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.
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 lead to giving 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. Less rounds can be flown though and tasks can be skipped; this site will dynamically adjust the results to the actual tasks and rounds flown.
If you are interested in running an event, please see the PPC Judge's Guide for further details.
The FAI Sporting Code Section 5, Chapter 5 should apply for these events. Additionally, the same suit without any changes or modifications of parts must be used for the whole event. Weights must not be worn for individual tasks. Propulsion systems must not be used. In flight performance indicators must not be used.
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. Where feasible, 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.
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 can be lowered slightly to 500m (1500ft) above the competition window to prevent excessive diving and to compensate for the complicated jumprun. 500m (1500ft) above the competition window should be given to the competitor, though, to set-up towards the DZ and to settle into a good flying position.
For the time task, the time spend in the evaluation window will be recorded; 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 will be recorded; 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 will be recorded; 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.
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. In case of a tie, the highest individual result breaks the tie.
Different classes are supported by PPC. We suggest to split competitors into 'Open' and 'Intermediate' class based on this table. 'Tracking' can also be included.
Every flight uploaded for a competition will automatically be included in the worldwide ranking.
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