VISITING GLIDER PILOTS     Page 3 of 5    

 

The culture of gliding is changing. There are fewer club expeditions to other club sites but the number of such visits by individual pilots or informal groups of pilots is increasing.

If nothing is known about the capabilities of a visiting pilot who is not part of a club expedition, it is unreasonable and impracticable to provide proper supervision. Under those circumstances, the host club CFI should require each visitor to provide the following information in advance, unless the visitor has much relevant experience or is known personally by a senior HusBos instructor.

 

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Qualifications

Bronze and Cross-country endorsements, Silver

Gliding experience

Total hours P1 – other sites flown at?

Currency

Recent launches/hours, and currency on the visiting site launch method(s) Launch failures? Field landing checks?

Ambitions

Xcountry? Badge claims? Type conversions?

Glider equipment

GPS moving map? Flarm?

Local safety guidance

Briefing – read flying order book?

Home club

Read log book – any doubt contact home club CFI. Parental permission where appropriate.

In the absence of such information, the host CFI should impose restrictions on the privileges of a visiting pilot, which could include not providing a launch.  

(Guidance relating to the supervision of unqualified and young pilots also applies.)

 

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