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Event Rules

Note: Effective March 1st 2015, these rules have been accepted for Wingsuit Performance Flying by the IPC.


In addition to individual ranking of flights, this site supports judging performance oriented wingsuit performance competitions as a multi-task event for the three combined categories time, distance and speed.

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The rules for these events are based on the well established FAI F3B class for model-sailplanes to measure the different aspects of high-performance flying. This format measures the three different performance parameters of an airplane (best lift, least drag and best glide ratio) and combines them into a single result instead of concentrating on one parameter only, which would inevitably give an unfair advantage to a pilot with a certain build and would lead to suits optimized into one direction only.

A minimum of two rounds is suggested with each round consisting of one time, distance and speed task.

The FAI Sporting Code, General Section and Section 5 apply for these events. Additionally, the same suit without any changes or modifications of parts must be used for all tasks of a single round. No weights must be worn. Propulsion systems must not be used. No electronic devices should be worn near the official measuring device.

PPC supports different classes. Competitors should be grouped into 'Advanced', 'Intermediate' and 'Rookie' classes based on this table. 'Tracking' might also also be included as a seperate class.

Please contact us for further details if you are interested in organising an event.

Tasks

The order of tasks and the number of rounds for each task is at the discretion of the organiser, although two rounds should be flown for each task as a minimum. All participants should perform a task on the same or adjacent loads to minimize wind influence.

Each task is judged like the individual competitions on this site in a 1000m (3300ft) window between 3000m (9850ft) and 2000m (6550ft) AGL. Should the competitor cross the borders of the competition window multiple times, the first crossing of the border counts.

Jumprun

A crosswind jumprun 2 nm upwind of the DZ is suggested to give every competitor a clean shot back to the DZ. Staggered openings further increase seperation. Exit altitude should be 3650m (12000ft) AGL to allow competitors to set-up towards the DZ and to settle into a good flying position while preventing excessive diving.

For the time task, the time spend in the evaluation window counts; the longer you stay in the competition window, the better.

For the distance task, the horizontal distance covered over ground while in the evaluation window counts; the further you fly while in the competition window, the better.

For the speed task, the highest average horizontal speed over ground achieved while in the evaluation window counts; the further you fly in the shortest time while in the competition window, the better.

The results of each single task in a round will be normalized to the best result of this task, i.e. the competitor performing best in a given task receives a score of 100% with the other competitors receiving scores according to their relative performance. No points will be rewarded for a task not flown. Zero points may be awarded for safety violations.

Scoring

The scores for all rounds for each task will be averaged for each competitor and added up to calculate the overall ranking for this event for a maximum of 300 points.

Every flight uploaded during a competition will automatically be included in the worldwide ranking.

Running an Event

Since 2004, Paralog® has been used to judge Wingsuit Performance Competitions. In 2008, the Paralog Performance Competition added online real-time judging and online sharing of the results.

Paralog and the Paralog Performance Competition have a proven track record of 10+ years of supporting and developing Wingsuit Performance Flying with 50+ succesfully judged competitons and 5500+ processed Wingsuit Performance Flights.

This experience was recognized in 2015 by the IPC by adopting the rules developed by and for the Paralog Performance Competition as the official international rules for Wingsuit Performance Flying and by choosing Paralog and the the Paralog Performance Competition web site as the official judging system.

Please contact us for further details if you are interested in organising an event.