IMAC FLIGHT LINES AND AIRSPACE
Structure of an IMAC flight line and relative airbox
Dedicated runways will be prepared for the event. They will be made of approximately 300X30 mt cured grass. They will provide access to an airbox of approximately 800X300 meters. The average distance between the pilot stand and the front display of the flight box will be approximately 150 meters. Therefore, the pilot will be able to perform rolling circles that will take his airplane up to 450 meters from him. We consider this distance to be sufficiently safe.
A judging-station will be organized behind each pilot stand. This will include the relative and dedicated electronic scoring technology support facility. A parking/gazebo area will be arranged close to each runway, enabling the pilots flying there the whole day to organize themselves properly.
Full-scale hangars will be made available to all the pilots who will prefer to maintain their airplane assembled during the whole duration of the event. Dedicated taxi routes will be highlighted to enable pilots to walk or drive their airplanes from the hangars to the runways.
IMAC Practice Flight Line
This practice flight line is relatively remote, enabling the airport to maintain normal operations on runways 1 and 2. Full-scale airplanes and airport operations will always have priority on our semi-scale flying. Our pilots will have to fly away or land in case of any approach to a full-scale airplane or any other full-scale operation. Operating full-scale pilots will be instructed to avoid crossing our airboxes and runways.
IMAC Precision Flight Lines
Three flight lines will be made available for precision flights. The planning for each flight line daily operations limits participation to a maximum of 40 pilots, who will be able to perform 3 precision flights per day for a total of 120 flights per flight line per day. This level of participation would determine a tight schedule, which we have already successfully experimented and managed at previous IMAC events.
The full-scale runway number 1 will be kept open to regular airport operations, but this will not disturb our activity, as it will all happen safely on our back. During precision flights, full-scale runways number 2 and 3 will be closed.
Two flight classes will have to share one flight line, while the other two will dispose of a dedicated one. Once achieved sufficient clarity about the registered number of participating pilots per class, the Contest Director will allocate the flight lines to each of the precision classes,
All flight lines will enjoy the sun in the back for almost the entire day, ensuring the same quality of flying at all sites. Therefore, flight line swopping among flight classes during the competition will not be necessary.
IMAC Free Style Flight Line
A special flight line will be set up for the Free Style competition, in order to provide the best spectacle view to the general public. The airbox dimension for free style is expected to be a bit smaller, relative to the precision airbox. Dedicated fences will be installed to enable public to enjoy a close view of Free Style performances while ensuring safety.
Free Style pilots will be able to keep their airplanes in the full-scale hangars until joining their flight queue; therefore, a parking area will not be organized for this class.
A specialized video shooting facility will be installed, enabling to shoot and broadcast all flights in real time through social media. The same broadcasting facility will be activated to make available real time videos of a certain amount of precision flights. The whole event will be media covered.