```INSEGNE FAI
“C” ARGENTO
- distanza
Km 50
- durata
ore 5
“C” ORO
- distanza
Km 300
- durata
ore 5
“C” DIAMANTE
- distanza
Km 300
- distanza
Km 500

Km 50 distanza in linea retta
A _______ B

Triangolo di distanza totale Km 100
B
A
50 km Quota max sgancio m 1000
C
SETTORE FAI
START/FINISH POINT
RAGGIO 1 Km
45°
45°
TURN POINT
RAGGIO 3 Km
Massima quota sgancio
HEIGHT PROBLEMS
2.1 The 1% rule – height loss is limited for tasks under 100 km (SC3-4.4.3b)
For distance flights less than 100 km, the maximum height loss cannot be more than 1% of the distance flown.
No margin is allowed – exceeding 1% invalidates the flight. Be especially aware of this when the finish point or
the possibility of landing is at a lower altitude than the start. A Silver badge distance flight that is exactly 50 km
can have a loss of height from start to finish of no more than 500 metres. A 60 km flight is allowed 600 metres
and so on up to a 100 km flight. For pilots using altimeters that display altitude in feet, Table A below will be of
assistance in determining the maximum height loss for these short flights.
TABLE A Maximum allowable height losses for distances less than 100 km
km ft
km ft
km ft
km ft
km ft
50 1640
60 1968
70 2296 80 2624 90 2952
52 1706
62 2034
72
2362 82 2690 92 3018
54 1771
64 2099
74
2427 84 2755 94 3083
56 1837
66 2165
76
2493 86 2821 96 3149
58 1902
68 2230
78
2559 88 2887 98 3215
If you are planning a Silver distance flight using the rule that allows distance to be claimed from one leg of a
longer flight, should note that the 1% rule applies to the total distance flown (if less than 100 kilometres), not just
the leg of the flight that is more than 50 kilometres. However, to be cautious, you should use a start height that
will allow a valid claim even if you landed just after the 50 kilometre leg was flown.
Remember that you can select a position fix in the flight recorder data as a “remote” finish. See paragraph 4.4. If
you plan to use such a finish, take care that the 1% rule is not broken.
2.2 Height penalty – for distance flights over 100 km (SC3-4.4.3a) For flights greater than 100 km,
there is a penalty on the claimed distance if the loss of height exceeds 1000m so that there can be no benefit to
deliberately starting a task with excess height. This penalty, now 100 times the excess height loss, has increased
over time to keep pace with the increasing performance of gliders. If a loss of height is 1257 metres, for example,
then the distance flown is reduced by 100 times 257 metres or 25.7 kilometres.

5 ore
durata dallo sgancio

1000

Km 300 distanza in linea retta
A _______ B

Triangolo di distanza totale Km 300
B
A
Quota max sgancio m 1000
C

Km 300 a farfalla
B - Assisi
D - Trevi
C - Borgo San Pietro
- Triangolo di distanza totale Km 300
B
A
Quota max sgancio m 1000
C

Km 500
linea retta
andata e ritorno
a farfalla
B
D
A
C
A _____________ B
A _______ B
NORMATIVA
Franca
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CODICE FAI
Section 3
Section 3c
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