The first Q3 F3J event will be held on Sunday, 19 August 2007, at ETB's "North" Field - just north of Boksburg. The entry includes 20 pilots from the Highveld & KZN areas, as well as the current F3J National champion & most of the qualifying pilots for the 2008 F3J World Championship. This is an ideal field for RC thermal soaring - it is large & generally flat as far as the eye can see. Any obstructions are a safe distance from the field. The field was recently used to host the F3B clinics.
This event will permit winch launches, but those wishing to qualify for the junior team Reserve position & also those wishing to practice for the upcoming senior team trials must/will be opting for fast & powerful towed launches. The competition will be scored using the international F3J Score programme, which has been used very successfuly for similar events in the past. Time keeping will likely be automated too, as the pre-matrixed event allows for very tight control to be maintained.
Safety is always a paramount concern during these events & all visitors are requested to stay within the marked flight line & landing corridor. All vehicles are to be parked alongside the field. So far the weather predictions (SAW!) are very promising, warm with clear skies for the weekend - all indicate ideal soaring conditions. Safe flying!