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  The GAT Challenge - Details

2008 PAV Challenge Rules Summary

Prizes

  • Community Noise Prize - $150,000
    • $5,000 to $150,000 depending on noise level
  • Green Prize - $50,000
    • $10,000 to $50,000 depending on miles per gallon
  • CAFE Safety Prize - $50,000
    • $50,000 for one plane that meets handling qualities
      and ease of use criteria
  • CAFE 400 Prize - $25,000
    • $2,000 to $25,000 depending on door-to-door speed
      on 400 mile course
  • Quietest LSA Prize - $10,000
    • $10,000 to quietest LSA that meets other speed
      and noise requirements
  • Four Showcase Prizes of $3,750 each:
    • Quietest Cabin
    • Best Angle of Climb
    • Shortest Takeoff
    • Best Glide

 

To win any prize, team’s PAV must also
meet these requirements:

  • 400 mile range with 30 minute reserve
  • 2,700 foot takeoff over 50 foot obstacle
  • Stall speed with flaps no greater than 52 MPH
  • Cabin noise must remain below 95 dBA
  • Community noise not to exceed 72 dBA at 500 feet during takeoff
  • Vehicle must score at least 6 on Cooper-Harper rating

Other Entry Requirements:

  • Entry fee of $3,000 until June 1, $4000 until July 1. No entries accepted after July 1.
  • $500 of the entry fee is refunded if all paperwork is in by June 15. The entry will be disqualified if the paperwork is not in by July 1.
  • Maximum wingspan 44 feet
  • Appropriate FAA certification, compliance, and documentation.
  • T-fittings for pitot, static, and manifold pressure.
  • Wing cuffs for CAFE Barograph delivered to CAFE by June 15
  • Pilot must have 10 hours in make and model and 500 hours pilot in command
  • Team leader must be US citizen

 

2008 Competition Rules and Other Documents

For a free PDF reader click [here].

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
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