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|F5J electric soaring competition: A tutorial||2014||---||Samu Mantyniemi||Tutorial||4 mins|
|F5J Eurotour Weilheim||2016||EU-Weilheim||tomashruby||Contest||Note 1|
|EU F5J contest series||2019-2013||Europe||Jure Pečar||Library||Note 2|
|F5J Tisza Cup||2015||EU-Hungary||Jure Pečar||Contest||Note 3|
|F5J German Open||2013||EU-Weilheim||Jure Pečar||Contest||Note 4|
|F5J German Open||2014||EU-Weilheim||Jure Pečar||Contest||Note 5|
|F5J South Moravia Cup||2014||EU-Czech Rep||Jure Pečar||Contest||Note 6|
|F5J Holič flyoffs & refly||2013||EU-Slovak Rep||Jure Pečar||Contest||Note 7|
|Flightcomp video library||2021-2016||USA||Ali Khani||Library||Note 8|
|What is F5J? A tutorial||2021-04 Apr||USA||Ali Khani||Tutorial||35 mins|
|F5J at the Ranch||2021-10 Oct||USA-AZ||Ali Khani||Contest||56 mins|
|Buzz Averill Memorial F5J||2021-07 Aug||USA-NM||Ali Khani||Contest||33 mins|
|F5J in Visalia #2||2021-06 June||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Contest||1hr 10min|
|F5J in So. Calif||2021-04 Apr||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Contest||46 mins|
|Southwest Classic F5J||2021-02 Feb||USA-AZ||Ali Khani||Contest||42 mins|
|F5J in the Desert||2020-12 Dec||USA-AZ||Ali Khani||Contest||31 mins|
|North/South F5J Challenge||2020-10 Oct||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Contest||37 mins|
|F5J in the Rockies||2020-09 Sept||USA-Denver||Ali Khani||Contest||26 mins|
|F5J in Visalia #2||2020-07 Jul||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Contest||21 mins|
|F5J in Visalia #1||2020-06 June||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Contest||17 mins|
|Southwest Classic F5J||2020-02 Feb||USA-AZ||Ali Khani||Contest||21 mins|
|North/South F5J Challenge||2019-11 Nov||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Contest||17 mins|
|Kravi Hora F5J||2019-06 June||EU-Czech Rep||Ali Khani||Contest||13 mins|
|Visalia F5J #2||2019-06 June||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Contest||13 mins|
|F5J in Vegas||2019-05 May||USA-NV||Ali Khani||Contest||20 mins|
|F5J in Visalia #1||2019-03 Mar||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Contest||13 mins|
|Low level thermaling practice||2018-07 Jul||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Practice||6 min|
|F5J in the Rockies||2018-06 June||USA-Denver||Ali Khani||Contest||Note 9|
|F5J in Visalia #1||2018-03 Mar||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Contest||6 mins|
|F5J in the Desert||2017-12 Dec||USA-AZ||Ali Khani||Contest||Note 10|
|Samba Cup F5J||2017-09 Sep||EU-Czech Rep||Ali Khani||Contest||Note 11|
|Buzz Averill Memorial F5J||2017-07 Aug||USA-NM||Ali Khani||Contest||6 mins|
|F5J in Hollister||2017-07 Jul||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Contest||4 mins|
|F5J in Visalia #2||2017-06 June||USA-CA||Ali Khani||Contest||Note 12|
|F5J in the Desert||2016-12 Dec||USA-AZ||Ali Khani||Contest||Note 13|
|Top 10 Tour award ceremony||2021-12 Dec||USA-AZ||Chris Bajorek||F5J USA Tour||19 mins|
|Samba Cup F5J||2021-09 Sep||EU-Czech Rep||Jo Grini||Contest||Note 14|
|Samba Cup F5J||2021-09 Sep||EU-Czech Rep||Venda Vendovic||Contest||6 mins|
|Samba Cup F5J||2021-09 Sep||EU-Czech Rep||Robert Bartok||Contest||3 mins|
|Samba Cup F5J||2021-09 Sep||EU-Czech Rep||Radim Barč||Contest||22 mins|
|1st F5J World Champ.-Senior fly-offs||2019-08f Aug||EU-Slovak Rep||Jure Pečar||Contest||Note 15|
|1st F5J World Champ.-Day 3||2019-08c Aug||EU-Slovak Rep||Jure Pečar||Contest||25 mins|
|1st F5J World Champ.-Day 4||2019-08d Aug||EU-Slovak Rep||Jure Pečar||Contest||49 mins|
|F5J World Cup-Trnava||2019-08 Aug||EU-Slovak Rep||Jure Pečar||Contest||Note 16|
|F5J Trešnjevka Cup||2019-10 Oct||EU-Croatia||Jure Pečar||Contest||47 mins|
|F5J Slovakia-Holic||2010-07 Jul||EU-Slovak Rep||Matic Sevšek||Contest||Note 17|
|Krsko F5J||2010-04 Apr||EU-Slovak Rep||Matic Sevšek||Contest||Note 18|
|House Mountain F5J||2021-06 June||USA-TN||gregory finney||Contest||9 mins|
|F5J EuroCup||2008-06 June||EU-Slovak Rep||2solar2solar||Contest||Note 19|
|1st F5J World Champ.-Day 5||2019-08e Aug||EU-Slovak Rep||Jure Pečar||Contest||21 mins|
|1st F5J World Champ.-Day 2||2019-08b Aug||EU-Slovak Rep||Jure Pečar||Contest||43 mins|
|1st F5J World Champ.-Day 1||2019-08a Aug||EU-Slovak Rep||Jure Pečar||Contest||40 mins|
Note 1 – Classic low altitude launch “battle” during first fly-off round.
Note 2 – The F5J community was fortunate to have Jure Pečar record many regional contests through 2019. If you have never flown F5J they are fun and educational to watch.
Note 3 – (30mins) This video covered the fly-off rounds. As you watch note how many pilots are flying. Remember, only the top 30% of pilots are in the fly-offs so you can see how popular F5J is in Europe. You’ll see some pilots who gambled too low on launch and paid the price. Otherwise lots of good low-altitude flying to watch.
Note 4 – (26mins) This is a great demonstration of a contest task where everyone took a shot at staying very low for maximum points. Start viewing at 5:35 for the launch and low altitude gaggle where 3 planes finally made it up with lots of good thermaling while 2 failed after giving their best. This is what F5J is all about. Note the smooth steady thermal circling by the pilots.
Note 5 – (39 mins) The following year’s F5J contest in Weilheim. A cloudy day but still good air for many.
Note 6 – (52 mins) Another example of F5J contest tasks attempted by aggressive pilots who take low launch altitudes mostly over a grove of apricot trees. The risk of tangling with the treetops is evident.
Note 7 – (30 mins) Since this video is just of the fly-off rounds the pilots are all flying aggressively i.e. attempting low altitude Start Heights. Here are times for some specific events:
1:20 Low altitude launches, fly-off round 1.
12:30 Low altitude launches, fly-off round 2.
14:50 Midair collision, round 2.
18:30 Details of the plane damage from the midair at 14:50.
21:00 Low altitude launch, refly round.
22:00 A truly amazing very low altitude launch. Tight turns on a wingtip and up she goes!
Note 8 – Video library from Ali Khani at Flightcomp. Ali’s library is packed with fun/exciting F5J contest videos and informative F5J flight and glider construction videos.
Note 9 – From Ali: “My first time flying F5J in Denver, great field and good bunch of guys! Weather was generally good but challenging. Heavy rain and wind came in just before fly-off rounds so they were cancelled. Crazy mid air collision between 3 models at 5:30”
Note 10 – From Ali: “The field at Queen Creek is very good and this event has a good turnout from all over the USA. Really fun event. Conditions were calm, light wind, and light lift. Uber light floaty models reigned supreme, so 6 of the 10 fly-off models being Ultimas. ”
Note 11 – (8 mins) From Ali: “This year conditions were not as ideal as last summer. Very strong wings prevailed Saturday sending everyone scrambling for strong models and lots of ballast. Cold and rainy weather moved in on Sunday.”
Note 12 – From Ali: “Very hot conditions, mild winds for most of the contest, picking up for fly-offs. Challenging lift with water and green crops all around the field. ”
Note 13 – This was the first F5J USA Tour event! Dec 2016 at Queen Creek AZ hosted by EVEF (now SWSS).
Note 14 – (9 mins) Beautiful aerial scenery and ground shots from the Samba Cup 2021. 114 pilots and 14 lanes in event.
Note 15 – (1hr 18mins) For exciting write-ups of the USA F5J WC team at the first F5J World Championships see the 2019 September and November F5J USA Tour newsletters here.
Note 16 – (1hr 12min) This is a FAI F5J World Cup event, a competition before the 1st F5J World Championship. 185 pilots competed, making it the largest F5J event ever flown (as of Dec 2021).
Note 17 – (10 min) This is another early F5J competition in Slovakia.
Note 18 – (9 min) This is an early F5J event in Slovakia. Note that Jure Pečar flew in this very early F5J contest and placed well! Also note that the transmitters used by the pilots in this event were not 2.4 yet.
Note 19 – (4 mins, 2008) This is the earliest video record of F5J competition from the region where true F5J was born: in Slovakia. In 2010 the USA started ALES.