Badges2021-12-02T15:20:45+02:00

Federation Aeronautique Internationale (“FAI”) Badges and Diplomas are international gliding qualifications. The SC3 Sporting Code provides the requirements and standards to achieve these performances.

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1. Performance requirements for the different badges and diplomas are listed below

Badge flying in a nutshell2021-11-29T09:24:15+02:00

It is all about achieving a specific flight performance.

  1. Decide the performance.
  2. Declare the performance
  3. On completion: provide the evidence and claim the Badge.
What are the requirements for a Silver Badge?2021-11-29T09:19:44+02:00
  1. A height gain of at least 1000m after a previous low point.
  2. A flight of at least 5 hrs duration after release or engine stop.
  3. A straight distance flight from a fix after release to a finish fix located at least 50 km from release and at least 50 km from the fix recorded at the beginning of the take-off roll.
What are the requirements for a Gold Badge?2021-11-29T09:20:03+02:00
  1. A height gain at least 3000m after a low point after release or engine stop.
  2. A flight of at least 5 hrs duration after release or engine stop.
  3. A distance flight of at least 300 kilometres as defined in the sporting Code SC3, # 1.4.2d to 1.4.2h.
How and where do I start with my Badge flying?2021-12-02T07:06:56+02:00
  1. Read our Badge Guide.
  2. Browse our FAQs per subject.
  3. Download our documents on the relevant topics.
  4. Ask your instructors for guidance and find an OO from the OO list. They will gladly assist you.
  5. You can also email us your question by using the contact form on the Badge page.
Can I claim more than one Badge from my flight?2021-11-29T09:38:59+02:00

Yes, if the requirements for each badge type are met, including the declaration detail.

Can I download my flight and give that to the Official Observer?2021-11-29T09:39:57+02:00

No, the OO must be present to verify the FR when you are downloading the file.

What about CAA regulations and Airspace?2021-11-29T09:40:25+02:00

For all claims the pilot must certify that the flight was conducted in accordance with the Sporting Code, was flown in compliance with all the glider manufacturers and national operating limitations, and is in accordance with SACAA flight regulations (Airspace, VFR conditions, etc.)

Is an OLC data file suitable for Badges?2021-11-29T09:40:50+02:00

No, we require the original IGC logfile direct from the flight recorder.

What is the time limit to claim for a badge flight?2021-11-29T09:41:18+02:00

The claim must be logged on myGC app within two months from the date of the flight.

Do I send the Badge Claim to the Claims Officer?2021-11-29T09:41:47+02:00

No, the claim is submitted on our myGC app.

What is a fix?2021-11-29T09:42:54+02:00

A fix is a single line of recorded data from a flight recorder or position recorder containing the time, position and altitude of the glider.

Is a FR required for a Silver Badge?2021-11-29T09:43:16+02:00

Yes, except for the Silver Duration on condition that the flight is performed under continual attention of the OO from take-off to landing. Silver or Gold requires an FR approved to Levels 1, 2, or 3.

What is a pre-flight declaration?2021-12-02T07:06:04+02:00

See our FAQs “About Declarations” for more info.

How is the release point determined on my flight?  2021-11-29T09:44:13+02:00

The standard hard right turn after release determines the release point. If you forget this, the analyst will take the first sharp turn he can find, and you will lose the time and height advantage of the release point. If using a motor glider – the MOP or ENL recording determines when the engine is stopped.

What is the time limit to claim for my badge flight?2021-11-29T09:44:40+02:00

The claim must be logged on myGC app within 2 months from the date of the flight.

What is the Loss of Height rule?2021-11-29T09:45:00+02:00

This is the loss in height from start to end of your performance. For distances of 100 kilometres or less, the flight is invalid if the LoH exceeds 1% of the distance using barometric data. (for 50 km its 500m). LoH limit is reduced by 100m when using GPS height data.

What will the OO do for me?2021-11-29T09:45:32+02:00

Your OO will ensure the control of the flight in accordance with the Sporting Code requirements and will also gladly assist you in setting up your FR(s).

  1. Before take-off, he will make sure you are in the designated glider and that the nominated FR(s) are with you. This is done on our myGC app Flight Certificate.
  2. On landing the OO will check his seal and download the logfile(s) with you. This is also done on the myGC app and completes the Flight Certificate.
  3. Finally, the OO will check the flight to see that your performance meets the criteria.
Tips for the Silver Badge2021-11-29T09:45:59+02:00
  1. Make sure you plan the date of your flight with the OO.
  2. For all badge flights the pilot must be alone in the glider.
  3. Make sure the OO controls the FR(s) before and download the logfile from the FR(s) after flight.
  4. Do not forget the legal daytime rules, the Aviation Regulations and do not fly into Airspace.
  5. Do not forget the Loss of Height rule (LOH) when you do the Distance task.
  6. Do not take a launch over 1000m height when doing your Duration task.
  7. If you are flying a motorglider make sure the MOP (method of propulsion) sensors are selected in the FR and this facility is fully functionable.
  8. Switch your logger on well before take-off, and switch-off a while after landing.
Is a FR required for a Gold Badge?2021-11-29T09:46:52+02:00

Yes, for the distance and height. The Duration, if not already achieved by the Silver badge, can be flown without FR if under continual attention of the OO. Gold claims must be recorded by an FR approved to Levels 1, 2, or 3.

What pre-flight declaration is required?2021-11-29T09:47:13+02:00

It consists of pilot name(s), glider type, its callsign or registration and any way point(s) coordinates required by a given soaring performance. Internet declarations for Silver and Gold can also be made on the myGC App. To prepare yourself for the Diploma and Diamond badge declarations, it will be beneficial to do the declaration on the FR.

What is the time limit to claim for my badge flight?2021-11-29T09:47:32+02:00

The claim must be logged on MyGliding within 2 months from the date of the flight.

Do I require the flight recorder to be calibrated for a Gold badge?2021-11-29T09:47:58+02:00

No, the Gold badge does not require a calibration, but then you will require an extra 100m for the height gain and the LOH will require an extra 100m margin.

Advice/tips for the Gold Badge2021-11-29T09:49:00+02:00
  1. Make sure you plan the date of your flight with the OO.
  2. For all badge flights, the pilot must be alone in the glider.
  3. Make sure the OO controls the FR(s) before and download the logfile from the FR(s) after flight.
  4. Remember the max FL195 for Class G airspace.
  5. Don’t forget Aviation Regulations, legal daytime rules and do not fly into Airspace.
  6. Make a “notch” after release, so we can see where your release point is.
  7. Don’t forget the Loss of Height rule (LOH) when you do the Distance task. (Add 100m if no calibration certificate)
  8. Always plan the distance flights with at least a few km extra.
  9. If you are flying a motorglider make sure the MOP (method of propulsion) sensors are selected in the FR and this facility is fully functionable.
  10. Switch your logger on well before take-off, and switch-off a while after landing.

 

 Observation Zones!2021-12-15T13:46:28+02:00

 If you use a start and finish point, the Start and Finish lines are 1000m long (500m radius). Furthermore, you need to cross them in the correct direction. If you use a 500m CYLINDER observation zone at a turn-point, and turn just short of the Turn-Point, 1 km distance gets deducted. However, if you managed to go around the turn-point, you get scored full distance as the Sector observation zone will then be used.

What are the requirements for the Diamond badges?2021-11-29T09:51:23+02:00

Diamond badges get issued separately for each performance.  Once all three have been achieved, we register you with FAI.  For all badge flights, the pilot must be alone in the glider.

  1. Diamond GOAL is a distance flight of at least 300 kilometres over an out-and-return (1.4.2g) or triangle (1.4.2h) course. there is no restriction on the triangle geometry.
  2. Diamond distance a distance flight of at least 500 kilometres as defined in 1.4.2d to 1.4.2h.
  3. Diamond height a gain of height of at least 5000 metres
What is the challenge in the GOAL flight?2021-11-29T09:51:49+02:00

The GOAL distance options are Closed Course flights. This means you need to declare the start and finish points. For a Closed Course the Start and finish points are identical, you need to finish at your start-point and “close” your course. Read up in the SC3 code for the definitions of the waypoints.

How wide is the Start-Line?2021-11-29T09:52:10+02:00

The Start-line and Finish Lines are 500m radius, 1000m total length. Do not confuse the Sporting Code with Competition rules, they differ radically!

What FR level is required?2021-11-29T09:52:31+02:00

Diamond claims require an FR approved by GFAC to Levels 1, 2, or 3.

Who can assist me with planning these flights?2021-11-29T09:52:56+02:00

You can ask your CFI to assist, your OO and of the more senior pilots who have completed of their Diamond badges.

Does the declaration allow for mistakes?2021-11-29T09:53:18+02:00

No. The declaration in the FR(s) must be correct in every aspect. Let your OO assist you! The declaration requires a lot of information, so do this carefully!

What is the time limit to claim for my badge flight?2021-11-29T09:53:41+02:00

The claim must be logged on MyGliding within 2 months from the date of the flight.

Do I require a Calibration Certificate?2021-11-29T09:54:01+02:00

Yes, the FR calibration must be up to date, or be done after the flight and before the claim.

What are the requirements for the FAI Distance diplomas?2021-11-29T09:57:19+02:00

FAI Diploma flights begin with a minimum distance of 750 km and increase in 250 km increments. They may use any course defined in the Sporting Code, 1.4.2d through 1.4.2h. A Diploma is awarded once only for the incremental distance immediately less than the distance flown. The pilot must be alone in the glider.

Who can assist me with the planning of these flights?2021-11-29T09:58:12+02:00

You can ask your CFI to assist, your OO and of the more senior pilots who have completed longer distance flights.

Does the declaration allow for mistakes?2021-11-29T09:58:36+02:00

No, the declaration in the FR must be correct in every aspect. Let your OO assist you.

What FR level is required?2021-11-29T09:59:01+02:00

Diploma flights require an FR approved by GFAC to Levels 1 or 2.

What is the time limit to claim for my FAI Diploma flight?2021-11-29T09:59:26+02:00

The claim must be e-mailed to the OO within 1 month from the date of the flight. We will process the claim and if all is correct send over the application to FAI to issue the diploma.

Do I require a Calibration Certificate?2021-11-29T09:59:48+02:00

Yes, the FR calibration must be up to date, or be done after the flight and before the claim.

Downloads

SC3 Sporting Code
Annex C OO and Pilot Guide
FAI Badge Guide
Guide to Distance Types

2. Official Observers “OOs” and the role they play!

The OO ensures that the flight is controlled in accordance with Code requirements, and that the required flight evidence is gathered and prepared in such a manner that later study of it by an independent examiner, will leave no doubt that the claimed achievement was met.

What is an Official Observer?2021-11-29T10:12:48+02:00

An Official Observer (OO) is the person authorized by a NAC to control flights undertaken for an FAI badge or record attempt and to control the data gathered to prove the Soaring Performance.

Who can serve as an Official Observer?2021-11-29T10:13:12+02:00

Any member of SSSA and Aeroclub, who has at least completed his Silver Badge, and who has sufficient knowledge of the FAI Sporting Code may take the online “OO” test. If he passes that test, he will be appointed. To be an “OO” for Record flights you will need to have processed at least 2 badges and have passed the online exam for “Records OO”. Directors of competitions sanctioned by FAI, or a NAC may act as OOs for badge or record flights undertaken during a competition.

For how long is the appointment valid?2021-11-29T10:13:36+02:00

After a 4-year term the OO will require a revalidation test which is done online.

What must the OO know?2021-11-29T10:13:56+02:00

OO’s must be familiar with the most recent IGC Sporting Code and the air regulations pertinent to the flight and have the integrity and competence necessary to control and certify that flight. The OO should be familiar with the evaluation methods and problems as outlined in SC#C-10.8 (OO & Pilots Guide)

What are the duties of the Official Observer?2021-11-29T10:14:19+02:00

The OO has the responsibility of being the FAI’s “field representative”. An OO ensures that the flight is controlled in accordance with Code requirements, and that the required flight evidence is gathered and prepared in such a manner that later study of it by an independent examiner, will leave no doubt that the claimed achievement was met.

What is the purpose of controlling the FR?2021-12-02T06:48:14+02:00

The control over the FR ensures that the nominated FR(s) are checked. The type and serial numbers are noted before the take off. This completes the first half of the Flight Certificate. At landing, the OO retrieves the .igc files from the FR(s) and checks the seals made before take-off (if applied). This completes the second half of the Flight Certificate.

What documents are applicable to the Official observer?2021-11-29T10:15:22+02:00

The most recent SC3 sporting code. A study our OO guide will be helpful.

Which FRs can be used for the claim?2021-11-29T10:15:41+02:00

Regardless of the number of flight recorders and/or position recorders carried in the glider, only those selected by the pilot before take-off and inspected (i.e. controlled) by an Official Observer (OO) shall be used for flight claim evidence. For the relevant FR approval documents, please visit the FAI website for further details; https://www.fai.org/page/igc-approved-flight-recorders

What FR control must be done prior to take off?2021-11-29T10:16:00+02:00

The OO shall provide control by noting the type and serial number of each FR and PR, inspecting its installation as described in its approval document. At take-off, an OO shall confirm pilot name(s) and the glider flown. If this is not possible, an OO shall seal each FR (or PR) to the glider.

What other information is required on take-off?2021-11-29T10:16:19+02:00

Evidence is required that is independent of any FR/PR to confirm the time and location of take-off, pilot name(s), and glider ID. Clubs timesheet for example.

What .igc files must be submitted?2021-11-29T10:16:37+02:00

For Diamond Goal, Diamond Distance, and Diploma claims, the .igc files from every FR used shall be submitted. For Silver and Gold, only 1 FR file is required, but it must be checked that all FR declarations are identical.

How do I know the MOP was not used?2021-11-29T10:16:57+02:00

The OO shall consult the approval document for each device recording MoP data and certify the means used to determine that a MoP was not used during the soaring performance, and that the MOP recorder functioned correctly.

May a visiting OO from another NAC act as OO in South Africa?2021-11-29T10:17:15+02:00

Visiting OOs may be appointed (prior to the flight) by the controlling NAC to act on its behalf. The OO may forward the completed claim directly to the organising NAC after the controlling NAC has reviewed the claim and confirms to the organising NAC that the flight was flown legally.

How do I make sure the glider achieved the turn-point?2021-11-29T10:17:36+02:00

Position evidence from a FR or PR must show that a fix was recorded within the OZ or a straight line between consecutive fixes passes through the OZ.

What certificates must an OO submit after the flight?2021-11-29T10:17:56+02:00

OO certifies all supporting documents if added to the claim.

The Flight Certificate, when correctly submitted, is already certified online.

  1. Time sheets
  2. Calibration certificate (need not be certified)
  3. Correction certificate if declaration had error (Silver & Gold)
  4. OO Badge Certificate.

Please read the sporting code SC3 #4.4.1 and #4.4.2 for this information.

What FR approval levels are required for Badges and Diplomas?2021-11-29T10:18:17+02:00
  1. Silver or Gold claims must be recorded either by an FR approved to Levels 1, 2, or 3, or by a PR approved by the “controlling NAC” as in 2.6.
  2. Diamond claims require an FR approved by GFAC to Levels 1, 2, or 3.
  3. Diploma flights require an FR approved by GFAC to Levels 1 or 2.
What is the purpose of the Flight Certificate (FC)?2021-11-29T10:19:03+02:00

The flight certificate summarises all the required control actions the SC3 requires from the OO before take-off and at landing. Used for all badges, diplomas, and record flights. It is completed on the SSSA myGC App.

What part of the Code is addressed by the FC?2021-12-02T06:50:55+02:00
  1. 2.0b/3.0d: Selection of FR(s) before take-off.
  2. 2.2.6/3.3: Control (by noting type and serial no) plus inspection of FR(s) before take-off.
  3. 2.2.6/3.2: Ensuring correct approval levels of FR(s) before take-off.
  4. 4.3.1: Pre-flight control to confirm pilot name and the glider flown.
  5. 3.3/4.3.3: Post flight inspection of seals and supervision of data transfer
What other important advice?2021-12-02T06:51:46+02:00
  1. It is highly suggested to have data sampling interval set at 4 seconds or less.
  2. If the glider is equipped with a MOP, the OO must ensure that the FR(s) have suitable MOP detection 4.3.1/3.3.6/2.4.7. to determine that the MOP was not used.
  3. That all FR(s) used have identical declarations.
  4. The .igc files from each FR (controlled before take-off) shall be downloaded by the OO and submitted with exception of Silver and Gold badges where only one file is required.
Completing in the FC2021-12-02T06:52:14+02:00
  1. If for some reason the App is not available, use the hardcopy and let an independent party sign as witness.
  2. Care must be taken to complete every required field of the FC required for that performance.
  3. Both OO and pilot must sign before take-off.
  4. Make sure the FC part 1 is submitted online before take-off.
  5. At landing the OO completes the second half of the FC, signs the document and submits online before leaving the airfield.
The following parts of the Sporting Code have relevance2021-11-29T10:20:44+02:00

2.0b   2.0d   2.3c   2.2.6   2.4.1   3.0d   3.1.3a   3.2   3.3   3.3.2   4.3.3

I’d like to become an OO2021-12-02T06:50:17+02:00

Read the Sporting Code SC3 to see what it’s all about. Contact us via the help/contact facility below and we’ll gladly assist you in getting your appointment.

Downloads

OO List
Flight Certificate Sample

3. Pre-Flight declarations and using Flight Recorders

Flight Recorders are IGC-approved devices to record pressure altitude and GPS position and altitude. The
approval level of a given Flight Recorder (FR) specifies its use for badge and record claims.

A declaration is the pre-flight recording of pilot name, the glider identity, and the waypoint(s) coordinates as
required for a given soaring performance. This is entered into the Flight Recorder prior to the flight.

For Silver and Gold Badges, you can make use of the Internet declaration facilty on myGC app or the MyGliding portal.

What is a pre-flight declaration?2021-11-29T10:27:43+02:00

The declaration is the pre-flight entry of data on the FR.  It consists of pilot name, glider type and the glider registration or callsign, plus any waypoint(s) coordinates as required by a given soaring performance. If you use more than one FR, they must have identical declarations, or the flight will be invalidated.

What is a Waypoint?2021-11-29T10:28:05+02:00

A Waypoint is point specified by a set of coordinates. A Waypoint may be a Start-point, Turn-point, or Finish-point.

Must my declaration be before I take-off?2021-11-29T10:28:39+02:00

Yes, make sure the pre-flight declaration is done before take-off and that the logger is switched on a few minutes before take-off.

Can I use a written declaration?2021-11-29T10:29:04+02:00

Since 31st October 2021, we no longer support written declarations. Only declarations made on the actual used FR(s) will be accepted. However, for Silver and Gold badges, an Internet declaration on SSSA myGC App is an option. Please note that the latest made declaration is the valid one.

What pre-flight declaration is required for Silver Badge?2021-11-29T10:29:24+02:00

You only need to enter your name, glider type and registration for the Silver Badge.

Although no declaration is required for Silver Height and Duration, it does make your “OO” control a lot easier if you have it. Written declarations are invalid.

Is a FR required for every badge type?2021-11-29T10:29:51+02:00

Yes, except for the Silver Duration if the entire flight is performed under continual attention of the “OO” from take-off to landing.

I made a mistake on my declaration; can I still claim the badge?2021-11-29T10:30:16+02:00

If the data file for a Silver or Gold flight recorded by a FR has an error, the OO shall submit a correction certificate with the claim. For Diamond Badges, Diplomas and Records, the declaration must be without error. Please note that an omission is not an error.

How do I declare Release as start-point?2021-11-29T10:30:42+02:00

If you use release for a flight, it is not required to add this to the declaration. Please refer to the “Performance distance types” SC3 #1.4.4 to check where you may use this option.

Is a FR required for every badge type?2021-11-29T10:31:15+02:00

Yes, except for the Silver Duration if the entire flight is performed under continual attention of the “OO” from take-off to landing.

Do I require the flight recorder to be calibrated for Silver, Gold and National Diploma claims?2021-11-29T10:31:37+02:00

If the FR calibration period has lapsed, GPS height data may be used for Silver, Gold and National Diploma claims, provided that a 100mtr error margin is applied (example: the gain of height is at least 1100 metres for Silver altitude). This concession is not applicable to FAI Distance Diplomas or Diamond badges

What is “FR calibration”?2021-11-29T10:32:01+02:00

A FR is not 100% accurate throughout the entire altitude range. They are therefore tested and pressure calibrated to measure the instruments error.

Do I require the flight recorder to be calibrated for Diamond and FAI Distance Diplomas?2021-11-29T10:32:34+02:00

Yes, the barometric recording function of a FR shall be calibrated within 5 years prior to the flight or within 2 months after the flight.

Can I use more than one FR?2021-11-29T10:33:05+02:00

Yes, but all FR(s) selected by the pilot require to be noted and inspected before take-off. All FR(s) that are selected must have identical declarations.

What Flight Recorders may I use?2021-11-29T10:33:30+02:00

Please visit the FAI website for further details; https://www.fai.org/page/igc-approved-flight-recorders  Also make sure the FR you have selected has the correct approval level for the specific badge, diploma, or record.

Can I use a non-approved FR for a Silver Badge?2021-11-29T10:33:50+02:00

Only FAI approved flight recorders may be used. A PR approval can be applied for at IGC, see SC3#2.5.

Can I switch off my FR immediately after landing?2021-11-29T10:34:11+02:00

It is recommended to give it a few minutes to give a post-flight baseline before switching off.

Must I submit a calibration certificate with all claims?2021-11-29T10:34:32+02:00

You are required to submit the calibration certificate for all Diamond Badges and FAI Diplomas.

What is a FR file security check?2021-11-29T10:34:57+02:00

A IGC security checking software IGC Shell with the proper DLL is used to detect innocent flaws which can corrupt a data file during download.

What is an Internet declaration?2021-11-29T10:36:28+02:00

The internet declaration is the pre-flight notification of pilot name, glider type and the glider registration or callsign, plus any waypoint(s) coordinates as required by a given soaring performance.

When can I use the Internet declaration?2021-11-29T10:37:18+02:00

The Internet declaration can only be used for Silver and Gold badges.

Must my declaration be before I take-off?2021-12-02T06:46:36+02:00

Yes it must be done before take-off.
Make sure your FR is switched on before doing the Internet declaration, and stays on. (in case the FR has a residing/old declaration)

If I change my mind, can I do a new Internet declaration?2021-11-29T10:38:02+02:00

Yes, the new declaration will be logged with a later timestamp, so it will be the valid one.

Are the start and finish points required to be in my declaration?2021-11-29T10:38:31+02:00

If this is required by the performance type, yes. See sporting code, #1.4.4 Table of badge and record requirements.

What is a Waypoint?2021-11-29T10:38:56+02:00

A Waypoint is point specified by a set of coordinates. A Waypoint may be a Start-point, Turn-point, or Finish-point.

What pre-flight declaration is required for Silver Badge?2021-11-29T10:39:16+02:00

You only need to enter your name, glider type and registration for the Silver Badge.

Although no declaration is required for Silver Height and Duration, it does make your “OO” control a lot easier if you have it.

I made a mistake on my declaration; can I still claim the badge?2021-11-29T10:39:40+02:00

If the data file for a Silver or Gold has an error, the OO shall submit a correction certificate with the claim. Take note that an omission is not an error.

How do I declare Release as start-point?2021-11-29T10:40:10+02:00

If you use release for a flight, it is not required to add this to the declaration. Check 1.4.4 where release is an option.

Internet declaration sample2021-12-02T15:27:59+02:00
Flight Declaration Sample

4. SSSA National Diplomas to prepare you for the longer flights

The SSSA now offers you 2 national Distance Diplomas, a 100km Diploma, and a 200km Diploma.

What are the National Diploma flights?2021-11-29T10:44:38+02:00

The 100km and 200km Diplomas issued by SSSA are aimed as a stepping-stone to longer distance performances. For all diploma flights, the pilot must be alone in the glider.

What rules are applicable for these Diplomas?2021-11-29T10:45:02+02:00

The SC3 rules will apply, with exception of the FR calibration requirement.

No Airspace violations are allowed, official daylight time and CAA regulations apply.

What are the possible performance types for the 100km and 200km Diploma?2021-11-29T10:45:26+02:00

The Diplomas are issued for a flight performed as per SC3, #1.4. d-h. see the “Guide to distance types” for more information.

What FR level is required?2021-11-29T10:45:50+02:00

National Diploma flights require an FR approved by GFAC to Levels 1 to 3.

Is a FR calibration Certificate required?2021-11-29T10:46:41+02:00

No calibration certificate is required but you the need an extra 100m reserve for LOH rule.

Only IGC approved FR’s are allowed.

Is a pre-declaration required?2021-11-29T10:47:01+02:00

Yes, a full declaration is required on each FR. See the Distance Performance Summary in the Documents section regarding the waypoints (with their coordinates) to be declared.

What is the time limit to claim for a diploma flight?2021-11-29T10:47:27+02:00

The claim must be logged on MyGliding within 1 months from the date of the flight.

5. How to claim your badge or diploma

Once you have completed your flight and the OO has downloaded your file from the flight recorder, all you
need to do is follow the following steps

– pay the required fee to the SSSA Treasurer
– use our myGC app and complete the “Pilot Claim” form
– on the myGC app, email the completed form to your OO

When the OO has verified the flight performance, it is sent to the claims officer. You will
receive a notification advising if the flight was a success you can thereafter download
and print your badge from our myGC portal.

Claiming on myGC App2021-11-29T11:00:57+02:00
  1. Locate the Badge/Diploma claim form
  2. Complete all the required fields
  3. Sign off the document
  4. Select the appropriate OO from a “OO” list and email the claim to your OO.
Paying the required fee2021-12-02T06:53:56+02:00

Kindly pay the required fee using the reference “surname-badge”.

OO checks and certifies the claim2021-12-02T06:54:11+02:00
  1. OO receives application and does certification/control actions.
  2. On completion the OO will email the claim together with his certification and supplementary documents to the Claims officer.
  3. Claims officer will only use documents received from the OO for the claim verification.
The Claims officer verifies the claim2021-11-29T11:02:35+02:00

Badge & National Diploma: The Claims officer will verify and if flight meets the requirement, he will issue the certificate on myGC portal and notify you by e-mail.

FAI Diploma: The Claims officer will verify and if flight meets the requirement, he will forward the application to FAI. Once your Diploma is issued by the FAI you will be advised accordingly.

myGC portal2021-11-29T11:02:56+02:00

Pilot can view his credentials on myGC and print his certificate(s).

Downloads

Costs and banking details
Pilot badge claim hard copy
OO badge certification hard copy

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