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|The FAI rule does not quite coincide with the Ladder rule quoted below:
Ladder Rule 11.1. Full cross-country points plus a bonus are awarded for declared flights where the declared start, turn and finish points are all rounded in the declared order AND the height loss between the start and finish points is the lesser of 1000m or 1% of the distance flown.
I'm not incredibly fussed either way. What I'm trying to point out is that the difference between an airborne dec. and one on the ground is more technical than actual. If you are *really* keen, you can launch, fly around a bit, check out the weather, then land for an instant declaration plus relight to exactly the starting position you want. Maybe you save 5 minutes by doing it in the air but that's about the only advantage...
You can change your mind on task now - if you don't like the first TP to start with you can go to one of the others then go back to the first one later... This is my interpretation of the FAI rules.
1.44 b) A declared flight from a START POINT via up to three TURN POINTS to a FINISH POINT. If the FINISH POINT is the landing place it need not be declared. The TURN POINTS must be at least 10 kilometres apart and may be claimed once, >>>in any sequence<<<, or not at all.
I have to say I'm not sure how that got in there but there it is...
Hoo-bloody-ray - I was begining to think i was on my own on this one.
Futhermore - Is it really safe to unplug the logger so you can then spend time programing when pehaps you should be looking out.
How long before some one gets swiped out of the sky.
I am dead against declaring in the air. I suppose it is what you have got used to, but for my money the whole skill of the exercise is to look at the weather set your own task and then see how well you can do. Decalring in the air is, for me, dumbing things down. What is next? Do we allow changing your mind at a turning point and going elsewhere.?