Landing Competition For Pilots


From the press release, Oniakaloha Airfield:

So you think you can land?

Oniakaloha Airfield is hosting a Landing and Best in Show competition on September 26th at 2pm SLT. This is a WW2 Themed event. Over 30,000L value in prizes up for grabs!! Please see the notecard for more details.

Contact Thomm Box with any questions.

More details after the jump:

September 26, 2015 @ 2pm SLT.
Prior to the start of the Competition there will be a 1 hour warm up session where pilots will be allowed to practice their landings.

Both Events are restricted to WW2 era planes only.

The runway is a small, therefor, planes larger than the Lockheed Electra are not going to be allowed to compete.
Example, the DC-3 has too long of a wingspan to land on the runway.

Landing competitors will be graded on multiple things during their landing. You will be judged on Aircraft Difficulty, Approach, Speed, Flare, Rollout, and Taxi off the runway.

Each Competitor will get 2 attempts with the highest score to be recorded.

Aircraft Difficulty explained further: As it is known, there are planes from various creators in secondlife that emulate real life flight characteristics. If a competitor chooses to compete in one of these planes, they will be awarded a higher score in the difficulty rating by the judges.

Following the Landing Competition, there will be a Best in Show competition. This is where designers can show off their best paint jobs and compete for a chance at the prize table.

Straight from the Best in Show Judge: “Art criteria for paints. The paint should be authentic to the period, as well as showing an understanding of Sl Shaders. The paint should show a good artistic hand, an appropriate color selection, proper font usage, display of weathering and use of gloss and environment attributes to portray a convincing aircraft surface.

Some of the prizes up for grabs: <ZSK & A-T. P51D Mustang, THI P-39 Fatpack…..and more to be announced at a later date.

Currently the prize table is exceeding $L20,000 in value and is expected to grow even further as we pick up more sponsors for this event.

Current Sponsors as of 9/4/2015

Feel free to stop by the airfield at any time and practice your landings.

Any questions, please direct them to the Event Director, Tom Box (Thomm.Box)

Stay tuned for further information and a link to register for the events. (Google Form)

Tom Box
Event Director – Oniakaloha Airfield


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