Bright PWC 2018

Local Rules

This competition will be governed by the rules as set out by the PWCA. Local rules and amendments to these documents are specified below

Table of Contents

Airspace

Exemption to VHF in Class E airspace

UHF Radios

NoNos

Smoking

Landing in designated “no landing areas”

Airspace

Pilots need to be familiar with the airspace boundaries around the Bright area.

Exemption to VHF in Class E airspace

We have applied for an exemption to requiring VHF in certain Class E airspace to 10,000ft. The geographical boundaries of this exemption are defined in temporary danger areas (TDA). The exemption is not active unless advised at each daily task briefing.

Details of TDAs will be published on the competition HQ airspace notice board.

You are required to carry and listen to a UHF radio so that you can be contacted by the competition organisers during each task.

If we use the exemption and you experience an equipment failure which renders your GPS mapping instrumentation unusable then you must descend to the Class G airspace below you.

UHF Radios

All communications during the event will be via UHF radios.

NoNos

Smoking

During summer the hazard of bush fires is a serious danger.

Smoking is prohibited on launch and in all goal and landing fields by all pilots and their crew. Smoking is permitted only inside the confines of a car.

Penalties may be applied at the discretion of the competition director for infringements of the smoking rules.

Landing in designated “no landing areas”  

The no landing areas are marked in the pilot notes, on the launch notice board and here on the VHPA site guide. They are detailed in this airspace format file

Penalties:

Where a pilot lands in an area designated as an NLZ -

1. For the first offence, this pilot will be issued a warning and will need to provide NEVHGC (or its delegate) assurances (including demonstration of adequate in-flight access to the required information) of how such an infraction may be avoided in the future.

A penalties of up to 200 points may be applied at the discretion of the competition director

2. For a second offence, this pilot's flying privileges for all NEVHGC flying sites will be suspended for two weeks from when the infraction occurred. Note: This penalty may be applied retrospectively at the discretion of NEVHGC (or its delegate).