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Invitation

With great pleasure, Qatar R/C Sport Center takes the honor to invite FAI F3D, F3T, F3E, F3R with limited technology (Only OS .46, Thunder Tiger .46, composite and wooden airframes).  pilots to participate in the 2023 Qatar International Pylon Race meet to be held at QRCSC Airfield, Qatar

Flying Site

The competition will be held at the QRCSC airfield, which is located 55 KM to the north of Doha

Location: Longitude 25°45’54.7″N (25.765196), Latitude 51°22’52.3″E (51.381181)

On google maps: Q98J+39 Simsimah

QRCSC airfield is a Model Aircraft only airfield, 850 meters runway 24 meters wide, 1 square KM, with permanent clearance up to 1000 Ft altitude from the civil aviation authority.vThe winds in Qatar are mostly northern and southern, so take-off will be crosswind with landings coming from north or south. The take-off and landing area is on asphalt and artificial grass for E-Racers, with a sand base pilot flying area covered by an artificial grass carpet. F3R with limited technology (only OS .46, Thunder Tiger . 46, composite and wooden airframes)

A safety inspection will be conducted.

Transport

QRCSC Airport is situated on Doha Expressway, Exit 54

Hamad Intl Airport: 1:10 hrs by car, no traffic

Doha City Center:     45 mnts by car, no traffic

Lusail City:                 30 mnts by car, no traffic

Alkhor City:                20 mnts hrs by car, no traffic

Our Partner Car rental “SIXT” is offering the below

  1. 10% discount on pre-paid reservations (pay now).
  2. 5% discount on pay-on-arrival reservations

The discount code will be shared soon

Weather

November usually offers relatively stable weather conditions in Qatar, with temperatures between 20° and 30° C.

The competition has been scheduled over a 3 days period (plus 1 day reserve), so in case of a period of unstable weather, there will be extra time available

Web site.

The official website for the Event is www.qatarpylonrace2023.com

Web site.

The official website for the Event is www.qatarpylonrace2023.com

Time schedule

Tuesday, Nov 21st

Complementary Doha Bus tour, further details to be announced

Wednesday, Nov 22nd

09:00 – 17:00            Open practice day

17:30 – 19:30            Complementary Arabic Dinner at the field

Thursday, Nov 23rd  

09:00 – 09:30            Opening Ceremony

09:30 – 10:00             Pilot Meeting             

10:00 – 11:30            Racing

11:30 – 13:00            Lunch Break

13:00 – 17:00            Racing

TBD                             Banquet

Friday, Nov 24th

09:00 – 11:30            Racing

11:30 – 13:00            Lunch Break

13:00 – 17:00            Racing

TBD                             Banquet

Saturday, Nov 25th

09:00 – 12:00            Racing

12:00 – 13:00              Lunch

13:00 – 16:00            Semi-Finals / Finals

16:00 – 17:30            Award Presentation / Closing Ceremony

 21:00  – 23:00   Gala Dinner is planned (to be confirmed, extra charge might apply)

 Sunday, Nov 26th

Reserve Day

Competition rules

The event will be held according to:

  • FAI Sporting Code General Section.
  • FAI Sporting Code Section 4 Aeromodelling CIAM General Rules Volume 2023 Edition.
  • FAI Sporting Code Section 4 Aeromodelling Volume F3 Pylon 2023 Edition.
  • FAI Code of Ethics.
  • FAI Anti‐Doping Rules.

FAI licenses

Each competitor must possess an FAI Sporting License valid for the year of the event. This license must be registered in the FAI License database.

Classifications and Awards:

Trophies and prize money will be awarded for the first, second, and third in each class. Prize money are $5000, $3000, and $2000

Foods and beverages

Food & Beverage will be offered at the flying site during event days for a reasonable price.

Language

English, Arabic

Dress Code & Traditions

Find more about Qatar via https://visitqatar.com/intl-en/about-qatar/traditions-in-qatar

Anti-doping

Use of substances listed on the WADA List is prohibited.

In case a competitor must take any of the substances listed on the WADA Prohibited List for medical treatment then must have a Therapeutic Use Exemption from the FAI.

Entry Fees:

Pilots flying F3R with limited Tech.            300 QAR

Pilots flying F3T                                          300 QAR

Pilots flying F3D                                          300 QAR

Pilots flying F3E                                            300 QAR

Callers                                                            Free

Storage space

We are working on availing a storage space for shipping airplanes in advance, and will announce the same once ready

Radio frequencies

All commercially available 2.4 GHz spread spectrum radio systems are permitted and recommended.

Fuel

Practice fuel will be available for purchase.

Competition fuel for, F3T, and F3R (with limited tech.) will be provided in accordance with CIAM General Rules C.13.7.

Prices for practice fuel are as follows:

F3T / F3R       (12.5€,13.5US$ or 50 QAR/ L)

F3D                 (8€, 8.5US$ or 32 QAR/ L)

Miscellaneous:

  • Voltage in Qatar is 220V – 50Hz
  • The official currency of the event is Qatari Riyal (1€ = 3.87 QAR, 1US$ = 3.65 QAR approx)
  • Participants should check with their local Qatar Embassy or Consulate regarding entry/exit visa requirements
  • Driving is on the right-hand side of the road

 

Accommodation

  • It’s up to the pilots to book their accommodation

    Recommendations

     (4 star) The Curve hotel (www.thecurvehotel.com.qa) in the heart of Doha, is offering the below (rates in QAR)

thecurvehotel

  • Please contact: j.dizon@thecurvehotel.qa for booking, you must mention that you are coming for the race to get this rate

    We are working on other 3 star & 5 Star accommodation

    Also, there are hotels in and around Doha, Alkhor:

    Hotel Alsultan Beach (23 minutes away)  https://www.alsultanbeachresort.com

    Simaisma A Murwab Resort (30 minutes away)  https://www.simaisma.com  

    Or search hotels in Lusail city, Doha City.. Loads of options are available

Any queries..? Please communicate with Smitty on: +974 55862755, or qatarcomposites@gmail.com

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