The ARDF World Championships 2012 is held in Kapaonik in Serbia.
Some Swedish runner also participated in the World Cup before the main events and a Foxoring event September 15.
The Swedish team consists of runners from Stockholm and Västerås; one M21, three M40, two M50, three M60 and two M70.
In addition the chairman of the jury is Swedish and Sweden has one international referee.
Bengt Evertsson and Hans Sundgren travel together starting from Västerås Monday September 10, at 10.00. After leaving the car at Benstocken long time parking at Arlanda they enter the Air Berlin flight towards Belgrade, via Vienna.
|2012-09-10 Monday: Västerås to Belgrade|
|10:00‑10:15||Car from Västerås to Stockholm Arlanda, Benstocken long time parking.|
|10:30||Bus from Benstocken long time parking to terminal 2.|
|13:55‑16:05||Airplane from Arlanda (ARN) to Vienna (VIE), with flight HG8491 (NIKI).|
|17:55‑19:00||Airplane from Vienna (VIE) to Belgrade (BEG) terminal 2, with flight HG8030 (NIKI).|
They arrive to Nikola Tesla Airport 19.00 but have to wait until 24.00 before the transfer mini-bus starts the trip to Kopaonik. [Photo: Marc Van Britsom ON4FOX]
Nowadays it is rare to get a stamp in the passport when entering a country in Europe. But today Hans get one stamp when entering Serbia.
At midnight the transfer mini-bus starts the trip to Kopaonik that is located 290 km south of Belgrade.
They arrive to the venue Tuesday morning at 05.00 and get access to the hotel room at 06.15. At this time the personnel is already preparing the breakfast. Hans and Bengt are tired after 20 hours travelling time and go to sleep for a few hours, before the testing the equipment.
|2012-09-11 Tuesday: Belgrade to Kapaonik|
|00:00‑05:00||Minibus from Belgrade (BEG) terminal 2 to Kapaonik, hotel Angella.|
Hans and Bengt stay in an annex to the Hotel Angella. The room has one bed and one bed-sofa.
The hotel cluster is located just below the mountain facing Kosovo to the south. In the end of the week Hans and Bengt takes the ski lift up to the mounting and inspect the military site on the top.
After just some few hours sleep, it is time to test the equipment. There are 3 test transmitters on both 3.5 and 144 MHz. The training area is close to the hotel.
After arriving to the competition arena in the forest, all receivers are collected before the first starting group.
Bengt and Hans have some spare time before the bus arrives for transfer to the airport. They discover that the lift is open and, as the only tourists, they buy a ticket.
Hans and Bengt spend some time on the top and investigate craters and monuments.
Bengt and Hans starts the journey back to Sweden Saturday morning by bus.
|2012-09-16 Sunday: Kapaonik to Belgrade airport|
|Morning||Bus from Kapaonik to Belgrade airport terminal 2.|
The flight back to Sweden goes directly to Arlanda. From there they pick up the car at Benstocken and arrive to Västerås late Monday morning.
|2012-09-16 Sunday: Belgrade to Västerås|
|20:35‑23:10||Airplane from Belgrade (BEG) to Alanda (ARL) terminal 5, with flight DY4342 (Norwegian).|
|Midnight||Bus from Terminal 5 to Benstocken long time parking.|
|Midnight||Car from Benstocken long time parking to Västerås.|
The welcome package for the world championships is handed out after some days and consists of:
The runners receive their certificates after the competitions is over. Bengt also receives a silver medal.
Hans Sundgren unless otherwise stated
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