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.
- Make sure you plan the date of your flight with the OO.
- For all badge flights, the pilot must be alone in the glider.
- Make sure the OO controls the FR(s) before and download the logfile from the FR(s) after flight.
- Remember the max FL195 for Class G airspace.
- Don’t forget Aviation Regulations, legal daytime rules and do not fly into Airspace.
- Make a “notch” after release, so we can see where your release point is.
- Don’t forget the Loss of Height rule (LOH) when you do the Distance task. (Add 100m if no calibration certificate)
- Always plan the distance flights with at least a few km extra.
- 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.
- Switch your logger on well before take-off, and switch-off a while after landing.
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.
The claim must be logged on MyGliding within 2 months from the date of the flight.
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.
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.
- A height gain at least 3000m after a low point after release or engine stop.
- A flight of at least 5 hrs duration after release or engine stop.
- A distance flight of at least 300 kilometres as defined in the sporting Code SC3, # 1.4.2d to 1.4.2h.