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Bitburg Airport- Bitburg- Germany – June 22-24- 2012

Bitburg to Host International Air Navigation Race

AviationExpo Europe can exclusively announce that the first ever International Air Navigation Race (ANR) will take place during the AviationExpo Europe event in Bitburg on 23rd June 2012.

The competition has been organised by the Aeroclubs from Switzerland- Germany and Luxembourg- who have selected Bitburg Airport as the ideal venue to stage this competition- parallel to the AviationExpo Europe event.

The Organisers behind AviationExpo Europe are delighted to add this competitive Air Navigation Sport programme to the event in 2012.

The competition is in keeping with the 'Spirit of London 2012' theme which is being incorporated into the Bitburg event to reflect the London 2012 Olympic games.

About The International ANR
Air Navigation Race (ANR) is a knock out competition where aircraft fly in elimination heats against each other. Thanks to ANRlive- everyone (crews and spectators alike) can participate in the race

The aircraft have to fly along predetermined corridors with irregular shapes at a specific speed (normally 80 knots). The corridors are generated by sophisticated mapping software to ensure they are of equal length. The software produces maps with four corridors to allow for four aircraft to fly in each heat.

Crews are handed their map with the printed corridor and are given thirty minutes to plan their flight. GNSS loggers are used to log the flight track with timing to the second.

At the conclusion of each heat there is a scored landing for the crew on the return to the airfield.

Crews are penalised for flying outside their corridors and for timing errors. Penalties are also awarded for the landing. Crews are eliminated on a heat by heat basis until there are three remaining. These three fly against each other to determine the final podium positions.

Contact Jean Birgen - jean.birgen@instalfit.lu

Don't miss out on this unique event! 
For information on stand bookings contact - Paddy Casey +44 (0) 20 8255 4218 paddy@avbuyer.com

Astrid Ayling astrid@avbuyer.com (English & German spoken)

For general enquiries contact - Alex Ayling +44 (0) 20 8549 3917 alex@avbuyer.com (English & German spoken) More information visit - www.expo.aero/europe

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