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Ground Launching Speed Flying Sports: Advanced training

Advanced training

REQUIRED TASKS FOR ADVANCED RATING

1. Attends and completes the “advanced” ground school.

2. Must have held an Intermediate rating for at least 6 months.

3. Must have logged 100 flights from level two launch points or above (see launch point chart).

4. Must have logged a minimum of 60 flying days.

5. Must have made a minimum of 3 flights from level two or higher launch points, 2 flights from level 2 or higher launch points and 1 flight from a level 5 or higher launch point under the supervision of GL certified instructor.

6. Must have flown a minimum of 5 different canopies sizes & types.

7. Demonstratesthe ability to successfully launch unassisted at least three times in winds of at least 16 mph but not to exceed 18 mph.

8. Demonstrates the ability to successfully launch unassisted three times on level two or higher launch points with slope angles greater than 45 degrees.

9. Demonstrates the ability to launch with rear risers in winds five mph or greater.

10. Demonstrates the ability to navigate by terrain association and perform a successful route selection.

11. Demonstrate the ability to navigate a series of vertical markers (gates) successfully.

12. Demonstrates 10 landings within 25 feet of target, standup and into the wind.

13. Must convince the instructor that he can fly advanced rated sites without endangering spectators, other pilots or jeopardize the site.

14. Must pass “advanced” written Exam.


Recommended Operating Limitations for Advanced Pilots

1. Fly in winds not to exceed 18 mph

2. Fly canopy appropriate for skill level.


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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