Czech Republic, August 27-30 2020
"We have no transoceanic ports and no transoceanic ships. The air is our sea." These were the words said by Jan Bervida in 1929, a main promoter of civil aviation in Czechoslovakia. Our pilots soon became world leaders and our aircraft industries were able to produce machines of the highest quality. I believe that these words about Czech aerial sea were, in many aspects, proven right - this event is part of this heritage. That is why Olomouc will host the 43rd Grand Prix of model airplanes in early June.
Airplanes and aerosport belong to our city. Olomouc has a particular place in the history of Czech aviation. The airport in Neredin is indeed one of the ports of this aerial sea - it hosted the first flight of Jan Kaspar in Moravia and the local airport used to play an important role for Czech Air Force. The airplane model community has a strong representation in Olomouc and I am pleased that the community has a good reputation also in the world.
Our city hosts the Czech National Championship on a regular basis - it hosted a World Championship in this beautiful and highly recognised sport as well. I believe this year will make both the participants and the spectators very happy. I dare to say that thanks to airplane models we return to our childhood, regardless of age, when almost every boy loved models, airplanes and aerial adventures.
Mgr. Miroslav Žbánek, MPA
Mayor of the Statutory City of Olomouc
The 43. GRAND PRIX will take place at Olomouc Airport, which is located in the vicinity of the city Olomouc, in Czech Republic.
Olomouc Airport is an active airport for small and recreational aircraft, however, for the duration of the GRAND PRIX, all activity will be suspended. For the purposes of the competition, a large smoothgrass field will be used, with tarmac 420×40m landing strip for take-offs and landings.
The flying site will be available for free practice (date to be specified).
|Tomáš Andrlík||Tomáš Ciniburk||Tomáš Ciniburk|
|Rob Metkemeijer||Jiří Klein||Jiří Klein|
|RP van den Bosch||Joep van de Klok||Tomáš Andrlík|
|Andreas Kaiser||RP van den Bosch||Jan Sedláček|
|Roman Pojer||Roman Pojer||Peet Doddema|
|Bram Lentjes||Marcel Huisman||Joris Crèvecoeur|
|Federico Tomás||Gilles DESGRUELLES||Oudin|
|NICOLAS YEPES SANCHEZ||Hervè OUDIN||Tomáš Živný|
|BEATRIZ YEPES SANCHEZ||Tomáš Živný|
|Holger Mittelstädt||Jiří Novotný|
|Ray van de Klok|
Registrováno účastníků: 34.
Competitors registered: 34.
Olomouc is situated close to motorways D35 (E442) and D46 (E462). The recommended route from Prague is via motorway D1.
Olomouc Airport is located approximately 5 km from the city centre. The city and the suburban area surrounding the city provide a variety of hotels, therefore the organising team negotiated discounted prices for the participants and their families.
It is the teams responsibility
to book accommodation in good time.
The organizer will arrange the possibility of camping at the airport site.
There are many hotels at various distances from the airport.
We recommend that you book your accommodation in good time.
Following hotels are ranging
from ** to **** and are very cost effective.
27th August 2020 (Thursday)
Arrivals, training from 12 to 7 pm
28th August 2020 (Friday)
Training from 9 am to 11 am
11 am to 12 the Opening ceremony
Racing day 2 rounds 12 to 7 pm
29th August 2020 (Saturday)
Racing day 4 - 5 rounds from 9 am to 7 pm.
Banquet at AIR BAR on 8 pm. (Included in entry fees)
30th August 2020 (Sunday)
Racing day 1 – 2 rounds, semifinals and finals from 9 am to 3 pm
Closing ceremony on 3 pm
All models and material, also during the WCH, can be sent to a central address close to the flying site – 4 km. Jiří Klein sr., is the owner of the company below. This is for the sole purpose of storage before the beginning of the event.
All children below 15 years of age are not required to pay entry (i.e. Supporter) fees. They are also eligible to a free entry to the closing banquet. However, the organisers will require the identity of the children for Health and Safety purposes.
July in Olomouc and Czech Republic usually offers stable weather conditions, with average temperature being 24.5 °C. The average rainfall is 50 mm and the weather is generally sunny or partially cloudy. The wind is mild, averaging 5 km/h, south-west direction.
The frequency band for aero-modelling in Czech Republic is the 35 MHz band: 35.000 - 35.220 MHz. All competitors that use equipment in the 35 MHz band are requested to have 2 frequencies available for use.
Commercially available 2,4 GHz radio control systems are permitted. These systems have to comply with the European Standard EN 300328.
The use of 2,4 GHz systems is highly recommend.
In case 2 or more competitors use the same frequency in the 35 MHz band, a transmitter impound will be organized for these competitors.
In Czech Republic, in the GHz band, only 2,4 GHz frequency is allowed.
All correspondence preferably via e-mail
Daskabát 185, 77900 Olomouc
+44 (0) 747 259 2049 (International – English)
+420 608 520 132 (Czech and Russian only)
The official website for the World Championship is
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