‘Cross Country Coach’ rating.

 

a. Authorisation as a ‘cross country coach’ may only be given by the CFI or a DCFI.

b. The coach, unless a BGA instructor (Not BI or IFP) must sit in the front or left-hand seat of the glider unless specifically authorised otherwise by the CFI or a DCFI.

c. The coach must carry out all the flying below 500 feet, unless a BGA instructor (Not BI or IFP, and must make no attempt to teach flying skills other than those for which the flight was intended.

d. The P2 must be a current club member, and the purpose and limitations of the flight must be made clear beforehand.

e. P1 must hold the appropriate medical to carry passengers.

f. P1 must hold a minimum of diamond distance or above (or be approved by the CFI/DCFI) and be in current xcountry practice as well as current in field landing practice
 

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Basic Cross-Country Training

 

This training is aimed at pilots with Bronze ‘C’,  X country endorsement and ideally Silver ‘C’ duration who wish to prepare for flying their Silver ‘C’ cross country.

The flying will be done in a two-seater with a cross-country coach.   

There is no charge for the coach, but the trainee will be expected to pay for the launch and the hire of the glider, and should turn up for a briefing at the agreed time with the coach, complete with up to date ½ million map etc.

 

Advanced Cross-Country Training

 

This training is aimed at pilots with Silver ‘C’ and at least one100 km flight completed, who wish to fly further and faster.

The flying will be done in the Duo Discus or DG505 with a cross-country coach.   

There is no charge for the coach, but the trainee will be expected to pay for the launch and the hire of the glider.

 

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