The rules remain unchanged since last year, with three separate sub-competitions: Cross-Country, Soaring and Progression. We are aiming to make competition open to as many people as possible. For example, ab-initios can get points for taking their first flight in a glider, while more experienced pilots can earn points for soaring. Finally, there are points for XC tasks – for those that really know what they're doing! Full details can be found below.
Above all, we want everyone to enjoy flying, and have a fantastic week!
Note that the scoring of the activities may change as it is currently under review.
Scores for progression are calculated using a simple points-based system. This includes both pre-solo milestones and post-solo badges and certificates. Unchanged from last year, the values for each achievement are listed below.
These can be claimed at the end of the flying day and will need be validated by an organizer before points are awarded.
All flights uploaded are eligible for the soaring competition, including P2 under instruction. It enables pre-cross-country pilots to claim for flights other than ones where progression is made, and rewards good local soaring with fast climbs.
The rules for the soaring competition are as follows:
igctrace file must be submitted for a flight to be awarded points. It is the responsibility of each team to make sure a working barograph is carried in each scoring glider.
Unlike regular competitions, tasks are self-set. This allows both those who might be looking to get their Silver distance as well as the seasoned XC pilot a platform for scoring.
Cross country tasks, as in previous years, will be scored using the BGA ladder system, with the following differences:
This scaling rule was implemented for the following reason: Previously, a day in which 5,000 points are scored by someone will completely overshadow a day in which the maximum score is only 500, and so the overall scores will only reflect who did well on the good days. By scaling the scores, they better reflect consistent flying across all the days.
Lastly, make sure you've got a crew arranged before you set off! Aerotow retrieves will be available. We will do our best to set up a mutual system of retrieves.
igc traces are uploaded to this site for scoring.