The following rules apply to flying two-seater gliders where neither pilot holds an instructor rating.


A. Minimum qualifications to act as P1 in mutual flying.


    1.10 P1 hours in previous 12 months

    2. Annual check flight(s) or authorisation from a Full cat instructor, DCFI or CFI

    3. Current on glider type and method of launch (at least 1 flight in last 3 months)

    4. P1 flown 3 takeoffs/landings in last 3 months

    5. P1 holds appropriate medical


B.  Both pilots must be current TGC full flying club members. (Or in the case of visiting two-seaters, both must have become temporary members)

C.  Mutual Flying permission may only be given by a Team Leader after a flying proficiency check or briefing including the intended launch method(s).

D. The Duty Instructor MUST sanction each flight where a club glider is being used. (Unless permission previously granted - such as experienced pilots using their own gliders)

E.  P1 must be ‘Check 4’ minimum and must sit in the front seat, unless authorised for flying from the other seat.

F.  P1 must be current on type and launch method, and must carry out all flying.  Rules are the same for IFP rating. (Click Here) Unless otherwise authorised..

G. When two ‘Check 4’ pilots fly together, P1 must be nominated before launching, sitting in the front seat unless authorised for flying from the rear.

H. There must be no conflict over who is P1 and no instruction is to be attempted.

I.   The nominated P1 pilot must hold a minimum of bronze with xcountry endorsement and be a minimum of 18 years old.

J.  A club 2-seater may NOT be flown out of gliding range of the airfield unless by specific briefing of the instructor in charge unless P1 is a designated cross country coach.

K. Motor glider pilots will need to check with motorglider DCFI / CFI or DCFI before flight.

L.  A Basic instructor may only allow P2 to use the controls within the allowance of their rating.