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Instruction Guidelines

Speed-Flying Progression Chart

 

LEVEL:
WHITE

INITIATION
School Slope

FLIGHTS:
0 to 15

GLIDER:
Beginner

LOCATION:
School slope/short flight slope
  PRACTICE SITUATION Front wind <20km/h [10knts]
GOALS Material Manipulation, Inflate, Ground Handling, Short Flights, Take Off, Straight Flight, Landing, Glider Safety
THEORY Wind (direction + stength), Material, Pre-Flight Checks, Basic Aerodynamics, Relative wind, Technique, site rules
 
LEVEL:
YELLOW

INITIATION
Big Flight

FLIGHTS:
15 to 30

GLIDER:
Beginner

LOCATION:
Big flight zone with no obstacles
  PRACTICE SITUATION Front wind <20km/h [10knts]
GOALS Calm Air Flights, Follow simple Flight Plans
THEORY Piloting Technique, Aerology [Wind & Turbulence]
 
LEVEL:
ORANGE

PROGRESSION

FLIGHTS:
30 to 50

GLIDER:
Beginner

LOCATION:
Big slope with no obstacles
  PRACTICE SITUATION Front wind <30km/h [16knts] - Side & Back wind <10km/h [3knts]
GOALS Autonomy on calm air flights, know flight area, Landing Precision, Flying close to the ground (straight and level flight), Landing on the slope, Touch 'n' Go, Skiing with Glider above
THEORY Gliders Adaptation, Dynamic Piloting, Energy Management [Speed, Trajectories, Anticipation, Flair], Priority Rules and overflight heights.
 
LEVEL:
GREEN

INITIAL LICENCE

FLIGHTS:
50 to 150

GLIDER:
Beginner

LOCATION:
Big slope with obstacles
  PRACTICE SITUATION Front wind <30km/h [16knts] - Side & Back wind <10km/h [3knts]
GOALS Autonomy on known areas, Touch 'n' Go, Ski turns with Glider, Trajectories and returning to the ground from height
THEORY Meteo [Understanding the Weather & dangerous phenomena (gusts etc.)], Nivology [Snow Conditions/Avalanche Risk etc], getting info from surroundings in flight, Technique - Trims
 
LEVEL:
BLUE

PILOT LICENCE

FLIGHTS:
150 to 300

GLIDER:
Performance

LOCATION:
Mountains 
  PRACTICE SITUATION Front wind <40km/h [21knts] - Side & Back wind <10km/h 3knts]
GOALS Altitude Loss, Speed & Flight Trajectory Control, Emergency Stops, Autonomy on ALL Official Sites
THEORY Flight mechanics, Flair, Energy Managment, Wings and their piloting requirements & Wind Traction
 
LEVEL:
BROWN

CONFIRMED
PILOT LICENCE

FLIGHTS:
300 to 1000

GLIDER:
All Gliders

LOCATION:
Any suitable slope or mountain 
  PRACTICE SITUATION Autonomy, Free Flight, Analysis & Personal Involvement
GOALS Autonomy everywhere, High Mountain Flights
THEORY 360 Acceleration, Piloting Risers Systems, Competition Rules, Self Training, Mountain Law
 

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