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Location : Donegal
NMAI Number:(if any) : 2138
Registration date : 2007-12-14

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The "NMAI Challenge Cup Cup"

The competition is open to everyone, the cup can be taken to any airfield anywhere on the Island of Ireland, North or South. It must not be taken of the Irish Mainland


1. To give pilots an excuse or a cross country flight !
2. To stop them getting bored with their flying
3. To meet other like minded people
4. Make new friends
5. Get "kudos" on the forum for being the "cup holder"
6. Gain navigation knowledge from exploits
7. Just because you can !
8. Do we need another excuse Question tongue

So what's the big idea?

We have been kindly donated a cup. Now the idea is that any of us "collect it" and keep it as long as nobody else collects it. We will track it's progress on this thread with the map


You will be awarded the NMAI Challenge Cup - Purpose & Rules Cup2 to show that you have been a holder of it.

The current holder will be showing the NMAI Challenge Cup - Purpose & Rules Images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRK3-zijcm9H1WHLJw3U1cSqSS2DwASFYgqeaBGYitnyUJO3H8NPg trophy in their award cabinet. See the signature at the bottom of this message, the cup icon will appear at the bottom of your message.

So, what are you waiting for? See where it is and go collect it


1. You must be a pilot to collect it
2. You must only take it to a field that is friendly to microlights & has no landing fees.
3. You must make it available to anyone flying in to collect it.
4. You must do everything reasonably possible to keep it secure (we don't want to loose it)
5. You may fly in any aircraft to come and get it be that group A, 3 Axis Micro, a Flexwing or Paramotor / private jet, but you must land at the field where it is being held, and fly it back to your own airfield. The airfield must be a field that a "microlight" has landed in before... this stops paramotor jockeys landing in their back garden !
6. You should try and get a photograph for the forum of it changing hands.
7. You must notify via a post on this forum that you have taken the cup to a new location, or organise that this forum be up-dated by calling the Admin without delay on trophy@NMAI.ie
8. The trophy is to remain in its new location for a period of 24 hours before another party can claim it.

That's it, enjoy.

For those that say you should only collect it in a microlight, no. I am thinking of my mate "James" and he is as much a microlighter as the rest of us. The fact that he now fly's a Group A ship has no bearing on whether he should be able to collect it or not. Same goes for a paramotor pilot who travels 10 miles for it has made some achievement so I can see no rhyme nor reason why they should be exempt from taking part and getting their name onto the map as a holder.
Click HERE to see the Google maps page where the cup currently is.

Here's hoping that this is a real success and a great bit of fun for a great many pilots. I look forward to following it's progress.

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