Tips for the Silver Badge

  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.
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What will the OO do for me?

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.
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What is the Loss of Height rule?

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.

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How is the release point determined on my flight?  

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.

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Is a FR required for a Silver Badge?

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.

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What is a fix?

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.

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What are the requirements for a Silver Badge?

  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.
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