CIVL Proficiency Badges

CIVL proficiency badges have been in place for many years. They are standards of achievement, intended to provide a graduated scale of difficulty to measure and encourage the development of a pilotís flying skill, particularly in cross-country flying.

The Bronze badge should be achievable by most pilots within the first year of active flying, with the Silver following in the next year or two. The Gold badge should be achievable for most pilots within the first five years of cross country flying. The Diamond badge should be achievable by perhaps half of all pilots within ten years of flying.
Pilots can apply to the HGFA for a proficiency Badge using the FAI Badge application form available on the forms page and uploading their igc tracklog to http://www.xcontest.org/australia/

- Paraglider: (Class 3)
Bronze: 15km, or 1 hour duration, or 500m gain of height
Silver: 30km, and 3 hours duration, and 1000 m gain of height
Gold: 75km, and 5 hours duration, and 2000 m gain of height
Diamond: 125km open course, or 125 km closed course, or 3000 m gain of height (for 3 separate Diamond Badges)

- Hang glider (flexwing - Class 1)
Bronze: 15km, or 1 hour duration, or 500m gain of height
Silver: 50km, and 3 hours duration, and 1000 m gain of height
Gold: 100km, and 5 hours duration, and 2000 m gain of height
Diamond: 150km open course, or 150 km closed course, or 3000 m gain of height (for 3 separate Diamond Badges)

- Hang glider (rigid - Class 2 and 5)
Bronze: 15km, or 1 hour duration, or 500m gain of height
Silver: 60km, and 3 hours duration, and 1000 m gain of height
Gold: 125km, and 5 hours duration, and 2000 m gain of height
Diamond: 200km open course, or 200 km closed course, or 3000 m gain of height (for 3 separate Diamond Badges)

- Foot-launchable sailplane (Class 4)
Bronze: 30km, or 1 hour duration, or 500m gain of height
Silver: 60km, and 3 hours duration, and 1000 m gain of height
Gold: 150km, and 5 hours duration, and 2000 m gain of height
Diamond: 300km open course, or 300 km closed course, or 3000 m gain of height (for 3 separate Diamond Badges)

 
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