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Ground Launching Speed Flying Sports: Basic training

Basic training

REQUIRED TASKS FOR BASIC TRAINING

1. Attends and completes “basic” ground school.

2. Layout and preflight canopy and harness.

3. Demonstrates ability to properly connect to ca nopy with cleared lines and risers before inflation.

4. Demonstrates canopy handling skills sufficient to launch from training hill with control.

5. Ability to launch unassisted with an aggressive inflation and run, directional control and smooth transition from running to flying avoiding stall or near stall position

6. 5 predetermined flights to show directional control, control input awareness, smooth straight flight and a smooth, safe stand up landing into the wind within 100ft of target

7. Ability to recognize and understand how wind conditions such as wind direction, wind velocity, terrain shape and obstructions will affect their launch and flight.

8. Demonstrates proper post landing procedures such as canopy deflation, immobilization, removal from landing area and disconnection from canopy with cleared lines and risers.

9. Must pass GL-1 “Basic” written exam.


RECOMMENDED OPERATING LIMITATIONS FOR GL-1 BASIC PILOTS

1. Slope angle not to exceed 45 degrees.

2. Fly in winds not to exceed 12 mph.

3. Fly sites for appropriate skill level.

4. Fly recommended canopy suitable for beginner pilots.

5. Fly under direct supervision of GL Certified Instructor.


LAUNCH POINT LEVELS

Level 1- 500ft or less with a slope angle that does not exceed 45 degrees.

Level 2- 500-1,000ft with a slope angle that does not exceed 45 degrees.

Level 3- 1,000-1,500ft with a slope angle that does not exceed 45 degrees.

Level 4- 1,500-2,000ft with a slope angle that does not exceed 45 degrees.

Level 5- 2,000-2,500ft with a slope angle that does not exceed 45 degrees.

Level 6- 2,500-3,000ft with a slope angle that does not exceed 45 degrees.

Level 7- 3,000-3,500ft with a slope angle that does not exceed 45 degrees.

Level 8- 3,500-4,000ft with a slope angle that does not exceed 45 degrees.

Level 9- 4,000-4,500ft with a slope angle that does not exceed 45 degrees.

Level 10- 4,500-5,000ft greater with a slope angle that does not exceed 45 degrees.

*If slope angle is greater than 45 degrees the level increases by one.


WIND CHART

Calm winds-less than 7 mph

Moderate winds- 7-12 mph

High winds- greater than 12 mph



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