6th Southern Alps Big Tasks competition cancelled

The French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) has prohibited flying in competition with the Archaeopteryx when equipped with an electric launch device.

As almost half of the registered pilots are flying in electric launched Archaeopteryx, ADPUL has decided to cancel the 2021 Southern Alps Big Tasks international competition.

Last month, the FAI class 2 French Open championship as already been cancelled because the French Administration is considering the ultralight gliders as ULM (ultralight motorized) when they launch by an electric auxiliary engine.

ADPUL is working hard in order to get them back in the free flight world, but it seems to be a long way.