THE RACE IS OVER! - 1st Oct. 2009 @ 11:00 AM

A big THANK YOU to all the great pilots who made this event so entertaining! This is the first of a series of PostFrontal competitions for the winter Condor season, new emotions and prizes are coming, stay tuned!

The podium:


Karsten Leucker (Germany)

"Ace pilot" Achim Holzmann (Germany)

Sean Churchill (UK)

Karsten was so kind to send his best flights in IGC, you can download them HERE. Also Jeroen Jennen sent the IGCs of some good flight, you can download them HERE.
Achim and Sean, please write an e-mail to info@postfrontal.com with the preferred size for your prizes and, if you saved them, the IGC files for the best flights. People is curious!
For those who didn't get in the competition, the flight plans to try the tasks after the race can be downloaded HERE.

SERVERS CLOSED! - 1st Oct. 2009 @ 0:00 AM

All servers are now closed! We are waiting for the last FTR files if somebody was disconnected in the last flights (closing the empty servers made the things a bit unstable...).
The final results will be published before 11.30 AM. Stay tuned!

The West Alpi scenery is now available in the new upgraded 1.5 release. The update (with better colors, updated airports and some mountains better refined) can be downloaded HERE.

DAY 15 - 30th Sept. 2009 @ 11:00 AM

Last day of races and overall scores updated with a new 3rd place! Karsten Leucker from Germany is still in the lead with 4280 points, "Ace pilot" Achim Holzmann from Germany is stable in second place with 4148 points and Roberto Ferretto from Italy is back on the podium with 4112 points! Simon Berx from Belgium in now in fourth position with 4086 points, followed by Jeroen Jennen (Belgium) with 4086 points, Michelle Bernard from France with 4044 points and Jarmo Karjalainen (Finland) with 4028 points.

IMPORTANT: The servers will close tonight at midnight italian time (UTC + 2) but who already joined a race will be able to finish it and get that flight in the results. So, if you join the server at 23.59 your flight will be valid.

Good luck to everybody!

DAY 14 - 29th Sept. 2009 @ 9:00 AM

No changes in the overall scores for today: Karsten Leucker from Germany is in the lead with 4255 points, "Ace pilot" Achim Holzmann from Germany is still in second place with 4206 points and Simon Berx from Belgium in third position with 4143 points. Jeroen Jennen (Belgium) is fourth with 4113 points, followed by Michelle Bernard from France with 4101 points, Jarmo Karjalainen (Finland) with 4088 points and Jon Holland (UK) with 4010 points. Roberto Ferretto from Italy is back in the 4000 points group with a score of 4003.

Two days left!

DAY 12 & 13 - 28th Sept. 2009 @ 11:00 AM

Despite the many flights of the weekend, no changes in the first three positions: Karsten Leucker from Germany is still in the lead with 4256 points, "Ace pilot" Achim Holzmann from Germany is still in second place with 4207 points and Simon Berx from Belgium in third position with 4140 points. Michelle Bernard from France climbed in the "4000 points" olympus and is now in 7th position. Good weekend flying also for Fransois Seijffert from the Netherlands, now in 10th position with 3754 points and just 1 flight for every task apart from T5 where he used two tries. A mention also for Sean Churchill from UK, who set an amazing 206.9 best speed in T1 (first and only try up to now) and still have to fly T2 and T4 to climb the overalls. From my point of view, the games are still open!

Stay tuned for the last three days of races!

DAY 11 - 26th Sept. 2009 @ 11:30 AM

The last days of races are coming and the first rows of our overalls are almost as yesterday: Karsten Leucker from Germany is in the lead with 4302 points, "Ace pilot" Achim Holzmann from Germany is still in second place with 4245 points and Simon Berx from Belgium jumps up again in third position with 4183 points. Jeroen Jennen (Belgium) is fourth with 4147 points, followed by Jarmo Karjalainen (Finland) with 4098 points, Jon Holland (UK) with 4037 points and Guillaume Trichard (France) with 4012. All the other pilots are under 4000 points.

The entries to the competition are now closed, who is in is in, who is out is out. The last five days of races (including today) will decide the winner! Good Luck!

DAY 10 - 25th Sept. 2009 @ 11:00 AM

Everything is changed again in the first three places! Karsten Leucker from Germany is now in the lead with 4299 points after an astonishing performance in T5 (152 KM/h average is really good for this challenging task). "Ace pilot" Achim Holzmann from Germany slips back to second place with 4249 points and Jeroen Jennen from Belgium, another new entry on the "virtual podium" is third with 4143 points. Only 13 pilots completed the five tasks up to now, so the game is still open as the end of the race approaches quickly...

Today is the last day to join the competition! And six racing days are still missing to the end of the race (enough to fly all the five tasks and win a beautiful jacket, sweatshirt or T-shirt)... GET IN BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

DAY 9 - 24th Sept. 2009 @ 09:30 AM

Great news! With a big jump ahead, "Ace pilot" Achim Holzmann from Germany takes the lead with an amazing 4294 points! Another new entry in second place is Jarmo Karjalainen from Finland, with 4105 points, followed by Jon Holland from UK slided in third position with 4103 points, just 2 points behind.

To better understand the situation, let's see how these three great pilots performed in the tasks and how many tries has already been used by each:

Pilot T1 T2 T3 T4 T5
A. Holzmann 7th (1st try) 1st (1st try) 1st (3rd try) 4th (2nd try) 1st (1st try)
J. Karjalainen 3rd (1st try) 7th (2nd try) 9th (1st try) 5th (1st try) 3rd (2nd try)
J. Holland 5th (3rd try) 8th (1st try) 2nd (3rd try) 9th (2nd try) 5th (1st try)

Two days left to join and seven racing days missing to the end of the competition... Have fun with us!

DAY 8 - 23rd Sept. 2009 @ 11:00 AM

No way to move those three guys from the top! The positions are swapped again, this time Jon Holland from UK with 4113 points sends Simon Berx from Belgium in second place with 4089 points, followed by Roberto Ferretto from Italy with 4065 points. Some of you may be asking why today they have less points than yesterday. Since the system recalculates the scores at the end of each race, if from a day to the other the number of pilots increases for one or more tasks, the overall scores may be lower for all.

One word about the scoring system: the 1.000 points Condor (and FAI) algorithm was completely rewritten in PHP (1500+ lines of code!) to allow a fully automated (and precise) calculation of the scores at the end of each race.

Three days left to join and eight racing days missing to the end of the competition... Jump in!

DAY 7 - 22nd Sept. 2009 @ 10:00 AM

Another night of races and some swapping in the first positions: Simon Berx from Belgium is now in the lead with 4147 points, followed by Jon Holland from UK with 4125 points and Roberto Ferretto with 4122 points. Three great pilots in a difference of just 25 points... the race is still open!

We would like to officially say thank you to Hitzi for his great DSHelper: without this precious piece of software this race would have never been possible!

Four days left to join and nine racing days missing to the end of the competition... Get in the game!

DAY 5 & 6 - 21st Sept. 2009 @ 9:00 AM

Great news after the weekend of hard races! The first seven pilots in the league flown all the five tasks and the overalls are getting much more realistic now! John Holland from United Kingdom takes the lead with 4149 points, just 7 points ahead of "Mr. italian pride" Roberto Ferretto, in second place with 4142 points (without those 17 penalty points in T3 he would be in the lead...). Third place for Guillaume Trichard from France, with 4043 points. Nobody else could get over 4000 points up to now.

Some interesting data from the new statistics scrollbar: Total distance flown: 37.509 Kms - Total in-task flight time: 258 Hours - Total flights: 184.

Five days left to join and ten racing days missing to the end of the competition... Keep up the great flying!

DAY 4 - 19th Sept. 2009 @ 9:00 AM

With all the five tasks flown, Simon Berx from Belgium is the new leader after tonight's races, followed by Christoph Heidemeyer from Germany, with only four tasks flown and 649 points in Task 5 needed to take the lead. "Ace Pilot" (Achim Holzmann) from Germany goes up two rows and gets in 3rd place with 2610 points and just three tasks flown!
Congratulations to Roberto Ferretto from Italy, flying the best performance in Task 5 up to now: 141.1 KM/h average!

My personal "tactical suggestion" is to fly all the tasks not more than two times and wait the last few competition days to try a final rush on all the tasks. Remember: new players con join the race until Sept. 25th, so a lot of surprises are possible!

Next results on monday morning at "coffee time", after the weekend's races!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE BRAVES!

DAY 3 - 18th Sept. 2009 @ 9:00 AM

Congratulations to all the pilots for tonight's great races!!! With four tasks flown, Simon Berx from Belgium takes the lead, but Tomasz Siejek from Poland and Christoph Heidemeyer from Germany, in 2nd and 3rd place, flown just three tasks so the race for the first three places is still 100% open!

Finally, thumbs up for Bernard Brun from France, in fourth place, first pilot to fly all the tasks!
The new feature added in the overall results (last column) shows the tasks flown by each pilot to better understand the scores.

Two pilots already finished Task 5, showing that nothing is impossible

DAY 2 - 17th Sept. 2009 @ 9:00 AM

After tonight's races, Tomas Siejek from Poland takes the lead thanks to a great performance in Task 3, followed by Simon Berx from Belgium and Markus Ruetsche from Switzerland. Congratulations to all the pilots!
Nobody flown the "Widow Maker" task 5 yet

DAY 1 - 16th Sept. 2009 @ 9:00 AM

The race is on! After the first night's races, Jicub J is in 1st place, followed by Basil Fawlty from UK and Simon Berx from Belgium.