Welcome everybody to the VirtualOnlineContest (VOLC)

Here's how it works:

1.) Before flying: Register a competition callsign (two characters, alphanumerical, e.g. EC, N8 or 9C) by posting below and on the fgtracker page: https://fgtracker.ml/modules/fgtracker/

2.) Fly: Do a glider flight with one of these gliders on the FGTRACKER server (mpserver15.flightgear.org):

*ASK13

*Ka6

*ASK21

*ASW28

*ASW20

*LS4

*LS8

*Bergfalke

*DG-101G

*DG-1000

-> post below to add more gliders

3.) After flying: File a pilot report below containing these informations:

-Competition Callsign

-Departure Airport

-Type of takeoff (aerotow/winch)

-Destination Airport

-Aircraft

-Evidence (fgtracker link)

4.) Evaluation:

There are three leagues:

- FarFly: distance flown counts

- SpeedLeague: distance flown and average speed counts

- HighFly: maximum altitude counts

...and three evaluations:

- Monthly: Every month the three best pilots of each league and the best three pilots of all leagues are published

- Yearly: Every year the three best pilots of each league and the best three pilots of all leagues (yearly champions) are published

5. Rules

I) Only pure gliders may take part, later on motor gliders may be added

II) Takeoff may be accomplished by winch or by aerotow

III) Point evaluation:

III.I) Distance flown: Flights can count as direct flights or triangle flights, the decision is done automatically based on what brings more points.

III.I.I) Direct flights: The distance from the point of lift-off to point of touchdown counts. You get 1 point per kilometre.

III.I.II) Triangle flights: The distance between the three most far apart points counts. You get 0.7 points per kilometre.

III.II) Average speed: The calculated distance flown (as in III.I) is divided by the time between lift-off and touchdown. You get 0.1 points per km/h.

III.III) Maximum altitude: The maximum altitude as displayed by the flight tracker in metres.

III.IV) League FarFly: Every distance point counts.

III.V) League SpeedLeague: Average speed points are added to distance flown points.

III.VI) League HighFly: Raw maximum altitude in metres is compared

Registered pilots:

*Y1 (ASW20), legoboyvdlp

*EC (various), D-ECHO

*LD (mainly ASW28), Oswald

*PI (various), Pinto

Flights yet logged for this month's ranking:

Y1 https://fgtracker.ml/modules/fgtracker/ ... ID=6938328

FarFly: 10 points

SpeedLeague: 15(14.5) points

HighFly: ~431.9 meters

LD https://fgtracker.ml/modules/fgtracker/ ... ID=6940266

FarFly: 36 points

SpeedLeague: 37(36.9) points

HighFly: ~2385 meters

PI https://fgtracker.ml/modules/fgtracker/ ... ID=6940354

FarFly: 210 points

SpeedLeague: 212 points

HighFly: ~2745 meters

EC https://fgtracker.ml/modules/fgtracker/ ... ID=6944757

FarFly: 31 points

SpeedLeague: 37 points

HighFly: ~1839 meters

Have fun soaring!