COLIBRI Proficiency Badges

COLIBRI 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.
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://paramotors.xcontest.org/ppgxc-australia/

Paramotor or Microlight:

Bronze:

a) 20 hours solo on Microlight or Paramotor aircraft including at least 50 flights.

b) 3 precision landings within 10 m of the centre of a given spot or 3 precision landings with engine on in the landing deck, scoring at least 50 points during an official competition (A4 2.C1).

c) 1 precision landing within 20m of the centre of a given spot from a height of 300m (1000ft) AGL with the throttle fully closed or 1 precision landing in the landing deck with engine stopped, scoring at least 50 points during an official competition.

d) Two cross country flights of distance dM x 1 over a triangular course, one with an outlanding at a designated point along the route, or achieving a positive score in 2 navigation tasks flown in an official competition.

Silver:

a) 100 hours on Microlight or Paramotor aircraft including at least 200 flights.

b) 2 flights to approximately 300m (1000ft) AGL, stop engine(s) complete a 360° turn and land within 5m of the centre of a given spot, or 2 precision landings in the landing deck with engine stopped, scoring at least 200 points during an official competition.

c) Four cross country flights of distance dM x 2 with any landing or turn points pre-declared. The courses may be straight, dog-leg (1 turn point), out and return, or triangular (2 turn points), or achieving a positive score in 4 navigation tasks flown in an official competition.

Gold:

a) 300 hours on Microlight or Paramotor aircraft.

b) Have competed in two National or FAI recognised international Microlight or Paramotor competitions as pilot-in-command.

c) Complete a tour of at least the distance dM x 14 to a pre-declared flight plan within 7 consecutive days. The route to contain at least 3 control points which the aircraft is observed to overfly or where a landing is made. Only the final landing of the tour may be made at the initial departure point.

d) Hold one of the following: • National Microlight or Paramotor instructor rating; • National Microlight or Paramotor record (or have held such a record); • National Microlight or Paramotor seaplane rating plus two 75 km cross country flights on a seaplane; • Have participated in an FAI first category event, as pilot-in-command.

Diamond:

A CIMA award, with inauguration 1st January 1990, for an outstanding Microlight or Paramotor flying achievement. The following special conditions apply:

a) Applicants or nominees must be qualified to at least silver badge standard.

b) In the case of two person crews, the pilots should have equal or equivalent aviation experience, and both should be necessary crew.

 

General Conditions:

http://www.fai.org/cima-our-sport/colibri-badges

 


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