Category Archives: 2015

Briefing schedule

The following briefings are scheduled for a competition flight:

Dec 6 – 05:00 & 14:00
Dec 7 – 05:00 & 14:00 (both briefings cancelled)
Dec 8 – 05:00 & 14:00 (both briefings cancelled)
Dec 9 – 05:00 & 14:00
Dec 10 – 05:00 & 14:00 (14:00 briefing cancelled)
Dec 11 – 05:00 – Event debriefing at 11:00

As per rule I.7, the  last  flying  day  will  be  December  11th AM, unless the minimum number of tasks under rule have not been achieved, in  which  case  the  last  flying  day  will  be  December  11 PM.

Training flights

Detailed instructions about training flights can be found here:

WAG AX Training flights instructions.pdf

UPDATE 03.12.2015 23:00:
Briefings will be

Dec 4th
05:00
in the Briefing room, Grand Excelsior Hotel.

Dec 5th
05:00
 in the Briefing room, Grand Excelsior Hotel.

IMPORTANT: No individual training flights are permitted !!! All flights must be done under the coordination of Mike Howard. Attendance of the briefing is mandatory for each flight.

Car and balloon pickup for competitors

Latest update: 02.12.2015

The following process has been organized for all competitors to pick up their cars and balloon equipment:

Starting from Dec 2nd, 2015:

10:00 – 13:00 – Pickup of cars at Palm DZ (RTA Building, not Registration tent!!). Tell them you are a pilot and require van for retrieving the balloon. Select a van. Give them the following documents:

  • a copy!!! (please make copy before coming) of your passport
  • a copy!!! (please make copy before coming) of driving license: all drivers
  • credit card: make sure authorizations are possible on the card

After pickup of car – Drive to the West Gate of the farm (2654/7987), tell them you are coming to pick up your balloon. Drive and collect your equipment from the hangar.

WAG AX HangarFarm

After pickup of balloon – You will be able to refuel your balloon at the times and location as announced on this ENB.

OTHER RECOMMENDATION: Please download the RTA SmartDrive App for your smartphone. It’s a perfect navigation app for Dubai.

SmartDrive on Google Play Store
SmartDrive on Apple App Store

Map for WAG AX competition

The official map will only be available as digital version, to be downloaded here.

No paper map will be available!

Download here the latest version of a standard map:
WAGDubaiv2b.zip (.map&image for Ozi)
WAGDubaiv2b.rmap (for CompeGPS/TwoNav)

The best map for flying and navigating is Google Earth. Download here a calibrated version with all PZs and other areas defined on it:
WAGDubaiGEv2.zip (.map&image for Ozi)
WAGDubaiGEv2.rmap (for CompeGPS/TwoNav)

The following kml files include:
– a black area that will mainly be used for flying and is sized for printing,
– main PZs and flying areas
– additional PZs that will be updated if needed.
 WAG AX Map Overlay v6_2_zip (UPDATE WITH NEW PZ32)

The official map used for scoring will be defined at the general briefing. A file with the borders of PZs, as used in scoring, will also be published later.

Note: The modifications on version 2 are:
– PZ and area overlay for the Google Earth version
– image optimization on standard map

Another image-optimized version may be published later.

Entry list for WAG

The following competitors are entered in the WAG AX competition (Nov. 30th, 2015):

1 AUS KAVANAGH Sean
2 AUS SCAIFE Matthew
3 AUT SIMONER Andreas
4 AUT STURZLINGER Gerald
5 BEL DE COCK Philippe
6 BEL TIMMERS Jan
7 BEL VLEGELS Steven
8 BRA DA SILVA Marcos
9 BRA KALOUSDIAN Rubens
10 BRA LIMA Lupercio
11 BRA PASSOS Fabio
12 BRA SILVESTRE Luis
13 CAN ADAMS Jason
14 CHN LIU Xiang
15 CRO MIKLOUSIC Igor
16 CZE KUBICEK Petr
17 CZE LINEK David
19 DEN MUNDT Christoffer
20 ESP ARACIL Ricardo
21 ESP LLADO COSTA Josep-Maria
22 FRA BOURBIER Michel
23 FRA LEGENDRE Patrick
24 FRA ODOUARD Jean-Philippe
25 FRA SEIGEOT Clément
26 FRA VITRY Martin
27 GBR BAREFORD David
28 GBR HOLLY Andrew
29 GBR MUIR Lindsay
30 GER GOHLER Sven
31 GER PIEPER Markus
32 GER SCHNEIDER Uwe
33 GER SIEBEL Thomas
34 GER STRASMANN David
35 JPN FUJITA Yudai
36 JPN KODAMA Yoshimi
37 JPN MASUMOTO Yoshihiro
38 JPN MIYATA Hiroki
39 JPN SUE Tetsuhiro
40 LAT VEVERE Kristine
41 LTU KOSTIUSKEVICIUS Rimas
42 LTU KOSTIUSKEVICIUS Rokas
43 LTU SVIDERSKIS Vytautas
44 LUX BETZEN Nico
45 LUX WEBER Colin
46 MEX ARAGON Odin
47 NED BROEDERS Henk
48 POL FILUS Witold
49 RUS DENISENKO Artem
50 RUS DULTSEV Alexander
51 RUS LATYPOV Sergey
52 RUS MENYAYLO Ivan
53 SLO SORN Avi Slavko
54 SUI BLASER Marc
55 SUI HOCHREUTENER David
56 SUI ZEBERLI Stefan
57 SVK BREZAN Juraj
58 SWE BALKEDAL Janne
59 SWE EKSTEDT Lars
60 UAE HOWARD Mike
61 UAE KILSBY Glyn
62 UKR KLYMENKO Vladyslav
63 USA BAIRD Andrew
64 USA CLIVER Harold
65 USA HEARTSILL Joe
66 USA HEARTSILL Rhett
67 USA PETREHN Johnny
68 USA PETREHN Paul
69 USA ZVADA Joseph