Cross Country Tasks

The tasks for Warm Springs use the Warm Springs turnpoint list.
You should discuss these with your instructor. Use at your own risk.

See the FAI for Official rules in the Sporting Code on how to fly Badges and Records.
Always refer to the latest version of the "FAI Sporting Code 3"
The "FAI Sporting Code 3 Annex C Pilot + Observer Guide" can be very helpful as well.

Many of the tasks are applicable for SSA Badges, National & State records

See also: SSA rules for Badges, SSA Instructors & the ABC Badge Training Program and our XC training Seminars.

Cross Country Training

Many of these could be flown in a club 2-seater with an instructor. Several of these afford the luxury of remaining within a safe gliding distance of the airport [or other landable spots] while permitting practice in holding a heading, finding, entering and leaving lift, and then proceeding on course to predetermined checkpoints. These are all prerequisites for a cross country flight.

Click for Warm Springs Training Task List


50km
S
ilver Badge Distance
50km= 27nm= 31.1sm. Distance needed for the FAI Silver badge.

Many of these could be flown in a club 2-seater with an instructor first before going solo. Look for a route such as Griffin, Lanett or Toland that allows you to fly over many airports on your way. Also look to avoid Controlled Airspace. You are encouraged to discuss flight plans with an instructor beforehand.

The badge requirement is for 50km only, so a one way flight is all that is needed. However this list shows Out & Return of 100k which is not necessary, just more convenient to come back. Review the FAI Sporting Code Rules, you may need to insure your point of release is not between the start & finish. Silver in the 2017 code requires "a straight distance flight of at least 50 km from the release point". The flight is invalid if the Loss of Height exceeds 1% of the distance using barometric data or [1% of course distance less 100km] using GPS height data. For exactly 50km 1% =1640 ft.

Click for Warm Springs 50k Task List


300km Out & Return
FAI Gold/Diamond Badge

FAI & State Records
300km= 162nm= 186.4sm.

Click for Warm Springs 300k O&R Task List

500km Out & Return
FAI Diamond Badge
FAI & State Records
500km= 270nm= 310.7sm.

Click for Warm Springs 500k O&R Task List


100km Triangle
FAI & State Records
100km= 54nm= 62.1sm. Distance needed for the FAI & State Records.
Note, Remote Start points are not valid for triangles less than 300K.

Click for Warm Springs 100k Triangle Task List

200km Triangle
State Records
200km= 108nm= 124.3sm. Distance needed for State Records (Speed triangle).
Note, Remote Start points are not valid for triangles less than 300K.

Click for Warm Springs 200k Triangle Task List

300km Triangle
FAI Gold/Diamond Badge

FAI & State Records
300km= 162nm= 186.4sm. Distance needed for the FAI Gold/Diamond badge.

Click for Warm Springs 300k Triangle Task List

500km Triangle
FAI Diamond Badge

FAI & State Records
500km= 270nm= 310.7sm. Distance needed for the FAI Diamond badge.

Click for Warm Springs 500k Triangle Task List


500km 3 Turnpoint Polygon
FAI Diamond Badge

FAI & State Records
500km= 270nm= 310.7sm. Distance needed for the FAI Diamond badge.
Often easier to do than a triangle without being as far from home.

Click for Warm Springs 500k Polygon Task List


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Last modified 29-Jan-2018 by CR