- 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.
- Diamond claims require an FR approved by GFAC to Levels 1, 2, or 3.
- Diploma flights require an FR approved by GFAC to Levels 1 or 2.
OO certifies all supporting documents if added to the claim.
The Flight Certificate, when correctly submitted, is already certified online.
- Time sheets
- Calibration certificate (need not be certified)
- Correction certificate if declaration had error (Silver & Gold)
- OO Badge Certificate.
Please read the sporting code SC3 #4.4.1 and #4.4.2 for this information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The most recent SC3 sporting code. A study our OO guide will be helpful.