Costs & special requirements

For a single flight, any number of records for which the flight is eligible may be claimed. 
The cost is A$45 PER CLAIM, this will include one record certificate.  For additional certificates claimed in the application the cost is $5 per document. 

Please pay by the following options:

  • Credit Card payment: Online Store at  > GFA Shop 
  • Deposit the appropriate fee directly into the GFA account along with name of applicant:.  - BSB 013 442, Acc no 3047 29562
  • Cheque payable to the Gliding Federation of Australia, sent direct to GFA Office

and email the GFA and Beryl Hartley & Jenny Thompson to advise of the deposit and date of flight.

Post Claim to 

 FAI Certificates/Records Officer
 C/- Beryl Hartley
 PO Box 275
 Narromine  NSW 2821 

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 Mobile:  0407 459 581 
 Phone:  (02) 6889 1250

A new record claim must exceed the current value by 1 kilometre for distance, 1 km/h for speed, and 3% for altitude.
(SC 3.0.4)

Australian Special Requirements

The Records Officers use SeeYou for record validation and also use the WGS-84 ellipsoid (ICG) for distance calculation. (Tools - options - general - distance calculation)

Australia does NOT ALLOW foreign Official Observers to officiate any flights flown in Australia , a Australian OO must be used.

Australia does NOT ALLOW flight of a glider after night. Night is defined as the end of evening civil twilight which is 20-30 minutes after sunset. Any flight that has the glider landing after night begins, regardless of the country in which the flight was made, will not be homologated. The time the sun sets can be determined from the following URL time [ext]

Flights by Australian Pilots in foreign countries will be recognised as AUSTRALIAN RECORDS. Flights in Australia will stand as NATIONAL RECORDS.

For World record attempts, only flight recorder evidence is acceptable. (Extract from Official Observer & Pilot Guide)

Please do not send information on a floppy disk, use a CD or DVD if the information is being sent by mail.


Good hunting, and if you have any questions please email Beryl Hartley  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.