Early Birds 2.0Global Event, Worldwide
And the winner is...11 September 2020 - 13:01
Congrats to the winner Steven Vlegels!
It was an interesting and exciting battle with Roman and David until the very.
You can check the complete final results on http://www.ballooncompetitionresults.com/2020/2020EB2/EB2.PDF
Also a very big 'thank you' to scorers Erwin Pellegrom and Marnix Dobbelaere for their great job.
Hope to see you all soon!
Kind regards and blue skies,
Tasksheet Slot #727 August 2020 - 20:51
The tasksheet of slot 7 is published!
As this is the final slot, we will know the winner on 10/09/2020.
More details about any prizegiving will announced soon.
We hope you have enjoyed the competition flights set during this Early Birds 2.0 competition.
We all know competition flights with targets and baggies are a lot more fun, but considering the circumstances related to Covid-19, we have tried to simulate you a real competition during your free time.
Keep well and stay healthy!
Hope to see you all soon in a real briefing-room!
Jonas, Erwin & Marnix
Early Birds 2.0 Officials Team
Tasksheet Slot #613 August 2020 - 22:10
The tasksheet of slot #6 is published.
Good luck to you all and have fun!
New version / update Balloon Life App11 August 2020 - 16:33
There is a new version available of the Balloon Life App.
This version includes;
- 5/4 and 4/5 declaration mode support.
- Fixes and stability improvements.
- Flight synchronization update.
- Improvement concerning 'crash' when there is a gps-connection with external device.
- Update to support newer versions of iOS and Android.
The app wil start to update automatically, or you will receive an notification.
Please, make sure you test the app prior to the flight to make sure everything function properly.
Tasksheet Slot #530 July 2020 - 21:31
The tasksheet of slot 5 is published!
As you wil notice, we have set an expirimental RTA task called 'Estimated Time Of Duration'.
Make sure you read the taskdata very well before your flight to avoid mistakes!
Good luck, and enjoy your competition flight!
Balloon Life App 'Synchronisation problem' - What to do?29 July 2020 - 20:54
We have noticed some pilots has a synchronisation problem with the Balloon Life App.
This can be solved by deleting all storage and cache.
--> Go to Phone-Settings, Programs and delete Balloon Live both storages, program and cache.
Please, see also the several topics in our Facebook-group of the Early Birds 2.0 concerning this topic.
Important to know is to switch-On the Balloon Life App before your take-off!
When a synchronization problem occurs, you still have time to fix it before your flight.
Flying with a synchronization-problem on the Balloon Life App means your track, declarations and drops will not be saved, so we can do no give you a score.
Tasksheet Slot #416 July 2020 - 20:50
Attached you can find the tasksheet according to slot #4.
As you will notice, common tasks are set slightly different comparing to a 'normal' competition.
Please, read the taskdata very carefully when planning your flight.
Good luck to you all, and have fun!
We are never to old to learn19 June 2020 - 17:27
Tasksheet slot 218 June 2020 - 22:26
Attached you can find Tasksheet 2 of the Early Birds 2.0 Balloon Competition.
As you will notice, something completely different as set in TDS 1.
Good luck to you all!
Enjoy and have a safe flight.
UPDATE Flight-Slots - IMPORTANT MESSAGE18 June 2020 - 22:05
Due to some software issues concerning scoring and logging your flights, we need to shorten the flight-slots with one day.
Attached you can find the new timetable of slots 2 until 7.
Please send us the Flight Report Form shortly afther your competition flight13 June 2020 - 10:50
In a regular competition the first thing the pilot does after packing up the balloon is go back to the Competition Centre for debriefing.
We've made life easier for the pilots, they don't have to come to the Competition Centre in Sint Niklaas, Belgium.
All they have to do is mail the FRF (that's on the ENB here at WatchMeFly) to firstname.lastname@example.org
A filled in FRF helps the scoring process
Thanks in advance
Tokens have been mailed5 June 2020 - 16:20
Please send an email to email@example.com if you didn't recieve a token and we'll have a look at what went wrong.
For example: if you're not registered on WatchMeFly.net then you will not have received an email wih the token
Tasksheet Slot #14 June 2020 - 23:24
Hereby we publish the very first tasksheet of the Early Birds 2.0 Worldwide Balloon Competition.
We have choosen a 'basic straight-forward' 4 task TDS.
Good luck to you all, and enjoy the comp flight!
General Briefing Notes - Early Birds 2.04 June 2020 - 23:08
We have published some important information concerning this 'new-style-competition'.
Pleas read this document carefully.
Reminder if you want to compete, and receive a result;
- Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Create an account on watchmefly.net
- Download the Balloon Life App
- You all will receive a token. Use this token in the Balloon Life App before your take-off.
- Your launchpoint = marker #1.
- Send us the Flight Report Form shortly afther your competition flight.