Lamia Open event will take place over the weekend 26 & 27 October 2019 at an airfield near Makrakomi village, Fthiotida prefecture, Greece.

So, if you are an F5J enthusiast come and fly with us, to an unforgettable weekend full of thermal soaring flights and get the experience of flying in one of the best seasons in Greece.

Registered Competitors here

Lamia Open 2019 will be organized by the airclub of Fthiotida in cooperation with Larissa airclub,

and with the support of cycling sport in the mountains of Roumeli 


The flying site is a 20000 m2 area, located approx.:

– 9 km from Makrakomi village,

– 5 km from Spercheiada village,

– 14 km from thermal springs of Ιpati

– and 27 km from Lamia – the capital of Fthiotida prefecture.

Exact GPS Position of the flying site is 38.915422, 22.150367

More information about the surrounding area you can find here:

Below you can see a photo from the flying site


During the month of October, it is most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20oC (68oF) and 23oC (77oF).

The average temperature for October is 17,5oC with high as 23oC and low as 12oC according to national meteorological service.


The event will be run under International F5J rules

No entries will be accepted after Friday 18th October

We cannot accept more than 56 competitors


Friday, October 25

Arrival of the participants to the venue site

18:00 – 21:00      Thermal Soaring Seminar by Joe Wurts

                            Seminar details here

Saturday,  October 26

09:00 – 10:00      Registration of participants and model processing

10:00 – 10:15      Briefing        

10:15 –                Contest Flights (Rounds 1-7)

Sunday,  October 27 

09:00 – 09:15       Briefing     

09:15 – 14:00       Contest Flights (Rounds 7-9 & 3 rounds Fly off) 

14:00 –                 Awards and departure

* Time schedule is subject to change depending on weather and other unforeseen circumstances


Please note that Monday the 28th of October is a national anniversary and a national holiday in Greece.
So take it into account and book a hotel as soon as possible.

If you need any help with booking a hotel, please feel free to contact us at the following email address: gskargiotis[at]

Hotels in Makrakomi


Murmidonon 2, Makrakomi, Fthiotida

Tel:   +30 2236022254 
mob. +30 6979115968

web site:

Lirio Guest House 

P. Mpakogianni 25 Makrakomi, Fthiotida

Tel:   +30 2236024144 
mob. +30 6979115968

web site:

Hotels in Spercheiada


Napoleontos Zerva, Spercheiada, 35003, Greece 

web site:

How to reach Makrakomi

Makrakomi model-airfield is about 30 km from Lamia, the capital of Fthiotida prefecture

For those who are flying to Greece, Makrakomi model-airfield is about 265 km from “Eleftherios Venizelos airport” in Athens

Also, it is 285 km from the center of Thessaloniki city in northern Greece

and 300 km from Igoumenitsa port in western Greece.

 ….and for the competitors’ companion, we have organized a special day trip on Saturday, October 25th!

Please register not later than October 24th by email to the following address:

Meet our Sponsors