Accuracy in Gjirokaster … 15-17 march 2019 …but firstly: Little bit history
In 2005, Gjirokastra was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the importance of its architecture and unique values.
Many of Gjirokastra’s fortified houses are in a dilapidated state, owing to mass emigration, low occupancy and maintenance expenses. A variety of agencies, led by the Government of Albania, are now co-coordinating efforts to revitalize the historic area of the city by restoring houses, promoting enterprises in the bazaar and encouraging tourists to visit the monuments. More
It features a castle, locally known as the Kala, most of which was built in the 13th century, although its origins date back to the 4th century BC. The citadel area numbers many Byzantine churches, mainly from the 13th century, as well as several mosques built under the Ottoman era which began in 1417. Gjirokastra, in the Drinos river valley in southern Albania, features a series of outstanding two-story houses which were developed in the 17th century. The town also retains a bazaar, an 18th-century mosque and two churches of the same period.
About the competition
Well organised, in a place with a huge story, from Ottoman castles to The city where the origin of our dictator was(Enver Hoxha)
takeoff was around 300m above landing area,
to many bushes in the takeoff, and the most strange was the indiference of pilots, i try to clean a place for 10minutes, and i used it, for 5 flights,
if everybody will give his contribut for cleaning it, we supose to have a very good takeoff, but in reality…. almost everybody stacked in bushes 1 time,
anyway, the pilots helped each other in the takeoff, so this make the thigs easy for everyone,
the takeoff marchall like everytime was Kiro Ginoski
the landing area was positioned next to a hill, wich make the landing technique tricky,
the thermics, was just turned on on that part of the year,
so it wasnt easy to think about good results for a competition about Accuracy in Gjirokaster,
and like everytime, the chery on top was the closing ceremony, wich hold on adrianopol,
This valuable archaeological remnant of the Roman period, located only a few kilometers from Gjirokastra, is a must for ancient history buffs.
This touristic site preserves the ruins of one of the most important cities of southern Albania during the Roman Empire. Built strategically in the valley of the Drin River near the village of Sofratikë, 11 kilometers south of Gjirokastra, this Roman city extended along approximately 16 hectares of land. Originally inhabited by the Chaonians, a Greek tribe, this region was once part of ancient Epirus (modern-day Albania).
As its name suggests, Hadrianopolis was constructed during the 2nd century AD by Roman emperor Hadrian, after the burning and destruction of Antigonea. In the 6th century AD, Byzantine emperor Justinian I re-founded Hadrianopolis as Justinianopolis. Now, Hadrianopolis is part of the Antigonea Archaeological Park.