Badge Soaring: The Silver Badge

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The Silver Badge is one of soaring's oldest, and finest, motivational tools. It's a great idea - you do the right thing, become a better pilot for it, and receive recognition from your peers, all in one program. You even get the jewel pins, free of charge! All you have to do is be a member of the SSA, and follow the program.

When I first tackled the Silver Badge, I asked my instructor to explain the FAI Sporting Code procedures to me. His face turned ashen. He looked down at his shoes. Then he said "I...can't. I can't explain the FAI Sporting Code because I don't understand it. Fact is, nobody does. It's beyond the comprehension of mere mortals. There was a Swiss FAI Master, long ago, who lived in a cave, near Zurich...He could explain it, but he's....he's dead these many years. He was the last FAI Master. The last one!" His shoulders trembled, then he wept. A tear rolled down his cheek.

A badge as worthwhile as the Silver Badge should be easily accessed by all soaring pilots. Badge Soaring: The Silver Badge . . . Made Easy! makes the Silver Badge more accessible than ever before. It tells you the purpose and the intent of each Silver Badge requirement.

You'll study and understand the requirements for:

  • The five-hour Duration flight
  • The 1,000 meter Gain Of Height flight
  • The 50 kilometer Distance flight
  • The FAI Official Observer and the SSA Awards Coordinator
  • Barographs and barograms
  • GNSS Flight Recorders
  • Weather assessment and flight planning
  • Off field landings
  • Submitting the documentation for your Silver Badge

There is even a checklist for each leg of the Silver Badge: Altitude, Distance, and Duration. Each checklist has check boxes for you to use, to check off each item as you prepare for, and fly, your Badge legs.

Badge Soaring: The Silver Badge . . . Made Easy! makes it easy to comply with the FAI Sporting Code. Your Silver Badge flight claims will sail through the certification process and your Silver Badge will be awarded to you without hassle or fuss.

Author:  Bob Wander

Contents
About This Book
Note To Glider Flight Instructors
The SSA Instructor (SSAI)
The Preliminaries
The ABC Badge Requirements
The Bronze Badge Requirements
About The Silver Badge
Silver Badge FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What Material Should I Study?
Silver Badge Requirements
Documenting Badge Flights: The Basics
The Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI)
The FAI Official Observer
The SSA Awards Coordinator
The Barograph
GNSS Flight Recorder
The Barogram
Start Points, Finish Points, & Declarations
Silver Height Gain Flight: 1,000 Meter Gain
What's Required?
Planning & Flying My Silver Height Gain Flight
Checklist For The Silver Height Gain Flight
Documenting My Silver Height Gain
Silver Duration Flight: Five Hours
What's Required?
Planning & Flying My Silver Duration Flight
Checklist For The Silver Duration Flight
Documenting My Silver Duration Flight
Silver Distance: 50 Kilometers
What's Required?
The Ol' Silver Distance Confuzifier
Planning & Flying My Silver Distance Flight
Checklist For The Silver Distance Flight
Documenting My Silver Distance Flight
Reference
Glossary
The Soaring Society Of America
About Bob Wander

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Badge Soaring: The Silver Badge

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Badge Soaring: The Silver Badge Overview:

The Silver Badge is one of soaring's oldest, and finest, motivational tools. It's a great idea - you do the right thing, become a better pilot for it, and receive recognition from your peers, all in one program. You even get the jewel pins, free of charge! All you have to do is be a member of the SSA, and follow the program.

When I first tackled the Silver Badge, I asked my instructor to explain the FAI Sporting Code procedures to me. His face turned ashen. He looked down at his shoes. Then he said "I...can't. I can't explain the FAI Sporting Code because I don't understand it. Fact is, nobody does. It's beyond the comprehension of mere mortals. There was a Swiss FAI Master, long ago, who lived in a cave, near Zurich...He could explain it, but he's....he's dead these many years. He was the last FAI Master. The last one!" His shoulders trembled, then he wept. A tear rolled down his cheek.

A badge as worthwhile as the Silver Badge should be easily accessed by all soaring pilots. Badge Soaring: The Silver Badge . . . Made Easy! makes the Silver Badge more accessible than ever before. It tells you the purpose and the intent of each Silver Badge requirement.

You'll study and understand the requirements for:

  • The five-hour Duration flight
  • The 1,000 meter Gain Of Height flight
  • The 50 kilometer Distance flight
  • The FAI Official Observer and the SSA Awards Coordinator
  • Barographs and barograms
  • GNSS Flight Recorders
  • Weather assessment and flight planning
  • Off field landings
  • Submitting the documentation for your Silver Badge

There is even a checklist for each leg of the Silver Badge: Altitude, Distance, and Duration. Each checklist has check boxes for you to use, to check off each item as you prepare for, and fly, your Badge legs.

Badge Soaring: The Silver Badge . . . Made Easy! makes it easy to comply with the FAI Sporting Code. Your Silver Badge flight claims will sail through the certification process and your Silver Badge will be awarded to you without hassle or fuss.

Author:  Bob Wander

Contents
About This Book
Note To Glider Flight Instructors
The SSA Instructor (SSAI)
The Preliminaries
The ABC Badge Requirements
The Bronze Badge Requirements
About The Silver Badge
Silver Badge FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What Material Should I Study?
Silver Badge Requirements
Documenting Badge Flights: The Basics
The Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI)
The FAI Official Observer
The SSA Awards Coordinator
The Barograph
GNSS Flight Recorder
The Barogram
Start Points, Finish Points, & Declarations
Silver Height Gain Flight: 1,000 Meter Gain
What's Required?
Planning & Flying My Silver Height Gain Flight
Checklist For The Silver Height Gain Flight
Documenting My Silver Height Gain
Silver Duration Flight: Five Hours
What's Required?
Planning & Flying My Silver Duration Flight
Checklist For The Silver Duration Flight
Documenting My Silver Duration Flight
Silver Distance: 50 Kilometers
What's Required?
The Ol' Silver Distance Confuzifier
Planning & Flying My Silver Distance Flight
Checklist For The Silver Distance Flight
Documenting My Silver Distance Flight
Reference
Glossary
The Soaring Society Of America
About Bob Wander

 

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