MOTOR GLIDERS.  Page 1 of 2

1 - Authority and Control.

a. All operations and activities come under the control of the CFI who will normally delegate authority to a DCFI (Motor Gliders) and for day-to-day matters to the Duty Instructor.

b. Authorisation to fly club motor gliders will be issued by the DCFI (Motor Gliders), in consultation with the CFI, after training and/or checking out.

c. If an authorised, licensed and current pilot is operating a motor glider at a time when no Duty Instructor is available, he/she may self-certify such flying at his/her own discretion.

a. Any passenger carried must already be a current club member or have completed and signed a temporary membership form.

2 - Licences, Ratings, Certificates of Experience and Medical certificates.

a. Pilots are required to ensure that they hold a current licence, medical and where necessary certificate of experience.  This is the pilot’s responsibility.

b. Pilots are responsible for the renewal of their licences, ratings, medical certificates and certificates of experience and must bring copies of all renewals into the office for filing.

c. Pilots must bring any changes in medical status to the attention of the office.


In addition to the legal requirement of ‘3 take off and landings’ in the last 90 days before flying passengers (or as subsequently amended) the following Club currency rules apply based on total SLMG/TMG hours.

All motor glider pilots will require a check flight with a CAA FI (SLMG) rated instructor if:

· Pilot with < 50 hrs PIC SLMG/TMG hasn’t flown a motor glider for 42 days

· Pilot with 51-99 hrs PIC SLMG/TMG hasn’t flown a motor glider for 60 days

· Pilot with >100 hrs PIC SLMG/TMG hasn’t flown a motor glider for 90 days

Following a case-by-case review of experience with a CAA FI (SLMG) rated instructor, this may be extended or reduced.