Introduction to Handicap Task Suite

Handicap tasks are a new way of flying club tasks or competitions where the task length is adjusted for each glider handicap so that all gliders are set the same handicapped task distance. In theory, equally skilled pilots will complete the task in the same elapsed time irrespective of the glider they fly. Task length is adjusted by changing the size of the turn point barrels for those turn points that are designated as 'variable'.

The Handicap Task Calculator is used to calculate the variable barrel size for a range of glider handicaps against the task entered. The highest handicap glider will be required to fly the full distance around turn point barrels set to the specified 'minimum' barrel size. The calculator then calculates the variable barrel size for each lower handicap.

The calculator produces a task sheet giving all the data needed for the pilots to fly the task. This can be distributed either in paper form or electronically as a PDF or editable Microsoft Word file.

The Handicap Task Scoring program modifies the pilot's evidence to include the task they were expected to fly. These modified igc files can then be easily imported into See You Competition (v6 or above) for scoring.

This software is protected by copyright belonging to Jim White.


This helpfile is up to date as of v2.6.2.0