16th FAI World Precision Flying Championship

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16th FAI World Precision Flying Championship took place between July 19 - July 24, 2004 in Herning in Denmark, altogether with the 14th FAI World Rally Flying Championship (July 14-20).

There were 70 competitors from Poland (8), Czech Republic (8), South Africa (8), Denmark (8), Austria (6), France (5), Russia (4), United Kingdom (4), Sweden (4), Norway (4), Germany (3), Finland (3), Slovakia (2), Switzerland (2), Slovenia (1).

Most numerous airplane was Cessna 150 (27), then Cessna 152 (23), Cessna 172 (10). There were also two Glastar and Zlin Z-43's, single 3Xtrim, PZL Wilga 2000, Robin, Ikarus C42B, SAI KZ III, SOCATA Rallye.

Contest[edit]

On the July 19, 2004 there was an opening ceremony, on the next day an opening briefing and official practice.

On July 21 there was the first navigation competition, in which the first two places were taken by the Poles: Krzysztof Wieczorek (6 penalty points) and Marek Kachaniak (32 pts), the third by the Czech Petr Opat (33 pts).

On July 22 there was landings competition, won by Nathalie Strube (FRA, 4 pts) and Michał Bartler (POL, 4 pts), the third was Harri Vähämaa (FIN, 12 pts), all flying Cessna 152s. Krzysztof Wieczorek remained the leader in overall classification.

On July 23 there was the last, second navigation competition, in which the first three places were taken by the Poles: Krzysztof Wieczorek (24 pts), Wacław Wieczorek (Krzysztof's brother, 35 pts) and Zbigniew Chrząszcz ex aequo with Petr Opat (CZE, 41 pts).

On July 24 there was awards giving and closing ceremony.

Results[edit]

Individual[edit]

# Pilot Country Aircraft type Registration no. Penalty points for:
Observation + navigation + landings = total
1. Gold medal 16px.png Krzysztof Wieczorek  POL 3Xtrim 3X55 Trener SP-YEX 0 30 41 = 71
2. Silver medal 16px.png Petr Opat  CZE Cessna 152 OK-NAV 20 54 19 = 93
3. Bronze medal 16px.png Wacław Wieczorek  POL PZL Wilga 2000 SP-AHV 20 71 17 = 108
4. Marek Kachaniak  POL Cessna 152 SP-KDM 20 86 16 = 122
5. Nigel Hopkins  ZAF Cessna 150 OY-SUP 40 105 16 = 160
6. Michał Bartler  POL Cessna 152 SP-FGX 60 102 4 = 166
7. Zbigniew Chrząszcz  POL Cessna 152 SP-KDM 20 75 76 = 171
8. Jiří Jakeš  CZE Cessna 152 OK-NAV 50 82 46 = 178
9. František Cihlář  CZE Cessna 152 OK-IKC 60 62 66 = 188
10. Patrick Bats  FRA Cessna 152 F-GDDM 100 36 55 = 191

Team[edit]

Number of penalty points and place of three best competitors

  1.  Poland Gold medal 16px.png - 301 pts
    1. Krzysztof Wieczorek - 71 pts, #1
    2. Wacław Wieczorek - 108 pts, #3
    3. Marek Kachaniak - 122 pts, #4
  2.  Czech Republic Silver medal 16px.png - 459 pts
    1. Petr Opat - 93 pts, #2
    2. Jiří Jakeš - 178 pts, #8
    3. František Cihlář - 188 pts, #9
  3.  France Bronze medal 16px.png - 820 pts
    1. Patrick Bats - 191 pts, #10
    2. Nathalie Strube - 311 pts, #18
    3. Joël Tremblet - 318 pts, #21
  4.  Denmark - 1308 pts
    1. Hans Birkholm - 288 pts, #16
    2. Allan Hansen - 420 pts, #26
    3. Kurt Gabs - 600 pts, #36
  5.  Sweden - 1335 pts
  6.  Austria - 1647 pts
  7.  South Africa - 1929 pts
  8.  United Kingdom - 2314 pts
  9.  Norway - 2413 pts
  10.  Germany - 2461 pts
  11.  Russia - 3524 pts
  12.  Finland - 6482 pts

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