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  • Note to presenter.

  • You may need to modify to suit existing rule changes and tasks in your state.

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Fai badges
FAI Badges

  • All the information is in the Sporting code

  • Read it and know it

  • Become an official observer.

  • The information given is a guide only.

  • Do not assume that an observer knows. From my observations 50% Observers do not know some of the basic questions.


  • 50k / 5 hours / 1000m Gain in height

  • 1% rule

  • Don’t forget to notch the barograph

  • You may do an out and return of 100k +


  • 300k / 5 Hours / 3000m gain in height

  • The 300k flight may be

  • Goal, Out and return, 2 or 3 turning points.


  • Goal. 300k Out and return or triangular course. Getting back to the start location. You may start in the middle of the leg but the distance is the distance between the 3 turning points.

  • Distance 500k up to 3 turning points. You do not have to get back home. It can be a goal flight.

  • Gain in height. Get a low point!

Turning points
Turning points

  • The flight path must pass in the FAI sector that is 45° either side of the bisector.

  • If a logger is used the flight path is according to the Long Lat Position declared NOT the actual location.

Round the clubs
Round the clubs

  • 4 Turning points

  • Beverley air / Cunderdin air / Narrogin Silo / Narrogin air

  • 3rd Saturday of the month starting October to March

  • Gliders are handicapped and there is a 7% penalty for carrying water, Take off with water you have water.

Round the clubs1
Round the Clubs

  • You may turn short provided you fly 100k minimum, total flight distance.

  • If you score the minimum points are 500 the winner gets 1000

  • The aim is to score for your club, the more pilots that fly the more points scored.

  • The winning club scores 5 points second 3 third 1 point.

Round the clubs2
Round the clubs

  • Flights are sent to [email protected] for scoring.

  • Scores will be published on together with the rules. Follow the prompts.

  • Contrary to some beliefs there is no cancellation of a day. One person scores they win. Know the rules!

Australian decentralised comp and enterprise
Australian Decentralised CompAnd Enterprise

  • New rules are being developed to make the comp more simple, so check them out on the GFA web page. Not posted yet.

  • 1 point per K handicapped.

  • 10% bonus for FAI triangles

  • 10% bonus for completing a declared task

  • You may add a leg before and / or after the declared flight

Australian decentralised comp and enterprise2
Australian Decentralised Compand Enterprise

  • There is category for pilots with less than 200 hours as well as others.

  • The best 3 flights of the season will score.

  • Flights require O/O

  • They must be in to GFA within 1 month.

  • Check the GFA web site for full details

  • Starts October?


  • On Line Contest

  • Run by Aero Courier in Germany

  • No declarations required

  • Pure distance

  • 1 point per K handicapped for the first 3 turning points

  • 0.8 points per k for the next turning point

  • 0.6 points per k for the final leg if 5 tp used


  • The best 6 flights score.

  • However you can score for the max kilometers flown and clubs can score cumulative kilometers.

Aat s





What are aat s
What Are AAT’s

  • A semi fixed task

  • Flying from as starting point

  • Via 2 or more areas that must be passed through

  • Finishing at a finishing point

  • The distance flown is measured from the start to the points in the sectors that give you the longest flight path.

Time constrictions
Time Constrictions

  • The time of a task is specified

  • If the flight is shorter than the specified time the flight distance will be scored will be flight time / allocated time

  • If the flight goes over the specified time there will be no reduction. Distance/Time flown.

  • There may be bonus points for extra distance flown.

Time suggestions
Time Suggestions

  • It is generally best to be able to finish a few minutes over the time allocated.

  • It is unusual that you can increase your average speed by flying for a longer period of time, because the proportion of the flight final gliding is reduced.

Where do you fly
Where do you fly

  • Fly in areas where you will get the best lift

  • Do not fly in areas that will give poor lift

  • Try to take advantage of streeting lines

Basic strategies
Basic Strategies into wet areas.

  • Estimate the speed you will fly today

  • And thus the distance you will fly in the allocated time.

  • This is split into two components.

  • Final gliding

  • Inter thermal

How far will i fly
How far will I fly into wet areas.

  • Let us assume 6000ft start height.

  • 4 Knot Thermals

  • 3 hour task

  • Glider Dry Astir


What is into wet areas.

Average Cross Country Speed?

Final Glide Speed?

Calculations final glide distance
Calculations Final Glide Distance into wet areas.

  • Final Glide at 75 Knots = 135 k/h

  • For a height of 6000-(finishing height + Ground height) =>6000 – (500ft + 750ft)=> 4750ft.

  • 4750ft = 1.47k

  • 25:1 glide angle.

  • 1.47 * 25 = 36K Final Glide

Calculations final glide time
Calculations Final Glide Time into wet areas.

  • 36K at 135 k/h = a little over 15 min.

Calculations soaring
Calculations Soaring into wet areas.

  • Time of soaring = Task time – Final gliding time.

  • 3 hours – 15 min = 2.75 hours

  • Average cross country speed for Astir in 4 knots 82 kph.

  • Distance to fly in 2.75 hours at 82 kph = 225 k

Total distance to fly
Total distance to fly into wet areas.

  • Final Glide distance + Soaring Distance

  • 36k + 225k = 261k

  • Now Plan where you are going to fly.

Now where to fly
Now where to fly into wet areas.

  • Do not box yourself into a corner,


This is better
This is better into wet areas.

How do i fly there
How do I fly there into wet areas.

  • Put into your logger and draw on your map.

  • The centre of the circle.

  • The degrees of the sector if applicable.

  • In addition put in some turn points that you intend to use.

  • These will help straight line flying. ( More on this later)

Budget into wet areas.

  • Note the time you intend to arrive at the provisional turning points

Flying strategy
Flying Strategy into wet areas.

  • Take a note of your start time

  • When you can, calculate your finishing time

  • Fly straight to your first turning point.

  • As you approach the TP calculate your speed v your estimate for soaring flight.

  • Are you ahead or behind schedule.

  • If you are behind be prepared to turn early

  • If you are ahead continue straight on to extend track.

Turn when it is time into wet areas.

Do not fly a curved path into wet areas.

Flying tactics
Flying Tactics into wet areas.

  • Now carry on to the next sector in a straight line to one of the pre selected turning points.

  • Have an idea as to your schedule but do not spend all the flight calculating

  • As you enter the sector work out how far you are going to fly in.

  • When it is time to turn make that decision and turn.

Coming home
Coming home into wet areas.

  • Now you have decided to come home you are committed.

  • Do not recalculate once you have turned.

  • Better to turn back a little late than a little early.

  • Now concern yourself with getting back

Safety into wet areas.

  • Despite comments to the contrary the probability of mid airs is more likely than with POST tasking and fixed tasks.

  • A number of aircraft are in a similar area but flying in different directions

  • Collision courses will be both merging paths and crossing

LOOKOUT into wet areas.