VintageAirRally Beach STOL Competition at Knokke-Heist

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VintageAirRally Beach STOL Competition at Knokke-Heist

Post by Sam Rutherford » 13 Feb 2018, 09:58

More information here:

https://www.hln.be/regio/knokke-heist/w ... ~a7ec3804/
https://www.aerovfr.com/2018/01/competi ... age-belge/
http://www.vintageairrally.com/rallies/ ... ompetition

But I'll also be talking at Ursel on Friday (16th Feb) evening, and at Wevelgem at 1400 on Saturday 3 March about the event. It would be great to meet lots of people and talk about both the VintageAirRally and our plans for landing lots of planes on the beach at Knokke 14-17 June.
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Re: VintageAirRally Beach STOL Competition at Knokke-Heist

Post by evyncke » 13 Feb 2018, 18:09

I heard about a landing fee of 450 EUR... Is it confirmed ?

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Re: VintageAirRally Beach STOL Competition at Knokke-Heist

Post by Sam Rutherford » 22 Feb 2018, 18:44

Sorry, only just seen this.

With regards to cost/value for money, please note that we're not doing a 'simple' STOL competition (if there is such a thing). We're using lasers for the measuring, livefeed updates of results, livestream VR from the tower (that we're building specially for the event) - even livestream VR from some of the aircraft in flight. The technology is there, we plan to use all of it.

The cost is 400EUR (plus VAT if you're not doing it professionally) and that includes:

Competition and ATC briefing.
Decals and stickers for your aircraft.
Unlimited additional landings dependent ATC (if the circuit is calm, you can go and go and go…).
All landings and take-offs are measured and recorded.
Your own page on the VintageAirRally website, and a post on the VintageAirRally Facebook.
VIP Passes (see below)
Chance of winning some amazing prizes (one is free hangarage for a year!).
All prizewinners have the entry fee returned to them.
Overnight parking (up to three nights) on the beach if you want.
Other things we’ve not yet thought of.
Waiving of all fees at all feeder airports during the Competition (Wycombe, Midden-Zeeland, Ostend, Ursel and Zuienkerke).
Video and photos of your landings (third-party, may be at additional cost).
Creation of a fully licenced and insured international airport (your current, normal, insurance is valid).

VIP Passes:

Aircrew card (personalised, valid 12 months).
Two free drinks.
VIP access to the Pilots Club.
VIP access to the Expo.
VIP access to the Aviation Art Fair.
Prizegiving cocktail (with drinks included).
Access to the seminars/events/presentations/interesting speakers (over 60 of these!).
Goodie bag.
Organisation of the event, support vehicles, safety and security (private and police) measures.

We didn't want to do cheap, we wanted (and will do) brilliant. If we could do cheap and brilliant we would - but we can't. Thus brilliant wins.

Hope that all makes sense. We have 72 aircraft so far, from all categories except electric - need to work on that!

Safe flights, Sam.
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Re: VintageAirRally Beach STOL Competition at Knokke-Heist

Post by sn26567 » 23 Feb 2018, 17:11

You're right to do it brilliant. Especially at Knokke-Zoute: the mayor would not allow cheaper.

I wish you a big success!
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Re: VintageAirRally Beach STOL Competition at Knokke-Heist

Post by Sam Rutherford » 23 Feb 2018, 17:15

Andre, thank you!
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Re: VintageAirRally Beach STOL Competition at Knokke-Heist

Post by evyncke » 23 Feb 2018, 19:45

I must admit that creating a real TWR and having custom/immigration to Schengen is a FEAT !

Looking forward for the NOTAM or AIP changes, keep us aware!

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Re: VintageAirRally Beach STOL Competition at Knokke-Heist

Post by Sam Rutherford » 23 Feb 2018, 19:55

EBKZ
Knokke-Zoute International Airport

:)
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Re: VintageAirRally Beach STOL Competition at Knokke-Heist

Post by Sam Rutherford » 09 May 2018, 18:29

So, NOTAM and AIP info should be published any moment, plus frequency, and Red Bull are sending a plane up from Austria to compete...

Still have spare slots for planes, and the VIP access passes go on sale this weekend!
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