- Fees must be paid no later than May 22.
- Later entries are accepted at the discretion of the organisers.
- There will be an additional 6% charge on the obligatory entry fees
for payments received May 23 to June 22, and 12% after June 22.
- Net additional costs for late bookings of accommodations will also
- Currency exchange rates at the time of writing: 1 CHF = .82 USD =
Official Bulletins and Entry Forms
The release dates are preliminary.
- This bulletin, number 1, is sent to all FAI member NAC:s.
- The following bulletins will be sent only to those NAC:s that
announce their entry on the enclosed
Preliminary Entry Form.
|Bulletin 1, February 7
||General Information, Preliminary Entry Form,|
To be returned no later than March 20.
|Bulletin 2, April 17
||Detailed Information, Final Entry Form,|
To be returned no later than May 22.
|Bulletin 3, June 10 ||Latest News, Presentation of Entries.
A project to distribute information about the World Championships over
the Internet computer network has been running for over one year. At
present over fifty people representing all inhabited continents are on
the list. There is also a 'mailing list', allowing people to chat and
discuss matters. Requests should be sent to the e-mail address below.
Information is also available through the "World-Wide Web" at the
The status of this project and the information is non-official.
e-mail see page (Göran Olsson)
All official correspondence should be sent to:
Box 100 22
S-600 10 NORRKÖPING
Tel: +46 11-132110
Facsimile: +46 11-169160
SMFF and the 1996 World Championships Organising Committee,
Secretary, Organising Committee
Chairman, Organising Committee