New contest concept for sailplanes with electric power

The FAI International Gliding Commission (IGC) reports that success of the FES electric means of propulsion (MoP) has encouraged significant growth in the number of sailplanes equipped with an electric motor and the development of new systems and installations. The ease with which an electric motor can be used has encouraged many pilots to use them in new and innovative ways; this provides an opportunity to explore new ideas to use them in competitions.

The first ever contest dedicated to sailplanes with an electric MoP will take place in September 2019 in Pavullo in Italy.

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