Ecuadorian Air Rally Wins Aeronautical Pentathlon
By Dialogo July 18, 2011
The air rally that opened the Aeronautical Pentathlon competition, at Afonsos Air Base, was won by Captain Pallacios of Ecuador, a country with little tradition in the sport.
He was the last athlete to take off in the Super Tucano and did the best among the eight pilots who participated in the race.
In the opening event of the Aeronautical Pentathlon, every pilot receives an aerial map indicating points on a pre-determined terrain that should be flown over in accordance with a planned timetable. Aircraft and pilots are assigned by the host country and only one athlete from each team flies up.
The medal ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 21.
The aeronautical pentathlon is composed of one flying competition and six athletic ones: shooting, fencing, swimming, basketball, obstacle course, and orienteering.